Blimey That's Bitter! | Reuben's Brews

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Reuben's Brews
Washington, United States
reubensbrews.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Adamostella on 02-21-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
73
Reviews:
13
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
8.2%
 
 
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19
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5
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of RBuckley73
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of erickc
3.94/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drone
3.79/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.52/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spoony
3.93/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 650 ml bottle (dated February 1, 2016) to a tulip. Reviewed from notes dated March 21, 2016.

A-The beer is honey-orange in color and nearly clear with about one finger of lightly tinted head on top. The foam is dense and retention is pretty good. Lacing clings to the glass.

S-The aroma is pretty dank and resinous compared to many hopped up beers I have had recently. Caramalt sweetness is higher too. Also some toast in there. A little bit of alcohol heat goes along with hop notes of orange, light pine, and light lime. Nothing crazy.

T-The taste offers a bit more than the nose. I pick up more citrus flavors like zesty orange, some lime, as well as vague melon notes, and a bit of white pepper spice. Bitterness is moderate and there is more malt happening here than on many newer style IIPAs.

M-The body is slightly slick with lower than average levels of carbonation. A bit of an oily feel on the tongue.

O-This is a nice, balanced IIPA. It doesn't melt my face with hops or bitterness and for 10.5% ABV beer, the alcohol is pretty well concealed. Glad I got to try this one (thanks Joe!), but I wouldn't go hunting to the ends of the universe to drink it again.

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Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.54/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IPAchris
3.89/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rkarimi
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

4-2

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Photo of Moose90
3.86/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle imprinted with 020116, reviewed finally on 032016 so 079-032 = 47 days old.

A — Pours a mostly clear deep maple hued amber into the glass. Looks a bit heavy. There is a slowly forming and thin off-white colored head. It leaves behind some incredibly sticky lacing down along the inside of the glass with each sip.

S — Smell is muted initially, as it warms there s a really nice chewy melon and lime profile, with a bit of pine and some cantaloupe. Piney, citrusy, some sweet malt undertones of bread and toast as well, some caramel.

T — Taste is sweet initially, but there is a really nice unique melon component to this, like chewing some fresh honeydew or watermelon rind. A light tropical pineapple note on the tail end of things, a little hint of pine and earth on the finish, a little bit sweet and caramely as well. Bitterness builds on the finish.

M — Medium bodied, a little bit of alcohol warmth, though this is really quite smooth, just a touch heavy and a little bit of sweetness in the finish to remind you of the ABV, not harsh though.

O — Nice overall, a solid triple, not entirely sure it is deserving of its incredible local hype though, still solid nonetheless.

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Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pauken
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shockey
4.22/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtirpak22
4.73/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

22oz. bottle from recent relase.

A - pours a rich orange, with just a hint of red. 1/2 inch of creamy head.
S - Big citrus detectable as soon I started pouring, grapefruit and blood orange. A touch of pine once settled and just a hint of caramel sweetness.
T - Pine takes center stage here with some sweet malts providing a bit of balance, the citrus on the nose takes a backseat in taste.
M - Fairly medium bodied
O - This is a great beer, more hoppy and bitter than most triple IPAs you'll try. The 10.5% is really well hidden making it incredibly easy drinking. This is right there with my favorite beers in Seattle and I look forward to the release every year.

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Photo of Mehinaman
4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a really, really good TIPA. Hoppy, but not bitter. A little more on the tropical tasting side and it's very well balanced. Excellent all together

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Photo of Tunic
4.69/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kevlee722
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an awesome balanced BITTER IIPA. Clear yellow body with a fair amount of white head. Good lacing, fair head retention. Tons of pine and grass up front on the nose with a little bit of sweetness from citrus and tropical fruits. The taste is very citrus with pine notes and a very nice balance from a decent malt backbone. Sticky and nice tight carbonation. So drinkable, very enjoyable. I love this beer.

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Photo of Erik-P
3.51/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

As close to a 'perfect' triple IPA as any such beer I've ever had. Like some others, I feel it's the delicacy that makes this one so great. Typically, IIPAs in this ABV range tilt towards the sweeter and more heavy-bodied side. That is not necessarily a problem, if they still taste great, hide their alcohol, and showcase their hops. But Blimey somehow manages to be light and refreshing, despite being huge, and ultra-hoppy. From a brewing perspective, it's something of a magic trick.

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Photo of Pencible
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at SAVOR 2015. Nice bitter brew with clean citrus taste, but nothing special.

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Photo of The_Golden_Spruce
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brians52
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of billab914
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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