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

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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 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:
#2,758
Reviews:
165
Ratings:
811
pDev:
7.91%
 
 
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Photo of Casey3236
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gatch
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Union Brewhouse in Weymouth with my Dad! He had a Mainer Weisse from Night Shift. This is on the darker side of DIPA. A bit sweeter and more malt forward with a dank hop profile. Still quite fruity with some decent bitterness. More balanced than most trendy hoppy beers and a bit of a return to the original take on the style.

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Photo of florisj135
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of kgmocnpk63
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy medium golden honey in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate burnt orange + golden orange + golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense sudsy foamy bright white head that reduces to a medium sized patch of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit, earthy, spicy, herbal, citrus/passionfruit, and dank/resinous hops over the top of just shy of moderate aromas of caramel + biscuit malts with a moderate amount of caramel sweetness.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of caramel + biscuit malts with a moderate amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit, earthy, spicy, herbal, citrus/passionfruit, and dank/resinous hops which contribute a moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp initially with a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol. Enjoyable more classic DIPA - nice dank hop presence.

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Photo of smithj4
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy dark yellow in color. It poured with a thin off white head covering the surface and a collar consisting of medium-sized bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops—grapefruit seem to stand out in particular—are present in the nose along with hints of pine.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of orange and grapefruit hops with a touch a piney hops and a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of bitterness.
O: This Imperial IPA really showcases the aromas and flavors of the hops, as the malts aren't that prominent. It also isn't as heavy on the mouthfeel compared to other beers in the style.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Kurzman
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Tcsox
3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dakin
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Thick and syrupy. Nice opaque raw honey look to it.

Smell: Pine, mint, pineapple.

Taste: Piney and fresh, almost tastes like it was brewed with mint or spruce tips. Bit of fruit.

Feel: Smooth

Overall: This is a very good IPA. I think I prefer the B-72 to this though. There's a minty-ness that isn't really my cups of tea.

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Photo of CreightonSM
3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of whatthehull
4.57/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a hybrid glass from a 16oz can

A - Semi translucent golden copper, one finger frothy white head and lots of sugary lacing and legs

S - The sweet pineapple and pine are very up front, with really sweet yeast, musty malt/grain, super sweet hops, earthy flowers and awesome booze.

T - Wow, sweet boozey hoppy goodness, right off the bat! Lots of sugar with a slight dry bite, island fruit/flower hops, funky yeast, peaches, and all around just a radical DIPA.

M - Full body, awesome balance, awesome complexity, medium plus acidity and medium carbonation.

D/O - I can't believe I have never had this nor heard of it. One of the best IPA/DIPAs I have had, maybe ever. The taste, the look and the taste again. It is one of those IPA's you have had a million times, while still being one in a million. North Carolina BBQ chicken is really awesome with this one and pairs well with Rocky Road as well. Damn good beer.

Final thoughts - I want the price on this so I can give someone money to get me more. The ABV is perfect at around 8% and if I ever find this on tap, I may have died and gone to heaven.

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Photo of kelvarnsen
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DAS30
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cuyle
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Strong citrus aroma. Cloudiness would hint a richer mouth feel. Not overly complex, but a fine beer

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Photo of GravityKills
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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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Tribute Double India Pale Ale from 14th Star Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 811 ratings