Tail Feather IPA - Enki Brewing

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Tail Feather IPA
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Reviews: 4
Hads: 20
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Enki Brewing visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: morimech on 02-22-2014

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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 20
Reviews by mwilbur:
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3.51/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap into tulip.
A: Pours a clear, darker yellow-orange hue with high carbonation producing a 1 inch bubbly white head with decent retention. Hint of lacing.
S: Sweet caramel malt, citrus hops...nice, but fairly straight-forward.
T: Sweet caramel malt hits first followed by bitter citrus hops. Interesting...fairly sweet and not as aromatic as is typical for style.
M: Soft and sweet followed by bitter (overly so) hops. Not the best balance.
D: Decent for style, but could be tweaked with better results. (515 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.25/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of morimech
3.45/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Added as an American IPA but could of gone DIPA as well being at 8% ABV and 90 IBUs.

Pours a slightly hazy orange/amber color with one finger of head that settles to a thin film relatively quickly. However plenty of lacing is left down the glass.

This beer has been dry hopped but it sure does not smell like it. The hops just do not pop out of this beer. In fact there is not much aroma at all. Do pick up mild grapefruit and floral notes.

What this beer did do was pick up all the bitterness. Unfortunately there is not enough hop flavor to make the bitterness worth it. Also a hint of alcohol in the finish as well. Mild grapefruit and floral notes from the hops. Nice amount of malt sweetness comes through but does not add much in the way of flavor. I wonder if the brewer used the same yeast as Citric Journey? Getting some fruity esters and buttery diacetyl from the yeast. Not use to having that in a big IPA.

Medium body and very nicely carbonated. Results in a smooth feel despite the blistering bitterness.

Certainly plenty of room for improvement in this beer if the brewery decides to do this beer again. Need a better hop payoff and a cleaner yeast character. (1,178 characters)

Photo of kenzilka007
4.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of FalloutDUDE666
4.19/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A local brew. The aroma is captivating but the taste is lost to me. Nothing stands out as particularly amazing. Good for a summers night out. Just another ipa otherwise. (173 characters)

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4.16/5  rDev n/a

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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3/5  rDev n/a

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of mothman
3.25/5  rDev n/a

Photo of maximum12
1.38/5  rDev n/a
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Another newer Twin Cities brewery, another bomber on the shelves, though at least this one is reasonably priced. 22 oz. of liquid split with my wife.

First & foremost, Enki, as an old Journalism major, please proofread your damn label. Pallet? Really? If you’re not going to farm out your label work to a pro, at least have a friend who’s an English major take a quick glance…that first sentence is embarrassing. Anyways. Darksish, opaquish orange with beer-level carbonation. The nose: where is the nose? Titch of sweet malt, half-imagined citrus? Little to nothing in the way of aroma.

Tailfeather IPA is marred by an aftertaste just this side of week-old trash can. I’d like to be nicer, but…upfront there’s a tiny slap of bitterness with no hop flavor at all before the malts overwhelm this “IPA”. Then the aftertaste kicks in, & the beer devolves from dull to downright foul. I could describe the flavor, but that means more sips. No thank you. I’m going to have to pull out the Wheat Thins to clear the palate. Pallet?

C’mon, really? This is what you want to present to the world? This is a terrible beer with a botched label. One is going to the recycling bin, the other to the kitchen sink. An awful effort that will cause me to actively avoid Enki beers in the future. (1,303 characters)

Photo of mmulebarn
3.25/5  rDev n/a

Photo of dheldman
2.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of XmnwildX12
2.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of Ilafan
3.25/5  rDev n/a

Photo of Mplsbrew
3.08/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Tail Feather IPA from Enki Brewing
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