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Weapons Grade IPA - The Defiant Brewing Company

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Weapons Grade IPAWeapons Grade IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Defiant Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Billolick on 01-07-2014

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Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 6
Photo of StJamesGate
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep orange with rimming steady white head and lots of streamers. 4
Dank, earthy, orange leaf nose that's almost unpleasant but kinda dirty-sexy, too. 3.5
Orange salt caramel up front then candied orange, resin, and some floral nectar. 3.75
Musty mandarin end and aspirin linger.
Medium and then some, a bit hot, well chewy. 4

Huge - robust nose, solid malts, big C hop nose, and some boozy fire. There's something raw about this, but it's the same quality that makes it interesting. An unapologetic brute. 4

Photo of gwiedman1
2.86/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks good, smells hoppy but gets better as warms.

Photo of JonAdams
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at brewery. Poured into 10-oz glass. Slightly cooler than the room. Hazy and fairly deep gold, but light in brewery made it hard to tell.
Strong hop tune, but "muddy" - no pronounced individual notes. (Maybe was the simultaneous emptying of the mash tun of several hundred pounds of cooked stuff... ).
I might try again if I have a chance - it's not every day that you get to have something that's weapons-grade!

Photo of Blackpond
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Out of a bottle into tulip. One finger head, very smooth considering 9%. A can't miss if your looking. Definitely buy again.

Photo of belotj
4.68/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank on tap at the brewery and took home a growler.

A: Slightly hazy, apricot/caramel color, one finger of head, good lingering lace

S: Moderate fruity malt character, floral notes, tropical and citrus fruit notes, fresh hop

T: BOOM goes the dynamite of tropical/citrus hop flavor, some bitterness, both outdo the malt character, booze is there throughout but not burning

M: Moderate carbonation with a nice, fading bitter finish, nice coating, not too thin

O: What a treat. I have had most of their beers, particularly IPA's and I was not expecting this. The immense fruity hop character in both the nose and taste put this beer in a very desirable profile for me. The balance of citrus, bitterness, malt and booze are nearly spot on.

I will be back to get his on tap and would seek it in bottles. It was pretty easy to drink through the third one, could not have had a fourth in a row. Not sure about the classification, would think this is a DIPA.

Photo of Billolick
4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler filled yesterday at Cable Beverage in Rockland county NY
Pours hazed typical almond amber. Creamy medium khaki head that lasts nicely. Leaves a fully developed collar, extensive low and high sheeting and a fine bubble film. Nice looking beer.
Pungent pineapple/grapefruit fruity/citric nose. Nice and makes me look forward to the first sip
Not dissappointed at all...more of the pineapple/grapefruit theme going on strong here. Citrus fruit, now including a hint of lime, passion fruit and ripe melon. Full throttle IPA (DIPA @ 9%?). nicely hop presence, but not at all bitter, resiny or piney....just citrus and tropical fruit....very nicely done....
Def the beer beeer I've had over the years from Defiant - worth seeking out - get a growler or a pint if you see it available

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Weapons Grade IPA from The Defiant Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.