Deadhead IPA Series: Extended Jam
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Deadhead IPA Series: Extended JamDeadhead IPA Series: Extended Jam
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,874
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
90
Ranked #8,248
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 7.43%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
86
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DESTIHL Brewery
 
Illinois, United States
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SCORE
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Deadhead IPA Series: Extended JamDeadhead IPA Series: Extended Jam
Notes: Our Deadhead IPA Series melds the alluring vibe of our favorite music with unbounded takes on the hoppy beers we love to drink, unleashing a whole new groove. Our Extended Jam IPA features pilsen malt, flaked oats, wheat and an encore of Mosaic and El Dorado hops, awakening jammy aromas and flavors reminiscent of tropical & stone fruits. Cheers!

70 IBU
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Opaque medium golden tan color with very dense, creamy, white lacing.

S - Pear, spice, mango, and citrus aroma.

T - Pear, light citrus, mango, stone fruit, and some earthy spice. Balanced throughout and ending with just the right amount of piney bitterness.

M - Thick and soft mouthfeel that's a little chewy.

O - The canning date is difficult to read but there is some degree of citrus acidity which leads me to believe this can might be getting a little "old". If I'm not mistaken, this was possibly released in February of this year?? I'd be willing to re-visit this review next year with a fresher can.

Sep 02, 2020
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GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours banana flesh with a big, soapy head. Good lacing, little noticeable carbonation.
Don’t need to get very close to smell the wonderful, citrus hop. Upon closer observation, big hemp smell.
Taste of bitter, citrus hop, spicy pepper, pine and hemp oil, citrus fruits of mango, grapefruit, pineapple. Oats and malts done very well.
Good bite to this big mouthfeel. Resin sticks with you.
Good beer. A couple months old, probably much better fresh, still excellent.

Apr 30, 2020
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Nass from Florida

4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I like the can artwork, great use of color. The pour is a hazy lemon color. The taste is guava puffs, grapefruit, & faint lemon. Furthermore, the beer leaves a nice lacing around the nucleated IPA glass. Cheers! B

Apr 26, 2020
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

What stands out the most with this hazy IPA is the foam a full two inch plus of froth atop a nice looking clear yellow beer. Great smell and taste at this point in my inebriation nothing bad to highlight expect the fact that I paid almost 5 bucks for this can real hard on the wallet since most pounders run me $3.50-4 bucks. Tasty regardless.

Apr 04, 2020
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was quite excited to see this CAN for The CANQuest (tm) on the shelf at The Beer & Beverage Shoppe during a recent visit. I have enjoyed the Grateful Dead since the first time that I heard their music & I went to see them play live on Harrisburg's City Island shortly before leaving for Boot Camp. I have recently begun assembling the 33 1/3 book series & #112 is a treatise on "Workingman's Dead" by Buzz Poole.

From the CAN: "Deadhead IPA Series: Extended Jam Hazy IPA"; "Brewed with Mosaic, Galena & El Dorado Hops"; "Support Flavor. Boycott Bland."; "55 IBU"; "Our Deadhead IPA Series melds the alluring vibe of our favorite music with unbounded takes on the hoppy beers we love to drink, unleashing a whole new groove. Our Extended Jam IPA features pilsen malt, flaked oats, wheat and an encore of Mosaic and El Dorado hops, awakening jammy aromas and flavors reminiscent of tropical & stone fruits. Cheers!"

I awakened the CAN & its CANtents by Crack!ing open the vent as I beCAN a slow, gentle C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. It foamed up nicely to form two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, eggshell-white head with modest retention, leaving nice lacing as it fell. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4). Nose smelled really fruity, a real mixed bag of fruit aromas with a pleasant bitterness that set my hophead mouth to watering. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but on the approach. The taste opened with a blast of pine coolness, quickly followed by pineapple & then a wash of tropical fruit sweetness. Yum! On my seCANd sip, I let it roll around in my mouth & on my tongue to better experience its mélange of flavors. Doing so, I kind of lost its blossoming quality to just get an explosion of flavors that were harder to parse than on that first sip, although peach now became a part of the equation. Mymymy. Finish was pleasantly dry, not gasping or so bitter as to be off-putting for the non-hophead. This was my kinda jam! YMMV.

