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Vertex IPA - Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works

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Vertex IPA
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82
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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.47%
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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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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

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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.

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

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3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
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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rhoadsrage

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4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a ice tea brown color with a creamy/bubbly light beige head that sticks to the glass and has a slow dense carbonation

S- The green pine needle aroma is herbal and turns more woody as it opens up and has a slight dark quality to it. There is a hint of green citrus rind in the hops profile at the finish.

T- The green herbal taste has dried green citrus rind notes and a full slightly pungent bitterness. The hops are full but well roundend and the mellow pungent bitterness lingers. There is a faint white wine and green fruit note that comes through when the beer opens up.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle carbonation and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- The big full but gentle hops have lots of nice pungency with some dark qualities and smooth bitterness. I didn't get many of the typical Citra qualities and the malt flavor was well hidden. Goes down pretty smooth for such a big beer.

Serving type: growler

04-10-2012 21:26:55 | More by rhoadsrage
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Vertex IPA from Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works
82 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.