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Salute - Backlash Beer Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

48 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 10
Gots: 3 | 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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Photo of Lledd
3.51/5  rDev -16.6%
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.

Lledd, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of Pahn
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Pahn, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of Remdog
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Remdog, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of kaelingirl
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

kaelingirl, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev -5%

rab53, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of KeithThompson
4.25/5  rDev +1%

KeithThompson, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of comradekyle
4/5  rDev -5%

comradekyle, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of JordanPhraczek
4.81/5  rDev +14.3%
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.

JordanPhraczek, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of smcolw
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Eggshell white head; two fingers thick. Leaves streaky lace off each ring. Mild haze chill haze to the golden color with a touch of green tint.

Lots of pine and grapefruit rind to the nose. Powerful even as a bar pour.

Flavor is strongly bitter--there's no balance to this beer. The body trends toward the thin side; the carbonation above average. The finish is similar to sucking a hop pellet. IPA drinkers will love this beer that borders on the extreme.

smcolw, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of BrittEBurke
4/5  rDev -5%

BrittEBurke, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of yottachem
4/5  rDev -5%

yottachem, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of essencesea
3/5  rDev -28.7%

essencesea, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of Apathetiq
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Apathetiq, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of kevgod
4.25/5  rDev +1%

kevgod, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of Flounder57
4.25/5  rDev +1%
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.

Flounder57, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of Heavy-G
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Heavy-G, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of Bilco
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Bilco, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of Dope
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No bottling date that I can see but very fresh, maybe two weeks old.

A: Pours a mildly hazy, almost clear golden-amber. Big fizzy, fluffy off-white head. Head fades away slowly, leaving a nice island of foam behind. Nice fluffy spiderweb lacing left behind.

S: Really nice tropical fruit. Pineapple, mango, apricot mainly. A little bit of onion/garlic in there too. Even get a little melon. Nice!

T: Big, juicy hops. Loads of tropical fruit again but no sweetness, all bitterness. There is some grapefruit and resin in there now too. No sign of the malt, I think it perished underneath all the hops. Maybe some biscuity flavor in there...maybe. Another wave of bitterness into the finish. Drying, oily hop bitterness between sips.

M: Medium bodied, carbonation a touch high I think. Drying.

O: Well, this is Backlash's attempt at big west coast style DIPA. It's pretty good, but very unbalanced. Pure bitterness from start to finish. Almost no malt taste or sweetness. Not far from chewing on hops, which I don't mind at all. Drinkability does suffer a bit due to unbalanced nature, however so I couldn't mark it quite as high as I'd like.

Dope, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-Pours a cloudy honeyed hue. A giant head forms and grows. It also refuses to leave. It isn't too generous with its lacing.

S-Oily, catty and onion. Rotted citrus flesh. Very oniony, almost like eggplant or asparahus; its cool. The malt really hides behind the eccentric hoppiness; its there but only because it needs to be.

T-Becomes a bit more normal here. Citrus is bright and lively. The cat piss and onion are softened out. Tangy grapefruit and a bitter grassy finish. Malt is still subdued but it donates much more here than in the nose. Check that, as it warms it becomes quite balanced.

M-A bit boozy. High bitterness. Booze dries and the bitterness grips the palate. Yet, the flavors are enough to combat the coerciveness of then beer.

O/D-Not a fan of the label art or the entire mantra of Backlash. A silhouette of a bro with a flat brim hat is not very appealing but these guys are decent brewers. This is a pretty tasty DIPA, I'm a sucker for those.

VelvetExtract, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of morningthief
4/5  rDev -5%

morningthief, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of dubdrop
4.25/5  rDev +1%

dubdrop, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of SawDog505
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

SawDog505, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of Davepoolesque
4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Davepoolesque, Mar 19, 2013
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Salute from Backlash Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.