Mar 17, 2020
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Act25 from New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

10th Review of this fruity punchbowl perfect my home-bound pint. Impressive.
a) Lace bomb over hazed lemony looking body.
s) Ample fruit in direction of pear, fruit cocktail, peach nectar. Hops back.
t) Fruit balanced by wine-like astringency making this great company for food or salty honey roast nuts.
f) Juicy fruity but always a good back tingle.
o) Complex, fresh, juicy. Leans more to melon, peach, pear than tropical. Bravo.

Feb 13, 2020
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BoodahMoogle from Arkansas

5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Peach, plum, apricot, nectarine and a little bit of pear. Very fruity and fragrant hazy IPA. Absolutely nothing to change on this to reach perfection.

Excellent mouth-feel, nice pure white lace. Perfectly murky, lemon meringue pie coloring. Just a totally perfect glass of happiness!

Jan 01, 2020
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DrBeergood from Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Drinking from the can.

S: Hoppy malts. Citrusy and tropical.

T: Fruity on the front and hoppy in the back. Interesting malt character unlike anything I've tasted.

F: Resiny finish. The hop's oil is a big indicator of quality to me, and this is far above average, (but not maxed out.)

O: There's plenty of sweet hazy action to counterbalance the hop's bitterness. It's mellow and approachable.

Oct 10, 2019
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 fl oz can on June 28, 2019. Brewed with pilsen malt, flaked oats and wheat. Hopped with Mosaic and El Dorado. Tropical fruit notes with a hint of peach.

Oct 01, 2019
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can. Poured out a cloudy, pale, straw-yellow color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of melon, pear and pineapple. Sweet fruity taste with a sharp bitterness and sweet caramel finish.

Aug 01, 2019
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VABA from Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a hazy golden color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma had tropical, fruity and citrus hints
T-The taste follows the nose with tropical, fruity and citrus flavors
M-A light bodied slightly carbonated beer
O-A nice refreshing NEIPA

Jul 28, 2019
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CopperMtnPlowboy from Ohio

4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can dated 5/8/19 into a pint glass. One of the haziest beers I've seen in awhile, pours to a pencil thin head. Based on looks alone, I'm not encouraged, looks a little flat. Smell, however is a big positive - crisp and rich with floral and orange and lemon citrus. Taste is well above average - the orange comes through with some sweetness and a little pine. Finish is a quick bitterness. I'd drink this again.

Jun 05, 2019
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russpowell from Arkansas

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very hazed gold with one finger of pearl colored head. Pretty good head retention & lacing

S: Orange peels, a little pineapple, fades a bit down the stretch

T: Sweet orange with a little dryness, a touch of white grape & green melon as well. A little mango sneaks in, along with a little sour & sweet orange, plus dryness, plus a bit of pink grapefruit as this warms. Finishes with a little sour orange & grapefruit, plus some green melon

MF: Medium body, fairly firm carbonation, lovely balance

Great drinkablity, a good take on this style, pretty pricey, almost $ 2.50 a can

May 25, 2019
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jngrizzaffi from Texas

4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a very cloudy yellow color with a thin foamy head. Head retention is mild. Lacing is good. Juicy citrus aroma. Orange and grapefruit. Juicy grapefruit taste. Mild piney resin with a larger amount of bitterness at the end than expected. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

May 19, 2019
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kojevergas from Louisiana

3.08/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

CAN:

Brewed with Pilsen malt, flaked oats, wheat, and Mosaic & El Dorado hops.

6.8% ABV. 70 IBU.

Soft wheat. Juice. Citrus. I'm getting Mosaic's tropical hop flavour, but not it's more interesting signature blueberry note. Pilsner malt. Clean 2-row.

Balanced but not horribly well executed given the lack of a standout hop profile; this doesn't utilize Mosaic to its fullest extent and doesn't bring much to the table in terms of hop pungency.

Refreshing and enjoyable but not a beer I'd knowingly buy again.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

***
05/03/19:

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

May 03, 2019
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BKotch from Texas

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pilsner malt, flaked oats and wheat, combined with Mosaic and El Dorado hops, according to the label. Handsome brew, decent hoppy aroma. The fruitiness of these particular hops doesn't quite come through as expected, but the flavor is still good if a bit more bitter than usual for the style. Better mouthfeel than the other beers in the Deadhead series.

Apr 29, 2019
Deadhead IPA Series: Extended Jam from DESTIHL Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 86 ratings