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Overlord Imperial IPA - Tin Man Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 16.58%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tin Man Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: secondtooth on 07-20-2013)
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Reviews by Chaney:
Photo of Chaney
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Yep, I was the one who started a very negative thread on this very site concerning "Tin Man." A year has past now, the former head brewer is now gone, and a new era is now underway.

I picked this up at a Liquor Locker store on the East side of Evansville. Sure, I spoke with the beer guy there for a good bit about my experience with the brewery and he wholeheartedly agreed with me. As a matter of fact, he said he had even gotten into some brawl out arguments with some of the employees over the substandard quality of their products.

I decided to trust the guy and purchase a tallboy can of "Overlord" based on his high recommendation.

A: Poured into a short "Monumental Insurance" glass. Fairly clear golden color, but with a slight bit of head and a very sticky head.

S: Sort of a combination of papaya, grapefruit, and orange. Very complex actually.

T: I gave my wife a swig of this as well and even she was impressed at how well the ABV was hidden. Damn, didn't realize it was as high as it was until I was done. Wonderful citrus and whole leaf hop flavor.

M: The sugar content was very low, which impressed me. Low to mid on the carbonation front, and the lacing was ridiculous.

O: Welcome to the new era, "Tin Man." I like ya already.

More User Reviews:
Photo of dmgeng
4.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The can was really cool at the liquor store and I wanted to support a local brewery (IN).

A - Beautiful gold color with small white bubbles to get a strong head. Great lacing. Very clear.

S - Strong hop nose. Dank hoppiness that I love. Light citrus, some pine, and light floral.

T - Has all the hops from the smell with lots of the C-Hop notes from the list of hops in this great brew. Light complimenting grain flavor but mostly hoppy. Nice finish with nice hop bitterness. Right in the middle of cloying and dry.

M - Moderate to light mouth-feel. Has some bitterness but is mostly clean on the finish. Hoppy but balanced mouth-feel. Perfect carbonation.

Overall, a deliciously flavored IIPA. Great dank hoppiness that rules the brew. I love the hops and the body makes for a delicious brew. Perfect if you like your IIPAs less heavy and full of juicy hops. Definitely gives you a buzz after a pint of 8% DIPA! It's from the Midwest but seems like it should be from the Pacific NW. I could drink these for ever!

Glass- Nonic Pint

Photo of Arherring
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of secondtooth
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into Tin Man goblet at brewpub a nice amber with solid lace.

Aroma is tropical fruit, pineapple, mango....very good, refreshing start (and on a warm summer afternoon, too). Score some points with aroma.

Taste is mild and balanced. Plenty of hops in here, but not the hop-bomb I'd expect somehow. Still, this proved to be a very enjoyable and tasty IPA. I will definitely revisit on draft, and pick up a 4-pack of cans once available.

And this is a review of the canned version, finally appearing in about November of 2013:

This is a stronger 9%, rather than the 7-something percent of the draft version, but it doesn't fare quite as well.

Pours a clean light amber, with a rich head of white suds. Beautiful lace.

Nose is citrus hops, a little caramel in the malts. Pleasing, to be sure.

Taste is strong and full-bodied, with hops up front -- citrus, grapefruit, and some pine notes.

Decent balance, with plenty of malts in there -- in fact, this seems really heavy on the malts, to the point of being almost cloying and muddy. Much better in a pint glass from draft.

Photo of BigJim5021
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of beersdmf17
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of bitteraahh
4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Awesome beer, very well balanced for a very smooth initial taste and a perfect aftertaste that doesn't linger. Not super filling. It is going to be offered locally soon. Tin Man brewery has a great atmosphere and very knowledgeable staff. Food is good. So far their entire offering has been a great fine.

Photo of hop_devil
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of jmarsh123
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of SpartyJoe
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Boilerup365
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Crackerroll
1.6/5  rDev -57.2%

Photo of threedaggers
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of UBrew1984
4.52/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of BGrimes
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of TheFizzinator
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark copper color with a full 3 fingers of head lingering on top. It does not dissipate quickly either. The smell is very subtle, I had to really get in there to pick up all the subtle notes in the nose. There's candied caramel from the malt, and nice honeysuckle note from the esters. The taste is still subtle and keeps the alcohol well hidden in such a big beer. Honeysuckle, some light honey along with a nice hint of bitterness in the finish, but sort of leaves a slightly metallic aftertaste.

It's not nearly a mind blowing DIPA but its well crafted and has a little bit of uniqueness to it with the subtlety of the flavors.

Photo of CSQ1111
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of stuckeyj64
4.51/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a really solid imperial IPA. Had great aroma and taste. It hides the 9% alcohol pretty well too. Decent lacing. Was pleased to see they are offering this in tall boy four packs too. Need to pick some up to take home (although they do distribute where I live, so that's cool).

Photo of homebrew311
3.41/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from 16 oz can. Apperance is clear golden with thin white head. Nose is ripe full of c-hops. Nice floral aromas with resinous notes, citrus, and pine. Smells leaps and bounds better than the other offerings I have tasted from tinman. Some caramel malts show up in the back with lots of grapefruit as well. Taste has large amount of bittering hops, notes of lemon and grapefruit come through the strongest. Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated. Overall, much improved from the other tin man beers, maybe they're on to something.

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of olafphysics
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Shatrat
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of instinct2
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Overlord Imperial IPA from Tin Man Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.