DieselPunk IPA | World Brews

DieselPunk IPADieselPunk IPA
BA SCORE
2.96/5
157 Ratings
DieselPunk IPADieselPunk IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
World Brews
California, United States
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Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by tdm168 on 04-23-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,673
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
157
pDev:
18.92%
Bros Score:
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Photo of BEERchitect
3/5  rDev +1.4%

With, give or take a few, about a billion IPA on the market, brewers are heavily challenged to put flavorful and hop-forward ale on the market and to do so with competitive advantages. Made for large supermarket chains, the price-point and attractive 16oz can seems like a bargain! ...at first.

Its bright clarity and deep amber hues attract the eye as a billowing off-white foam greets the rim. Aromas of caramel and toasted grain greet the nose, along with a stern grassy and citrus whiff. As its sweetness and toast layers on the tongue, those citrus and stem hop flavors follow closely behind.

Perhaps more balanced than hop-heads prefer, the middle palate retains much of the beer's grain sweetness, steering toward caramel, pecan and cola. The peels of white grapefruit, under-ripened orange, and a berry-like twang give an acute pang to the palate ahead of its dry and resiny bitterness.

While growing bitterness eventually take command of the taste, the bulk of the beer's body calms but leaves a cola-like stickiness to linger underneath the hop's resins and vegetal spice.

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Photo of zeff80
3.03/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.05/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Dispenses a clear, coppery body with an inch of whitish head yielding a bit of lacing.

Smell: Pale maltiness, touches of toasted grains, a small lick of caramel. Herb, spice and lemon from the hops, but this all is pretty mild, too.

Taste: Pale malts, lightly grainy with some candied, sugary notes, but, it's acceptable. Light lemony citrus and spicy hops impart a restrained level of bitterness, leaving it on the mild end of the spectrum. Upon warming, a little harsh solventy hint begins to show and holds through the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Not particularly good and the cracks start to show as it warms.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
2/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.77/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I never expect much out of some of these exclusive Kroger brands that show up, I'm pleasantly surprised by this can and the canned 16 ounce pounder cans of the porter as well. First of the appearance is great it looks like a craft brewed IPA the can protects these beers from the light decently very fresh zesty hops come out in the nose. The amber body has a slightly off white head forming thick smells of cluster hops with citrus and which already beats most beers they have offered over the years. Flavor is hoppy in a hop pellet sort of way, but it's approachable and drinkable for all beer drinkers out there. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied but really flows nicely with a even flowing carbonation. I'm quite impressed that there is enough flavor to keep me interested and it's approachable for all beer drinker's alike.

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Photo of tdm168
3.36/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A - clear, golden orange with a huge, dense, off white head that has good retention

S - faint citrus and faint pine

T - faint malty presence, faint citrus, some grains, big piney bitterness in the finish

M - medium bodied, some alcohol warmth, well carbonated

This isn't all that bad for a cheap, Kroger-only beer from World Brews. It definitely drinks better from the can than it does from a glass. It has some of what hop heads crave though the flavor isn't all that impressive. This will definitely leave you wanting more, but it was alright to try once.

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Photo of lupercmda
3/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Zorro
3.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear amber colored ale with a tall white colored head.

Smells herbal and mainly of tobacco. Strong tea and faint wood.

Starts out dry and woody. Mildly bitter. Little bit of tobacco taste.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall pretty basic no brand IPA. Don't expect much from this one.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
2.25/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Pencible
2.53/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: This poured a clear dark gold with moderate white head.
S: It smelled like sweet caramel and sticky toffee, with a little honey biscuit.
T: It tasted like caramel and earthy biscuit malt, with a little sweet honey. It had a dirty sweet aftertaste.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was a terrible IPA. The scent and taste were more like a brown ale. The body wasn't great either, and the finish wasn't very clean. All around poor brew.

