Space Reaper | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co.
District of Columbia, United States
dcbrau.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
And so it is and it shall be... The end of one DIPA is the beginning of another. Somewhere between the world we know and the ones we don't lies the Space Reaper. Its cosmic might shines bright through the multiverse. This Double IPA may not unlock all the secrets of this universe, but it will show you what lies beyond the palate, with a generous reaping of mosaic hops, sure to take you on the ride of your afterlife.

Mosaic hops are known for a complex array of tropical fruit, citrus, berry, herbal, earthy and pine characteristics.

Added by ConradKenney on 06-20-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,223
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
92
pDev:
14.61%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Photo of dafla67
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justintcoons
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into a Pilsner glass.

Appearance
Golden blonde. Good clarity. Slight chill haze.

Nose
Passion fruit, peach rings, wintergreen, dank, pine, and candy sugar.

Taste
Big green dankness, pine resin, and wintergreen. Both earthy and floral. Light touches of peach and passion fruit. Light candy sugar and honey maltiness.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, crisp, smooth, dry, and moderately bitter.

Overall
A welcome return to the Old School IPA. Very resinous and moderately bitter. Easy drinking for the abv.

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Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of meatyard
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Aewachiw
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bshaw22
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dcbeers
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moses_Malone
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mwckiltedsavage
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of incognito369
3.67/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look -- Dark Orange
Smell -- Sweet smelling reminds me of Bells Mars IPA
Taste -- Taste doesn't necessarily follow smell, sweet tasting
Feel -- medium body
Overall -- Its an ok DIPA, I really dig the can, the smell again reminds me of Bells Mars IPA but the taste isn't good

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Photo of OldeGolde
2.81/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

LOVE the art on the can. ENJOY the soft mouthfeel and round sweet pillow upon which the hops are borne. LIKE how the ABV is nestled into the drink. but OVERALL agree with others that it's good but not top-tier. It doesn't offend but it doesn't mind-bend either. A must-try for all DMV area people (and collect that CAN!) but don't try to house a few in one sitting. You will get space reaped for sure.

PS i DIG the way the carbonation holds throughout drinking and bears the hops up. pairs well with chip n salsa. CHEERS!

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Photo of ericmakara
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BabaBeer
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petewheeler
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sisterofba
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DMc8ride
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerasaurus
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duvel1979
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned date of 06/09/16

Appearance - Pours slightly hazy and orange in color. Finger width, off-white head that displays fair retention before it dissipates to a thin, broken layer of suds. Quite a bit of sediment floating around. Not much for lacing aside from a few small spots.

Smell - Orange and caramel make up the bulk of the nose. Hints of floral character and a touch of booze.

Taste - A balanced attack. Notes of orange pith, floral and earthy hops met by caramel and bready, slightly toasted malts that flatten out by mid-taste. Aftertaste is light caramel sweetness and even less ring of citrus character.

Mouthfeel - On the fuller side of medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Slick texture leads to a smooth, drinkable quality with a semi-dry finish.

Overall - Just a hair outside the ideal freshness date, but not so old that the hops are diminished to the point of ruination. Would I like to try this fresher? Yes, but from what I've had here I wouldn't go out of my way for it. Good beer overall, but it doesn't capture the taste buds quite like the best DIPAs do.

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Photo of Pencible
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a cloudy gold with sediment and some white head.
S: It smelled like fresh oranges, with some pineapple and dried mango and candied apricots.
T: It tasted like oranges and grapefruit, with some sweet mango and pineapple and honey malt. It had a clean bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was oily with moderate carbonation. Nice slick body.
D: This was a nice IPA, with very sweet tropical scent and taste. Wish it was more balanced with added bitterness. The body was ok, and the finish was smooth with fairly well hidden alcohol, so it was pretty easy to drink. Not top tier, but still quite enjoyable.

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Space Reaper from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 92 ratings