14th Star Brewing Co.

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14th Star Brewing Co.
Vermont, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #846
Ranked #3,743
4.17 | pDev: 7.91%
Aug 31, 2023
Mar 14, 2014
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°.
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Reviewed by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From a 16oz can dated 8/3/23 into 20oz pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with about one finger of white head. Good retention and lacing.

Smells of citrus (orange) and peach on crack of can. Dank earth and marijuana on warming.

Light flavors. Citrus juice, piney bitterness.

Slightly sticky but easy to drink. Medium bodied. Dry finish. Low carb.

This is nice enough. Serviceable DIPA.
Aug 31, 2023
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a lightly hazy, medium golden amber with a fine, three finger white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of pale malt, citrus and lightly piney hops, light orange and lemon, touches of pineapple and dankness. Flavor is pale malt, citrus and dank hops, grapefruit, lemon, light orange and hints of mixed tropical fruit; citrus rind and dankness in the finish. Nice assertive bitterness. Medium bodied with light to moderate creaminess. Appears to be a can with a few months on it and both the herbal hop character in the aroma and taste seem to be subdued, but can be attributed to age. It has still held up well and has a pleasant West Coastish profile to the hop blend with great citrus and dank notes and hints of pine. Malt is semi-dry, but supportive of the hops. This is apparently the brewery's flagship IPA and a worthy one. I think I'd like a fresher one quite a bit.
May 30, 2023
Rated: 4.1 by Lobina from Arizona

Mar 12, 2023
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Reviewed by Twig54 from Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This is very much my kind of IPA. Purchased at Costco, it has a decent level of IBUs while maintaining a trace of fruit (grapefruit to me). The abv of 8.1 seems appropriate for a double and supports the flavor. I will be buying this again if I can find it.
Feb 07, 2023
Rated: 4 by strengthdoc from Connecticut

Sep 24, 2022
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Reviewed by ANIMOUL from Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into an imperial pint glass at Mulligans in Manchester, VT. Pours golden yellow with two fingers worth of head and plenty of foam; slowly recedes. Subtle taste of undefined citrus and bittery hops; served a bit warm which I think didn't help flavor profile (but should of?). Decent.
Aug 09, 2022
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Rated by JDUBWA412

5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Jun 12, 2022
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
nice hoppy ipa smooth drinking well made
Feb 10, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Dec 02, 2021
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
can into glass
Quite a crumpet looking, dimpled head of white, leaving lots of lacy residue, as it drops. Medium light golden orange, with haze, when one pours the entire can at once, clear if not, to the look. Good amount of medium toasted, caramelized malt aroma, lifting up the predominate aromas of guava, tangerine peel and some pineapple. There is a bite to this and a hint of alcohol, amidst the taste phase. Quite a good level of tangerine/ lemon peel flavor, with a fair amount of malt to tame the citrus peel bite, and keep it tolerable.
Oct 17, 2021
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Reviewed by Shiredave from New York

4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
No packaging date on the can.
Beautious clear, amber-gold, tight white head with good legs and retention.
The aroma is a tribute to all the malt lost in tasteless support of the Galaxy - Citra - Simcoe alpha acids citrufying the masses who flock to drink 3 letters they do not understand - IPA.
This has a warm and welcoming nose of freshly cracked grains steeping in a tun. Herbal and conifer notes waft in with a hint of fresh OJ. Sweet, nutty aroma with hoppy compliments.
The flavor is straight up old school IPA - balanced malt and hop character with the spotlight on the hop complexity. Rather than overshadowing and outshining, the sappy pine notes wrap around the pecans in toffee flavors of the malt, lending some heft to the medium bodied beer.
The finish is long, slightly dry, a lingering peppered lemongrass and a tickle of alcohol.
Well made. Great balance. Much appreciated.
Oct 03, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by JZB7

Jul 31, 2021
Rated: 4.17 by avisong from Virginia

Jul 18, 2021
Rated: 4 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Jul 02, 2021
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Reviewed by NiceTaps from New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16 ounce can in a cordial glass.

Lively golden straw color with a modest white cap that laces up nicely.

Citrus, pine-dank-earthy mix, dry malt, and floral and herbal notes in the aroma.

Grapefruit citrus and light caramel malt flavors. Some pine and herbal tea.

Medium bodied and pleasantly dry finish. Some hop bitterness and not very sweet.

Imperial IPA at 8.1 abv that drinks a bit lighter and not sweet. That works.
May 17, 2021
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Reviewed by harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy straw color with a small head that subsides to lacing.

Smells of malt and sweet slightly dank hops. Tastes sweet with grapefruit citrus notes and a mildly bitter hop finish.

Medium light body and carbonation.

Overall I would say this IPA is pleasantly understated in its approach to being a hop forward beer.

I actually bought this by mistaking its can for something from a well known Vermont brewer. Happy informative mistake!
Nov 07, 2020
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Reviewed by Siriusfisherman from New Hampshire

4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
L: Slightly Hazy copper with a foam head, excellent retention, and good lacing.

S: Pine, sweet citrus, grass, crystal malt.

T: Big bitterness upfront that moves into hop flavors of pine, grapefruit and fresh cut grass.

F: Full bodied with a drying finish.

Overall: A delicious and we'll balanced double IPA.
Sep 28, 2020
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Rated by GregDBoston from Massachusetts

3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Nothing remarkable about this one. Too fizzy, not enough hops richness or balance. Meh!
Sep 25, 2020
Rated: 4.42 by Durgbert from New Hampshire

Aug 30, 2020
Rated: 4.16 by Khaack from New York

Aug 06, 2020
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