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Death to Ego | Alewife

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BA SCORE
3.88/5
Very Good
25 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alewife
New York, United States
alewifequeens.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
25
pDev:
6.7%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AGust82
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jrosso
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a slightly hazy medium golden orange in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass, moderate amounts of medium sized dark particles in suspension, and moderate burnt orange + medium golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy foamy white head that slowly reduces to a couple of small to medium sized patches of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit pith, citrus/grapefruit zest, and pine hops over the top of caramel malts.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of caramel malts with moderate amounts of caramel sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit pith, citrus/grapefruit zest, and pine hops which impart a just shy of moderate amounts of bitterness which lingers through the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Totally a throwback style IPA - went prefect with the original Beverly Hills Cop. Haven't had a beer like this since the 2000s but it was a nice change of pace. Alcohol is well hidden and it is easy to drink.

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Photo of smithj4
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very hazy dark yellow in color and has some visible particulates floating in suspension. It poured with a short white head that left a large patch of bubbles and a thin layer of bubbles covering the remaining portion of the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grapefruit hops and caramel malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having muted flavors of grapefruit pith and caramel and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The muted flavors of caramel and hops that seem reminiscent of an IPA from the late 2000s.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Mattias
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ndrwmngn
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FLima
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy amber orange color with a thick head with great retention and leaving laces.
Aroma with notes of peaches, lots of cantaloupe melon, lychees and biscuit.
Flavor with notes of pine, lots of spices, grapefruit, oats, oranges, stone fruit, ginger. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Velvety medium body with perfect carbonation.
It did feel as a transition of old school IPAs to the new package. Green resiny and spicy American IPA on a stone fruit base.

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Photo of Billolick
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tall can, canning date is illegible.

Pours with a an almost medium haze, ample fine sheeting left on the glass.

Fruit/resin blend upon the sniff.

Tasty NEIPA leaning ale, some melon and pineapple on the fruit forward side again balanced with a hint of pine/resin hops...complex and tasty...well worth a try

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Photo of Jhfinn
3.27/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vivs85
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gmann
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale orange color with a tight creamy head that settled into a fat ring.

The aroma is of orange, pineapple, grapefruit, pepper and pine. Mainly sweet but has some spice to it.

The taste is of pine and pineapple. A bit of pepper and mango. A good mix of sweet tropical fruit and earthy bitter hops.

The feel is moderate to full with fizzy carbonation. Sweet and spicy on the palate. Bitter in the finish.

A nice mix of hop profiles. Sweet, spicy and bitter. Good balance.

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Photo of acurtis
3.24/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Greywulfken
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Medium-gold pour with amber tones is a little bit hazy with a finger or so of ivory foam on top... Has a woody pine character with a softer citrus fruit edge... Mild sweetness suggests some fruits, dries out a bit on the finish, but never completely loses something akin to a cedar-kinda element... Bitterness is moderate, leaves a light shellac behind, though the beer is not resinous per se... Mild carbonation, medium-light weight... Reminded me a bit of Two Hearted that's gone a bit past its prime, though it has a little more heft to the feel... Not quite my thing, but a good beer regardless... Canning date was illegible...

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Photo of samEBC
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of desint
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Branlott42
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mkyer
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of afroskully
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Death to Ego from Alewife
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 25 ratings