Riot - Backlash Beer Company
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2.58/5 rDev -35%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Thanks to mjg0725 for this bottle in a recent trade. 22 oz. bottle, batch 1 of 2 dated December 2013, split with my wife.
Pour is a orange juice with about 81% of the orange sucked out of it, opaque. The polite nose is orange zest & citrus with a side of sweetness. If this is where we're headed, this is the tamest riot I've ever experienced.
Riot on the surburban Fawning Deer cul-de-sac, perhaps, but the local mall security guy can handle an outbreak like this. There's a nice bare ass-slap of bitterness right up front, but the crowd goes mild from there. Plenty of Aldi fruits: that orange zest, tangerines, a more general mash-up. Unfortunately there's too much of that dank, earthy hoppiness that grows as it warms. I know lots of people like it, but I'm not a fan of loam in my beer. Drinkability begins to tank as the dirt works its way between my teeth.
This is right on the border of a beer that I'll actually drink rather than tip into the sink. Way too much dankness spoils some pretty nice nuances. Sub-mediocre.
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2014 02:47:19 | More by maximum12
3.93/5 rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Tap at Horseshoe Pub in Hudson.
Nice creamy 1+ finger head fades pretty slowly with nice soapy lacing, semi hazy golden honey orange color.
Nose fresh hops, very floral and mild grassy earthy, some citrus with mild orange rind and hint of grapefruit, little pith and gets quite rindy, with a pretty big sweet malt underneath, little candied orange peel.
Taste starts with more hops, fairly bitter at first, lots more orange rind and grapefruit pith, some orange juice and little tangerine, as well as mild floral earthy hops. Then a fair sweet malt, little candy like sweet malt and reddish fluffy like malt, with good balance... at first. Sweetness attempts to mask the mild alcohol but it comes through a bit. Finish dries and gets very bitter, astringent bitterness with spicy chewy hops, earthy, lots more citrus rind, also a sticky feel.
Mouth is med to fuller bod, nice carb, hint of warming booze.
Overall not bad, glad I got a pint at a bar rather than pay a ton for the bottle, it's pretty good though, nice balance at first with a huge bitter aftertaste, hits everything pretty well for a big dipa, lots of Orange peel though.
Serving type: on-tap
02-09-2014 04:07:59 | More by jlindros
3.6/5 rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Nice orange/golden body with foamy white head and a crisp citrus/pine nose. Not getting the nuance of the galaxy hop here. It got a little more refined as it warmed. It's pretty much bitter on the tongue with some pine resin and some malt sweetness. Not a bad DIPA but nothing noteworthy.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2014 04:33:26 | More by PHBoiler
Riot from Backlash Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.