Single Finger IPA | The Defiant Brewing Company

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by RblWthACoz on 04-19-2009

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 6
Photo of donniecuffs
3.22/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The Pony Bar, Manhattan: poured a hazy orange/amber into an American pint glass, with very little head at all, and spotty lacing. The smell was very earthy, with hay and grass. The flavor was a watered-down version of the nose, with the slightest hint of a bitter-dry finish. Not much of a malt presence in the flavor at all. To boot, the mouthfeel was a little on the thin side as well. This certainly has the texture for a session, but just not enough flavor for me.

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Photo of bonbini26
3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On hand-drawn cask @ the blind tiger 05-22-09

Draws a hazy medium orange shade, minimal head (single finger you might say). Little swiss cheese lacing. The nose was earthy, some grapefruit, citrus pine comes through in the end. The taste and mouthfeel are a little on the weak side, i know that cask beers lose some bitterness but this one is lacking, has some floral notes, with a pretty smooth finish. Went down pretty easy but i moved on to another cask choice after this one

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Photo of plaid75
3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a a light herbal hop and a grainy malt.

The taste mimiced the smell and was dominated by a lingering herbal bitterness.

The mouthfeel was typicall of the style.

Overall a tasty and easy drinking 7% IPA.

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Photo of Nickls
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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A - Hazy copper orange color, and true to the name it poured with a single finger of eggshell colored foam. Pretty decent head retention, though not much lacing through the sample

S - Slightly musty, citruisy hop aromas that near like a sweeter smelling grapefruit. Just a touch of maltiness peaks in behind the hops with a little baked bread.

T - Things stop seeming alright once one actually tastes this beer. The hops are astringent at first, and the disparate nature of the hops used is evident (pine is battling citruisy and flowery). Not really the worst flavors, but definitely 'off' to me

M - MF is good, smooth, and almost a little creamy.

D - I really didn't have the hardest time finishing the sample, but didn't even come close to wanting another one. Flavors were just off...

Overall, this had all the elements of a good brew minus the off flavors in the taste. Hopefully Defiant can straighten them out a bit.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a barely hazes amber. Nose is sticky hops. Flavor is the same. Sticky and stringent. Pine and citrus hop tones are there, but it's out of whack. Also a bit of a salty back end. There's no balance from what I gather. Feel is smooth ok liquid and carbonation is lower. Eh. This doesn't suck. But it's a bit too wacky for me. It does mellow out a bit as it warms, but still. Doesn't make too much sense really.

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Single Finger IPA from The Defiant Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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