A Beer Has No Name
Liquid Riot Bottling Company

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #3,588
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
87
Ranked #20,694
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 7.42%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
44
From:
Liquid Riot Bottling Company
 
Maine, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  11
SCORE
87
Very Good
Notes: Mosaic, Idaho-7 and Citra hops.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 44 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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equinox from New York

4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is the Day 2 Beer of the 2018 Advent Calendar. I found this to be interesting. I enjoyed it at cellar temperature. It poured with a boisterous head and big bubbles. It settled down, with remnants of the head stuck to the sides of the glass.Thin mouthfeel. Kind of sweet. The malts make the first impression with the hops sliding in later. The 8.2% alcohol is well hidden. Easy drinker. I definitely recommend it, it is a change of pace.

Dec 03, 2018
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

With the hoppiness of the West Coast but a sensible maltiness of Great Britain, a beer that doesn't have a style probably shouldn't have a name. And that's exactly the marketing scheme for Liquid Riot's somewhat sorted imperial strength hop bomb.

Golden, hazy and with a hint of amber, A Beer Has No Name brings a frothy white cap and a bright scent of orange leading citrus, a wine-like herbal note, tropical, berry and hemp undertones. Lightly caramelized, the malts that greet the tongue are woven of honey, cashew and shortbread.

But then the hops begin to pile on as the ale crosses the middle palate, opening up with those promised essences of orange, with white grapefruit, lemon, grape and a kiss of lime. Tropical fruits join the passionfruit, kiwi and gooseberry fray before a hemp-like finish brings hints of blackcurrant, black tea and a spice of juniper to the late palate.

Medium bodied and holding onto a firm and biscuity balance, the hops eventually reign supreme with a spicy bitterness that resonates on the finish with peppery grasses, geranium, lemon balm and chive. A gin-like spice cuts the lingering malts and ensures that hops remain paramount on a long and rindy aftertaste.

Aug 03, 2018
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Bluecrow from New York

3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

-deep brown can pour (date not found, but purchased in Portland, ME) with an initial 2 cm foam cap that dissipated quickly to no visible carbonation. Aroma of sweetish malt and pine hop. The flavor is malt dominated with some hop resin atop. Finish is somewhat flat. Three cans were similar, perhaps they got heated up or other.

Jul 23, 2017
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digboy from New Hampshire

4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can - no date but less than 2 months old likely

Pours a hazy deep orange color with a bright white one-finger head that settles down to half with great lacing. Very turbulent too with large bubbles swirling around. Aroma is weak and vaguely tropical. Flavor is bright and refreshing. Very sweet yet light to moderate malt in the background with an equally vague hop flavor - not sure how to describe it really, but it is delicious. Somehow this comes together into a super delicious experience that really surprised me... have I found a double that I would reach for over so many others? Possibly. Feel is light and crisp, moderate bitterness on the tongue, with a bit of alcohol burn that gets more prevalent as it warms up. A little seltzerish as well. I recommend this one not go above the 50 degrees for optimal taste.

Really a fantastic DIPA that deserves more attention and praise than it is getting here.

Apr 12, 2017
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can from 7-11
Mostly clear deep golden color with a huge bubbly white head that persists. Earthy minty citrus pine and resin on the nose with faint crackery malt. The flavor adds a hint of toasty malt and a touch of alcohol but follows the nose quite well. Tasty beer

Feb 24, 2017
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a snifter the beer was a hazy gold color. There was a medium-sized white head with a bit of lace.
A dank, grassy aroma.
Ditto for the taste. I've had a difficult time figuring out what dank meant. Now I know.

Jul 27, 2016
A Beer Has No Name from Liquid Riot Bottling Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 44 ratings