Salute - Backlash Beer Company
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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
4.81/5 rDev +14.5%
Served at The Lower Depths Kenmore Square in Boston on Marathon Monday in a 14oz glass, not a 16oz (notes written down as not to be on my cellphone in a busy bar). I haven't read any reviews but I was shocked this beer was only an 88.
A - Clear orangey hue with good light reflection. Stone white head that held thin bubbles on top of a thicker base head.
S - Heavy grapefruit hop scent, so pleasant. It reminds me of some of the best West Coast DIPAs around. Pierces your nostrils with pine smell.
T - Super nice pine sour hop taste with a pleasant bite that rivals the best West Coast DIPAs. There is enough malt in this beer to make the 8.5% alcohol very smooth, but in the end and rightfully so this beer is all about the hops. I drank a Notch Left of the Dial IPA after this and it altered my palate so much I couldn't even taste the hops. This is a well crafted fresh tasting DIPA.
M - Clean tasting, puckering sourness from the hops but never too overbearing. Smooth head that has a light bubbly texture to it.
O - Can't believe this beer is from east of the rockies. True high quality hop flavor and not much else to gripe about.
04-16-2013 13:58:15 | More by JordanPhraczek
4.54/5 rDev +8.1%
A: Light amber with a tight white finger of head.
S: Tropical fruit sweetness, resin, and a little pine.
T: Grapefruit, tropical fruits and pine. Pretty big malt backbone balances out the bitterness of the hops.
M: Moderately carbonated making the flavor pop on your lounge. Finishes very dry making you want to take another sip.
O: Great beer. I'd put this is up there with Sucks and Furious. I'll definitely be picking some more up.
03-19-2013 15:02:28 | More by Davepoolesque
4.5/5 rDev +7.1%
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
06-15-2013 23:52:02 | More by brentk56
4.41/5 rDev +5%
Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, could not find a born on. Pours a cloudy light orange with s half inch of off white head, that leaves some lacing. Smell is grapefruit, apricot, tangerine, mango, and some earthy grassy hops. Taste is citrus, Headyesk, with grapefruit giving it a bitter edge and tropical fruit mellowing out the edges. This is really nice, would drink this again no doubt.
03-20-2013 13:32:24 | More by SawDog505
Salute from Backlash Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.