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Riot - Backlash Beer Company

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Riot
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88
very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Backlash Beer Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jslay013 on 01-18-2014)
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Ljudsignal

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber poured into a Trillium pint glass.

Pours a cloudy golden-amber crowned by an impressive three-finger bone-white head. Head fades over approximately three minutes to a sudsy film and collar atop the beer. Sticky curtains of lacing.

In the nose, a massive bonanza of grapefruit flesh, pineapple, mango, melon, and lighter notes of pine, pale malts, and a light rye-like spiciness. Juicy and inviting, practically jumps out of the glass at me.

Taste follows the nose, only more so. Bitter citrus and grapefruit juice on the front of the palate yields to a delicate and nuanced balance of tropical fruit, passionfruit, melon, and light bready maltiness. Finishes fairly dry and piney, with hints of rye spiciness and bitter grapefruit pith.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, smooth and creamy on the front- and mid-palate but finishing dry. Prickly carbonation, ABV is well-hidden.

On the whole, color me very impressed. I like Backlash in general, but on this one they really knocked it out of the park. Galaxy remains one of my favorite hop strains, and this is an excellent example of its unique flavor profile at work. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 03:50:18 | More by Ljudsignal
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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.

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Riot from Backlash Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.