Defiance Brewing Co.

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Defiance Brewing Co.
Kansas, United States
Imperial IPA
4.28 | pDev: 6.78%
Feb 14, 2021
Dec 15, 2014
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can. Poured out a slightly hazy, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass. It smelled of grapefruit, orange peel, pine and toasted caramel. Sweet tropical fruit taste with toasted caramel and a piney bitterness.
Feb 14, 2021
Rated: 3.84 by 22Blue from Kansas

Jan 06, 2021
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours orange with a nearing opaque-transparency, with a little bit of the transparency lingering between visible particle suspension. Head is a finger and a half of white foam. Aroma is grapefruit - flesh, rind and all. Beyond grapefruit is lemon zest, and resiny, dank hops. Malt profile is earthy, with a light bready quality. Flavor profile is big grapefruit, lightly tart rind and all. Chalky orange and lemon zest and resiny, herbal and dank hops round out the flavor profile to form a sticky grapefruit residue. Mouth feel is lightly chalky with a little abrasiveness on the back of the palate. It has a medium thickness. Overall, big grapefruit notes, which is pleasant. Otherwise, a fair to solid DIPA (per the label).

Awesomeness Batch #4. Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 12oz can.
Feb 01, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Nov 08, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by Hohnbaum from Kansas

Jan 01, 2016
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Reviewed by Bosoxfan20 from Missouri

4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Aroma of grapefruit rind and orange peel explode out of the glass. It's dank yet juicy as hell. Fair amount of bitterness, but never crazy unbalanced. Just incredible. Easily the best IPA one can find in Kansas right now
Dec 31, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by Justdoit1234 from Minnesota

Dec 31, 2015
Rated: 4.98 by bigurb from Kansas

May 01, 2015
Rated: 4 by Theogre83 from Kansas

Apr 29, 2015
Rated: 3.9 by snarygare from Kansas

Apr 22, 2015
Rated: 4.27 by joemetric from Kansas

Apr 08, 2015
Rated: 4.22 by capnamerica from Arkansas

Mar 24, 2015
Rated: 3.99 by LukasOP from Kansas

Mar 19, 2015
Rated: 4.49 by Raziel313 from California

Mar 03, 2015
Rated: 4.74 by jmueller216 from Kansas

Feb 19, 2015
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Reviewed by hip2hops from Missouri

4.76/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Come on now, guys, what gives? I am NOT a home brewer, but I know what I like & I love your brews! Fuzzy Knuckles knocked me out last fall, but AWESOMENESS is a bridge beyond...Look, I've had the good pleasure and good fortune of trying many of the legends...Pliny, Heady Topper, Dale's Deviant, Hopslam, etc...Your anniversary brew is right there with them. Absolutely delectable. And how you get that velvety mouth-feel in an 8% brew, I'll never know, and I don't really want to know--I'll leave that to the cloners. Is there some sort of unique, western-Kansas, eco-specific-botanical honey in this stuff? Unreal. Kudos and bottoms-up to your team. I can't wait for your 2nd anniversary incarnation next year, although I'm sure the secret will be out, the cult following will have reached critical mass, and the stuff will fly off the shelves even before it hits the shelves.
Feb 14, 2015
Rated: 3.93 by SteveB24 from New York

Feb 06, 2015
Rated: 4.23 by Allurex from Kansas

Jan 25, 2015
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Reviewed by Shinck14 from Kansas

4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from an unassuming can into a Teku. Lovely hop aroma mixed in with some citrus. The taste lives up to the smell and then some, this is a great DIPA. I was shocked and impressed.
Jan 19, 2015
Rated: 3.78 by jroberts8811 from Missouri

Jan 15, 2015
Awesomeness from Defiance Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 31 ratings