Dieselpunk Double IPA
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Dieselpunk Double IPADieselpunk Double IPA
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #3,874
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
77
Ranked #46,877
Avg:
2.93 | pDev: 28.33%
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
65
From:
World Brews
 
California, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
77
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Dieselpunk Double IPADieselpunk Double IPA
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Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 65
Photo of Oktoberfest
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This was the last of a pick-six combo pack I grabbed at Kroger. I had seen it before, but the mysterious lack of information on the can was cause for concern.

This is pretty malty and nowhere near hoppy enough for a DIPA. As it turns out, this is brewed by a company that makes house brands for big retailers like Walgreens and, well, Kroger.

So perhaps that explains the lack of deets on the can and perhaps the general lack of hop character.

Caveat emptor, kids.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.26/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I got this off the single shelf at a Kroger just down the road from south metro ice in Dayton, OH. It poured a clear amber with white head that is leaving a nice lace. The scent had faint bitter hop. The taste was bitter, boozy and spicy. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it is not an easy beer to drink.

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Photo of KevinReddirt
2.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Go figure. I knew nothing about this beer until I spotted a six pack out of state. No expectations but I looked forward to a try. Unusual initial taste. Sort of a blend between an IPA and a Belgian. Hoppy and then really rather sweet. Palate is all right. I cannot hate on this beer. Doubt I will ever buy again but will sure finish the rest of the sixer.

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Photo of Thatoneguyssidekick
1.93/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I can’t even do a full rating on L, S, T, F.

Very malty. Very sweet. Carmel. Looked good and had a great head on the pour. But had a unique smell.

I got a can of this when i was able to do a mixer pack.

Very difficult to finish. Sour malty aftertaste.

Don’t think this is a dipa.

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Photo of NAGamecock
1.51/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bought this because it was on sale for $7.99. I’m not sure what style beer this is, but it is certainly not a double iPA. The only characteristic of a double is the alcohol content. Malt and caramel overwhelm the flavor. Not a terrible beer in its own right, but if you’re looking for a DIPA, this ain’t it.

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Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 12/13/2016. Pours fairly crystal clear deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/pine hops and dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus rind, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/pine hops and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance; and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, and lightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Minimal warming alcohol for 8.5%. Overall this is a nice DIPA. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/pine hops and dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the big ABV; with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Definitely quite malty for a DIPA; but adequately drying, with plenty of hop presence. Fairly juicy feeling on hop character, with balanced citrus/fruity/piney complexity. Nice bready Munich malt backbone, with no residual sweetness. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of teromous
3.42/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the bottom of the can: "L146 1306:33"
From the side of the can: "8.5% ALC/VOL"

Appearance: It has a very large eggshell white head with very good retention and lacing. The body is a deep bronze color. It's a great looking beer in the glass.

Aroma: There is a light pine aroma which is nice.

Taste: It starts out with a light bit of pine, followed by some light caramel and only a touch of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: It has a moderate bitterness that feels a bit low for the style. The mouthfeel is smooth and full bodied with a thick sweet finish.

Overall: It might be a bit low on the bitterness scale for some people but it is within the threshold where a person who loves bitter hops would still enjoy it. The flavors and aromas weren't very strong in the beer but the were still good. The beer has a nice malty caramel base with overtones of pine. I did find it enjoyable and although it wouldn't be my first choice in Double IPA's I would still be happy to drink it.

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Photo of beergoot
3.13/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Deep copper hued body; thick, creamy head. Caramel and rye aroma. Nice malt sweetness with a fair hop bitterness developing midway through the sip and lingering at the finish; weird licorice or phenol aftertaste. Heavy body; smooth and glassy for the most part yet finishes with a rather dry, sticky, flat quality.

With so many fine DIPAs out there, this one isn't anywhere near the top of my list. While not completely forgettable, it's not too far from there. It's very malt forward and doesn't deliver any unique or memorable hop qualities in the smell or taste.

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Photo of Squire
3.49/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful, clear, amber gold color with dissipating white cap and decent lacing.

The aroma caught me by surprise for an Imperial IPA. It is heavily malt forward, caramel and dark toffee with a touch of something hoppy in the background.

Taste is dark caramel malt forward supported by dark toffee. There's no roasty malt bitterness, just a full caramel flavor reminesent of a State Fair caramel apple. Flavor is heavy buy dry, sweetness is only an impression. Hops make a delayed entry as we near the finish and leave a lingering piney quality in the aftertaste.

Texture is full yet imbalanced.

