LBIPASeptember 12, 2014
New Jersey Beer Co.
North Bergen, NJ
The brewery’s first IPA is brewed with Columbus, Centennial and Amarillo hops and dry hopped with Falconer’s Flight hops. A portion of the proceeds from sales of LBIPA goes to the Alliance for a Living Ocean.
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 1063
LBIPA is turbid— deep-bronze with golden highlights topped with a magnificent tan head. The subtle nose is floral and hoplike. The flavor is well-balanced and more malty than most IPAs. An exceptional beer with food. We served it with blistered padrón peppers drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and lightly roasted in a wood-fired oven, finished with sprinkled sea salt alongside black olive focaccia, to rave reviews.
- Charles Finkel
Having spent my first 18 years of life in New Jersey, I gotta suppose the LB stands for Long Beach. If you turned the world upside down, I would assume this East Coast IPA could easily be ID’d as a West Coast IPA. Plenty of clean, floral, earthy, citrusy American hops slam with happy aromas and flavors. Super-well-balanced IPA. Great drinkability and surely a legit invitation to enjoy the New Jersey coast. Both refreshing and full-flavored. This is not turnpike beer! If you like IPA, you’ll love this one.
- Charlie Papazian
Founder of Merchant du Vin and the Pike Brewing Co., Finkel is a pioneer in the marketing of craft beers in America.
Author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and National Beer Examiner at examiner.com. Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.