Deadhead IPA Series: TourBus

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Illinois, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #1,578
Ranked #6,214
4.13 | pDev: 4.84%
Sunday at 03:00 PM
Dec 22, 2021
Deadhead IPA Series: TourBusDeadhead IPA Series: TourBus
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 TourBus IPA features 2-row malt, flaked oats & wheat with Citra & Mosaic hops, providing dynamic notes of tropical, citrus fruits & berries. Cheers!

2021 Gold Medal Great American Beer Fest - Juicy or Hazy IPA
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Rated: 4 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania

Sunday at 03:00 PM
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Rated by GrumpyGas from Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Good stuff. I actually tasted berries with the citrus fruits.
Saturday at 05:12 AM
Rated: 4 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

May 21, 2023
Rated: 4.14 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

May 12, 2023
Rated: 4 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

May 11, 2023
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Reviewed by sjrider from California

4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can pour - opaque citrus juice hazy with foamy white head leaving residual lacing. Nose is citrusy and tropical with hints of sweet malt and earthy pine. Taste follows with a smooth mouthfeel and mild citric bite lingering on the finish.
May 09, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania

May 06, 2023
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Rated by Paradox1000 from Florida

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Very tasty Hazy IPA. I actually enjoyed them as I drank more. Citra & Mosaic hops are usually a winner especially when dry hopped! Excellent job!
Mar 29, 2023
Rated: 4.01 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Mar 19, 2023
Rated: 3.72 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Feb 19, 2023
Rated: 3.53 by emiliobaratta from Venezuela

Jan 13, 2023
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Reviewed by BigGold from Mississippi

4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had TourBus poured from pint can, bottom stamped "canned on 07/21/22," into nonic pint.

Pours light orange-juice hazy, with 1-finger near-white head, with good retention, leaving nice Belgian lace etched down the glass. Juicy, sweet citrus then malt aromas off pour, with sharper citrus rind, some peach, a bit of dankness and finally a little sharp berry aromas as warms. Begins sweet peach, then crispy lime and tangerine, and something tangy and tropical, over a bit of earthy malt, before a drying, crisp, light citrus rind finish.

A nice balance between sweeter and tarter fruit, over a classic NEIPA grain bill, in a nice ABV package, for a slightly contemporary take on the hazy IPA.
Jan 13, 2023
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Reviewed by Bugley from Kansas

4.51/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Sixteen ounce can poured into a glass. The aroma immediately informed me I had a winner. NEIPAs have been my favorite style since this past summer and I’ve tried dozens. This is the best so far.
Jan 04, 2023
Rated: 4.11 by zahara15 from Vermont

Dec 22, 2022
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Reviewed by JayQue from Virginia

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
My first beer from this brewery. Good NE IPA!!! Poured from a 16 oz. can into a pint glass, this beer featured the typical NE IPA hazy straw yellow color and a medium sized foamy white head. Head retention is better than average and there are some bands of lacing on the glass. Aroma and flavor include moderate bitterness, plenty of grapefruit and some tropical fruit (pineapple). The NEIPA "dankness"/ earthiness is not that noticeable but there is a definite yeast presence in the taste. A good tasting beer! Mouthfeel was the best part!! Even with some bitterness and grapefruit taste, this beer has a pillowy soft mouthfeel like a good Helles. Quite surprising!!!! I enjoyed this one and wouldn't turn down another!!!
Dec 04, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Dec 01, 2022
Rated: 4 by D-Duvelicious from Illinois

Oct 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Added by Act25. Brewed in Normal, Illinois. Well done. Prize winner 2021 is well deserved.
a) Utterly opaque orange body, supports a bit of lace and no head.
s) So much going on, Pineapply big at the can crack, then pine and tropical fruits follow.
t) A mouth ful, powdery, piney, large, fruit salad.
f) Chalky, powdery, astringent. (but not too citric!)
o) Outstanding hazy, sticky IPA.
Oct 12, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by craigbelly from Iowa

Oct 02, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by Mxsluis from Michigan

