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Libation - St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Slatetank on 05-17-2011)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 03:27:50 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

12-27-2013 19:22:31 | More by Kegatron
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on draft served chilled and allowed to slowly warm.

The color is pale -golden with accents of amber with full thick crown of cream colored head with good retention. The smell is nice but not strong with more herbal aromas from the hops and mild floral sweetness in the scent. The feel is semi-dry with lots of resinous texture and moderate bitterness. I found it had a nice mellow sweetness level to anchor all the hop astringency and balance slightly -there is very mild alcohol which I only noticed when I took a larger gulp.

The flavor is very tangy with astringent hop leaning toward the lemony and herbal rather than citrus or pine, the malt gives a slight sugar tinge and coats the mouth as the resinous grassy hop flavor surround my taste buds, plenty of hop bitterness but not so much that it is a palate wrecking flavor, you are still able to get both malt and hops out of this Imperial IPA. I enjoyed this multiple times and found it needed a little time to open up as it seemed tame at first, but grew in complexity slightly toward the end. I prefer I dry west coast style Imperial IPA, but this one is a decent tasting and drinkable example I recommend giving it a shot.

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2011 01:08:49 | More by Slatetank
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

2.53/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle purchased at the brewery. Enjoyed my sample a lot more of draft than this instance.

Pours a sediment ridden dark golden amber with a creamy, retentive head. Nose is soapy, medicinal and slightly bitter. Flavor starts off like a nice DIPA actually, balance of backing caramel malt with strong citrus hops before a buttery, vanilla sweet finish. Eek. I'll rereview when I don't have a funky bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 03:35:28 | More by yourefragile
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-23-2013 16:36:26 | More by InspectorBob
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

10-05-2013 21:25:03 | More by tobelerone
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

09-30-2013 12:42:02 | More by ShanePB
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

09-17-2013 18:11:56 | More by ROGUE16
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

03-29-2013 18:49:11 | More by IPAchris
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-22-2013 18:20:57 | More by BMart
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-16-2013 18:01:20 | More by jbaker67
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-05-2014 04:29:03 | More by 2dogbrew
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-13-2013 02:46:01 | More by whatname
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-01-14 in Lititz, PA at the Bull's Head

A - Pretty clear orange with a 1-finger head and mild lace.

S - Pale malt, yeast, light citrus and mild hop floral.

T - Moderately roasted and moderately sweet, tart citrus and orange candy, herbal/medicinal, touch of pepper and astingent/lemony bitterness that lasts into the aftertaste balanced by a touch of caramel sweetness.

M - Light-Medium body and light carbonation. Oily and chewy.

O - Not a West Coast IPA. It's more earthy, lemony and astringent.

Serving type: on-tap

01-15-2012 13:42:01 | More by Tucquan
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

09-30-2012 13:44:23 | More by jpd7374
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thain709

Pennsylvania

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

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

Serving type: growler

07-18-2011 18:37:49 | More by thain709
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2012 16:04:04 | More by BeerCon5
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abcramer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-31-2012 03:57:35 | More by abcramer
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TheNightwatchman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-19-2012 23:12:08 | More by TheNightwatchman
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-20-2013 23:56:48 | More by Blaze5445
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scottDC

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-11-2014 15:18:38 | More by scottDC
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ryser2k

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-19-2013 14:28:21 | More by ryser2k
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-20-2012 01:51:57 | More by wertschy
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Sipchue

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-18-2013 21:12:58 | More by Sipchue
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Yellolab2010

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-13-2014 18:48:03 | More by Yellolab2010
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Libation from St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.