Beer Review: Newburgh MegaBoss IPA

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MegaBoss is Newburgh Brewing’s American IPA showcasing 7 different hop varieties and all the things they love in an American style IPA. It is meant to be an IPA enjoyed over and over again. MegaBoss comes in at 7% ABV.

Appearance: Hazy golden yellow with a small 1/2 finger head and a little bit of lacing on the glass as you drink. A lot going on for can artwork but the colors are very nice.

Nose: Tropical fruit, earthy, juicy, with lots of pineapple. Solid juicy tropical fruit nose, which is apparently what they were going for. Some pine and floral notes as well.

Taste/Mouth: Follows with tropical and citrus fruit flavors. Also earthy and floral characters coming through in the middle. Its very crisp and easy drinking with moderate hop bitterness. It finishes dry and bitter, moderate carbonation.

Price/Availability: 4 pack of 16oz cans is around $12, which is a a solid price point. I got this can in a trade. They distribute in the NY/NJ area I believe.

Overall: A real solid offering from a Hudson Valley, NY brewery. A great drinkable beer I would certainly have again, would love to try it on draft. I meant to make my way up to the brewery before I moved (they had just opened shortly before my move), hopefully I will get the opportunity to get over there at some point. MegaBoss while not a mind-blowing standout beer, does what it was intended to do, be an American IPA you can enjoy and count on as a go to option again and again.

Grade: B

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