Tribute Double India Pale Ale | 14th Star Brewing Co.

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4.17/5
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Tribute Double India Pale AleTribute Double India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
14th Star Brewing Co.
Vermont, United States
14thstarbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Tribute Double IPA is a celebration of hops, pure and simple. A simple and smooth malt base serves as the stage for the hops to perform. Tribute has a beautiful golden color, an aroma brimming with citrusy hops, and a deliciously smooth hop flavor and dry finish.

Suggest storing and serving 34-42°.

Added by hophead0808 on 03-14-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,562
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
793
pDev:
7.91%
Bros Score:
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Photo of BuddyZ
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Happyyb
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kdivers
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Admiraldinty
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mlatvakokko
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.69/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint can that was canned on 5/14/18 opened on 5/20/18

A very light haze to the golden-orange coloration of the liquid. The head is totally white, clumpy, smooth and bubbly top hangs on for a long time before receding with nice lacing leftover's.

The aroma is clump of smelly hops, citrus, earthy, peppery, sweet tropicals like, pineapple, kiwi andva hint of mandarin orange. A light malty scent rides underneath with, dry wheat and grainy golden barley.

Although there is a juicy-hoppy element there is also a very west coast like bitter, leafy, high alpha acids effect that bring in a certain intense dry bitterness that you don't normally find in New England these days. In fact, there is some added peppery tones and a dry leafy bite in the finish as well. The juicy hop flavor comes in the form of tangy citrus and grapefruit, acidity is strong in this one. The malt gives an amber sweetness but mostly, grainy, pilsner-like malt kick. The dry-earthy bitterness really takes over eventually making this one seem large with ibu's. The 8.1 % abv is well hidden thanks to some medium level complexity in the hop and malty taste layers.

A snappy, then juicy first sip feels light, then medium as the malty effects kick in, a long, dry, earthy finish and aftertaste.

I would imagine there is a big hop "mash-up" for this Tribute. Peppery citrus and high toned alpha acids reign supreme here. Mid level complexity with a long, bitter hop effect keeps you sippin'.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pretty beer, dark orange transparency, with lots of white lacing. The nose is quiet, the flavor strong hops over malty sweetness. Not a lot of nuance in the hops, but pleasant. Tasty.

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Photo of mhjipa
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crogan10
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bhunter0812
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wapes
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good, but not great DIPA

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Photo of Velivolus
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopEnthusiast
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greywulfken
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Random grab, 2/22/18 canning from this veteran-owned brewery in Vermont... Kinda medium orange-gold and hazy under a fat white foam top... Aromas mildly fruity with bold pine aromas sorting through... Similarly, on the palate, mild fruits, stone and citrus fruits suggested, but with a clean pine breeze and hints of mint... Caramel malts add a nice body and feel; smooth and soft, nice hint of resin stick to the roof of the mouth... Sweetness is mild-moderate, but so is the bitterness, creating a nice balance... Finishes with a nice aftertaste, bit of bitterness lingers behind, but rather clean and fresh... This was a real winner for me...

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Photo of Uconnbrewskies
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeff1973
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wshinevar
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cthokiebird
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RozzieBoy
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L - This was a bit strange. 16 oz. can poured into pint glass. Poured most of the can in, and first look was clear amber with one finger white head. When I poured the remainder of the beer, it appeared more Hazy in appearance. Not sure why. Decent lacing throughout.
S - Nice Citrusy smell with a mix of orange and grapefruit.
T - Bitter hops with moderate maltiness.
F - Medium body, fairly smooth with semi-dry finish.
O - A really nice beer. Liked how the smell retained all the way through.

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Photo of CJRubes
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sissacot
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eluvah
3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Miketess32
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious. Really nice smooth head. Tasty little bitter after taste.

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Photo of CNoj012
3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a super hazy golden orange color with a massive, dense, foamy white head. Retention is excellent and there are tons of sticky chunks of lacing left all over the glass.

Smell is very subdued. Orange, citrus pith, pine and some sweet and bready malts are there, but they certainly don't jump out of the glass at you.

Taste is very similar. The flavors are a bit more pronounced, but for just over a month old I was expecting more. The citrus and pine are supported nicely by the malts and the finish is moderately bitter.

Feel is light side of medium, smooth and slightly resinous. Moderate carbonation as well.

Overall this beer is pretty good. I'd certainly not turn it down if I was offered, but it is very middle if the road and not something that I would seek out.

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Tribute Double India Pale Ale from 14th Star Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 793 ratings