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Tempter IPA | Telluride Brewing Co.

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Tempter IPATempter IPA
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3.82/5
Very Good
132 Ratings
Tempter IPATempter IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Telluride Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
telluridebrewingco.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
65 IBU

Added by Dreadnaught33 on 03-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,562
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
132
pDev:
9.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
28
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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by Wolfhead:
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4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of SunDevilBeer
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beaver13
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours clear reddish amber with a medium creamy off white head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet crystal malts with some piney fruity hops.

The flavor is sweet candy malts with some tropical fruit and piney resiny hops with medium bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation and a bit watery.

Overall, a nice IPA. It's a bit sweet for me, but I like the hop flavors.

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Photo of chossboss
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark copper colored with a half inch of frothy beige foam on top. Heavy lacing. Aroma is an aggressive burst of citrus hops and biscuit light malt. The taste is sharply bitter citrus hops and light biscuit malt is apparent at the back of the palate. The mouth is dry and lightly sticky.

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3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RDW
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice Colorado IPA.

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Photo of frozen-1984
4.26/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tempest
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy amber with a short white head and light lacing. It's a big tasty mess of an IPA and I like it. The nose is full of juicy citrus and mellow pine. A bit of toasty, almost cocoa, malt pops out in the flavor, but those classic American hops dominate the flavor. The bitterness is average for the style, as is the body. It's closer to a red ale than most IPAs, but no closer than Sierra Nevada's Celebration Ale. Overall, a solid beer. I like that there's a slight hint of roasted barley mixed in with the sweet grapefruit flavors. Check it out if you can.

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3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rydman
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of bouncepass
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Masonpp85
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.64/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of VashonGuy
3.47/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I had the 12 ounce can, poured in a shaker glass. It pours a copper/amber color, much darker than most of the IPAs I'm used to. There's a good head, but it doesn't stick around. The smell is surprisingly mild for an IPA. There's some hoppiness there, but not as much as I was expecting. The taste is a mixture of hops and caramel malts. Neither wins, and the combination doesn't work too well. It's plenty bitter, which is fine with me, but that's about all it has going for it.

Overall, this was a disappointment. It's pretty far off the mark from a lot of the IPAs I've had. I'm no style purist; I like unusual beers. But this one just seemed to fall short of the merits of a typical IPA, without offering much else in return.

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Tempter IPA from Telluride Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 132 ratings
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