The New Frontier Double California IPA | Connecticut Valley Brewing

The New Frontier Double California IPAThe New Frontier Double California IPA
BA SCORE
3.93/5
89 Ratings
The New Frontier Double California IPAThe New Frontier Double California IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Connecticut Valley Brewing
Connecticut, United States
ctvalleybrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 04-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,688
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
89
pDev:
11.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of LittleJohn73
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shane234
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

11% amber of goodness

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Venz64
4.58/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edthehead
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DudMan
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hootie159
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ShrubCHTL
4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Have had many times- always good but never memorable. However, this latest batch 8/18/16 is awesome. From the moment you pop the top and take a whiff, you are literally blown to a new frontier. Such a good piney but not too piney smell!! Love it
First sips are just as good as they smell. Have tried many double/imperials and have never had one with this ABV 11% that was able to keep the slightest bit of tropicalness. Halfway through, definitely gets more bitter but still enough (passionfruit?) to easily drink. As a father of two young boys, with not a lot of time to relax, this is exactly what I want in my glass when I sit in the recliner.

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Photo of PSanger
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

good quality IPA. Was able to purchase it in a single can 16oz. enjoyed every drop.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
3.49/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sgregory
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dipaslife4me
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EFMarkley
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PicoPapa
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16oz can with a 051116 sticker on the 4 pack holder. Pours a hazy brownish orange with an inch of frothy white head. Tons of lacing. Fruity, tropical aroma with some dank hops. Berries, mango and pineapple. The taste is a lot more herbal and floral that I expected. Floral hops towards the end and very herbal. Boozey, but not as boozey as one would expect from a beer at 11%. Not much malt flavor. Quite bitter. Lots of carbonation. This beer is all over the place but it's not bad by any means. Not sure if I'd buy it again but I'm not disappointed I did.

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Photo of SenatorSpaceman
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper with a massive beige head.

Vibrant, bright fruity hops burst through on the nose, but there is a little musty rug as well.

Bitter, dry but slightly tropical, with fresh green pine and actually, mostly strawberry.

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Photo of drbenderdo
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Billolick
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can, sticker on the plastic 4 pack holder, is marked "160330" So I assume this was canned 15 days ago.

Cans opens with a dankalicious aroma coming to light.

Pours clouded darker amber, oatmeal head is large, sturdy and lasting forever, leaving all sorts of thicker froth, collar and low sheeting.

Nose is, as mentioned above, is dank...sweaty, herbal, citric, resiny. heady sniff.

Big and bold brew, heavy hops, more then a little alcohol, sturdy malt under pinnings.

Tasty, but too much booze to make this anything but a "one and done" kinda offering

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Photo of psweendogg
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of malfunxion
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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The New Frontier Double California IPA from Connecticut Valley Brewing
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 89 ratings
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