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

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4.17/5
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763 Ratings
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:
#1,463
Reviews:
152
Ratings:
763
pDev:
8.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
313
Trade:
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Ratings: 763 |  Reviews: 152
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4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MROY_2112
2.26/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

A good beer. Decent taste but more dark than citrus flavor.

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Photo of smcolw
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent lattice on the glass for lace. Modest to moderate head, but it lasts throughout the tasting. The color is gold with a mild haze.

The smell is mild. The strongest aroma is from the alcohol. There's a bit of pepper from the hop as well.

The flavor is similar to the smell except that the strongest element is an earthiness up front. The hop and the alcohol are more muted than the smell suggests. The body leans rich but the carbonation is also elevated. The aftertaste is mostly alcohol.

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

The beer pours pretty much pumpkin colored with a fairly thin white cap, halfway decent cling after the head falls to a few rafts.

There is the typical citrus punch in the aroma, mostly grapefruit but a little orange sneaks in. Sweet malts, and a little resin, a little floral, a little earthy. More or less checks all the DIPA boxes.

The beer drinks smoothly. Surprisingly not overly bitter, definitely citrus heavy, but adequate malt to keep things in check. Gets a bit more floral as it warms up.

Sticky, but dry finish. Seems a tiny bit watery to me for the style.

Overall, it is a good beer, but not really in the upper echelon in the style to my palate. Worthwhile to give it a try.

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

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

Photo of Tony210
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep yellow with minimal head.
Bright citrus on the nose, some pine in the background. Dank with a fair amount of bitterness, some citrus shines through in the form of grapefruit, lemon, and some mango. Good amount of carbonation.
Solid DIPA, very flavorful.
10/24/17
16 oz can
4 rating
8/22/17 canning date

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4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

9/27/17 canning date

A: Pours a dark reddish-orange. Good sized tan head. Head retention is okay with thin tendrils of lacing.

S: Lots of sweet citrus in the nose. Definitely got a strong malt base, plenty of caramel sweetness in there too.

T: Oh yeah, citrusy for sure. Sharp grapefruit mostly I would say. Lots of heavy bready malt afterwards with a touch of caramel sweetness. More grapefruit in the aftertaste with some herbal hops.

M: Medium bodied, somewhat sticky.

O: Not bad, a stout DIPA for sure. A bit one note with tons of citrus and bread and not much else. Well balanced and tasty nonetheless.

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4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.62/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Can poured into a snifter

One finger creamy white foam cap , settles to a dense rich layer . Some lacings

Hazy golden orange

Aroma of citrus , pine , resin and whiff of dank

Taste of citrus hops

Very smooth

Good beer

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4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

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

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

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Tribute Double India Pale Ale from 14th Star Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 763 ratings
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