Playa Dust is a New England-style IPA by IMBĪB Custom Brews that blends hoppy citrus and tropical fruit with bready malt.

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Playa Dust is a New England-style IPA that’s brewed by IMBĪB Custom Brews, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in an IPA glass from a 16 oz. can.

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Self-described as a Dusty (Hazy) IPA, this is in fact a New England-style brew featuring a trio of hop varietals. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.


The NEIPA pours a very cloudy deep golden hue that’s topped by a thick cap of puffy white foam that shows good retention.

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The aroma isn’t particularly strong but wafts the nose with some bready malt and tropical fruit.


Bready malt leads to a hoppy but mild bite of grapefruit and orange citrus that mellows quickly with sweet tropical fruit notes of pineapple and mango.

Label art for the Playa Dust by IMBĪB Custom Brews

Label art for the Playa Dust by IMBĪB Custom Brews


The draw is somewhat rounded and the tasting is relatively smooth through the middle. The finish is crisp and dry with the alcohol lending a light warmth. Medium body and matching carbonation.


There wasn’t a date printed on the can and so I can’t be sure of its age. Do with that what you will. The appearance is adequate but not up to par with what I would suspect is a fresher New Englander. The same can be said for the aroma. The palate isn’t overly complex but it is quite flavorful. The feel is supportive and lends to being thirst quenching.

Overall, the Playa Dust is a nice brew but doesn’t quite measure up with the better New Englanders from the Northeast.

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