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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,394
ABV:
8.8%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,438
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 8.01%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
67
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Beer'd Brewing Co.
 
Connecticut, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  17
SCORE
90
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Beersnake1 from California

4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Andrew for sending this beauty. Poured from fridge temp into a teku. Pours a nice murky orange with a good amount of white head. Nose is bursting with fruity hops, citrus peel, damp leather, caramel corn, pineapple, and a touch of coconut. Maybe I'm just transported to the tropics and that immediately brings me to coconut. Regardless, it's a wonderful note.

Taste: Wow. Not overly hoppy. Sweet candy, toffee, banana, pineapple, leather, a touch of spice (maybe pepper?), wet grass, and a little bit of walnut flavors. This is very different from most DIPAs that I've tried. This is really smooth and not sharp around the edges.

Mouthfeel and overall: Light and crisp on the feel. Lovely to drink. Overall, this is one of my favorite double IPAs. More approachable and the flavors are diverse. Love it!

Thursday at 03:34 AM
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap. Pours clear gold in color with minimal head. Taste is tangerine orange and guava. Light bodied, slightly bitter with moderate carbonation. Really tasty citrusy beer.

Dec 05, 2017
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap 1/14/2017 at Pizza J’s in Providence, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a strong but not over-powering piney hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a very good 2IPA to drink for a long time.

Jan 14, 2017
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - one of the most crystal clear beers I've ever laid my eyes on. It's beautiful. Deep, resonating gold. Grade A maple syrup.

S - fresh piney hops. Crackery spicy mosaic and overripe bananas. Tropical.

T - sweet candied papayas and orange. Peach and passionfruit. Spicy and peppery in classic Beer'd fashion. Mild vinous character.

F - high ABV gives it a slick, greasy mouthfeel with a soft and supple, yet robust, creaminess.

O - elegant and rich. Packed to the brim with flavors. Makes me feel fancy like I'm drinking a wine or something.

Nov 23, 2016
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woodchipper from Connecticut

4.7/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Yes, I gave it a 5 for taste. Orange peel, lemon zest, wow. Had this on draft at Willimantic Brewery in a tulip. Cloudy yellow appearance but enticing.

Oct 02, 2016
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Sheppard from Massachusetts

4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep golden color. Not like a West Coast heavy in Crystal, but a regular deep golden. Amazing peach, mango, passion fruit, and grass aroma. Peach and grassy flavors. A really good DIPA that hides the alcohol left, but it's on thin side. I'd get this again though.

Aug 23, 2016
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zonker17 from Texas

4.54/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft pour to a Sam Adams lager glass. Clear golden with dense head and significant lacing. Nose of pine, floral, pepper but not very pronounced. Taste is amazing compliments of malt and hop, slight mineral and bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.

Jul 19, 2016
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BranfordBound from Connecticut

3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had at the brewery on 6/24 into a snifter glass. Riff poured out a slightly hazy golden color with a dense white head that left some lacing.

Smell was upfront pretty hoppy. Dank, herbal, pine, earth, grapefruit. Classic DIPA notes all around flavor-wise. Big chewy malt notes followed by more classical hops. Finish is bitter, slightly dry, and hoppy.

Overall I really enjoyed this beer, it's a classic take on the DIPA with a bit of a modern twist, but in the end I thought it was very solid. Unfortunately for Riff they had Hobbit Juice on tap, so needless to say I switched once my Riff was over.

Jun 27, 2016
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emount91 from Connecticut

4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

this was a very balanced, very smooth DIPA. poured a very translucent orange (could read the glass print easily through beer), head went away fast but the carbonation was great. smell was sweet malt and candied oranges, got a little whiff of alcohol. taste was big candied oranges, balanced with a bready malt and mild pine aftertaste. no alcohol on the tongue. I was very surprised as how smooth this was, there's no bite from anything, but so much flavor.

Jun 17, 2016
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orcrist_cleaver from New York

4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Smallish white head on crystal clear med golden body.

Pungent, overripe tropical fruit. Mango with pineapple fruit. Grapefruit pith.

Earthy and dank; Orange rind, sativa herb. Mango sweetness, tart passionfruit. Leaves a nice bready dryness on the end...eat your crusts. Maintains juicy body with moderate crispness.

Feb 26, 2016
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Roguer from Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy, nearly transparent orange brew. Off white firm head, great retention.

Dank and tropical hop aroma.

Incredibly sweet and juicy on the palate. Big sweet malt backbone: honey on white bread. Hops are very juicy: mango and pineapple, green herbs and pine. Similar to Hoptimum. Exceptionally bitter finish with green herbs and citrus peel.

Big brew; hot and chewy.

Aug 13, 2015
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GmAn613 from Connecticut

5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best batch yet. Don't know such a low rating, but def one of my favorites from Beer'd now. L-transparent orange with great head retention. S- Nose is phenomenal, with hints of orange and mango. T- I get a perfect amount of bitter for a 8.8%, along with orange rind, mango and slight herbal. No booze at all. F-crisp and smooth. The mouth feel makes this quite drinkable.

Aug 11, 2015
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Jwale73 from Rhode Island

3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32oz. growler purchased on 10/31/14. Served in a Beer'd Teku. Pours a burnt orange hue with a mostly translucent clarity and a rocky, one-inch, bright white head. Head eventually dissipates into a soapy slick with residual spots and swaths of lacing revealed during the tasting. Nose is a bit subdued - there's definitely citrus fruit in there but nothing distinctive. There's also some piney notes towards the back. Taste reveals grapefruit rind and more of the piney quality present in the nose. Mouthfeel is light-medium with a lively carbonation that borders on prickly and a slightly oily texture. There's also some acidity and a residual burn that lingers at the back of the throat between quaffs. Overall, a solid DIPA, but not my favorite offering from this brewery. That said, if you enjoy more herbal/piney DIPAs, this one might be in your wheelhouse.

Nov 01, 2014
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PicoPapa from Connecticut

3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

64oz growler from Beer'd. Pours a translucent golden straw color with an inch of frothy white head. Lots of lacing. Has some nice tropical fruit aromas. Pineapple and mango with some sweet grapefruit as well. Light floral notes. The taste is a sweet mix of grapefruit along with more pineapple and some sweet malts. Some orange peel, pine and floral hops towards the finish. Good deal of carbonation. Overall, another Imperial IPA from Beer'd worth seeking out.

Oct 17, 2013
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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 67 ratings