Tribute
14th Star Brewing Co.

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From:
14th Star Brewing Co.
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #890
ABV:
8.1%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,750
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 7.91%
Reviews:
175
Ratings:
683
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 24, 2022
Added:
Mar 14, 2014
Wants:
  49
Gots:
  336
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: 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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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
excellent
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 Vermont

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
 
Rated: 4.25 by jdow117 from Ohio

Jul 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Jul 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4.04 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Jul 18, 2020
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Rated by rktrat from Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Last of my gift beers. Strong and tasty!
Apr 05, 2020
 
Rated: 4.43 by saymike32 from New Jersey

Mar 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.15 by Casterbridge from Connecticut

Jan 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by mjw2808 from Maryland

Dec 31, 2019
 
Rated: 4.17 by hosley from Arkansas

Dec 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4.13 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

Nov 22, 2019
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

3.67/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Hmm, might need to try this one again. Had on tap and it wasn't great. Pours golden with small white cap. Aroma is citrus, but also a mile off-putting dankness. Same with the flavor - perhaps influenced by other brews on the palate. Finish was kind of biting with bitter.
Nov 01, 2019
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Reviewed by dsa7783 from New Jersey

3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On tap at Revolution in Morristown. Pours a golden, effervescent hue with moderate frothing. Ardent aroma replete with notes of citrus and honeysuckle. Recommended.
Oct 05, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by Hwy61x from Connecticut

Sep 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Stengelfoot from California

Aug 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.54 by crackerjack57 from Pennsylvania

Aug 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.71 by TheOakKing from New York

Aug 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island

Jul 05, 2019
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Rated by wlpow2 from Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Smooth, aromatic and feels great on the pallet.
Jun 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4.44 by Stevesousbeer from Massachusetts

Jun 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.83 by Ricklax96 from New York

Jun 22, 2019
 
Rated: 3.74 by lccrunchy from Pennsylvania

Jun 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.06 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

May 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.24 by BEERMILER12 from Maine

May 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire

May 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Griffith from Connecticut

Mar 19, 2019
Tribute from 14th Star Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 858 ratings