Tasting: April 4, 2017
Beer #: 1,049
Just Another IPA
A little double entendre in this brewery’s name. Brix, as in the scale used to measure the specific gravity of beverages like wine or beer and then there’s Brick City, as in the nickname for the city of Newark. For those not from these parts, in the early parts of the 20th century, Newark was the brewing capitol of New Jersey. At one time, the city was home to macro brewers like Kruger, Ballantine and Pabst. Today, the city remains a regional home of Anheuser Busch. I have not been to the brewery but I’m told the decor includes old photographs of The Brick City.
I’ve had Brix City’s Porter Authority on draft (sorry, no review) and thought it was a nice example of the style. My friends are love or hate on this beer and it’s probably time I picked it up and judged for myself. Just Another IPA gives me some yeasty clove, off bitterness and stale malts. Not really much else to say about this beer. My negative experience could very well be the result of old beer but no canning date was found. As I usually do, I call them as I see them. 70 points from me.
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