Dr. ‘Saic and Zig-Zag Smoke by Magnify Brewing Company

Dr. 'Saic and Zig-Zag Smoke by Magnify Brewing Company Fairfield, NJ

(C) 2016 popsonhops

I’m thinking back to a conversation with a friend about the opening of Magnify Brewing. We thought that we should drive to the brewery with a bottle from Trillium and plop it on the bar and say, “Make this and you’ll be successful.” Well, for a young brewery, they’ve done very well for themselves and have turned out some really nice beer.

Dr. ‘Saic

Tasting: September 22, 2016
Style: IPA
Beer #:1,001
ABV:5.9%

When I joked that Magnify Brewing would be successful if they replicated a Trillium beer, it was just a joke. However, I think they’ve made a really nice attempt here with Dr. ‘Saic and frankly, this might very well be the best beer that I’ve had from a New Jersey Brewery. It could very well be the hops as I’m a big fan of mosaic (the cat pee hop as I call it). Cloudy, pithy, somewhat juicy. 93 points.

Zig-Zag Smoke

Tasting: September 23, 2016
Style: IPA
Beer #: 1,002
ABV:7.1%

Another pot reference and I’ll note again that hops are related to cannibis. Funny, first can I had, I missed it entirely, the next can was enlightening. Nice dank experience. I guess, I’ll go with my second experience, not bad at 88 points.

How about another from Magnify?

Thirty Hours IPA with NJ Peaches added by Magnify Brewing Company, Fairfield, NJ

(C) 2016 popsonhops

Thirty Hours by Magnify
Tasting: September 15, 2016
Style: IPA w/peaches
ABV: 7.0%
Beer #: 1,003

Bought this on release at the brewery. Thought that the peach flavor was marginal when fresh and completely gone a week or two later. Base IPA is middling so the score is middling at 85.

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