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Endpoint - E3 | Renegade Brewing Company

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3.94/5
Very Good
207 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Renegade Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
renegadebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Elevation - E3

Craving something with bold hops and high ABV? Endpoint (E3) is your beer. Single hopped with tons of summit hops, this beer is a great example of how complex a single-hopped beer can be. Summit hops are extremely diverse containing flavors of grapefruit, pine, and sweet onion. Our brewers are careful to add the hops at specific times in the boil to bring out each unique flavor. What started as a challenge to make a “hop bomb” has turned into a hop-lover’s dream. Get this year-round beer on draft or in cans.

100+ IBU

Added by Ratman197 on 01-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,726
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
207
pDev:
10.15%
Bros Score:
3.61
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
50
Trade:
0
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1.04/5  rDev -73.6%

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2.88/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.17/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.26/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.28/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

L - Golden Amber
S - Grass clippings and hops
T - Maltly with alcohol aftertaste
F - Kinda flat
O - Not worth the price, I've had several regular IPAs with more pronounced hops.

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3.3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I went out to visit The Old Lady in her home environs of the greater Denver area at the end of July and realized that it is actually in the state of CANorado! CANs were more prevalent than I could have possibly imagined and The CANQuest (TM) is Cracking and Glugging right along on the approach to # 1,000 as a result.

From the CAN: "offensively delicious"; "Light beer drinker? Put this [CAN] down. Now. Brewed at 5,280 feet with Summit hops to produce over 100 IBUs and Alc. 11% by Vol. This beer is truly elevated. Raise your [CAN] to this citrusy celebration of beer my friends, because here's to the Renegades and here's to life."

The Crack went off without a hitch and the subsequent inverted Glug netted two dense fingers of tawny head with great retention. Color was a slightly hazy orangish-amber (SRM = 7 - 9) with what looked like a mushroom cloud running up and down the centerline. I think that it may have been saturated with hops! Nose had a pine and caramel smell. Mouthfeel was thick and viscous, like a big blob of hops on my tongue. The malt was prevalent, causing me to wonder how quickly something like this fades. It was barely a month old, but the hops were not up to their billing. The ABV definitely was, though, and barely a third into it, I was feeling it. Phew. The sticky lacing that began to form was going to need a hammer and cold chisel to remove later. Finish was pretty sweet for my taste, especially for the style. No date on the CAN, so I CANnot be held responsible for its less-then-perfect state.

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3.36/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Big, big thanks to StonedTrippin for this guy in our trade box. We crack the tab and pour a brew of muted sunset orange. It holds a one and a half finger tall head of creamy white bubbles. This shows decent retention, leaving wormy spots of lacing dripping down the glass. A thick haze distorts clarity, with a few tiny chunks of sediment found here and there. Carbonation appears to be active. The nose is explosively interesting, with pure vanilla extract, cocoa butter, and fusel booze. Grain takes the shape of pale and syrupy caramel malts, sweet bubblegum esters, and light toast. Sweetness comes from red apple fruitiness while depth comes from phenolic clove, moss, and vinegar acidity. The hops are spicy, earthen, mineral-laden, and mildly citric. With warmth comes the smell of hotdog water, but it is surprisingly inoffensive through the mix. Our first impression is that the flavoring is not as nice as the aroma, with much of the sip becoming obscured by this beer’s bigness. The taste opens with seaweed freshness, soy sauce saltiness, dirty earthy hops, overripe strawberries, cheaper pale and metallic malts, and white sugar sweetness. The middle peaks with light bubblegum juiciness and fruitiness, notes of vanilla frosting, black pepper, and the beginning of the finishing boozy onslaught. The ending wash is straight vodka fumes, with faint cries of buttercream biscuits, herbal and grassy hops, chlorine, and raw caramel maltiness all barely surviving the fire. The aftertaste breathes of ethanol, mineral, bittered yeast, raw citric rind, pine stems pulled from mud, grass, and faint vanilla. The body is rather full, and the carbonation is medium. The mouth is coated with thickness, with big final pucker and astringent dryness of booze across the hard palate. Each sip gives okay slurp and sip, with lesser cream or froth. The abv is big, and the beer drinks slowly.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its aroma. This showed nice complexity, with interesting sweetness of vanilla, and nice earthy bite to contrast. The hops were on the soft side, but again, nicely contributory to the final picture. The flavoring to follow was a letdown. Things were so boozy, and subsequently puckering, by the end of the sip it became hard to appreciate this brew’s nuances and subtleties. Everything else was just okay, leaving you feeling like you’ve missed out on something important.

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3.4/5  rDev -13.7%

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3.41/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This one packs a punch at 11.20 abv. But you wouldn't know it until later. Booze is well hidden.

Pours a glowing light gold, with a huge white, rocky head. Grace lacing.

Aroma is tight and bit dirty. Yes, hops galore in this guy yet is one dimensional. Great smell for what it is.

Summit only hops? I can see that. The dirty aroma I got transfers to the taste as a bit catty. Maybe it's green onion roots? Not sure, but something seems a touch off. While PtY and Fix Your Heel, and other big IPAs, have a citrus/tropical aroma and flavor profile, this one does not. As such it seems less refreshing and the bite on the end falls short of stripping my buds.
A well done dIPA nevertheless.

UPDATE: Had another tonight, and didn't like it as well. There's a butteriness in this one (can, same batch). I doubt the hops went south THAT quick, but this more tastes like an English version. Can't finish it.

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3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.46/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent honey color with 2+ fingers of pearl colored head. Great lacing & slightly above average head retention

S: Breadyness, faint citrus notes

T: Pears, breadyness, faint grapefruit & leafy hops, plus cattyness up front. Grapefruit, a little pear, & dryness, grassyness & leafy hops too as this warms, plus a little bready sweetness. Finishes dry, grassy, leafy with pears & woody hops

MF: Medium body, moderate carbonation

An alright DIPA, was hoping for better

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Endpoint - E3 from Renegade Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 207 ratings
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