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Lift Off - Daredevil Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

121 Ratings
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 4
Gots: 21 | 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:
A bounty of American hops deliver the signature clean and crisp finish of a perfectly balanced West Coast style IPA.

(Beer added by: jmarsh123 on 02-11-2013)
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Reviews by AaronHomoya:
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4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Twenty Tap. I was glad as I've been trying to find this for a few weeks. This is one of Indy's newest beers and it is really good. The beer is an orange-amber color, suggesting a lot of caramel malt, and has a nice sticky head. A little hazy. The aroma is big and full of citrus, pine, classic west-coast IPA smells. Well done. The taste follows with a good malt, caramel backbone that is very well balanced with the hop flavors. Noticeable bitterness towards the finish - about right for me. Pleasant, medium-body. Overall a very solid IPA that raises the bar for Indianapolis' regular-availability IPA's.

AaronHomoya, Feb 17, 2013
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Pours from the pint can a cloudy, murky amber, with attractive head of off-white foam. Lace is spotty.

Nose is nice tropical hops -- I get pineapple, citrus, mango...very very nice!

Taste is brisk and bitter up front, and noticeably carbonated heavily. I get sour grapefruit most prominently here. Lift Off is a refreshing IPA with a light, drinkable body (despite the heavy 7.2% ABV). Definitely a solid and well-done IPA -- not a game changer, but solid.

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No freshness date.

Hazy orange with a finger of foam on top, dripping with soapy lacing around the edges.

Citrus peel and pale malt in the aroma, fairly aromatic.

Orangey citrus sweetness, piney hop bitterness, light pale malt in the middle and some lingering bitterness of green botanicals in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, smooth feel. Pretty classic and easy drinking. Would pick this up again if I saw it.

Thanks to Howard for this one!

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Pours somewhat murky orange with a few reddish hues. Nice 2 finger off-white head with decent lacing and retention.

Classic American hop presence in the aroma. Some citrusy fruit with pine and a little floral essence.

Very well balanced flavor. Crisp citrus up front, but there is a strong bready malt backbone that is not as evident in the nose. Finishes with a bit of grapefruit and pine, but not overly bitter. My girlfriend who hates most IPA's even enjoyed the balance on this one.

Creamy mouthfeel. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

Solid beer from a new brewer who appears to be doing things right so far. It was advertised as a West Coast IPA which I wouldn't necessarily agree with since it had more malt than is typical of that sub-genre. What it is though is a extremely well balanced smooth IPA and a superb beer for a brand new brewery.

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Lift Off from Daredevil Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.