The New Frontier
Connecticut Valley Brewing

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Connecticut Valley Brewing
Connecticut, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #2,208
Ranked #15,914
3.9 | pDev: 11.03%
Jul 01, 2020
Apr 23, 2012
Very Good
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Notes: Our Triple California style IPA is big, bold, but surprisingly smooth (for an 11%). The Centennial kettle additions and generous Mosaic dry-hopping combine to impart a bright citrus aroma with a resinous stone fruit undertone finishing with pleasant floral notes.
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2.5 by TallGuyCM from California on Jul 01, 2020
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by EMV from Pennsylvania

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Slightly hazed golden copper pour with thick fluffy white head. Great retention/lacing.

S: Tropical fruit... citrus and pine. Honey and sweets.

T/F: Follows the nose. Sweet toasted malts and honey up front. Strong bitterness... big time hops. Stronger pine than expected.... citrus and tropical fruit. Grapefruit, melon, and earth. Medium bodied... super oily on the tongue. Warming and the ABV is only mostly hidden.

O: A big, boozy, flavor packed triple IPA. A nice mix of east/west coast flavors, and a slow sipper. Not one I'd want every day but a well done brew.

Feb 14, 2019
3.57 by KatieKade720 from Connecticut on Jan 21, 2019
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3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by meatyard from Florida

I guess this fits the style but I guess I’m not too fond of the style. I think it does well for the style. If you like IIIPAs I think you’ll be OK with this beer.

Jan 11, 2019
3.75 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Dec 09, 2018
4.1 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania on Nov 26, 2018
4.21 by IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania on Nov 04, 2018
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3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by flagmantho from Washington

Poured from 16oz tall can into a tulip. It's hard to read the stamp on the bottom of the can, but I think it was canned 5/1/18. I also think this might be the same beer as the "Double California Style IPA", since the cans are nearly identical, as is the ABV.

Appearance: nice orange hue with a moderage haze and a thin layer of frothy dark-ivory foam atop. Despite the low head, I like the look.

Smell: dank hops and a rather earthy, biscuity malt aroma. Not too bad, but doesn't blow me away.

Taste: rich, malty body, with an earthy, dank hop flavor and a big but very smooth bitterness. It's not bad at all, although I'd love a little more hop flavor to balance the malty body.

Mouthfeel: big body with a moderate carbonation and a very smooth creaminess. I dig it.

Overall: as heavy-duty as this beer is, it's a surprisingly easy quaff for an 11% beer. I don't know if that hops have faded that much in the two months since it was canned, but I feel like this beer could easily be a lot more hop-forward.

Jul 13, 2018
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3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by beergoot from Colorado

Somewhat hazy, orange hued body; decent head for a high ABV beer. Some citrus notes to the smell; orange. Dull malt sweetness; boozy and bitter; citrus rind. Heavy body; dense and warm with a prickly feel on the palate.

A solid representation of a TIPA -- big, malty, boozy.

Jul 13, 2018
4.14 by lovemesumipa from Washington on Jun 17, 2018
3.78 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jun 16, 2018
4 by bdiiorio from Connecticut on May 07, 2018
3.38 by PatrickCT from Connecticut on Apr 18, 2018
3.95 by MarkJP6 from New York on Feb 19, 2018
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3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by mike22ne from Massachusetts

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...

Jan 31, 2018
4 by ScottieD from Connecticut on Dec 20, 2017
4.08 by Duvalldo1 from Connecticut on Nov 07, 2017
4 by alobasso13 from Connecticut on Oct 31, 2017
3.69 by LittleJohn73 from Connecticut on Aug 30, 2017
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5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Shane234 from Connecticut

11% amber of goodness

Aug 28, 2017
4.04 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Jan 07, 2017
4.01 by BEER88 from Washington on Dec 28, 2016
3.52 by vfgccp from New York on Dec 11, 2016
4.58 by Venz64 from Connecticut on Nov 19, 2016
3.64 by edthehead from New York on Oct 09, 2016
4.19 by DudMan from New Jersey on Oct 05, 2016
4.25 by costanzo_mike from Massachusetts on Sep 25, 2016
4.16 by Hootie159 from Massachusetts on Sep 25, 2016
3.52 by acurtis from New Jersey on Sep 17, 2016
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4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by ShrubCHTL from Connecticut

11/18 Had to edit this- This stinking beer(?) (11%?!!) is awesome. Plain and simple. Since CVB made the move to the big brewery this stuff is an absolute must have in my fridge. If you're like me, and your tastebuds can't decide if you want just plain dank or dank with a bit of fruit and like to ENJOY a glass- this is it. Ya, there's a bit o boozy taste and it's wonderful. Shame more people haven't been able to try.

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.

Aug 25, 2016
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3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by PSanger from Connecticut

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

Aug 07, 2016
3.49 by connecticutpoet from Connecticut on Jul 25, 2016
4 by sgregory from Connecticut on Jun 30, 2016
4.18 by dipaslife4me from Connecticut on May 27, 2016
3.68 by EFMarkley from New York on May 20, 2016
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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by PicoPapa from Connecticut

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.

May 19, 2016
3.86 by SenatorSpaceman from Connecticut on May 15, 2016
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3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Sabtos from Ohio

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.

May 05, 2016
4.5 by drbenderdo from Michigan on Apr 24, 2016
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4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Billolick from New York

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

Apr 16, 2016
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Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 107 ratings