The New Frontier Double California IPA | Connecticut Valley Brewing

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The New Frontier Double California IPAThe New Frontier Double California IPA
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3.93/5
Very Good
94 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

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Added by Jason on 04-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,201
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
94
pDev:
10.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4
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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of MarkJP6
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mike22ne
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can, dated 12/8/17.

Look is a hazy orange gold, with a thick white head that persists and leaves a good coating down the glass.
Smell and taste are a mix of floral, tropical, piney hops. Definitely a bit herbal/dank characteristic.
Feel is lively, a strong bitterness with a clinging herbal pithy finish. A bit soft on the palate, with a hint of the alcohol.

The can says it's a California-style DIPA, which to me should mean big pine resin and citrus hops and crystal clear bitterness. This beer is good but it doesn't really match that profile. Makes me wonder when was the last time I had a crystal-clear IPA from any brewery in New England...

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

Photo of Duvalldo1
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alobasso13
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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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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The New Frontier Double California IPA from Connecticut Valley Brewing
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 94 ratings