Extreme Low Visibility & Imperial Vine Shine by Magnify Brewing

Extreme Low Visibility IPA & Imperial Vine Shine Double IPA by Magnify Brewing, Fairfield, NJ

(C) 2016 popsonhops

It seems like its been more than a year since I poo-pooed the initial offerings of this brewery. At the time, I had high hopes and said that we should all wait to pass any judgment until after they establish their base set of offerings. Since that time, Magnify has gotten a hop contract, started canning and introduced some interesting variations of their initial base set of beer. I was puzzled by the hatred directed to this brewery on the Facebook page of New Jersey Craft Beer Society. Then I figured out that the infectuous opinion of the owner is that he is a pompous ass. Funny, I had heard that from a couple other people outside that group. I don’t know, when I went to the brewery his mom was pouring samples and she was sweet. Frankly, I don’t care as long as the beer is good.

Extreme Low Visibility
Tasting: May 26, 2016
Beer #: 960
ABV: 7.4%

Initially, this beer comes across the palate as dank and mellow but as it settles, it delivers a wave of firm bitterness. The hops in Extreme Low Visibility come across as earthy, lemon grass with a hint of black pepper. All in all a really nice beer from the locals – 88 points.

Imperial Vine Shine
Tasting: May 27, 2016
Beer #: 961
ABV: 8.3%

Very chewy, I mean really chewy. Pine and some big time grapefruit, dose of pepper and black tea. It’s bitterness gets a little clunky and strong on the finish. tad fizzy. I don’t find Imperial Vine Shine to be as nice as the Extreme Low Visibility but certainly a worthy effort. I teeter between 86 and 87 but I’ll settle at 87 points.

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