I guess they decided an Imperial was needed to round out the lineup. They got it half right, color and aroma are good, it's the rest that falls apart. Doesn't do anything more than a high gravity malt liquor at 1/3 the price. Can't find a use for this woeful brew, too lacking to drink and not strong enough to use as a fire starter.

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Photo of Beerdudenumberone
1/5  rDev -65.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

You know that smell when you open your trash can lid after it's been in the sun all day, and that taste in your mouth it gives you because the smell is so strong. Yeah, that's this beer. Pure Trash can juice.

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Photo of GLBClover85
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Popped open a can. Purchased at my local Kroger. The smell at first crack is promising. After that it goes downhill pretty fast. Like someone else said...it has a malt liquor after taste...the hop notes fail to cover up that taste. I will finish this 6pack to hopefully catch a buzz...but will never purchase again.

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Photo of Milesdig
3.03/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is the second brew from Diesel Punk that I have tried. The first being the regular IPA and man was that one a waste of money.. Anyway I picked up a six of cans of the Douple IPA at my local Krogers tonight and just finished the first one. The look is the typical English style double that is amber in color. The head is very minimal however and is gone instantly. Very very light lacing. To the nose it is burnt sweet toffee malt with barely a touch of floralness of hops. To the mouth surprisingly i do get a touch of bitter hops then sweet caramel and toffee notes take charge and linger. Subtle dryness from the hops on tounge while the malt sweetness lingers on your cheeks. The 8.5abv is well hidden. Mouthfeel and carb is medium. This beer almost reminds me of a cheap belgian tripel. Yes, an English style Double IPA will be malt heavy unlike hop overload American styles. All in all this is a drinkable beer and isnt entirely terrible. However, I will not be buying anymore Diesel Punk beers. Cheers

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.77/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the can in a snifter via a friend from work---THANKS KEVIN!
This fine DIPA pours a red tinged amber with a nice head of white dissipating foam
that settles to a thick ring, thin layer, and nice light lacing. Nose of sweet caramel malts,
piney sticky hops, moderate grain notes, and subtle booze. Flavors follow the nose with
strong sweet malt backbone with caramel and piney hop bitterness on all sides with spicy
hops hitting on the rear with strong alcohol. Very nice mouth feel, lightly warming, slick,
coating, and sticky with a bitter piney hop aftertaste. Overall an excellent brew that has a
good malt back bone. Deserves a higher rating. Solid.

Cheers

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Photo of OhioLimoncello
3.48/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

So I needed to restock my little beer fridge with 12 oz cans, and my local Kroger in Central Ohio did not have a great selection of crafted cans; most of the stuff I've had over and over... Rhinegeist and MadTree from the Cincy area.
So I decided to take a chance on Dieselpunk, since I wanted an IPA.
Bottom line, it'll work for crafties that like a strong malt backbone, sweet and syrupy all the way through; even did a double take to see if honey was added.
From a DIPA perspective, it's not hoppy enough, but overall, the beer is drinkable, but maybe a bit mis-classified.

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Photo of linnaxis
2.29/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is an ale that looks better than it tastes. Calling it an IPA or a Double IPA -- misnomers either way. The smell is malty with a slightly graphite note. The head and lacing give false hope. The taste is malty, yet there is none of the expected citrus, pine, bitterness etc. that characterize a thoughtfully hopped IPA. Absurd to give this the same classification as, say, Bell's Hopslam or Dogfish 90 minute, just to compare two fine and well known examples of the double IPA style.
This was cheap, and I got it at what was essentially a gas station because I was too lazy to make one more stop to visit a store with a proper craft selection. I recommend Dieselpunk 2x IPA over ice with a squeeze of lime and a shot of tequilla. And now I still have 4 left over.

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Photo of bilbobrewer
1.8/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Bought a 12oz can at Fred Meter in PDX. I'm worried to review this one....a 76 score ?!?

The can says "World Brews" is from Rochester, NY....this website says California.
What...no one wants to claim credit for it ?!

Pours dark amber. Generous creamy head.
Taste is syrupy. As in really malty. Wayyyy too malty. This is allegedly a Double IPA....not a Nut Brown Ale. Serously dudes.

WTF is this, a terrible brewing accident? Are 'dieselpunks' completely beer retarded? Or just trying to cash in on anything that claims to be a boozy IPA?!
Otherwise, I guess its totally fine. But my review is based on its quality as an IPA.
This can be called a 'Double IPA' as much as could be a 'gluten-free, decaffeinated lambic heffe weizen'.
Total BS.
But hey, it will get you drunk. So there's that.

