14th Star Brewing Co.

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14th Star Brewing Co.
Vermont, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #852
Ranked #2,893
4.22 | pDev: 5.69%
Nov 17, 2021
May 01, 2017
Notes: Our B-72 Double IPA is coming at you to drop a hop bomb on your taste buds! Brewed with copious amounts of Australian and American hop varieties this brew packs a punch with its juicy citrus flavor and tropical fruit aroma.

75 IBU
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4.1 by Nunya from Ohio on Nov 17, 2021
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3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Antg8989 from New Jersey

Lots of sediment floating around. Aroma is mostly citrus rind as is the taste. I'm starting to see a trend with "newer" school ipas being much juicier. If this was in its own category as old school new England, I could see the score. But today's neipas are just juicier and much more palatable and have more depth than this does.

Oct 03, 2021
4.24 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania on Aug 31, 2021
4.29 by Wainfu from New Hampshire on Aug 26, 2021
3.91 by Wizzman from Massachusetts on Aug 10, 2021
4 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Feb 12, 2021
4.03 by tpauer from New Hampshire on Jan 01, 2021
4.18 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Dec 01, 2020
3.77 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Oct 03, 2020
4 by florisj135 from Virginia on Sep 19, 2020
4.06 by tbuckdaboss from Washington on Aug 27, 2020
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3.84/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

Can from the Packie
Lightly hazy light gold color with a bubbly white head that slowly recedes. Solid bready maltiness. Citrus earthy tropical hop aroma and flavor. Pretty decent brew.

Aug 25, 2020
4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Jul 19, 2020
4.24 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island on Jun 21, 2020
4.19 by Tbone2131 from Connecticut on Mar 15, 2020
4.21 by Simon212 from Canada (ON) on Mar 01, 2020
3.71 by Crentist from Connecticut on Feb 16, 2020
3.99 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana on Feb 10, 2020
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4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by smcolw from Massachusetts

Milkshake cloudy with a white-hued dirty gold color. Foamy, but small, head. Good lines of lace (a blend of rings and streaks).

Weedy hop nose. The malt is neutral pale with a light sweetness.

The taste is dryer than the smell with a creamy pale malted barley. The hop isn't as much bitter as it is mildly spicy. Rich body and flavor, lower carbonation. Long biting finish and aftertaste--white pepper.

Feb 09, 2020
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4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by thebeerguy31 from Massachusetts

Writing this beer a few days after having it on tap. One of the better NE IPAs i've had. Very hazy and juicy. Juicebomb is the right description. Fortunately, the hops balance it out pretty well. Very refreshing and easy to drink at 7.2%. I'd prefer a bit more balance either a bit less juicy or heavier bitterness in the hops, but for this style it was still top notch. I happily ordered two.
Nose: Don't recall exactly - 4
Look: 4.25
Taste: 4.5
Feel: 4.5 Creamy and full but lacked a bit of balance that some of the citrusy west coast IPAs do really well.

Feb 03, 2020
4.37 by Uconnbrewskies from Connecticut on Jan 05, 2020
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3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

Best by December 29th 2019. Tried first a couple weeks ago within that time frame and revisiting now. No better/worse. Pours a murky golden with a decent white cap that persists and coats. Aroma is slight orange citrus and an earthy/herbal note that is either old hops or just something I don't enjoy. Unfortunately more of this comes out in the flavor. Decent bready malt presence helps this one for me as there's a lingering bitter throughout the sip - more rind and herb than I prefer. Finish is fairly clean and mouthfeel is good. I might revisit if I find super-fresh.

Jan 03, 2020
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4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Smakawhat from Maryland

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Best by December 29th 2019.

Slightly turbid and murky yellow with a touch of faint orange highlights in the body color. Creamy forming head of just under three fingers from the glass, with a nice little crown and beveled laced top as it settles.

Aroma is quite impressive. This has an impressive mix of soft mint, green herbs, and citrus punch that is quite enjoyable. Very unique and distinct NEIPA that stays away from overly fruity and juiced flavors on the nose.

Palate brings things down a notch. Simple malt backbone gives to a good hop pleasure of light orange citrus. The mouthfeel seems to hint a hair wet, giving to almost session IPA quality. Faint hinting juice with a touch of leafy green hop pleasure.

