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Libation - St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

19 Reviews
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Reviews: 19
Hads: 87
Avg: 3.85
pDev: 21.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Slatetank on 05-17-2011

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Reviews: 19 | Hads: 87
Reviews by JWU:
Photo of JWU
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jzeilinger
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a medium to medium dark copper hue with a generously thick layer of light toffee colored creamy, sticky foam. Very sticky on the sides of the glass.

S - Juicy, fruity aroma with a touch of caramel at presence.

T - More balanced than anything, caramel malt base throughout with a hit of sweetness up front before getting buried with pink grapefruit and pine bitterness that lingers. The ending bitter bite packs a healthy punch, and has a slightly unrefined harshness on the back end. The 8+% ABV is well hidden.

M - Medium body with a dry finish.

O - Very balanced up front and very bitter on the back end.

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Photo of tuowl74a
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PretzelsNBeer
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of ryser2k
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whatname
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Raisingfable
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bierleichen
3.34/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of citizencane
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had in the can. Smelled like citrusy hops, and the first sip confirmed this. As I continued to sip, this turned into a very clear grapefruit flavor- it seemed as though I was drinking grapefruit juice with a slight hint of hops. Very good, and will likely drink again soon.

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Photo of Bdel34
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a beige color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of hops, pine. Taste is well balanced hops and malts, some pine, a hint of tangerine, mild bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a good beer, but not the hop bomb I usually associate with this style.

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Photo of mb8867
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

-Snifter. Draft. 08.22.15

A: No effervesce, no head over a darken-rustic orange colored body with a light haze factor. No lacing.

S: Aroma of sweet fruitiness, wet, with some breakfast fruit, finishing out with grapefruity-citrusy floral hops. Light backing of speciality grains adds a light toasted background.

T: Flavor followed the nose a bit, very smooth, sweetly toasted fruitiness, grapes, some semi-dry tropical fruit, as well grapefruit, finishing up with a dry hopping of grassy hops. Flashes of sweet fruitiness mingle with a nice toasty malts and grapefruit-citrus hops blending very well together.

M: Smooth, lightly dry toasted maltiness, lightly carbonated, and easy off the tongue with a decent lingering effect.

O: This is very well balanced, the alcohol (8.5%) not even being a factor here. Being a homebrewer this does have a nice homebrew, small scale quality to it, fresh, clean that i can relate to and reminds me a bit malt and hop wise of something close to Carton or Kane in NJ would make. Very drinkable, and at $4.50 a glass, $12 growlers, $10 crowlers its a wonder how they keep this in stock half the time, Sure to be a local favorite as it is very drinkable. This, as well their Paideia pale ale are the two must try for the hop heads.

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Photo of buzzy
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jjd315
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DLSheidy
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ShanePB
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of mcslain
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of richardwood76
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of crowsnest
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of soulcougher
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Libation from St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.