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Photo of Brenden
3.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The look is nice. It pours clear and ends up with a slight chill haze and lots of clarity, though it just barely leans toward translucency due simply its darker amber-orange color. The yellow-tinted head reaches two fingers and shows a solidness. It's dense and craggy, settling firm once it's dropped to one finger and dropping no more aside from plenty of patchy lacing.
The aroma is mostly fruity, sweet more than bitter with some caramel malts and maybe a bready undertone. Honey is up front and a chalkiness way underneath but there. Citrus is part of the sweetness and a slight pith to that aspect speaks some of hops, but it seems malt-forward on the nose. The smell fades with time.
Bitterness does come forward on the palate with notes of pine and citrus, pith coming in after with a chalkiness that gives a slight astringency in the finish. Why it's so malty in the nose and hoppy (not extremely, by any means) on the tongue is a mystery. The finish lingers with pine, orange peel, and a slight tinge of that astringent note.
Mouthfeel isn't bad. The body is medium, crispness bites firmly, and it starts smooth. The smoothness does fade out in the end as the carbonation turns more prickly.

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Photo of hophugger
2.7/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Color and head, along with aroma seem way off to what the style should be. I see that they brew for supermarkets, walgreens, etc. so I am assuming that they brew a cheap, quick brew to make a few bucks. Heavy malt backbones with the IPA and not very good. Malt is flat and hops take a back seat, even of they are there??

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Photo of beergoot
3.17/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Thick, creamy, frothy head sitting atop a hazy, amber-colored body. Wet hay and overripe fruit smell. The taste strongly comes across as grapefruit; sour, tart, bitter. Medium bodied; coarse feel; dry.

Another beer that doesn't live up to the initial appearance and scent. Harsh and unbalanced flavors, a bit metallic, sporting some diacetyls and phenols in the mix. Starts strong in appearance, but taste and mouthfeel don't live up to the promise.

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Photo of Chucker17
3.24/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.32/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Hawai’i Bowl pint glass
From: Barons Market in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $2.99 for a 4-pack
Purchased: March 22, 2016
Consumed: March 26, 2016
Misc.: 2024 13:32 on the bottom of the can (I know 1:32 p.m. for the 13:32, but not sure what the 2024 is)

Saw this for $2.99 for a 4-pack of cans (I think they also had $3.99 for a 6-pack of bottles) and instantly picked it up along with their porter. Found out when I got home that it is under the umbrella of World Brews, so I’m not expecting that much. At least it will be a good value either way.

NOTE: Somehow lost my review from this below this part. Only have my Untappd notes, which were toasted grain, Cascade hops, earthy grass and spoiled plum.

3.32 | 76 | B-

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Photo of ordybill
3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Grain and hop aroma with a wink of fruit added Appearance- clear slightly dark orange body, with a small white head with no retention. Taste- Bitter malt taste has a mildly unpleasant aftertaste Palate- Lightly carbonated, with a medium body that has an oily texture that finishes with a bitterness at the end. Overall- An average IPA. Has the bitter finish and a pretty good color. Definitely not the best I have had.

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Photo of Falcone
2.75/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of JayQue
2.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A very bland AIPA. Looks great. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Orange/golden color with a big frothy white head. Good head retention and plenty of foamy lacing on the glass. The positives end here. Weak malty aroma with very little hoppiness. Flavor is mild, very little grassy hops in a mild malty beer. Mouthfeel is a bit better. At least it isn't watery but there is no good hops bitterness. This isn't a drain pour. You could use it as a lawn mower beer or to wash down food. But at 6.9% abv. you should expect more aroma and flavor. Not that worthwhile.

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Photo of jpuetz
3.13/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
2.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - nice looking golden/orange pour, a finger of stick and creamy foam. Nice legs as well. A touch cloudy, otherwise pretty nice!

Aroma - soapy, hoppy, some caramel, a solventy thing going on. Not bad, just starts out busy and ends up mostly caramel.

Taste - citrus, mango perhaps. Sweet malts, seemingly a bit unattenuated or some sugar added after fermentation? A little breathy/solvent again with the alcohol, tastes boozier than the 6.9% would suggest. Alcohol heat in the finish, disrupting what should be a nice drying bitterness.

Mouthfeel - very bubbly and burp-inducing. Medium body, decent smoothness.

Overall - purchased after seeing on the shelf so many times. with the competition in this style, not one I'd repeat.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
2.63/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Volsdawg10
3/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of wvsabbath
3/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3/5  rDev +1.4%

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DieselPunk IPA from World Brews
Beer rating: 2.96 out of 5 with 157 ratings
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