B-72 | 14th Star Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
14th Star Brewing Co.
Vermont, United States
14thstarbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,942
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
119
pDev:
5.63%
 
 
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2
Gots:
34
Trade:
0
 
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Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 119
Photo of puboflyons
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of a 16 oz. can dated 02/04/19. Sampled on March 6, 2019.

The appearance is an opaque looking pale yellow that is so thick it looks like a colored milk shake. Modest, lasting white head and lacing.

Vibrant aromas of pine and tropical fruit with a kind of orange, tangerine sensation. Sour dough bread below it all.

Medium to full body.

There is most definitely a sweet flavor to start that moves to fruit and pine and then erupts with a fairly biting bitterness at the end. No booze for over 7%. I liked this one.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Look is an extremely cloudy yellow with a frothy white head.

Aroma is a cheesy pithy lemon.

Really delicious taste. Super dank hops.

Excellent beer.

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Photo of TimothyD11
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smells unbelievably wonderful from a million miles away! Taste is similar with a tad bit more bitterness than I expect from your average New England IPA. If you can appreciate a great New England IPA with a little bite you'll love this.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the can (complete with a de Havilland Mosquito on it), it pours a hazy amber with a nice thick head that slowly diminishes and leaves lacing. Lots of citrus in the nose, very pleasant! The taste follows, very pleasant and very nice!

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Photo of osheamatth
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The look put me off a bit because of how cloudy it is. Fresh hopped beer have that quality but this ale is very dense looking. Really nice aroma abundance of hop and an almost menthol nose (in a very pleasant way). Lots of piney hop and wood on the palate but left me wanting more balance. Feel is perfectly nice.

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Photo of Ronl12
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can into tulip, Date 9/24/18.
Look is nice cloudy golden yellow with little orange tint. Nose is light tropical fruit. Taste is citrus orange with a little bite at end. Feel is medium and creamy. Overall, a nice DIPA that hides alcohol well. Not sure it resonates with me.. More orange in taste. I like some of their other beers better. But worth a try and I would not turn down.

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Photo of Dakin
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Dank looking. Like orange juice. Cloudy chock full of particulates. Sticky lacing.

Smell: Pineapple and mango up front. Some nice earthy savoryness to balance. Bit of cloves maybe.

Taste: This is where it shines. Just a the perfect amount of hops. No lingering bitterness, smooth and creamy all the way. Very refreshing. This is dangerous.

Feel: Like a milkshake.

Overall: This is a world-class juice bomb NEIPA. If you see this, buy it.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can dated 9/10/18.

Pours cloudy gold with a minimal head or retention. Tropical and juicy in the nose with pineapple, peach, and pear. Medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel. Ripe citrus on the palate with zero malt and a light bitterness. Pears and peaches. Finishes dry with lingering citrus.

Nicely balanced hop-bomb and easy to drink while getting a good hop fix.

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Photo of Apellonious
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can 8/16/18 from a recent Vermont trip poured into a tulip glass. A hazy almost murky orange with yellow highlights, a one and a half finger head that hangs around for a little while. The smell is dank/vegetal, some sea salt, and tropical fruit and citrus notes (pineapple and mango). The taste is more zesty and vegetal, with some grapefruit notes mixed in with much lighter pineapple/mango flavors. The feel is a little above medium, somewhat full, with a medium low level of carbonation. Seems soft at times in the typical NE IPA style, but the bitterness gives it an edge. Overall, a flavorful IIPA. 5 weeks in this seems to still be in stride.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pint can: 8/23/18 popped open on 9/2/18

A hazy/opaque/ milky look to the muddy golden coloration. Totally white, sticky foam has total coverage in a thin sudsy layer. Lace too.

A rather classic tropical nose. Mango with black pepper, orange citrus and pine with a vanilla and sugar or whipped cream style sweetness, aged herbs and spices but with a smooth effect. A totally Imperial New England hop bomb aroma.

Soo...with the New England style big ipa's, the thing I notice first is the full/smooth/silky body and texture. Lactose? Golden wheat? Seems like both adjuct's are in full effect here. Whatever, it is... it's pretty rad.

Flavorwise: the piney mango and funky citrus flavored hops bring layers, and layers of complexity within the hoppy spectrum. Light, golden malt adds a grainy depth with very dry grasses, herbs and barley. The combo brings a classic, hearty NE-style hop and tasty malt balance that lives within a smooth and full world of texture and style.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many thanks to SawDog505 f9r this can.

A - Hazy orange with a ton of yeasty floaties suspended in the beer, even with a careful pour.

S - Bright citrus and peach aroma.

T - Spicy citrus rind, a little vinous, grapefruit, and a lingering grapefruit bitterness.

M - Big medium body.

O - A rock solid D-IPA!

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Photo of PicoPapa
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can. Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange with an inch of head. Lots of sticky lacing. The aroma is tropical fruits, candy and dank hops. Pineapple and grapefruit are the most notable. The taste is much like the aroma but with a bit more pine and dank hops than the fruits this time around. Grapefruit and pine towards the end. Some bread crusts in the background. Dank, resinous finish. Oily mouthfeel with low carbonation. Moderate alcohol heat. Solid Imperial IPA I’d buy again.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This one pours with a pretty hazy burnt orange color, with a small head and lots of lacing.

This smells like candied tangerine, lemon candy, tropical fruit, and weed.

