Posted on: December 10, 2015 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 1

Newberry Eruption is an aggressively-hopped imperial red ale that makes for a formidable brew, something that will warm individuals as we move towards the winter months. The effort pours with an intense red coloration and a small amount of off-white head. The sharpness of the hop bitterness that is experienced here is moderated by an similarly-strong malt presence. The thin to moderate mouthfeel of Newberry Eruption is the perfect vehicle to let tender fruit and spice elements come into focus.

Newberry Eruption

The 8% ABV and 100 IBU make this into a sharp and flavor-forward effort unlike a great many imperial reds, as the style typically meanders with sweeter and maltier flavor profiles that become muddy as the brew approaches room temperature. By ratcheting up the hop presence here, what results with Worthy’s Newberry Eruption is something that is extraordinarily consistent. The scintillating array of flavors that are provided to imbibers during each 22-ounce bottle of Newberry Eruption mean that one will be just as excited putting the finishing efforts on the beer as they were when they first cracked it. A heady brew that is miles beyond what is currently being released in the imperial red style.

Worthy Brewing’s efforts are available in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and in various locations in Vermont and British Columbia, while Newberry Eruption enjoys a more-limited release (Oregon only). $1 from each bottle will go to the Discover Your Forest charity. For additional information about the brewery’s year-round and seasonal efforts, visit . More up-to-date information about the brewery, new releases, and additional availability can be found on the Worthy Brewing Twitter or Facebook. Check out our Lights Out and Prefunk reviews for our thoughts about other Worthy efforts.

Rating: 9.0/10

Newberry Eruption / 8.0% ABV / 100 IBU / Imperial Red Ale / Worthy Brewing / / / / /

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