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Riot - Backlash Beer Company

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Riot
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BA SCORE
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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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.

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22 oz. bomber poured into the larger version of the Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Liquid comes out an extremely hazy orange color. You can't really see through it unless you hold it up to the light. White head with various sized bubbles at first, but it's the smaller bubbles that stick around the whole time leaving small film and a ring around the top. Not a bad looking beer, but it looks more like an unfiltered Belgian pale ale than a double IPA.

Smell is pretty good, doesn't smell quite as hoppy as the average double IPA. Dominantly citrus hops come out. Fresh tangerine and ripe orange peele. Strong bready aromas, probably pale and wheat malts. Slightly spicy, maybe a little bit of Rye.

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