Endpoint - E3 | Renegade Brewing Company

Endpoint - E3Endpoint - E3
BA SCORE
78.6%
Liked This Beer
3.94 w/ 201 ratings
Endpoint - E3Endpoint - E3
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:
#6,363
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
201
Liked:
158
Avg:
3.94/5
pDev:
10.15%
Alströms:
3.61
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
50
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 201 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

one of the most unique and delicious india pale ales ive ever enjoyed. pours a murky golden color with a fairly small white head. very unassuming appearance. smell changes everything, huge fresh hop aroma, very complex. it smells a little fruity and on the lighter side of bitterness. aromas of cut grass, green apple, and lemon myrtle are all present. flavor is huge too, so much interesting light hops, not dissimilar to the sorachi ace hop profile with that delicate sort of fruity thing happening. a mediumm pale malt body rounds it out. the alcohol is well disguised and the mouthfeel is perfect for this beer. not over carbonated, and drinkable for a beer of this magnitude. i was very very impressed with this one.

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

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lightly hazy golden apricot with some light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some burnt orange + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of tropical/mango, tropical/pineapple, and citrus/grapefruit along with moderate aromas of sweet malts with notes of caramel + honey.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of sweet malts with notes of caramel + honey sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of tropical/mango, tropical/pineapple, and citrus/grapefruit along with some lighter flavors of honeydew melon. Light amounts of bitterness balance out the sweetness.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light notes of alcohol warming in finish.

O: First off, thanks to my brother-in-law for grabbing me one of these when he was in Denver...it was a nice surprise. I enjoyed this beer though it was a little more on the sweet side than I prefer my DIPAs but it has some really great hop aromas and flavors.

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Photo of mactrail
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A lovely frothy pour with amber brew and plenty of white foam in the chalice. Tangy but not overly acidic. The prickly carbonation goes well with the heat and the hops. Vast aromas

This has a rare but tasty balance of hot alcohol and massive hop flavors. It's fuming with hop aromatics. Plenty of residual sugar but not too sticky. The bitterness is insistent but not overdone, considering the truckloads of hops that must have gone into this. Just a whiff of butterscotch. Fruity like a Tripel, with pineapple and tart apple flavors, though it shades into something like a mango liqueur with all the malt.

This is one of my favorite high alcohol hop bombs. I find it way more sippable and pleasing than lots of DIPAs. From the 12 oz can purchased at Mayfair Liquors in Denver.

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

Photo of woodychandler
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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Photo of MarkyMOD
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is a hazy, orange-ish golden yellow hue (vague enough?) with a white, sticky head that leaves ringlets of lacing plastered about the walls of the pint glass.

The aroma offers mangos, pineapples, sweet citrus. Smells sweet and hoppy.

No surprise here. Sticky, sweet, and loaded with pineapple, mango, and melon flavors. Alcohol presence is certainly noticeable. This is pretty tasty, but probably best suited for slow sipping.

Full bodied and creamy with warming alcohol.

A solid beer. While not among my favorite DIPAs, I did find this one enjoyable and a nice departure from the norm.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billolick
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can

pours murky and clouded, leaves respectable low sheeting.

oily hop nose

Hoppy but not overly bitter, soft and ripe fruit notes..tasty and dangerously drinkable at over 11%

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Photo of GClarkage
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Yep, you guessed it. This beer was given to me by the previous reviewer, woodychandler. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, citrus, some malts. Taste is bitter up front, followed by a good malt balance, some citrus, alcohol is well hidden. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall be careful with this one, it is way to smooth and drinkable for 11% abv.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
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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Photo of tommy5
3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Stevedore
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Renegade in Denver, CO. Poured into a taster glass, 3oz, today 1/18/2014.

Beautiful amber-yellow body, clear as the Colorado skies today. Comes with a 1cm white head, drops quickly but leaves behind lots of lacing. Beautiful beer to be honest, of any style.

Smells very citrusy with a lot of toffee, honey and some bread. This is a well balanced nose, though I would prefer more citrus to unbalance it a little for the style.

Flavor wise, it actually works. Hoppy citrus flavors evoking grapefruit and lemons, balanced out nicely by the sweet breadiness and a small alcohol burn as you'd expect from a 11.2% beer. Well done.

Thinner to medium body, a little watery but not so much that you can't enjoy the brew. Fairly darn bitter aftertaste of a crapton of pine resin, very resinous as well.

It's not saying much but this is a lot better of a TIPA than Devil Dancer. I like the citrus forward flavors that are balanced out by a ton of malt sweetness. Nicely done and if I crushed TIPAs on a regular basis this would be in my rotation.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PEIhop
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Endpoint - E3 from Renegade Brewing Company
Beer rating: 78.6% out of 100 with 201 ratings
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