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Still going strong with my cans from my New Jersey peoples.

Beer Name: Cosmic Charlie

Brewer: Brix City Brewing (Little Ferry, NJ)

Style: IPA

ABV: 7.0%

Description: From the website this IPA went heavy on the hops, featuring Calypso, Denali, El Dorado, Citra, Mosaic, Eukenot, Lupulin Powder, and hop oils.  Whew.  My can was from a release in early March.

Appearance: Cloudy golden/amber body with a foamy white head that steadily bubbled down to lacing across the top of the glass.

Smell: Sweet tropical fruits atop a slight hint of pine sap.

Taste: Lots of subtle fruit upfront, mostly melon, apricot, and tangerine.  About midway through a mild to moderate grassy, piney hop bitterness began and lingered on for a bit after finishing the sip.

Mouthfeel: Medium creamy/juicy body with relatively low-level carbonation for the style.

Hype: Since I have a bit of a personal connection to the brewery, I am always excited to try out Brix beers.

Overall: It was a solid IPA.  It didn’t really give me anything to rave about, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it either.  Nice juiciness and a pleasing amount of hoppy goodness made this an easy beverage to kick back and enjoy.

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