This is suprisingly pretty adept. There’s a great dank weed flavor on the finish. There’s also a nice candied juiciness as well, with basically no malt character.

This is pretty light bodied, with a very crisp and slick mouthfeel, and a high level of drinkability.

I haven’t liked a ton of beers from 14th Star, but this was a nice surprise. I really liked this and it’s by far my favorite beer from this brewery.

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Photo of jrc1093
4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Canned on 6/28/18

Pours a hazy burnt orange with a 3/4 finger of semi-bubbly off-white head.

Aroma of juicy tangerine, orange, pineapple rind, light grass, and a clever backbone of thick cracker to round it out.

I'm getting a good bit of tropical notes and pine resin that are followed by a hefty but approachable caramel malt character; all elements are very balanced and interacting well with one another.

Mouthfeel is simply crisp and juicy. What it lacks in heft at times, it makes up for with an approachability and smoothness that rivals those in the upper tier of the style.

A very solid DIPA coming from 14th Star; I'll find this one especially memorable for its smooth hop-malt balance and pretty insane drinkability considering the style.

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Photo of outdoor7or24
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz can poured several times into 4 oz snifter, purchased at beverage warehouse in VT on beer turn and burn trip and brought home.
A: pours a cloudy golden malt body, +1 finger fine white bubble head that fades, spotty lacing, carbonation, sediment at the bottom
S: sweet citrus, orange, tangerine, malt, cracker,grapefruit peel, tropical
M: medium body, silky smooth, juicy finish
T: citrus, orange juice, grapefruit rind, medium malt, mineral taste, earthy light pine, light hop bitterness in the finish
O: smooth DIPA, could drink a few of these!

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Photo of scotorum
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

14th STAR B-72 DIPA 6/12/18

Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Tree House stemmed tulip.

a; Translucent gold with a finger thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: Mild citrus leaning to orange and tangerine.

t; Strong citrus and pine resin over a medium bready malt base. Dry finish with light throat burn.

m: Medium with very good body and some carbonation tingle.

o; A powerful-tasting DIPA which feels stronger than 8% ABV. Mellows out later but still seems like a "bigger" beer than 8%

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Photo of brureview
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a semi clear golden color in a Spiegelau IPA glass with a 4F head. Good head retention.

Weird but excellent aroma: fragrant, earthy,tropical, citrus. Not the usual flavor combo in an aroma. The taste takes off at about 50°. Earthy, citrus, orange juice.

The body is a bit light. Very moderate hoppy bitterness. The can states that it’s a hop bomb? I don’t think so,. No sharp hoppy bitterness here. A good beer, but not balanced. No coherence between aroma, taste, and finish.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 12 oz Nordic glass canned on 1/25/18. Pours a hazy orange yellow with a nice 2 plus finger head that leaves plenty of thick patches of lace behind.

Smell guava, apricot, weed, hard candy, tangerine, and grapefruit.

Taste follows tropical upfront with some hard candy and grapefruit in the balanced slightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is bigger than average, enough life with a rather soft amount of life, a tad dry, and drinks very easy at 8% ABV.

Overall this is a very nice NEDIPA, would love to get this one again.

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Photo of Billolick
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tall can, 1/25/18

Wow..so much great beer coming out of so many breweries....and all burning up this pleasurable NEIPA style.

Hazed, with nice looking fine bubble lacing.


Hazy, juicy, densely flavorful....ripe pineapple notes abounding in a soft and smooth manner...
.delicious

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Photo of EMV
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazy golden copper pour with 2 fingers of foamy white head. Great lacing. Minimal sediment.

S: Tropical and fruity.. NEIPA for sure. Citrus juice.

T/F: Light grains with a dank juicy hop profile. Loads of citrus/grapefruit. Mild tropicals... mango and guava. Medium bodied. Great carbonation and sticky on the tongue.

O: A fantastic DIPA done New England style. Outstanding!

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Photo of Craig-er
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass. The head quickly dissapates. A tangerine color that I have not seen before in a double IPA. The smell is a lovely tropical citrus scent. A dry bite with very nice flavors that linger on the palate. The flavors are enhanced as the beers comes to room temperature. Overall a very nice brew from the North Kingdom.

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Photo of benjaminsa
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorites in VT. This is the beer that got me into loving Double IPAs, I was very excited when they began canning. Definitely one of those beers that takes you down memory lane. Big and juicy citrus hops.

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Photo of PSanger
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Love the feel and nose of this beer. Look is great too with all the sediment floating around. I️ would say moderate flavor of citrus not overpowering in fact I️ wish it was a bit more. Very good beer

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Photo of bobv
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Moderate pour yields a 3/4 inch white head over a golden amber body with some nice lacing. After a few minutes head dissipates down to a thin ring but comes back nicely after a few swirls. Nose of much tropical fruit with slight pine in there as well. Taste of tropical fruit with pine for bitterness balancing nicely with the malt. Nice feel and overall a great job by Dan and the boys of St. Albans. Cheers!

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Photo of Brad007
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice mild golden hue with blonde highlights into my glass. Thin head. Mango and passionfruit aromas in the nose. Citrus burst upfront is mainly mango and passionfruit and perhaps some grapefruit or tangerine as well. Malt base plays a key supporting role in ensuring that bitterness isn't overpowering. Coats the throat going down. Much tastier than Tribute.

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B-72 from 14th Star Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 119 ratings