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Tribute - 14th Star Brewing Co.

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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
14th Star Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: hophead0808 on 03-14-2014

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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of dtm426
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Red34
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great IIPA. Given the ABV, it drinks incredibly well. Very fragrant, almost a tropical fruit smell. This is my first bet I've tried from these guys, I'll have to find more.

Photo of RocketCityVol
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TampaRainman
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.43/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Can: Poured a clear amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of citrusy hops with some earthy hops notes is pleasant enough. Taste is not as sharp on hops as I would have expected with some citrus notes and a lightly sweet malt backbone. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not as much floral hoppy notes as I had expected form a Vermont IIPA. May be due to fact that brewery is only starting.

Photo of Stum-pub
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yarnbomb
4.99/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer makes me feel good. 5 stars for feel! Found this all around the area in bars and had many cans, some slightly aged. All were great experiences, so this beer is awesome in my book. Have it with a pizza, you'll be happy!

Photo of papat444
3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 12/15/14.

Frosted orange body, not completely hazy as i can still see shapes through. Thick bubbling foam with a permanent bond all around the glass. Aroma is mostly oranges and that follows in the flavor. Creamy with a pronounced bitterness. My gripe with this one is it's very clean, likely filtered and as such loses a bit of personality. Wished it had more of an edge as i find that is more fitting with DIPAs.

Photo of 05842_Liquids
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chippo33
3.59/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SpasmWaiter
3.23/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Far too malty for my tastes. Hop profile is muddy on the palate, cant define anything beyond basic bitterness. The shocking amount of sweetness leads me to believe it is under attenuated. Maybe with some tightening up this could become a good recipe but for now...

Photo of Brad007
4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a darker gold with a huge frothy head into my glass. That is one hell of a lovely head.

Mango and grapefruit in the nose. Hints at something much hoppier underneath.

A wallop of citrus hits the taste buds, disseminating into grapefruit, mango and buttery malt.

Burns the mouth with bitterness as it goes down. Wow. Very crisp. Finish is actually a little dry.

I give 14th Star mad props on their take of the Vermont Double IPA, which should actually be a style here on BA. Tribute stands tall among legends such as Heady Topper, Hyzer Flip, Mastermind, Second Fiddle and Double Sunshine.

Photo of GmAn613
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Archdale74
3.81/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beddie23
4.94/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bought this in a 4 pack cans. Marketing is oh so similar to Heady Topper. Silver 16 ounce cans.

It's excellent Double IPA with very similar taste to above mentioned beer. Definitely worth getting again

Photo of BlizzardBrew82
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobv
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mriley1984
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VTCombi
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zahara15
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkrock
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Hendry
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of VineyardBeer
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sampled at the Vermont Brewfest.

A-Pours a hazed medium orange color.

S-After a long day of sniffing and sipping, this one stood out. I picked up aromas of tropical fruit, lots of citrus and all that good stuff.

T-I enjoyed the sweetness level here. It was clearly hop forward but the hops had a sweet, juicy, fruit flavor. Candied oranges, peaches, tangerines. Finishes bitter with some green hop notes.

M-Has good body to it. Light resins. Bitter.

O-One of the more memorable beers I tried at the Fest. An Imperial IPA that stood its ground with the other, better known VT hop bombs.

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Tribute from 14th Star Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.