Review: Narrow Gauge Brewing Company OJ Run | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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Narrow Gauge Brewing Company OJ Run
89 out of 100
Narrow Gauge Brewing Company OJ Run

Style: New England-Style Imperial IPA

ABV: 8.6 IBU: 70

89/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Narrow Gauge Brewing Company OJ Run

What the brewers say

“Imperial IPA dry hopped with Citra, Galaxy, and Amarillo.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “An intriguing mix of fruit and herbal hops. The fruity character is like slightly unripened pineapple and mango, and the herbal is slightly like mint and oregano. Medium car tire rubber and new shoe smell mixed with a light spicy herbal aroma, all in the best possible way.”

Flavor: “Strong herbal and fruity mix, where up front the herbal notes are dominant, and when coupled with a prominent alcohol presence, gives it the flavor of fresh car tires in an old car mechanic shop, but here it’s not pleasant. The fruity notes are almost like lemongrass. A nice bitterness coupled with a decent amount of sweetness and warmth give some balance for this unique hops profile.”

Overall: “A unique hops character that surprisingly works with the underlying base beer. I loved the aroma of this beer; it reminded me of new shoes mixed with a tire store. I could smell that all day, but then it didn’t work as well in the flavor.”

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