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Weapons Grade IPA | The Defiant Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Defiant Brewing Company
New York, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Billolick on 01-07-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
46
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
32.98%
 
 
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 46
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Photo of StJamesGate
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep orange with rimming steady white head and lots of streamers. 4
Dank, earthy, orange leaf nose that's almost unpleasant but kinda dirty-sexy, too. 3.5
Orange salt caramel up front then candied orange, resin, and some floral nectar. 3.75
Musty mandarin end and aspirin linger.
Medium and then some, a bit hot, well chewy. 4

Huge - robust nose, solid malts, big C hop nose, and some boozy fire. There's something raw about this, but it's the same quality that makes it interesting. An unapologetic brute. 4

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Photo of Billolick
4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler filled yesterday at Cable Beverage in Rockland county NY
Pours hazed typical almond amber. Creamy medium khaki head that lasts nicely. Leaves a fully developed collar, extensive low and high sheeting and a fine bubble film. Nice looking beer.
Pungent pineapple/grapefruit fruity/citric nose. Nice and makes me look forward to the first sip
Not dissappointed at all...more of the pineapple/grapefruit theme going on strong here. Citrus fruit, now including a hint of lime, passion fruit and ripe melon. Full throttle IPA (DIPA @ 9%?). nicely hop presence, but not at all bitter, resiny or piney....just citrus and tropical fruit....very nicely done....
Def the beer beeer I've had over the years from Defiant - worth seeking out - get a growler or a pint if you see it available

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Photo of JC333
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tappangordo
3.2/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of acurtis
3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mackeyse
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of belotj
4.68/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank on tap at the brewery and took home a growler.

A: Slightly hazy, apricot/caramel color, one finger of head, good lingering lace

S: Moderate fruity malt character, floral notes, tropical and citrus fruit notes, fresh hop

T: BOOM goes the dynamite of tropical/citrus hop flavor, some bitterness, both outdo the malt character, booze is there throughout but not burning

M: Moderate carbonation with a nice, fading bitter finish, nice coating, not too thin

O: What a treat. I have had most of their beers, particularly IPA's and I was not expecting this. The immense fruity hop character in both the nose and taste put this beer in a very desirable profile for me. The balance of citrus, bitterness, malt and booze are nearly spot on.

I will be back to get his on tap and would seek it in bottles. It was pretty easy to drink through the third one, could not have had a fourth in a row. Not sure about the classification, would think this is a DIPA.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of KTCamm
4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

3/7...Defiant weapons grade. Pours medium Amber. Light white foam on top. Pine malty nose. Hints of orange. Lighter toffee taste followed by a citrus wash. Balanced nicely. Good tasty bitter. 4 425 425 4 425

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Photo of JBreezyyNY
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of st9647v3
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of JonAdams
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at brewery. Poured into 10-oz glass. Slightly cooler than the room. Hazy and fairly deep gold, but light in brewery made it hard to tell.
Strong hop tune, but "muddy" - no pronounced individual notes. (Maybe was the simultaneous emptying of the mash tun of several hundred pounds of cooked stuff... ).
I might try again if I have a chance - it's not every day that you get to have something that's weapons-grade!

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Photo of RobertJBeer
4.31/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.19/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tikk
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of SRBush1974
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bgold86
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of EdwardK77
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of clay23
4.36/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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