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Salute - Backlash Beer Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

46 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 10
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: Davepoolesque on 03-19-2013)
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nootch23

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-27-2013 11:34:08 | More by nootch23
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.5%

02-21-2014 03:55:24 | More by gehlbach
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #77 (June 2013):

LOOK: Bright, gold, thick, massive white foam head with stick and lace

SMELL: Big pine, citrus skins, herbal, resin

TASTE: Semi-viscous, creamy, grapefruit, pine, tropical fruits, melon, sweet malty backbone, bready, resiny, leafy, dry, aspirin

This liquid homage to Samuel Adam’s Hop Sharing program, which provided Backlash with Citra and Simcoe hops, is one hell of a DIPA. While it’s packed with hop character, and it provides a good kick in the palate, it remains flavor focused, and is surprisingly balanced and highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 22:12:30 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19.3%

11-13-2013 02:18:34 | More by GermanSpy
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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -28.4%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

10-03-2013 16:41:16 | More by Kmlund
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msween21

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

07-26-2013 18:22:46 | More by msween21
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

07-16-2013 01:54:59 | More by DonFrap
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-12-2013 02:02:46 | More by AJ01923
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-01-2013 19:59:21 | More by aorloski
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taez555

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-30-2013 18:01:56 | More by taez555
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: The beer presents with a very impressive head capping the hazy amber liquid; sheets of lacing form as the beer is consumed

Smell: Pink grapefruit aromatics

Taste: A little biscuity, up front, and then the pink grapefruit flavors take over, bringing a lot of pith that maintains its intenisty through the finish'

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: Very refreshing; among the better examples of the style and shows that East Coast breweries can brew a West Coast IPA with the best of them

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2013 23:52:02 | More by brentk56
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mketchen

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

06-09-2013 17:03:49 | More by mketchen
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

06-07-2013 03:03:27 | More by Mark5252
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

06-01-2013 02:00:34 | More by trevorpost
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SixBitsKyle

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-18-2013 00:54:11 | More by SixBitsKyle
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-09-2013 04:40:13 | More by PatGreer
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SalMineo

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-06-2013 15:34:08 | More by SalMineo
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pveilleux

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-06-2013 01:16:28 | More by pveilleux
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-04-2013 02:36:13 | More by AdamP
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a pale, golden orange with a slightly cloudy body that appears to have thousands of little particles floating through it. The head pours at a healthy width and mellows into a nice, half-a-finger’s-width, with a lazy stream of bubbles working their way to refill the head. The beer leaves a lacing of sticky dry bubbles that leave tendrils across the glass. On the nose, this beer smells like a big, bold, and pithy DIPA. Resinous pine and citric, bitter grapefruit mingle and dance on the nose with hints of tropical mango and pineapple, and there is even a light, cracker-like caramel malt sitting below all of the beautiful hop smells. Pine is the big player in the nose, though, and it is beautiful. On the tongue, the beer tastes bitter, but smooth with light acidic pucker and some nice mellowing sweet malt and hops. In flavors, the beer begins as sweet tropical mango and papaya, but quickly moves into bitter, sticky pine flavors with touches of citric grapefruit. These flavors, interestingly, crescendo into a mild and smooth bready malt character that pillows the tongue against the harsher bite from the hops, and helps make this beer hugely drinkable. The finish is a blend of bitter pine, bittersweet tropical fruit, and bready caramel malts with a touch of peppery spice. The aftertaste is a lovely lingering of the finish with the spice actually intensifying slightly and making me think of rye malt, though I don’t think any was used in this beer. In the mouth, this beer feels great. It feels on the light side of medium in body with a prickly carbonation that keeps the beer’s sweetness in check, but also mellows into a beautiful fluffy cloud that cradles the tongue and makes this beer hugely quaffable. This is nearly the perfect “knock back double IPA.” Overall, I am a fan of this beer. It is neither the bitterest, nor the fruitiest DIPA I have had, but it blends the flavors beautifully, and has a really nice mouthfeel. I’m not sure if the mouthfeel is what I normally want from a DIPA, but with this beer it is fantastic and it hides its alcohol beautifully. Try this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 00:47:48 | More by Maxwell
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foamystache

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19.3%

05-02-2013 23:21:00 | More by foamystache
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Lledd

Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

22oz bomber served in Alchemist bar glass.

A: Hazy light amber. 3/4 finger head fades quickly to near zero foam. Zero carbonation movement. I really mean zero. Not a bubble to be seen. Patchy lacing. <3>

S: Lemon citrus, almost like pine-sol, in a good way. Grassy. <3.75>

T: Subtle to noticeable citrus with a predominance of bitterness. Nearly no malt is tasted. Some sweetness would have been nice to accentuate and reinforce the subtleties of the brighter flavors. Dry finish. Leaves a bitter tart flavor in the back of your throat. Maybe a hint of banana? The hoppiness is a bit one dimensional. It needs some more malt. <3.75>

M: Very fine carbonation. Dry finish followed by mouth watering from the bitterness. Not a "I want more and I'm drooling" water, a "my mouth is responding to bitter" watering. For a DIPA the body is thin, not necessarily bad, but thinner than others. <3.25>

O: I don't hate it. I won't buy it again. If you want a hop-bomb, you can get more from dynamics from other brews. If you want complexity and balance, you can definitely get more somewhere else. The beer is drinkable and enjoyable, but I won't visit it again. <3> - average.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 02:52:14 | More by Lledd
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Pahn

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-29-2013 22:29:52 | More by Pahn
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Salute from Backlash Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.