Enigma | Tapistry Brewing

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Brewed by:
Tapistry Brewing
Michigan, United States
tapistrybrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BrewtalHonesty on 10-23-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
56
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
7.59%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
12
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 56
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 10/26/2016. Pours hazy medium orange/amber color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, caramel, brown sugar, lightly toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, caramel, brown sugar, lightly toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange rind, pepper, pine, caramel, brown sugar, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, sticky/resinous, fairly creamy, and slightly slick balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 9%. Overall this is a great DIPA! All around great Great complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the big ABV. Very vibrant and pretty juicy on hops; with a nice malt backbone, that is not too sweet. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very rich dark copper color, very clear, and very thin lacing, carbonation is extremely low.

S - Nose is very faint with some pine and caramel malt.

T - Some sweet caramel malt up front followed with a hint of light tropical fruit in the middle and finishes with an aggressive bitter pine/citrus bite that lingers for a very long time at the end, some alcohol presence but otherwise extremely well hidden.

M - Medium body, dry finish, light pricklies on the tongue.

O - Well balanced through most of the sip, aggressively bitter at the very end, and barely detectable ABV makes this beer dangerously drinkable but deceptive. The very weak nose brings the overall rating down a bit.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a clear amber with a one finger white head. The head recedes quickly leaving a good amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is grapefruit and piney hops.

T - The taste is caramel malts, orange peel, grapefruit and piney hops.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - This is a decent DIPA. The finish has a strong bitter finish that goes well with the upfront sweetness.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned 10/26/16

It is a cloudy amber copper color. Decent sized frothy, light tan head with decent retention. Leaves some spotty lacing.

Smells like pithy grapefruit and orange with some piney hops and caramel malts with a bit of sugary sweetness.

It pretty much tastes like it smells. Some orange rind and bitter, pithy grapefruit. A strong bitterness overall. Especially considering it is not a super fresh beer. Almost too much. It comes across aspirin like. There is a brown sugar, to almost molasses like sweetness that is present throughout, but really noticeable in the aftertaste. It is a nice compliment to the flavors, but gets squashed by that aggressive bitter taste.

Medium bodied and pretty soft feeling. A little bit of a prickly carbonation. No noticeable alcohol.

This is a very nice drinking beer that would be excellent if the bitterness was dialed back a bit.

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Photo of 98green
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Maybe I've had too many IIPAs lately because they all seem to be about the same. On this one, the hops go more to traditional piney than citrus. The malt is good but not super heavy sweet. Middle of the road double for me

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Enigma from Tapistry Brewing
3.82 out of 5 based on 56 ratings.
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