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Self Decapitation | Alewife

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3.79/5
Very Good
10 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
10
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Griffith
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
2.65/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

All the hyped up smell and flavor these days of sweet, tropical papaya, guava, and peaches; but, it all comes together like a bowl of riot punch. It really reveals itself with its thin and boozy body. Despite the really attractive lacing though I don't advise.

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Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spelingchampeon
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 10-18-18 .. into 16oz IPA
L: Honey colored..nice head retention, and lacing.
S: I'd love to say tropical.. but there's something interrupting my grasp at anything. It's not offensive, but not pleasant.
T: Tropical, and a bit of citrus. Quite a bit of alcohol(ish) bite.
F: Medium. Low carbonation.
O: Not a fan. The feel, the taste and aroma was not worthy of an 8.5%.

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Photo of florisj135
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeftHanded666
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Greywulfken
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Collaboration with Torch & Crown Brewing; 10/18/18 canning...

Deep golden color edging toward amber under two fingers of off-white foam that left lace sheeting down the pint glass... I'm getting pine resin over tropical fruits, with a vague herbal, dank, earthy character... Bit of that 8.5% abv alcohol seems to slip through... Lightly tacky shellac to an otherwise smooth-feeling beer... 86 IBUs comes across as moderately bitter, sugars are subdued... Something about the beer tastes a little "off" to me - but it could just be my personal tastes these days... I'll assume its something on my end and err on the side of the brewer with my scoring, but I wasn't impressed...

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Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is relatively clear amber yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high frothy off white head that left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of papayas are present in the nose along with faint hints of pine.
T: The taste follows the smell and has tropical flavors of papayas along with notes of guava and hints of peaches. No bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer drinks rather easily for an Imperial IPA and does a very good job at hiding its alcohol.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Noelito76
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Self Decapitation from Alewife
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 10 ratings