Riveter
Brown's Brewing Company

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #5,653
ABV:
7%
Score:
85
Ranked #34,073
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 12.74%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
39
From:
Brown's Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  10
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 39 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by hudsonvalleyslim:
Photo of hudsonvalleyslim
4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is from their website:

Malts: Domestic Two Row Pale, Caramel & Carapils Hops: Centennial, Cascade, Summit, Warrior & Fuggle.

12oz bottle dated 1/6/15 poured into a Sam Adams glass. Gotta be the bottling date 'cause this one's nice & fresh.

I've really liked Brown's brews since they were Uncle Sams Brewery in Troy. This offering is a really fine IPA, weighing in at 7% abv, maybe a nod to the Brits (Fuggle) but hopped like an American. Great mouthfeel and aftertaste, a tad harsh, which I like. Reminds me a bit of Ipswich IPA in that regard.

Recommended. Great to see Brown's on the shelf in the Boston area.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Kendo
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from the bottle into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is hazy orangey-amber with a 3/4-finger of pretty bright white head on top. A closer inspection reveals very fine particulate in suspension. Some lace.

S: Bread doughty malt and tropical fruit-type hoppiness. Not a very strong IPA nose at all.

T: OK, it tastes like an IPA, that's for sure. Immediate impression of hops - bitter lemony and citrusy grapefruit with some grass or pine. Lingering in the aftertaste, however, is that bready, doughy malt that at times tastes like sugar cookie dough. The long-range aftertaste, however, is more bitter as the hops triumph over the malt. Nice balance, leaning towards the hoppy/bitter side of things for sure, which is how I prefer my IPAs.

M: Call it medium-to-full in heft; slightly sticky in feel.

O: Good. A solid local IPA.

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Photo of shopsis
3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Liked everything about this beer, consumed from an undated 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass, except the aftertaste, which was just a bit stale-ish.

Fine smell, pleasantly hoppy and well balanced, turbid amber color. Will have to try another sample.

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Photo of zahara15
4.45/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of argock
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaleAleWalt
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh from the brewpub. Cloudy yellow color with good head. Not especially floral but good taste.

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Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of donkeyrunner
2.68/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Picked this up after a great hike up Mt Esther and Mt Whiteface

Cloudy muddy water brownish maize color with a respectable foamy head. Looks like a sloppy home-brew of mine. Smells floral with sweet caramel malt. Tastes like purple (grape?) Bubble Yum with way too much malt. Wimpy bitter in back. Thin for such a high ABV. This isn't great.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle

golden color, white head. earthy hop aroma - pine, grass, floral. fairly bitter taste, some balancing bready malt. thin to medium bodied.

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Photo of tubeman
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
3.49/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajdemma
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottler into shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, caramel coloring with a filmy, off-white halo of head. Nose of tangy citrus, some tropical fruit notes, and a tangy sweet caramel backbone. Flavors are more resinous and grassy hops forward, sticky and vegetal, with a dose of kiwi and lime sweetness to follow. Very bitter. The body is mid-range, with a bite from the bitterness. The aftertaste is more of the grassy hops profile, providing a solid bitter linger after the sharp, crisp finish.

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Photo of dgeebs07
2.82/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mitch3114
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of luvbier
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vonnegut21
2.99/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

The hop choice doesn't seem to work. Fuggle in an IPA is not my thing.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mackeyse
3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rorjets
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sachie23
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mlefebvre7
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Riveter from Brown's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 39 ratings