Salute | Backlash Beer Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
58 Ratings
SaluteSalute
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Backlash Beer Company
Massachusetts, United States
backlashbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Davepoolesque on 03-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
58
Reviews:
15
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
10.14%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Can to tulip, the appearance was a bronzed copper transparent color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off fairly quick. Adequate foamy lace stuck to the glass nicely.
The aroma centered around some sweet danky onion to some sweet papaya/mango sort of thing going on. Some light sweet grass and a little pineapple came out nicely.
The flavor seemed to lean towards the sweet side initially and then engulfed a tranquil sticky bitterness from the tropical notes. That danky onion came back with some grip on the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Some dryness in the finish.
Overall, nothing to go bonkers about, but steady as she goes, it does the trick.

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Photo of xanderbock
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pale gold, decent clarity, white head that dissipates fairly quickly, medium-fast bubbles, some lacing along the glass.

S: Grapefruit, citrus, pine, some malt sweetness on the nose as it warms, inviting

T: Good bitterness that doesn't kill the taste buds, grapefruit and citrus as the predominant hop flavors with some light pine flavor, malt sweetness, some alcohol flavor but is not "hot" and compliments the other flavors.

F: Medium body, smooth, medium carbonation leaves a light tingle on the tongue with bitterness that doesn't over power the taste buds, but does linger a bit.

O: A solid DIPA that I would definitely get again. Wanted some more hop flavors, but excellent overall. Great color, aroma, and flavor that you would expect from a high quality, well thought out DIPAs.

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Photo of oline73
3.59/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hoppy_Time
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a light copper, mostly clear, two finger head with nice retention and good lacing.

Aromas of apricot, pine, orange, peach and grapefruit. Sweet malt. Somewhat floral and earthy.

Taste follows the nose, big peachy stonefruit and some sweet orange, nice resinous pine and grapefruit. Moderate bitterness.

Medium to full bodied, sticky, sharp carbonation, some alcohol, finish between sweet and dry.

Tastes and feels like a west coast IPA but the stonefruit flavors are more prominent. It's a tasty bitter DIPA, I like the stickiness too, alcohol is a little hot comparatively.

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Photo of Nichols33
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mmorris15
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ssoulf
3.87/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dental
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prost76
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pith, citrus, tobacco, bitter. Outstanding DIPA that drinks quite easy while packing a big hoppy bite. Golden hue that's neither turbid nor hazy with a fluffy white cap. Aroma is citrus, orange rind, grapefruit skin, tobacco. Taste hits with grapefruit and orange peel up front followed by pine, resin and tobacco-malt ending with a nice crisp bitterness. Alcohol bite anchors the big body. Delicious. Hoppy, malty and smooth.

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Photo of vonnerbeer
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of SuperHop18
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of MarkDeming
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of gehlbach
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #77 (June 2013):

LOOK: Bright, gold, thick, massive white foam head with stick and lace

SMELL: Big pine, citrus skins, herbal, resin

TASTE: Semi-viscous, creamy, grapefruit, pine, tropical fruits, melon, sweet malty backbone, bready, resiny, leafy, dry, aspirin

This liquid homage to Samuel Adam’s Hop Sharing program, which provided Backlash with Citra and Simcoe hops, is one hell of a DIPA. While it’s packed with hop character, and it provides a good kick in the palate, it remains flavor focused, and is surprisingly balanced and highly drinkable.

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Photo of GermanSpy
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of SunDevilBeer
3/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of Kmlund
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of msween21
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of DonFrap
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of AJ01923
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of aorloski
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of taez555
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of nootch23
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of brentk56
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: The beer presents with a very impressive head capping the hazy amber liquid; sheets of lacing form as the beer is consumed

Smell: Pink grapefruit aromatics

Taste: A little biscuity, up front, and then the pink grapefruit flavors take over, bringing a lot of pith that maintains its intenisty through the finish'

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: Very refreshing; among the better examples of the style and shows that East Coast breweries can brew a West Coast IPA with the best of them

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Salute from Backlash Beer Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 58 ratings.
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