Tribute Double India Pale Ale
14th Star Brewing Co.

Tribute Double India Pale AleTribute Double India Pale Ale
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14th Star Brewing Co.
Vermont, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #944
Ranked #3,810
4.17 | pDev: 7.91%
Dec 02, 2021
Mar 14, 2014
Tribute Double India Pale AleTribute Double India Pale Ale
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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Ratings by Masonz223:
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4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Masonz223 from Michigan

Smell: so much tropical fruit pineapple mango peach orange grapefruit banana.
Taste: pretty much follows the nose pineapple peaches mango orange bannana grapefruit. Bready malt sweetness. A slight floral hop dankness slight pine biterness.
Feel: medium body super dry finish so drinkable.
Overall: this blew me away I can't believe this isn't rated higher! I had a sip of sunshine last night and this blows that away. So awesome!

Jun 05, 2016
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4.19 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Dec 02, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Pivopijak from Washington

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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4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Shiredave from New York

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
4.35 by JZB7 on Jul 31, 2021
4.17 by avisong from Virginia on Jul 18, 2021
4 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania on Jul 02, 2021
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4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by NiceTaps from New Jersey

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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4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by harrypowers from Massachusetts

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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4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Siriusfisherman from Vermont

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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3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by GregDBoston from Massachusetts

Nothing remarkable about this one. Too fizzy, not enough hops richness or balance. Meh!

Sep 25, 2020
4.42 by Durgbert from New Hampshire on Aug 30, 2020
4.16 by Khaack from New York on Aug 06, 2020
4.25 by jdow117 from Ohio on Jul 28, 2020
4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Jul 19, 2020
4.04 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey on Jul 18, 2020
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4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by rktrat from Massachusetts

Last of my gift beers. Strong and tasty!

Apr 05, 2020
4.43 by saymike32 from New Jersey on Mar 14, 2020
4.15 by Casterbridge from Connecticut on Jan 04, 2020
4.25 by mjw2808 from Maryland on Dec 31, 2019
4.17 by hosley from Arkansas on Dec 25, 2019
4.13 by GarbageMan10 from Texas on Nov 22, 2019
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3.67/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

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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3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by dsa7783 from New Jersey

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
3.85 by Hwy61x from Connecticut on Sep 23, 2019
4 by Stengelfoot from California on Aug 15, 2019
4.54 by crackerjack57 from Pennsylvania on Aug 14, 2019
4.71 by TheOakKing from New York on Aug 02, 2019
4.25 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island on Jul 05, 2019
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4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by wlpow2 from Massachusetts

Smooth, aromatic and feels great on the pallet.

Jun 30, 2019
4.44 by Stevesousbeer from Massachusetts on Jun 29, 2019
3.83 by Ricklax96 from New York on Jun 22, 2019
3.74 by lccrunchy from Pennsylvania on Jun 02, 2019
4.06 by jaxon53 from Connecticut on May 26, 2019
4.24 by BEERMILER12 from Maine on May 07, 2019
4.25 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire on May 02, 2019
4 by Griffith from Connecticut on Mar 19, 2019
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4.7/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by BigJayK from New York

Good solid performer. Saw one in a glass at Mt Snow and then picked some up at a liquor store near Okemo. Didn't disappoint. I keep going back. Has a smooth taste and good finish.

Mar 06, 2019
4.55 by RJQ3 from New Jersey on Feb 25, 2019
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4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by npolachek from New York

Pours gold with moderate lacing. Good balance between the maltiness and the dank hops. Strong tastes of citrus and good carbonation making this a pleasure to drink.

Feb 24, 2019
Tribute Double India Pale Ale from 14th Star Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 854 ratings