Heart Full Of Napalm
Tapistry Brewing

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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,265
Ranked #5,971
4.13 | pDev: 10.41%
Tapistry Brewing
Michigan, United States
Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 67 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The look, smell, and feel of this brew were all on point. However, the taste is my main criteria and that was a bit harsh, not as smooth as some dipa's I prefer. Had a nice flavor, but would something else next time around.

Oct 02, 2019
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beersampler6 from Michigan

3.67/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice double IPA, a little boring and lacked depth and complexity. Pours an orange-amber color with just a little lingering head and spotty lacing. Smells of some muddled fruity and piney hops, caramel, malt, bread and faintly of dankness. Taste follows the nose, along with some vanilla and grain. Smooth thin mouthfeel, good carbonation, higher ABV is fairly well-hidden.

Jan 13, 2019
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pretty dark orange beer with a half finger of off white head. Smells malty, sweet, orange, lemon zest and grapefruit. Tastes very sweet and mildly bitter. Lots of overripe citrus and pith with a decent bitter finish. It is a very good beer that does a good job of hiding the higher ABV.

Sep 29, 2017
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gopens44 from Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75


Murky copper colored body with a moderately fun sized tan head. Nose seems unusual, as cheese and cherries seem to be it? Taste holds on briefly to the cherry, but thankfully there's no cheese. It's sweet up front before the sweet becomes more defined in the shape of like candy tangerine grapefruit. Finishes a bit more harsh than it started, like it takes on a rough tobacco inspired finish. Feel is probably pretty medium-ish with an after taste reminiscent of sacharin sweetness amongst the harsh bitter. I guess I'm pretty cool with this one, as it's certainly unique.

Aug 28, 2017
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Beejay from Virginia

3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: A hazy orange amber in color with a large tan head.

S: Huge grapefruit at first followed by light pin e, and tropical fruit. With tangerine in the finish.

T: Tons of hop flavor, with citrus, and tropical fruits dominating. Caramel brings up the rear combining with the fruity hops to make this almost cloying. Bitterness levels seem low, and there is definitely some booze in the finish.

M: Medium thin on this, with moderate carbonation, the finish is very watery.

O: Overall not a bad brew, but definitely off the mark on a style that everyone seems to make pretty well at the moment. Good, but it would get lost in the sea of other double IPAs.

Aug 08, 2017
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Lahey from Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very solid dipa. I rate it right up with dark horse's double crooked tree, above kuhnhenn's dipa (if you live in michigan, that means something. Sorry everyone else) Its a very solid offering with dank, bitter flavor and malty balance. Its like a hopped up two hearted with higher abv. Don't buy it, save it for me. Thanks tapistry brewing!

Jul 25, 2017
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Copper color, light tan head, aromas are huge, citrusy, fruity hops, dank cubed - and some malt.

The taste is a hop sledgehammer - reminds me of Palate Wrecker, but a smidge more dank, plus a bit more malt backbone. Really nice beer by Tapistry.

Jul 14, 2017
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monkbrewed from Michigan

3.57/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A little lighter in color than your standard IPA/Double IPA/Imperial IPA. Aroma was decent, portends of Bell's Two Hearted. Flavor is that plus a core bitterness that Two Hearted just does not have. Malt profile was okay. Slightly under-carbonated, might have had to do with the heavier malt bill.

Jun 11, 2017
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K-Dog from Michigan

3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice looking ipa. Great smell of hops and citrus. As for flavor it's decent but like all the other beers I've tried by this brewery it's very malty and I prefer my ipas to be more citrusy. It's a solid ipa but I find most of there beers to be just slightly overrated.

Oct 20, 2016
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LBThiele3382 from Michigan

4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cutting through all the B.S. of acting like I'm a millionaire-superstar-fancy-ass-critic; I will tell you if you like double IPA's, you'll love this. It has the hops and the malt balance. Citrus and bready malts. I got a four-pack of cans for $11.99; so it wasn't ridiculously priced either. Good stuff from the state of Michigan AGAIN!

Aug 30, 2016
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StoutHunter from Michigan

3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a can of Tapistry's Heart Full OF Napalm yesterday for $3.09 at The Lager Mill. I'm in the need of something hoppy today and I thought I would give this one a try, so lets see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a tall 16oz pint can into a teku.

A- The can looks good, it's goes well with name and it's a little eye catching. It poured a hazy amber color that took on more of an orange color when held to the light with a fingers worth of very light tan creamy head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left a little bit of spotty lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking DIPA, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with the malts being the first to show up and it impart a sweet malt, caramel and brown bread like aroma with a little bit of caramel malt coming through. Up next comes a little doughy yeast and that leads into the hops which impart a citrus rind and green hop like aroma with a little more sweetness at the end. This beer has a pretty nice aroma, it's pretty balanced for the style, but it's a little on the sweet side.

T- The taste seems to be very similar to the aroma and it starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with the malts being the first to show up and it imparts all the same aspects that it did in the aroma and there's no single aspects that sticks out the most. Up next comes a little doughy yeast and along with a noticeable amount of alcohol. Towards the end comes the hops which impart the same aspects that it did in the aroma with a little bit of floral hops coming through this time. On the finish there's a slightly higher amount of bitterness with some alcohol and sweetness also showing up with a sweet, malty and citrus rind hops. This beer has a pretty nice taste, it's got nice balance with a nice hop profile, but it's a little sweet and boozy.