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Photo of John_Beeryman
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is not that bad. It delivers the two-fisted hop punch that is the minimum you expect from a double IPA. Not much flavor beyond that, but it's not terrible. Pretty balanced.

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Photo of Beejay
2.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Medium to dark amber in color, with a tan head.

S: Lots of malt. Slight herbal hop aroma.

T: Malty, with very high alcohol flavor, fusel, burnt caramel, some hops in the back, herbal bitter finish.

M: Medium with a syrupy finish, and high carbonation.

O: The best thing about this beer is that it looks nice. The flavor is harsh, and tastes like it was not well planned, it tastes like the brewing was rushed. Pretty terrible.

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Photo of gopens44
3.46/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark copper and clear with a decent lacing beige foam head. Nose is big fight with a finishing aroma that smells like, well, fart.

Taste, luckily, is not fartish. It has a strong fig, little bit of pine in the bitter, and a finish with a strong alcohol thing.

Finished dry, not much aftertaste.

To paraphrase David Gilmour's lyrics from the Floyd song "The Movie", it's not the worst, not the best.

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Photo of Spikester
3.08/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Lookout a gusher! About 3 ounces erupted from the can when I popped the tab.
Hazy golden amber with an off white head. Some spots of lace.
Smells like warm plastic.
Taste is a bash of brown sugar like sweetness with a strong but undefined bitterness follows.
Mouthfeel is medium to full with super carbonation.
Overall a strange beer. Kind of like a high gravity malt liquor (8%) that had a lot of bitterness added to make it "craft".
Proceed with caution. If you really want to try this and rate it see if you can buy a single can. And open it over your kitchen sink!

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Photo of drdiesel9483
2.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Looks thin and auburn color but had a good head. Resin pine bitter scent. Tangy bitter pine resin taste. Medium light body with a lot of carbonation. Once again, not a fan of anything diesel punk.

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Photo of car2052
3.53/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz. can to tulip glass.

A: Burnt orange to amber. Slight haze. Good amount of carbonation.
S: Caramel, orange candy, berry, dark fruits.
T: Very sweet. Slightly adjunct flavor. Alcoholic and aerosol hops. Slight floral quality with some dark fruit flavors coming forward.
M: Very malt-forward. Medium-thick mouthfeel.
O: Very mass-produced quality to this DIPA. Very sweet, and the hop profile has flavors that aren't my favorite.

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Photo of Worstplace
1.51/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Bought a six pack of this from my local Kroger in Atlanta, GA. At first pour, this looks great. A nice Amber with 2 fingers of frothy head.

But, looks can be deceiving. The first thing i noted in the scent was cloyingly sweet. Smells a bit like a barley wine, but again, I would have welcomed a barley wine vs. this.

The first sip confirmed the nose. Not much hop flavor, and super sweet. A slight gasoline tinge on the aftertaste.

It leaves a terrible, oily, sickly sweet aftertaste, that won't give up. Seriously, an hour later, and I can still feel and taste this.

Overall, this is literally the worst DIPA I've ever had. Found out DieselPunk is owned by Genesee, and then it all made sense.

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Photo of Saganist
1.14/5  rDev -61.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

The side of the can says "Engineered for Taste." It should read "Engineered to Taste Like Crap." This might be one of the worst double IPAs I've ever had. No hop, no florals. Like the logo of the company it tastes like it was Brewed in a steam engine.

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Photo of wcudwight
1.41/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Comes in a can labeled DieselPunk Double IPA. After checking the reviews of the brewery I am suspicious that this is the DieselPunk IPA relabeled. Looks, Smells, Taste, and feels nothing like a DIPA. This is a poorly crafted IPA at best. Average look for an IPA with copper coloring and thin runny white head. Smells like a freshly opened led pencil or modeling cement, I do detect some hops (this keeps it from a 1 rating as overall the beer does not smell good) but it lacks the traditional floral and citrus aromas that I've come to expect and love from IPAs. Taste is horrible! The worst part is that it leaves an acidic aftertaste that will not go away. Taste like chemicals or paint thinners. I've never actually tasted paint thinners...but this is what I imagine it would taste like. Feels wet...the acidic after taste that sticks around like a boy band really ruins the mouthfeel. Over all this beer sucks. If I were to walk into a bar offering only Bud Light and this beer; I'd order water.

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Dieselpunk Double IPA from World Brews
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 65 ratings