Libation - St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company
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Reviews by JWU:
4.1/5 rDev +7%
growler fill, poured into my trusty mug.
A- Deep gold with hints of orange. Fluffy off-white head that dissipates at an average rate. OK lacing down the glass.
S- Heavy on the malt for a DIPA, caramel based mostly. Grapefruit based hops are also there with a hint of what seems like peach. The hops are also slightly herbal and minty. I could sit and smell this over and over. Really complex.
T- Yummy. The malt is very, very heavy, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Caramel malts shine through and seem to almost overpower, but the grapefruit/peach/herbal hops come on at the end and give a pleasant bitter finish.
M- Rich, medium carbonation. Could be a bit slicker, but finishes nice and dry, but not overly so.
O- I really enjoy supporting my local nano brewery, especially when they brew some seriously good beer. Much better than some DIPA's I've had from well known craft brewers. Well done guys.
10-01-2011 18:39:27 | More by JWU
More User Reviews:
3.75/5 rDev -2.1%
A - Gold w orange hints. Very nice head and spots of gobby lace like a big flake snowstorm.
S - Strong sweet malt aroma. Hops smell is floral and citrusy.
T - Sweet caramel malts. Lemony, astringent, herbal hops. Some orange and grapefruit as well. Slight alcohol taste is apparent. Very bright and flavorful beer.
M- Nice medium body, smooth and slightly syrupy. Resiny hops feel.
O - I prefer a less sweet double IPA w grapefruit pine flavors. However this is a very easy drinking beer w a strong malt back bone well that is balanced w vibrant lemony hop flavors. The beer has refreshing pop to it that makes it oddly sessionable for a high abv double. Later pours went down slower as the sweetness started to lose its initial appeal and become overwhelming. Overall though a very good beer that i will drink again.
01-13-2012 04:24:15 | More by mcslain
4.23/5 rDev +10.4%
Aroma of hops, fruit, yeast, and slight alcohol. Poured amber in color with a large, creamy, dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and medium to heavily bitter. Tastes of hops, fruit, and some malt. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Hop and fruit finish. 9%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
11-14-2012 22:12:26 | More by SeamusDoyle
3.9/5 rDev +1.8%
Pours a cloudy orange-copper color with two fingers of fluffy white head with decent retention.
The scent is of citrus and a light floral aroma.
The taste is of citrus, moderately bitter floral hops, some roated malt, some alcohol is present.
Medium body, smooth and a little dry, moderate carbonation.
Overall a pretty good beer, nice flavor and easy to drink.
03-23-2012 16:04:04 | More by BeerCon5
3.53/5 rDev -7.8%
dashirey shared a growler of this at Ffej of July
A - Poured a glowing copper-orange body with carbonation bubbles racing towards the top to form a rocky, white head that stood about two finger...nice retention and lacing
S - The aroma presents itself with caramel sweetness and some herbal, grassy hops
T - There is a nice balance here but the caramel flavor tends to stand out...the hops have a different flavor to them...there's an herbal tinge to them...but there is a big green, fresh, leafy flavor to them that is throwing me off...the finish is bittersweet
M - Medium bodied...carbonation level is spot on...finishes bittersweet...too much leafy hop presence
O - I was pleased to finally try something from these guys but I wasn't blown away...it really didn't stand out as a IIPA although the sweetness level was up there...I didn't care too much for the greenness of the hops
07-18-2011 18:37:49 | More by thain709
3.96/5 rDev +3.4%
Thanks to Chris for sharing this one at Ritual Brewing Company in Redlands, CA.
Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Small chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a tasty citrus zest hop presence in the flavor.
06-07-2013 03:27:50 | More by UCLABrewN84
Libation from St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.