Massive Beer Reviews

Massive Beer Reviews is an award-winning YouTube beer review, brewery, and culture show based out of Northeastern Pennsylvania. With almost 20 years in the craft beer game, we aim to cover all styles, but pull no punches when it comes to our opinions on the beers we cover.

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Hype Juice IPA by Old Forge Brewing Company

Beer: Hype Juice Brewery: Old Forge Brewing Company Style: New England IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 7.00% Old Forge Brewing has, a bit sarcastically, it seems, jumped on the popular New England-style IPA hype train with Hype Juice, which was released in cans in October. Do they nail this juicy, hoppy, and hazy style or does […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Orange Is the New Ale by Susquehanna Brewing Company

Beer: Orange Is the New Ale Brewery: Susquehanna Brewing Company Style: Fruit Ale Age: 2017 ABV: 4.75% While it seems popular locally and the NEPA Scene Podcast crew enjoyed it on their show this week, Massive Beer Reviews has a different take on Orange Is the New Ale by Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston. With […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: OJ Simcoe IPA by Breaker Brewing Company

Beer: OJ Simcoe Brewery: Breaker Brewing Company Style: Northeast IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 7.50% The juice is loose! Breaker Brewing in Wilkes-Barre has just released OJ Simcoe, an New England-style Northeast IPA for those who love orange juice, Creamsicles, and/or ’90s references. You better speed over to this local brewery soon like a certain white […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Oktoberfest Lager by Wallenpaupack Brewing Company

Beer: Oktoberfest Lager Brewery: Wallenpaupack Brewing Company Style: Lager/Oktoberfest Age: 2017 Wallenpaupack Brewing Company is a brand new 10,000 square foot brewery in Hawley that is set to open in the next few weeks with a 20-barrel brewhouse, taproom, and a menu of locally sourced food prepared in-house. They’ll also offer merchandise and growlers, so […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Pomegranate Sour by Free Will Brewing Company

Beer: Pomegranate Sour Brewery: Free Will Brewing Company Style: Fruit Sour Age: 2017 ABV: 4.90% Just a few hours from here in Perkasie, Pennsylvania, Free Will Brewing is known for their sour beers, so we’re going to give their Pomegranate Sour a whirl today. This is a lambic-inspired ale with pomegranates added, of course, but […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Silent Disco IPA by Funk Brewing Company

Beer: Silent Disco Brewery: Funk Brewing Company Style: IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 6.80% After explaining the “silent disco” concept in the latest episode of the NEPA Scene Podcast about the inaugural Satellite Ranch Music & Arts Festival, it seems appropriate to feature Silent Disco by Funk Brewing in Emmaus, Pennsylvania as the festival kicks off […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Sunny Side Up Coffee Stout (bourbon and mint chocolate varieties) by Pizza Boy Brewing Company

Beer: Sunny Side Up Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout and Mint Chocolate Imperial Oatmeal Stout Brewery: Pizza Boy Brewing Company Style: Imperial Oatmeal Stout Age: 2017 ABV: 9.50% We reviewed the base Sunny Side Up beer by Pizza Boy Brewing in Enola, Pennsylvania two years back, so now it’s time to see if the […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout by Dogfish Head Brewery

Beer: Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout Brewery: Dogfish Head Brewery Style: Stout Age: 2017 ABV: 16-17.50% IBU: 70 World Wide Stout is a great beer on its own with its rich and roasted flavor, so does it improve after it’s been aged on oak with vanilla beans? We’re excited to dive into this complex beer […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Vulgar Display of Flower Double IPA by Equilibrium Brewery

Beer: Vulgar Display of Flower Brewery: Equilibrium Brewery Style: Double IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 8.00% There’s a lot of IPAs and Double IPAs in this popular hazy, New England style out there, but not all of them make Pantera references. If you’ve got a “Mouth for War,” let’s “Rise” and take a “Walk” to Equilibrium […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Galaxy Jam IPA by Dancing Gnome Brewery

Beer: Galaxy Jam Brewery: Dancing Gnome Brewery Style: IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 6.80% Dancing Gnome Brewery in Pittsburgh has a semi-year round India Pale Ale called Jam that’s brewed with rye and intensely hopped with Vic Secret. As the name implies, Galaxy Jam in hopped with Galaxy instead, promising “intense tropical fruit and earthy dank […]

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