It’s getting harder to create a hazy IPA that stands out from the crowd. That hasn't prevented Threes Brewing from trying, though. With its Logical Conclusion IPA, the Brooklyn-based brewery has created a standout example of New England IPA. Hazy, juicy, citrusy, and refreshing, it was just what I needed the day I cracked my first can.
Appearance and Aroma
Thumbs up or thumbs down? Threes Brewing leaves the final assessment of the brew up to you with the label design. A bright cobalt blue background shows off the minimalist can art. Logical Conclusion pours hazy and looks like OJ in my snifter glass. A full, creamy, long-lasting head crowns the beer and emanates strong aromatics of ripe oranges, grapefruit, and spruce.
When it comes down to it, a solid recipe and good brewing techniques are what matters.”
If I didn’t know better, I would have thought this was a beermosa at first sip. Juicy and smooth, robust fruity flavors of ripe peaches, orange, and tangerine come through as I drink. A sweet bready malt backbone rounds out the palate and creates a nice, medium-bodied mouthfeel. The beer finishes clean with a lingering slight pine hop bitterness.
While a lot of brewers are switching things up with new, trendy hop varieties in their NEIPAs, Threes Brewing was able to produce a phenomenal hazy IPA using tried-and-true hops like Citra, Simcoe, and Mosaic. It just goes to show that it’s not necessarily about the hops when it comes to this style. When it comes down to it, a solid recipe and good brewing techniques are what matters. I give two thumbs up to Logical Conclusion IPA.