Libation | St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company

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121 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
stbonifacebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Slatetank on 05-17-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
121
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
10.21%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
30
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 121 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of mikes19522
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I think this is a classic case of the small unknown guy can't possibly make a better beer than some of the larger more well known guys. I am an IPA fanatic and this is one the best double IPA's I have ever tasted.
I had it on tap at Canal St pub and this beat several other highly ranked beers to my taste. I would place this right up there with Pliny the Elder in terms of quality and taste as well as memorable taste!

Call me crazy but this is one of the only other beers I have tasted and have a solid craving for days later.

It had an intense fruit aroma and was very well balanced. It had a solid hit all the way from first taste to full finish.

One very solid beer.

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Photo of ogman
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dw61204
4.64/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 5

Photo of madelf66
4.63/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of flong116
4.62/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer deserves a lot of credit. I'm fortunate enough to live about 20 minutes from the brewery, so I drink it often. My favorite of it's kind from Pennsylvania, and although very different, I'd rank it up there (based on my taste) with HT and Pliny the Elder, but not quite on par. Excellent beer. Not as simple as the 'best' doubles, but unique and delicious, no doubt.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
4.61/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bwise73
4.59/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I tried this beer because it's a local craft brew. I drank a can that was in the fridge for 4 hours and thought it was nasty. I drank this beer at cold cellar temp, about 48 degrees and loved it. I had it at room temp about 60degrees. And liked. I would recommend drinking this beer at 45-55 degrees. Poring it into a Pilsner glass, it has a big head, takes a little time to go down then I pour the rest in. By the time I get to the bottom of the glass there appears to be a whitish settlement which I don't drink, not sure what it is.

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Photo of rfoltz53
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hopandbarley28
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of reizorc
4.49/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mbender92
4.41/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer goes down real easy considering the relatively high alcohol content. Not typically a fan of heavy beers but this is one I will definitely be drinking again.

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Photo of incubusfriday
4.4/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Hilarytheguy
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjbrandt18
4.34/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ubenumber2
4.29/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Raisingfable
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ShanePB
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of richardwood76
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of SeamusDoyle
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma of hops, fruit, yeast, and slight alcohol. Poured amber in color with a large, creamy, dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and medium to heavily bitter. Tastes of hops, fruit, and some malt. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Hop and fruit finish. 9%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

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Photo of IPAchris
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of William_Navidson
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikepcarney
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tuowl74a
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BradC
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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Libation from St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 121 ratings.
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