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Vendetta IPA - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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Vendetta IPAVendetta IPA

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very good

164 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kojevergas on 11-01-2011

Vendetta IPA is the taste of sweet revenge. Aggressively bitter with a cutthroat convergence of Citra and Amarillo hops, this Vendetta won't soon be forgotten.
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Ratings: 164 | Reviews: 36
Reviews by BeerAficionadoMCMXC:
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3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- This beer's got a share of haziness but it's minimal. The color is golden brown; maybe it's SRM is 10. The head retention is good, no better.
T- The taste is clearly hopped with slight cereal taste, but well balanced.
O- It's an IPA with a perfectly balanced hop addition. Love Citra and Amarillo!

More User Reviews:
Photo of SanFranJake
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of EastBay_Nick
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Beerswag
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Jason
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz brown bomber with no freshness date.

One of the best looking heads this year, trail of lacing is awesome to track as well. Nearly clear pale amber color. Hoppy aroma of tangerine zest, fresh grass and hemp seeds ... hint of biscuity grain as well. Semi-pungent pulling hop bitterness, fresh graininess with undertones of biscuity grain. Yeast, ripe apples, melon rind, tangerine pith, powdered aspirin and some warmth. A lot going on but still drinkable. Hoppy finish that ends dry.

This is a big IPA ... not too far off from being a DIPA. A whole lot of fun to drink, very "West Coast".

Photo of Billolick
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled at DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY.

Pours darker amber, and murky. Medium tan head, stays for a bit, then going to a very tiny bubble film and all sorts of high, fine and coating sheeting and lace.

Piney hop and grapefruit nose.

Resin and pine infused hoppy brew. I also get some slight grapefruit character, some smoky peat and maybe a bit of chocolate malt.

Tasty and complex APA, worth a try. Glad to able to enjoy this one via a fresh growler pour

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Milkysunshine
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of timc100
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Nothing too special, aside from the head upon pour. Crystal clear amber, a darker looking IPA, with a very substantial puffy white head. As it settles the head becomes less attractive - spotty lacing, uneven retention.

S: Not very pungent - takes a big swirl and the nose all the way in the glass to get the aroma. Really nice hop pairing. Some tropical fruit astringency in mango and pineapple, resinous grass and some pine, bitter grapefruit rind. Also getting some pilsner malt.

T: Really nice. Not incredibly bitter, very balanced. Getting a lot more malt than the nose predicted and less fruit astringency. Decently resinous and grassy. Very tasty.

P: Medium bodied, a little low on carbonation. Finishes dry.

O: Really enjoyable IPA at a reasonable price. Not aggressively cirtra and amarillo, but a nice balanced combo. However, I did not have the freshest bottle.

Photo of crowsoup
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm writing this while wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, so please excuse any failed plotting...

A fantastic pour that is slightly darker than expected, with a thick, tan/beige head on its shoulders. Visually inciting my desire to get it in my mouth pronto...

A bright yet bitter front end with a flowery finish, nicely balanced with a medium carbonation. There is no revolt here. Sure it occupies the taste buds, but only for an appropriate amount of time.

This is a fantastic and drinkable beer. You might not write home about it, but you'll definitely have another while thinking about how long it's been since you last wrote home. Another fine offering from Speakeasy.

Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of socon67
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours amber with thin bubbles floating to the surface. Sticky webs of lacing around the glass. Foam is tan and retains well.

S - Scents of pine resin, Sweet tangy citrus, and a gentle hoppy aroma.

T - Good drinking IPA. Citrusy sweet and a hoppy bite that hits the back of the tongue.

M - Great balance for the style. Raspy bite is not overbearing. Medium body.

O - Just a good deomestiv IPA that is easy drinking. Not necessarily one to seek out, but certainly a beer that most will enjoy.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The Vendetta IPA from Speakeasy is Goood! The beer poured a hazy orangish with foamy white head that is leaving a nice lace. The scent carried a nice pine hop with subtle citrus flare. The taste was a very well balance between the bitterness of the hops and sweet malt. Toward the end...the bitterness prevails....but that is what makes it good. The pine and slight citrus are present throughout. The mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a nice beer...would want more on the nose tho.

Photo of bbbblover
3.12/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of mc4z
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of rowbow
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Barleydine
4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Super tasty shocker beer from the back of the fridge. I bought it on a whim and I feel I lucked out. It is pleasantly crisp with a nice citra after taste. It's my first beer from Speakeasy and definitely not my last. I'll be honest...limited addition sold...it was well worth it....

Photo of Beermasterjarrett
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Topher78
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of spark3148857
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of BuckTuckian
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Hopmodium
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of LoFiDave
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Greywulfken
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: medium amber beer with an inflatable head (i.e., as big as you want it to be) of dense off-white, traces of lace linger, head persists all the way down

S: doesn't lean too far in either hop direction - balance between the pine and citric types, subtle malt background

T: mellow bitterness, smooth maltiness, hints of pine resin and barley grain

M: medium weight and carbonation, smooth, slight bittering effect, clean finish

O: a serviceable IPA, well-crafted and all, but relatively indistinct from its competitors

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Vendetta IPA from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
85 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.