M- Fairly smooth, a little cloying, slightly boozy, on the thicker side of being medium bodied with a lower amount of medium bitterness. The mouthfeel is nice, but I wish it was a little less sweet and boozy.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and a nice example of the style, it had pretty much all the aspects that I look for in the style, but not a lot stuck out about and it got to be just a little rough around the edges in some aspects. This beer had ok drinkability, one is enough for me, It's a little too boozy and sweet to drink multiple of. What I like the most about this beer is the balance of malty and hoppy flavors, it was nice. What I like the least about this beer is the sweetness and that's it's a little boozy for how strong it is. I might buy this beer again and I wouldn't turn down one down. I don't think it's a must try, but it's worth a try if you like your DIPA's on the balanced side. All in all I liked this beer, but I didn't love it, it's not bad at all, but it's just a little rough around the edges, it does have potential through. It's not a favorite Tapistry beer and it's a little above average for the style. Nice job guys, this is a solid DIPA.

Aug 10, 2016
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stortore from Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce can into both a snifter and teku. Canned 6/23/16.

Pours an orange/amber color, a little hazy, with a short head and some lacing. Smell is citrus hops- orange. mango, grapefruit, pineapple- some resiny hops, brown sugar, light malt. Very fresh smelling. The citrus hops really burst open in the flavor- orange, mango, grapefruit, pineapple, some lemon- malt, light caramel, brown sugar, some resiny hops- mostly on the finish. Lots of bitterness up front, the malt tames the middle, another rush of bitterness on the finish. A little sweet in that tamed middle. Smooth, refreshing, solid body, the taste lingers.

Boy. this one's a keeper. Lots of juicy hop flavor, a solid body to back it up. Really enjoyable to drink. Huge effort from Tapistry, one to seek out every time it's released. Pretty good price point, too. Well worth a purchase. Cheers!

Jul 30, 2016
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Prager62 from Colorado

3.08/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A pint can with a date stamp on the bottom that appears to be 06/23. This was released at the brewery a few weeks ago. I purchased this in a Michigan store several days ago. Pouring in a Weyerbacher tulip for the review.

Look- Pours a transparent dark amber color with a small finger of light tan foam.

Smell- Heavy caramel malt with some faint citrus and floral notes. A dose of fusel alcohol can be detected as well.

Taste- Malt heavy followed by some floral and mild grapefruit. There is something bitter and a bit medicinal tasting in the finish which is quite odd.

Feel- It begins slick and turns quite bitter, hot and astringent.

Overall- I'm a fan of their Reactor IPA when it's fresh so I was excited to try a DIPA from them. I'm sorry to report that this one was a total let down for me. I was hoping for something dank and juicy and got a bitter malt bomb instead. It's more reminiscent of a barleywine or triple IPA. Not a total drain pour, but a disappointment nonetheless.

Jul 18, 2016
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Billolick from New York

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can, 6/23/16 on the bottom

Pours a nice rich glowing shade of darker Amber, dense khaki cap, stays nicely and leaves great looking fields of fine lace.

Fresh, pungent, hopped up and minty nose.

More of the same on the palate , bold and pleasantly flavorful, with fresh hoppy goodness all over. Quality - fresh - densely flavorful

Jul 11, 2016
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superspak from Ohio

4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/17/2015. Pours fairly crystal clear deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of huge grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, passion fruit, peach, mango, melon, berry, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pine, honey, brown sugar, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of huge grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, passion fruit, peach, mango, melon, berry, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pine, honey, brown sugar, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of herbal/piney/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, passion fruit, peach, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pine, honey, brown sugar, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a great bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately sticky/resinous, and fairly creamy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an incredible DIPA style. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

Aug 29, 2015
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TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a clear amber with a one-finger white head. The recedes fairly quick leaving behind layers of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple, and floral hops.

T - The taste starts with orange peel, grapefruit, tangerine, and pineapple. There is a strong piney hop presence midpalate with some caramel malt sweetness balancing the flavors. The finish has more piney bite with a touch of grapefruit rind.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is soft and creamy with a sticky finish.

O - Tapistry hit a home run with this one. This flavor are perfectly balanced. Extremely drinkable at 10% ABV.

Aug 29, 2015
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drbenderdo from Michigan

4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted at Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Festival. Very clear with a great nose full of citrus and pine hop aromas....very well done! Tastes even better than it smells....well balanced with no alcohol burn, even for it being a 10%. Nice medium mouthfeel, no stickiness. Well carbonated. One of my favorites from the festival!

Jul 26, 2015
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JefferyLaGrow from Michigan

4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There is very little to critique about this beer. I found it to be wonderful, balanced, perfectly carbonated, and had a beautiful aroma. It is unbelievably balanced and citrusy for a 10% abv DIPA. Well done.

Jan 18, 2015
Heart Full Of Napalm from Tapistry Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 67 ratings