This week we check out Vine Shine IPA from Magnify Brewing Company out of Fairfield. It's our first IPA on the show and the folks at Magnify did not disappoint.

Touting qualities of both West coast IPAs (strong hop presence with notes of pine and grapefruit) and East coast IPAs (more malt and less bitterness) plus coming in at 6.5% ABV, this was a very balanced and drinkable IPA. The dry finish stood out for me the most on this one leaving a slightly bitter yet very pleasant orange peel taste that lingered for quite some time.

Like Kylie points out in the video this would be a great introductory IPA for someone who's never tried this style.

Magnify self distributes and they are pretty easy to find on tap around NJ. Also for a relatively young brewery to already be canning is a great sign for their increasing availability. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this 4pk at my local liquor store.

Go out and give them a try. Cheers!

Show Notes:

Vine Shine IPA
6.5% ABV
60 IBU

Availability:
Cans and growler fills at the Magnify brewery located at:
1275 Bloomfield Avenue, Building 7 Unit 40C
Fairfield, NJ 07004

Popular Locations:
BobKat Liquors - Deptford Township
The River of Beer - Butler
The Yankee Doodle Tap Room - Princeton
The Grove Wine & Spirits - Hamilton
Cowan's Public - Nutley
Rails Steakhouse - Towaco
The Shepherd & the Knucklehead - Hoboken
Jimmy Geez - North Oak Ridge
George and Martha's American Grill  - Morristown
Mount Holleran Towne Tavern - Parsippany
Midland Brew House - Saddle Brook
Maloney's Pub & Grill - Matawan