Libation | St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company

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122 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:
122
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
10.47%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
31
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 122 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of yourefragile
2.52/5  rDev -34%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle purchased at the brewery. Enjoyed my sample a lot more of draft than this instance.

Pours a sediment ridden dark golden amber with a creamy, retentive head. Nose is soapy, medicinal and slightly bitter. Flavor starts off like a nice DIPA actually, balance of backing caramel malt with strong citrus hops before a buttery, vanilla sweet finish. Eek. I'll rereview when I don't have a funky bottle.

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Photo of JeffKowalek
2.75/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of PretzelsNBeer
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of tvghost
3.06/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

might have been an old can (no date) very malty. also very boozy.

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Photo of pkalix
3.13/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

super light, opaque, frothy head... sticky and lace-y on the sides.... drinkable but not entirely desirable. heavy malt on the back. barely able to get one of these down.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.22/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Unpriced shelf can from Adamstown Beverage, Adamstown, PA.
Undated can at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – initially weak citrus which rapidly fades leaving malt and a little grass.
Head – large (Maximum 5.3 cm, aggressive pour), off white, low density froth, under average retention leading to an irregular four to ten mm frothy ring and multiple rocky islands.
Lacing – a few drag marks of small to medium bubbles as the surface ring drops, but no actual rings of lacing remain behind.
Body – light orange, clear.
Flavor – Starts somewhat aromatic, kind of like a Belgian IPA but without the yeast. This quickly fades into a slight citrus/malt dance, with first the citrus leading, then the malt. The aftertaste leaves a little alcohol heat. No diacetyl.
Palate – medium, starting to get oily, soft carbonation.

I don’t mind a little malt pushing to the forefront in my IPAs, fortunately. This one has a definite malty character yet the citrus is still present. The malt makes me thing that this DIPA is long in the tooth but since the brewer can’t be bothered dating the containers, the review is what it is.

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.

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Photo of waddellc2
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ROGUE16
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of yergermeister
3.29/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bierleichen
3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chinchill
3.46/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Shared crowler at ASMF.
West Coast style DIPA with a fruity and floral aroma.
Smooth body with a bit of hop bite from the extravagant hop load.
Strong floral hop flavor in the aftertaste.

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Photo of murphius1118
3.46/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of MKrauss
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of tobelerone
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of jagada
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GeoffreyM
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a beige color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of hops, pine. Taste is well balanced hops and malts, some pine, a hint of tangerine, mild bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a good beer, but not the hop bomb I usually associate with this style.

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Photo of thain709
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

dashirey shared a growler of this at Ffej of July

A - Poured a glowing copper-orange body with carbonation bubbles racing towards the top to form a rocky, white head that stood about two finger...nice retention and lacing

S - The aroma presents itself with caramel sweetness and some herbal, grassy hops

T - There is a nice balance here but the caramel flavor tends to stand out...the hops have a different flavor to them...there's an herbal tinge to them...but there is a big green, fresh, leafy flavor to them that is throwing me off...the finish is bittersweet

M - Medium bodied...carbonation level is spot on...finishes bittersweet...too much leafy hop presence

O - I was pleased to finally try something from these guys but I wasn't blown away...it really didn't stand out as a IIPA although the sweetness level was up there...I didn't care too much for the greenness of the hops

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Photo of Jeffwise
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MDDMD
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Barleycorn
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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Libation from St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 122 ratings.
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