Imperial IPA
Tributary Brewing Co.

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,172
Ranked #16,363
4.1 | pDev: 6.59%
Tributary Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
Notes: Full-bodied, hop forward with Simcoe, Azacca & Centennial hops.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 13 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of johnnnniee
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at the source.
Big citrus and tropical fruit on the nose with hints of pine and resin. Light bread and a hint of caramel. This smells fantastic and doesn't taste half bad either. Almost enjoyed this as much as the Lesser.

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Photo of BillRoth
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Great Lost Bear during Beer Safari in Portland, Maine. Overall very nice DIPA. Fruit juiciness up front with a good push of citrus lemony and slight pine bittering, Very well balanced and drinkable. Smooth and well crafted. Favorite of the night's beers at GLB.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I swung by Trib on 17OCT15 and had a couple of tulips of this ($5.00 for ~12oz). Opted for a growler ($16), which I am getting into tonight.

Filled a Portsmouth (!) tulip with the first pour. It's a clear, bright golden bier, with a bit of carbo slowly swirling topside. The head started as a frothy, rocky 1/2" layer of off-white foam, but it has ebbed to a fine, thin covering. Lacework left behind is quite attractive. Aroma is inviting, with some sweetish citrus and piney notes floating about. Body is medium-plus, bordering on being chewy, and it glides easily down the throat.

Taste is a bit sweet at the outset, with some orange and mango notes layered on some subtle, toasty malt. Has more citrus, like grapefruit and a touch of lemon, while also being somewhat piney and resiny.This one has a nice balance between sweeter, tropical-like fruit and the more bitter styles. Verry quaffable; even the 9.0% ABV is very manageable! Nice work, Tod! Zum Wohl!!

4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Loco Coco's.
In a snifter the beer was a clear gold color with a small white head and a little lace.
Earthy, piney aroma. A little fruit.
Pine resin taste, some orange.
Subtle, not a hop bomb.
Liked it.

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Imperial IPA from Tributary Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 13 ratings