A pretty good solid IPA that ends up with the basics, and a few NE appearances in the looks department.

Dec 13, 2019
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3.71/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by digboy from New Hampshire

Pours cloudy yellow gold with a two finger off-white head.

Aroma is really off for me. I get a dominant sickly sweet, musty smell. Some here say pineapple and citrus - which are there but in the background to this ick smell.

Flavor is thankfully a little better where the tangerine/lemon comes through stronger. The sweeter vaguely tropical hop flavor is still there and it brings along that mustiness. Still not really into this.

Feel is very soft, medium bodied with very low bitterness. Thick and juicy.

This just doesn't work.for me. Not sure where the appeal is for such a high rating other than feel. Can is about a month old

Dec 08, 2019
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4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is very hazy to cloudy dark yellow in color. It poured with a half finger high off white head that quickly settled down but consistently left a layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of pineapple and dank pine are present in the nose.
T: The taste is a little dank and has flavors of grapefruit, herbs, mango, and pineapple with some hints of pine towards the finish. Little if any bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The picture of the World War II bomber on the label of this beer matches its smell and taste because it is definitely a hop bomb.

Serving type: can

Oct 18, 2019
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4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

14th Star Brewing Co. "B-72"
one pint can, coded "11:44 042 BEST BY:11/01/19" and sampled on 08/27/2019
$4.99 @ Roger Wilco, Pennsauken, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Nice label. Nice graphics. Nice appearance in the glass: hazy/cloudy golden with an orange sheen beneath a two finger thick head of slightly off-white foam. Aroma? Hmmm, unfortunately a little limited. How fresh is this? Ahh, it's fairly old. I'll give it a break. I'm getting tropical/citrus and some pine out of it. Moving on to the flavor, well, it's actually very similar to the aroma so maybe the age is not the problem. I'm getting more orange, grapefruit, apple, and what I'm going to call peach/mango - not quite a clear note of either, but both mixed. Ahh, nevermind, just call it peach and mango, I'm being an idiot. I guess what I mean to say is that I'm not getting them clearly, nor am I getting a lot of clear notes of anything else beyond the orange, grapefruit and apple although there is more there - tropical, I guess is just what we'll call it. That's OK though, it's tropical/citrusy and a bit piney - done. I had a NEIPA earlier today and the notes are clearer here, not as muddled and foggy. The malt is basic, sweetish, and bready as expected. It's not that bitter but it still finishes dry. Some citrus (mostly orange), citrus pith, and a light note of pine and herbs lingers. There's a very light touch of acidity, or is that hop burn? The head has held up really well so far, and I have almost solid sheets of lace about the glass - nice! In the mouth it's medium bodied and gently effervescent and crisp, and then smooth - a proper NEIPA body. So what to say? Well this is an actual NEIPA. I'm a little surprised I've never had it before, but it's been a while since I've been to Vermont so maybe it wasn't available back then. It's solid. It's not the greatest but it's not bad. I'd buy this again.

Review #6,674

Aug 27, 2019
3.75 by njbusa from New Jersey on Aug 16, 2019
4.15 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Aug 16, 2019
4.07 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Aug 07, 2019
4.25 by npdevil27 from Massachusetts on Jul 21, 2019
4.8 by Ricklax96 from New York on Jun 22, 2019
4.02 by Canalfisher22 from Massachusetts on Jun 02, 2019
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4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Burniefloyd from Rhode Island

This has a cloudy dark yellow color. Very hazy, it looks like a dark grapefruit juice.
It has a slight citrus aroma.
Really smooth in the mouth, doesn't dry it out at all
Nice refreshing taste. Just a hint of citrus but it dances around the bitter zones on you tongue.
Tiniest of pine notes at the very end.
I bought this for Memorial Day and I am very glad I did. Going back to the liquor store to get their other brand as well.

May 27, 2019
4.37 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire on May 25, 2019
4.39 by Casterbridge from Connecticut on May 18, 2019
4.37 by CJRubes from Massachusetts on May 18, 2019
4.34 by swierczt from Connecticut on May 13, 2019
4.21 by DudMan from New Jersey on Apr 15, 2019
3.92 by Griffith from Connecticut on Mar 19, 2019
4.23 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts on Mar 10, 2019
B-72 from 14th Star Brewing Co.
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