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Vendetta IPA - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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Vendetta IPAVendetta IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

129 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: kojevergas on 11-01-2011)
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Reviews by Kendo:
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Kendo

New York

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from the bomber into a Duvel tulip. Body is hazy orangey-amber that becomes orangey-red when backlit. Nice 1-finger ecru-colored head on top.

S: Sweet caramel malt and toffee is surprisingly the dominant characteristic. Slight mustiness makes me wonder just how old this bottle is - there's no freshness dating on the bottle, and while this just showed up locally in the last week or two, my distributor (DeCrescente) is notoriously horrible when it comes to getting fresh beer. The fact that the most recent review here is nearly 2 months old doesn't inspire confidence that I'm drinking a fresh beer either. .. .

T: Malt backbone is noted - caramel malt. Hops arrive but not in a tremendously flavorful way - more as a back-end bitterness (piney, grassy and lemony). It's not really a harmonious whole between the malt and hops; rather, malt up front then bitter hops separately on the back end. Drinks more like an east coast DIPA (think DFH 90 Minute or Stoudt's DIPA) than a west coast IPA. Lingering bitterness.

M: Medium-to-full bodied. Carbonation is appropriate.

O: OK. Not what I was hoping for, however - too malty and the balance isn't there.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 03:23:02 | More by Kendo
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Vendetta IPA from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
85 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.