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

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#2,664
Reviews:
161
Ratings:
801
pDev:
7.91%
 
 
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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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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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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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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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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

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Tribute Double India Pale Ale from 14th Star Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 801 ratings