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DieselPunk IPA - World Brews

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DieselPunk IPADieselPunk IPA

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BA SCORE
71
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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 2.97
pDev: 19.53%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
World Brews visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tdm168 on 04-23-2013)
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peabody

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

01-05-2014 08:57:22 | More by peabody
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

2.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - nice looking golden/orange pour, a finger of stick and creamy foam. Nice legs as well. A touch cloudy, otherwise pretty nice!

Aroma - soapy, hoppy, some caramel, a solventy thing going on. Not bad, just starts out busy and ends up mostly caramel.

Taste - citrus, mango perhaps. Sweet malts, seemingly a bit unattenuated or some sugar added after fermentation? A little breathy/solvent again with the alcohol, tastes boozier than the 6.9% would suggest. Alcohol heat in the finish, disrupting what should be a nice drying bitterness.

Mouthfeel - very bubbly and burp-inducing. Medium body, decent smoothness.

Overall - purchased after seeing on the shelf so many times. with the competition in this style, not one I'd repeat.

Serving type: can

07-09-2014 22:32:19 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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Caveworm

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

DieselPunk IPA from World Brews, given as a birthday gift by my big sister as tribute to my love of punk rock music. 80's hardcore punk mainly. ANYWAYS, poured from the bottle into a glass, DieselPunk's got a 2.5 finger thick head, clear medium-brown body, and decent lacing. It looks appealing enough.

I don't smell much of the usual IPA characteristics such as pine or grapefruit scents. More of a zesty,zippy kind of smell.

It tastes bitter, but still just not in the context of a common IPA. This is unique to say the least. I get a zest,zippy taste on my tongue as it goes down. For being 6.9% ABV, it doesn't have a whole lot of alcohol "oomph" to it. Which I like.

Moutfeel is lighter and crisp for the most part. Clean finish. Decent job executed.

Overall a 3.5 for DieselPunk IPA from World Brews. The extra quarter point was added because, I mean, this IS quite a unique brew. It wasn't so different that I would choose it over a more "normal" tasting IPA. I'll get this another time to show my fellow craft buddies that not all IPAs are created equally.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 20:53:04 | More by Caveworm
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Supershane17

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev +26.3%

06-29-2014 22:24:54 | More by Supershane17
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Creck802

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +59.9%

06-17-2014 04:01:56 | More by Creck802
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HoppyBastard

Nebraska

3.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear amber color with 1 finger head that dissipated into a thin layer of bubbles that lasted throughout, moderate lacing.

SMELL: flowery and sweet honey, a little pepper.

TASTE: sweet honey, then a mild hop profile that is somewhat metallic tasting, the alcohol 6.9% is well hidden.

PALATE: medium carbonation and medium body.

OVERALL: this beer looked and smelled better than it tasted. It was drinkable but I would definitely not buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 05:09:11 | More by HoppyBastard
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beergoot

Colorado

3.11/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Thick, creamy, frothy head sitting atop a hazy, amber-colored body. Wet hay and overripe fruit smell. The taste strongly comes across as grapefruit; sour, tart, bitter. Medium bodied; coarse feel; dry.

Another beer that doesn't live up to the initial appearance and scent. Harsh and unbalanced flavors, a bit metallic, sporting some diacetyls and phenols in the mix. Starts strong in appearance, but taste and mouthfeel don't live up to the promise.

Serving type: can

06-07-2014 22:54:35 | More by beergoot
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Zorro

California

3.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear amber colored ale with a tall white colored head.

Smells herbal and mainly of tobacco. Strong tea and faint wood.

Starts out dry and woody. Mildly bitter. Little bit of tobacco taste.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall pretty basic no brand IPA. Don't expect much from this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2014 23:44:40 | More by Zorro
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sebaastionb

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

05-31-2014 01:26:35 | More by sebaastionb
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JLSIV

Georgia

3.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance-Nice goldenCopper hue, head foamed nicely, with some lacing, not overly carbonated, lost the head a little too soon

Smell-faintly hoppy, with a clean, almost outdoor scent. Fresh

Taste- Not bitter up front, but a little a the back of the tongue and throat. Very pleasant, not overly done.

