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Lift Off - Daredevil Brewing Co.

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very good

131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 7
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Daredevil Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jmarsh123 on 02-11-2013

A bounty of American hops deliver the signature clean and crisp finish of a perfectly balanced West Coast style IPA.
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3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

3.62/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Three fingers of very light tan head builds to nearly 3 fingers with a strong pour. head turns rocky as the bubbles crackle and fade. Only scattered branches of lace are left behind. Body is a honey gold in tone and overall this brew has a very attractive appearance. Nose consists of citrus rind, fresh cut grass and a bit of lettuce like smell. With first sip you get dry resin based hop characteristics that paint the tongue. The mouthfeel stays mostly on the grassy feel and does include some soft dandelion tones as well. Very easy to drink IPA. Not a hop bomb but not a dud either.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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I poured this nice looking 16 oz. undated can into my Spiegelau IPA glass. I am a sucker for pint cans and for good IPAs. I think I hit the jackpot with this one. The rich golden body had a little chill haze and the head was pure white. Clumps of lace clung to the glass.

The smell was pine and citrus. Maybe even some powdery aspirin.

The can stated that it is a well-balanced IPA. I respectfully disagree. I think an IPA should be significantly more hoppy than sweet. Let the APAs seek balance. This IPA is a wonderfully unbalanced creation. I am not suggesting that it is not well crafted – it has a great mix of citrusy, spicy hops and enough malty, caramelly sweetness to gently counter the abundant, leafy, drying hops. I never found it to be harsh, but it did have a nice bitter bite. This is just how I prefer my IPAs - beautifully out of balance.

Juicy oranges, grapefruit and pineapple flavors were evident but it finished pretty dry - which always makes me want to sip more, more, more. There was some hint of aspirin - which make me think there are some Amarillo hops as well as the traditional West Coast-style three Cs. (I’m speculating). Lift Off weighs in at 72 IBUs and 7.2% ABV. The alcohol is very well hidden, maybe too well hidden – it is very easy to drink.

The body was smooth and the carbonation level was medium - right on for the style. I would gladly reach for this one again and again.

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Lift Off from Daredevil Brewing Co.
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