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Libation - St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company visit their website
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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Slatetank
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of yourefragile
2.53/5  rDev -34.1%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Tucquan
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Photo of GeoffreyM
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of thain709
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
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

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of BeerCon5
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Libation from St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.