Awesomeness Batch #2 | Defiance Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.91/5
Very Good
12 Ratings
Awesomeness Batch #2Awesomeness Batch #2
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Defiance Brewing Co.
Kansas, United States
defiancebeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jaydoc on 12-31-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
12
pDev:
15.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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0
Gots:
2
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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by CotterEU:
Photo of CotterEU
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's a good beer. It has a great hop character to the beginning of it. Big Mango, and citrus taste. The part I am not particularly wild about is the lingering lime and orange rind taste in the finish. Probably a good thing for a lot of people, just a bit much for my tastes. Overall, a solid beer that I think is great. NIce job Defiance on this one. Glad I snagged some when I was back home.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jaydoc
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HopHunter19
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - decent looking amber colored beer that has a nice white head that sticks and leaves nice lacing
S - nice juicy orange, mango, papaya, and a little bit of dankness in there too, balanced out by caramel, sweet malts
T - nice grapefruit, pine, mango, orange balanced by a caramel sweet malt presence, this is a legitimate good double iPa but I think The hops will drop off quick
M- light to medium mouthfeel, alcohol completely covered, aftertaste is grapefruit and orange rind
O - good beer. Definitely not knockable fresh. My only worry would be that the malt presence is there already so a month down the road this might become a less than stellar ipa.

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Photo of Allurex
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Defiance balloon glass.

Look: Opaque burnt orange, light cream colored head with decent spotty lacing.

Aroma: Dank, musty, spicy, tons of cedar.

Taste: A soft malty beginning quickly turns into a death trap of cedar, spice, and hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy.

Overall: If you like your DIPAs spicy, woody, and dank ... This is for you.

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Photo of hip2hops
4.52/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The 2014 version might be a bit better, overall, but Batch #2 is flat delicious. It lacks the honey character I got from last year's version, but the mouth feel and balance are right there in the sweet-spot once again. Great job, Defiance!

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Photo of mothman
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

White head. Golden dark orange color.

A bit malty for my tastes. Other than that it is fairly juicy and hoppy. Floral. Grapefruit and orange flavors.

Medium bodied. A little sticky.

Decent beer that grew on me.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NolaHopHead
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz can. Pours cloudy medium amber color with finger white head that slowly fades leaving coating lace. Mostly sweet caramel malt in the aroma, maybe a little dark fruit. Taste initially follows the aroma, lots of sweet caramel malt up front. The hops come in hard about mid-sip, big piney resin and grapefruit peel that take over and last well beyond a puckering dry finish. Medium soft mouthfeel. Good DIPA overall but I prefer them a bit lighter on the malt.

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Photo of M_chav
2.18/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of beersgud
4.8/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of BeerOps
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Awesomeness Batch #2 from Defiance Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 12 ratings