Nihilist | Odd Side Ales

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BA SCORE
4.09/5
Exceptional
115 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odd Side Ales
Michigan, United States
oddsideales.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by superspak on 07-21-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,380
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
115
pDev:
8.07%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
30
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 115 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of Futbolmanby
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brenden
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Medium gold and bright with a white head of creamy fluff, there's solid retention and good lacing to this one.
S: A nice hops presence makes itself known inside a bit of wood and vanilla. Very nicely rounded with a bit of citrus and tropical fruits and earthy grassiness.
T: I'm really torn about this score because this is a delicious beer but touting it as a DIPA makes me want the hoppiness to be more pronounced. The barrel makes it taste like vanilla is actually added to it and imparts some caramel sweetness as well.
F: This is a fluffy but still crisp beer that is exceedingly smooth. The feel is very good. No bite or harshness, cleaner than expected, just great overall in a medium-full body with lots of brightness. It barely keeps from being overly effervescent.

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Photo of cb8282
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blackop555
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy Amber. Foamy, short, Light tan head that lasts shortly.

Smells bourbon, malts, late Citrus, Light alcohol And vanilla hints.

Taste First up Bourbon and light vanilla. Followed by light citrus peel, bready malt, caramel and Pine. Finish is dry with a bourbon linger. Medium body and smooth medium carbonation.

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Photo of buschbeer
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter
06/02/16

This beer pours amber in color with golden highlights. It is hazy and topped with an inch of beige head that leaves decent lacing.

It has light bourbon notes. The malt comes through with some faded hop aromas.

It has bourbon in the taste with vanilla and caramel along with booze. There is just enough bitterness in the finish to keep it from being too sweet.

Medium mouthfeel

This is pretty solid with almost a year and a half of age on it. It is a not a commonly aged style that is a treat to try. I did it for a change of pace.

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Photo of king75
2.7/5  rDev -34%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Boozy mess. Taste like straight up bourbon. Barely any hop presence. Moth feel is tacky and medium biddies. Very one dementional. Maybe with age the barrel will fade and the good will be there, but fresh this is not a good beer for the style of ba ipa

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Photo of fern22
3.44/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Muss42
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DucksFan16
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

01/29/2017

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Photo of Fishwhisperer
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rothben
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBeast
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elvisdoc
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Giggy
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JDizzle
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bgold86
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gopens44
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy, murky orange with not too much head, save for about a 1/2" of white foaminess that settles down quickly. Nose is almost entirely alcohol. In fact, that's all I am getting from it. Taste is much better, and for all the alcohol in the nose, its nearly the last thing I get. Wood, bourbon, and grapefruit dominate until the sweetness and alcohol pipe in. Finishes slightly bitter but mostly sweet from this medium bodied beer.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scmtim
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Big somewhat boozy DIPA, but good drinkability given these rules. Fresh bottle from Holiday Market, Royal Oak. Lots of hop flavour, bourbon giving it more booziness character.

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Photo of barczar
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma is caramelly sweet and oaky, with substantial fruity hop character, mainly citrus pith, floral notes, and a touch of vanilla.

Flavor is sweet and bourbony, fairly hot, with a moderately bitter finish. Underlying notes of resin detract from the significant sweetness. There's a touch of underlying hop fruit that adds depth, becoming more like candied tangerines than your typical hop notes.

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Nihilist from Odd Side Ales
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 115 ratings