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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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foamystache

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19.3%

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

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19.3%

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

Massachusetts

4.81/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2013 13:58:15 | More by JordanPhraczek
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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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mketchen

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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

Massachusetts

4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 15:02:28 | More by Davepoolesque
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-12-2014 20:56:25 | More by MarkDeming
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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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SixBitsKyle

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-18-2013 00:54:11 | More by SixBitsKyle
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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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SawDog505

New Hampshire

4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 13:32:24 | More by SawDog505
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KeithThompson

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-21-2013 12:22:47 | More by KeithThompson
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

03-29-2013 01:29:07 | More by kevgod
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

03-24-2013 00:48:51 | More by Bilco
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Remdog

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-23-2013 23:13:38 | More by Remdog
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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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dubdrop

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

03-20-2013 15:01:13 | More by dubdrop
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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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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

03-31-2013 18:35:39 | More by Apathetiq
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Heavy-G

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

03-25-2013 18:25:59 | More by Heavy-G
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: This beer poured a small head that reduced to a small layer and left some nice lacing on the glass. It is a hazy orange yellow color with no signs of carbonation. Super nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Tropical fruit heaven. Pineapples, mango, passion fruit, and tangerine. Caramel and bready malts in there too.

Taste: Same as above with some nice subtle bitterness in the end. Tropical and resiny hops deliciousness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, tingly bitterness, medium carbonation, medium to full bodied, a little dry, chewy, and enjoyable to drink.

Overall: Pretty solid DIPA. I had a few weeks ago on draft and enjoying it once again.

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2013 03:00:49 | More by Flounder57
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Salute from Backlash Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.