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Duende | Creature Comforts

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DuendeDuende
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4.48/5
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55 Ratings
DuendeDuende
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Creature Comforts
Georgia, United States
creaturecomfortsbeer.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Duende is a hazy marigold in appearance with fluffy white foam. This beer is elegant for a Double IPA which leads to surprisingly easy drinkability. First impressions are a bright almost citrusy pine note that quickly switches gears to huge fruit notes: orange, grapefruit, apricot, and tangerine. There’s a consistent fruit flesh flavor to the beer that adds a wonderful complexity to the bright citrus notes as the overtones dance around the fleshy notes, supporting without ever getting in the way. As the flavor finishes there’s subtle earth and berry notes that come through and the beer finishes with a perfectly balanced bitterness that rounds out the alcohol sweetness and immediately invites you to take another sip.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#526
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
55
pDev:
6.25%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of bigred89
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MTKATL
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of larryi86
4.13/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thank you JBowenGeorgia for this
16 oz can poured into a tulip

A- A slightly hazy golden color with a two finger white head.

S- Citrus, melons, some tropical fruits, a little earthy/floral, somewhat dank, touch of sweet malts.

T- Citrus, melons, touch of tropical fruits, floral, pine, touch of sweet malts.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A very nice DIPA and easy to drink, nicely balanced.

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Photo of Beer21
4.32/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CanConPhilly
4.11/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - massive, fluffy, bright white head atop a near-transparent yellow body.

S - earthy hops, dank, bubble gum, citrus.

T - so many flavors here. At first it’s earthy, but that’s overtaken by a classic grapefruit taste, along with some light tropical fruit. Dankness follows, as does a bubble gum sweetness. Low bitterness. Moderate-low sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium body and carb.

O - unusual, but I’m really digging the complex layers that this beer presents.

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Photo of LloydDobler
4.3/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
4.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SouthernJuice
4.99/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of lewith
4.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Paradox1000
4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very tasty Double!!! Enjoyed at brewery on tap. Wanted to bring some home, but apparently sell out in 2 days when canned:

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Photo of Beers-es
4.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap, pours a mostly hazy yellow-gold. Smell has tons of tangerine, stone fruit, tropical fruit and some pine. Taste follows, very come and delicious. Feel is a little light for a double IPA, making it very drinkable. Top-notch beer.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.87/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to JBowenGeorgia for the chance to try this one.
Bright, turbid, peach tinged yellow in hue. Got a live one here. Frothy white head bursts up three fingers in height. Foam is spreading out, bigger bubbles are starting to give way, and now after about a minute, collapses to a patchy layer of foam. Some cloudy patches cling with little lacing.
Smell is bouncing all over. Some bright citrus notes begin, sweet leaning orange blossom moves toward grapefruit, now some sage notes, hints of onion, grass, and some peach notes sneak in to be quickly whisked away by juniper berry note.
Taste is more of a gentle stroll through peach, orange, cantaloupe, an ever so slight hint of lemon zest, and as it finishes it comes back around to a slightly piney to grassy note and finally a bit of pithy grapefruit. None of it overwhelms.
Kinda slick, a little fluffy. Carbonation is visibly present but adds only a bit to the feel.
Overall, I probably anticipated more than I got. A fine DIPA for sure. I guess I was hoping for a little more of the taste to follow the nose. I'll try the second can in a few days, see if that changes anything.

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Photo of Wacobear18
4.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.29/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.63/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is one mighty fine DIPA, restrained heat, lush fruit. Superb body with fine lacing. Moderate body and quick clear, allowing for easy drinking. Superb.

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Photo of Bloodbuzz99
4.04/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had from can 1/3/18

After all the hype, finally got to try what's hailed as the best DIPA in GA...and unfortunately came away disappointed. Heavy in melon and stone fruit (?). Creamy for sure, and boozy sweet - from fruit not malts. Definitely a solid beer but didn't live up. Have another can in reserve, and am looking forward to reassessing. Maybe it was me, and not the beer, that had an off night! :)

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Photo of maltznhopz
4.45/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.41/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rjp217
4.21/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jack77
4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Radcpa
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CayseyW
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brycecycle
3.94/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SadMachine
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Duende from Creature Comforts
Beer rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 55 ratings