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Lift Off - Daredevil Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
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Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

19 Reviews
no score

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Reviews: 19
Hads: 179
Avg: 3.85
pDev: 36.62%
Wants: 12
Gots: 48 | 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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Reviews: 19 | Hads: 179
Reviews by jmarsh123:
Photo of jmarsh123
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Tap in Bloomington

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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More User Reviews:
Photo of Immortale25
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish traditional oversized snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and some random splotches of bubbly surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Nice dry-hop aroma of piney hops and just enough malt backing to balance.

T- The pineyness continues and there's some extra earthy quality to the hop flavor. Very easy to drink for the ABV and has a moderate bitterness.

M- Slightly sharp from the hops with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- This is my first Daredevil beer and it's quite solid. Definitely on the more earthy side of the spectrum, but delivers good flavor and drinkability.

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Photo of SkinnyElvis
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ccurrid
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of rsquared59
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Zonian1
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of dsauter
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Bestie_Ge
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Iparedman
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of mbratt93
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zachpaschal
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of secondtooth
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of qcbrewer
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Snooprobirob
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of wrentmore
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zonker17
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Kmlund
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of kbuzz
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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Photo of Hendrick24
4/5  rDev +3.9%

3.62/5  rDev -6%
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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Lift Off from Daredevil Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.