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Vertex IPA - Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works

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Vertex IPA
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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This West Coast/Rocky Mountain-style India Pale Ale is back-hopped for a more intense hop bitterness, flavor and aroma without the balance of caramel malts like our Midwest-style Baldock IPA. It has medium-high alcohol content, high fruity, floral and citrus-like American-varietal hop character, deep golden color and medium maltiness.

76 IBU

(Beer added by: Tucquan on 02-15-2012)
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On tap at TJ's, Paoli.

Murky orange-amber color, with a small collar of white bubbles on top; minimal lacing. Kind of dead looking. Floral aroma, citrus juice, dull hops, bready caramel malts. Taste was pretty sweet, with the caramel malts in the forefront, backed by some floral/herbal/leafy hops, and a touch of bitter citrus oils, some mineral notes. Not very fresh or crisp, and certainly not like any good West Coast IPA I've ever had, which is what the beer was advertised as being. Medium body, somewhat slick mouthfeel. Meh, basic homebrew kit stuff here. Works maybe as a regular pale ale, but this wasn't really an IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2014 00:31:18 | More by Rifugium
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miwestcoaster

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-07-2014 22:25:20 | More by miwestcoaster
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Knoxrb12

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-23-2014 12:59:21 | More by Knoxrb12
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neckbracesub

Indiana

4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-29-2014 23:39:33 | More by neckbracesub
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cd34

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-27-2014 03:21:30 | More by cd34
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Florida9

Illinois

3.34/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Light caramel yellow in color. Served with a smallish white head. Bubbly. Decent retention moderate lacing. Very little aroma. Toast and biscuit malt with some light earthy hops. Taste is similar. Very light. Some caramel malts and a little toast. Soapy hops on the back end. Maybe done grapefruit pith. A not overly impressive beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2014 23:07:56 | More by Florida9
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Kubrickx

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-18-2014 13:13:56 | More by Kubrickx
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GABrew

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-23-2014 23:31:37 | More by GABrew
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -44.3%

04-01-2014 13:34:15 | More by AnalogErik
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-16-2014 06:34:56 | More by mattmarka1
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Kenai4

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

02-15-2014 00:56:44 | More by Kenai4
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-05-2014 23:44:17 | More by ryanpj
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mkennedy119

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

12-03-2013 21:57:46 | More by mkennedy119
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-12-2013 18:45:47 | More by tdmccarthy
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-24-2013 19:43:06 | More by StlHopHead77
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jimmygord

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-15-2013 14:50:55 | More by jimmygord
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mrsmiley272

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-14-2013 07:08:49 | More by mrsmiley272
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Hoozierdaddy

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.4%

06-07-2013 03:02:35 | More by Hoozierdaddy
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

03-13-2013 00:30:01 | More by bsuedekum
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BeerOps

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-11-2012 02:16:24 | More by BeerOps
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match1112

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap at the brew pub in champaign. the bartender poured it until there was no head in the glass, just beer to the rim, gotta like that. the body was a pretty clear amber orange with moderate bubbles rising. smell was kinda weak but there was citrus present. taste was better than the nose. big citrus punch to it. some caramel malt to blend and round over the bitterness. mouthfeel seemed kinda thin, although there was plenty of dryness on the finish and well blended. overall this is very drinkable and would order again.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2012 22:15:14 | More by match1112
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Troville1990

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

08-18-2012 17:45:02 | More by Troville1990
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denimdemon

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-15-2012 00:40:10 | More by denimdemon
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kkoz

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance & Aroma: It was fairly clear and was amber in color. It had almost no head on it, with just a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. It had a light malty aroma with some citrusy hop aromas as well.

Taste & Feel: The body was somewhat light and the mouthfeel was a bit crisp from carbonation and hops. The flavors up front were a bit malty with some hints of caramel malts. A citrusy hop flavor kicked in quickly, carrying through the finish and lasting for a little bit in the aftertaste. the finish was slightly dry from the bitterness of the hops.

I had the chorizo and mushroom stone oven pizza, and it went nicely with this beer. The bready and caramel flavors up front went well with the crispy crust and spicy chorizo flavors, and the citrusy hop flavors and dry finish prepped my mouth for another slice of pizza.

I was a bit surprised by the somewhat light body on this IPA, but it made it a very drinkable beer. The citrusy hop flavors were middle of the road – not too bitter, but they were obviously prominent. Overall, I thought it was pretty drinkable with a nice clean citrusy bitterness. It wasn’t too big, or too small, just a middle of road, decent IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

07-07-2012 21:58:04 | More by kkoz
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Dethsloth7


3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-25-2012 23:46:51 | More by Dethsloth7
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Vertex IPA from Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works
82 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.