Mouthfeel-bright and crisp, just right amount of carbonation,

Overall, an average middle of the road IPA, handles spicy foods well, with a good cleansing affect.
I am not a huge IPA fan but I would order this one again…especially by itself.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 22:33:32 | More by JLSIV
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jaybags

Michigan

2/5  rDev -32.7%

05-17-2014 01:57:31 | More by jaybags
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3/5  rDev +1%

05-12-2014 18:48:28 | More by LXIXME
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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -32.7%

05-05-2014 23:42:27 | More by RummyRedbeard
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Washu

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

05-02-2014 02:58:18 | More by Washu
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Groomsy

Kentucky

3/5  rDev +1%

05-02-2014 01:53:29 | More by Groomsy
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BSuter

Indiana

3/5  rDev +1%

04-24-2014 16:21:01 | More by BSuter
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mpenning13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

04-18-2014 01:37:16 | More by mpenning13
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -49.5%

04-02-2014 12:50:26 | More by IAmHollywood13
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GreenPea

Ohio

2.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

So so but nothing more. I don't think this brew is quite as bad as others but I won't buy it again.

On the pour... it has a hazy copper color but nothing that says this is beautiful.

The head.... this is a weak spot IMHO. It's flat and dissipates quickly. Lacing literally disappears immediately.

Smell.... It has been hopped but the nose is not obvious. I get honey and muted pineapple juice but that's reaching on the pineapple.

Taste... the finish has a cheap feel and comes off amateurish. I had no problem finishing this beer but it didn't make me feel like pouring another.

Overall.... well it's another beer that I've tried but I won't bother with it again. I was thirsty and this served it's purpose but that's where it end with this brew. I think it's tolerable but I wouldn't tip my hat to the cook.

Serving type: can

03-23-2014 22:28:19 | More by GreenPea
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emwild12

Illinois

3/5  rDev +1%

03-14-2014 01:02:26 | More by emwild12
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Brenden

Ohio

3.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The look is nice. It pours clear and ends up with a slight chill haze and lots of clarity, though it just barely leans toward translucency due simply its darker amber-orange color. The yellow-tinted head reaches two fingers and shows a solidness. It's dense and craggy, settling firm once it's dropped to one finger and dropping no more aside from plenty of patchy lacing.
The aroma is mostly fruity, sweet more than bitter with some caramel malts and maybe a bready undertone. Honey is up front and a chalkiness way underneath but there. Citrus is part of the sweetness and a slight pith to that aspect speaks some of hops, but it seems malt-forward on the nose. The smell fades with time.
Bitterness does come forward on the palate with notes of pine and citrus, pith coming in after with a chalkiness that gives a slight astringency in the finish. Why it's so malty in the nose and hoppy (not extremely, by any means) on the tongue is a mystery. The finish lingers with pine, orange peel, and a slight tinge of that astringent note.
Mouthfeel isn't bad. The body is medium, crispness bites firmly, and it starts smooth. The smoothness does fade out in the end as the carbonation turns more prickly.

Serving type: can

03-12-2014 13:10:43 | More by Brenden
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Mlawrence

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

03-12-2014 00:18:59 | More by Mlawrence
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jokelahoma

Missouri

1.66/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a pinto shaker at home

Pours a clean, hazy copper. Huge, rocky, ice cream float type head.

Aroma is very faint. There's a hint of chalk in the nose, almost a baking soda type aroma. it's lightly metallic as well. Could it be... oh lordie, yes it is. Made by the same folks who make the hideous Tap Room 21 brews. This does not bode well.

The taste is a hint of hop, followed almost immediately by a dishwashing liquid flavor. Seriously heavy "Palmolive" thing going on here. I can't get past it, in fact. If there is anything else in the flavor of this beer, I can't find it, and believe me I'm looking pretty hard. I want to find something positive to write about. But sip after sip, it's soapy soap soap. I save "1" ratings for beers that have gone bad, usually. This isn't spoiled, it's just not anywhere close to a well made beer. Metallic and soapy are not descriptions you find for any beer style. Yuck.

The mouthfeel is light, but with an oiliness that is out of place. It's worse than that, as it causes the flavor to stay in your mouth longer.

Sad to say, this one was a drain pour. If I used soap on my beer glasses, I'd be convinced it was my fault for not rinsing one, and buy another of these beers. As I don't, added with what I know about this brewing project (I'm hesitant to call them a brewery at this point), I'm certain the fault is in the beer. Just bad. This appears to be one of those "hey, craft beers are getting big, let's put a lot of money into packaging and throw some beers out there as quickly as possible so we can get in on this!" projects. No proof of that, of course, but if this is a serious brewery, they have a lot of work to do to even find the golf course, let alone get up to par. Stay way away from this one, in spite of the cool looking can.

Serving type: can

03-09-2014 01:41:07 | More by jokelahoma
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TonyJ815

Florida

3/5  rDev +1%

03-08-2014 14:14:25 | More by TonyJ815
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Cooker_stp

New York

2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

03-07-2014 03:01:34 | More by Cooker_stp
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DieselPunk IPA from World Brews
71 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.