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Blind Tiger - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 1
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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Speakeasy Ales & Lagers visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: spark3148857 on 09-08-2013

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Ratings: 82 | Reviews: 14
Reviews by ambruns1979:
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.84/5  rDev -4.2%

Bottle I brought to share at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Pours a hazy golden-orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and grapefruit juice aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid citrus forward hop qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Opens with a big herbal, minty nose. Pours hazy gold under a 3” rocky white cap with a slight yellow-gold tint that provided very clingy lace. Showcases big hop flavors over a light malt backbone. Melon and citrus start the attack with hints of tropical fruit finishing with a clean, crisp bitterness and a herbaceous graham cracker laced with fruit aftertaste. Very fine soft carbonation gives the beer a light creamy mousse texture. Very big flavors but nothing is harsh or cloying.

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4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Speakeasy's 16th Anniversary Party:

Pours a hazy bright yellow with slight orange edges. Creamy off white head. Aroma is all hops. The malt backbone is barely noticeable which was clearly the intention. Huge notes of pineapple, mango, passion fruit, peaches, and melon. So much citrus hop focus in the aroma. Taste follows the nose extremely well. Not overly sweet with exceptionally balanced flavors from all the different hops in this beer. One of the smoothest and creamiest 10% IPAs I've had, amazing how well the alcohol was covered up. Dangerously easy to drink! Hop profile is Simcoe, Amarillo, Citra, Columbus, Apollo, and Mosaic. An excellent TIPA, hopefully this is rebrewed and maybe even added to Speakeasy's lineup.

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3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: golden beer with frothy cap; persistent filmy cap and some sparse lacing

S: bright grapefruit and lemon pith and spray - zesty on the nose - some floral notes

T: danker hop bitterness on the tongue than the nose - shiny pine notes humming through the citric flowers; light and just mildly sweet malts, pale and clean

M: toward the lighter-feel end of the DIPA spectrum; another relatively lean and tight IIPA, subtle bitterness, mild finish

O: drinkable DIPA from San Fran, lean and crisp, carrying a well-hidden abv - light and lemony - definitely worth the buy, even if only for the one time.

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4.07/5  rDev +1.5%

Pours very cloudy gold color like salt water, with sediment floating in it and a huge thick foamy white head that's full of bubbles of all sizes and faded extremely slowly, dissipating into craters as it went down and leaving outstanding lacing coating the sides. A great looking beer.

Smells of pineapple, mango, orange, apple, citrus hops, graham cracker, sweet fruit like starfruit or other tropical citrus fruits, brown sugar, toasted grains, grass and floral hops. Very pungent citrus aroma that was very strong yet had enough of a malty backbone to make great balance.

Dank juicy hops smack you up front, followed by citrus hops if all kinds including pineapple, mango, orange, pear, apple, citrus hops, graham cracker, sweet citrus fruits, brown sugar, toasted grains, toffee, toasted wheat bread (with butter), grass, fruity candy like Skittles, tea leaf or dry spices like pepper and coriander, and floral hops. Like the nose the flavor is pungent citrus fruit with enough of a malty backbone to give great balance and make this easy drinking. It hides the ABV completely and slides down smooth.

Mouthfeel is slick and buttery with average carbonation, a medium chewy body and a finish that's bitter but not too bitter. Aftertase is sweet and fruity with some toasted bread lingering as it faded, and overall it was complex and very tasty.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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