Sep 30, 2022
Rated: 4.17 by BKotch from Texas

Sep 14, 2022
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Reviewed by garymuchow from Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
A little bit of age on this at 3 months since canning. A fast lived head that became a foamy ring very quickly. Very cloudy and a pale hazy hay color. Fruity aroma with a mix of earthiness that faded in time. Very smooth with limited bitterness but does have lingering hop flavors which are nice and hang around for a good long time. Mixed fruit flavors with touches of hop excess. Despite it's deficits, this is a nice drinking beer.
Many thanks Ann.
Sep 11, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by Walnut from Missouri

Sep 03, 2022
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Reviewed by Scotchboy from Idaho

4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Excellent 16oz NE Hazy, pours out a bright, juicy orange with a fluffy off-white head. To me the Citra really shines here, strong pop of tropical fruit, mango and papaya, peach and pineapple. smooth and juicy and yeasty (some particulates are noticeable), just an excellent all-round NEIPA.
Aug 29, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by bpkrippner from Missouri

Aug 20, 2022
Rated: 4.13 by Xyvos00 from Illinois

Aug 02, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by Noelito76 from New York

Jul 22, 2022
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
this is fabulous, perhaps the best hoppy beer i have ever had from these guys, darn near it anyway, cool to see some cans showing up in colorado, an unexpected brand to be distributed out here, but idaho is getting better selection all the time! i love the black cans, super sharp, and i like the very loose grateful dead theme to this. this beer is crazy dynamic, to such an extent i even find the hop profile interesting, so i was shocked to learn its an insanely familiar combination of mosaic and citra, like we have all tasted these two together in a hundred thousand ipa types, so that this one comes across as distinctive was truly a surprise, but it does exactly that. first of all, for having a multigrain foundation, its not that thick or starchy, they seem to have switched up the proportions a bit, more wheat, maybe less oats and barley in here, its god some creaminess but its never even a little bit heavy, being super pale and bone dry helps with that of course, but there is a lightness even to the flavor, really sets the hops up well. not sure how the hops were added, perhaps during high fermentation for some biotransformation, this seems to me to be a little different than the standard dry hopping after fermentation, but i could be wrong, less of the pineapple thing from the mosaic, more bright summer berry vibes, and less obvious lemon from the citra, its more complex than that, still fruity, but i get melon and herbal wrinkles in it here, and they marry together as well as they always do. freshness is also on point here, whoever brought these in has taken good care of quality so far thankfully, and overall this was way ahead of even excited expectations, one of the better hazy types ive had recently, super super tasty and different from the masses. almost no bitterness on this, but not none, a fast finish with a very clean ferment, none of that english or juice bomb yeast, its cleaner than that, tighter, and the carbonation is excellent. the hops have just a little oily slickness, a candied concentrated potency, light lime leaf, honeydew, and clover on the finish, oddly complex for being kind of simple, just really good hazy ipa here, fully worthy of its impressive accolades!
Jul 19, 2022
Rated: 4.23 by BeerBeast from Florida

Jul 05, 2022
Rated: 4 by McBraniel from Virginia

Jul 03, 2022
Rated: 3.88 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jun 26, 2022
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Deadhead IPA Series: TourBus pours a hazy brighter, yellow color, with a small, but long lasting, lacing head. Aroma is dry, with tropical fruit. Flavor is nice and dry, with tropical fruits. Good body and feel. Overall, dry, fruity, its a fantastic hazy IPA.
Jun 20, 2022
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16oz can canned on 4/20/22 into a 16oz glass in Bloomington, IL.
L: Pours white gold w/a medium haze, 1/2" white head goes to a thin skin, low carbonation, random skeletal lacing.
S: Super dank, lemon, grapefruit, light diesel, lightly medicinal.
T: Lightly sweet, grapefruit, lime zest, bready, lightly sharp, dankness, tangy citrus, berries, bread dough, sour grape, lightly earthy. Oats & wheat bring light chalk to it. Full flavored & fruity.
F: Gently crisp & slightly firm medium bodied mouth feel w/a stable and long linger and a moderately drying finish. It has a great wash and is a tad bit crunchy with an overall supple feel.
O: An exceptionally good tasting and firm feeling hazy IPA. Well managed dankness with good balance. It scores a 6 out of 10 on the Dank-O-Meter and is excellent in it's style.
Jun 17, 2022
Rated: 3.96 by einman from Minnesota

Jun 10, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by prototypic from Ohio

Jun 10, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by archero from Texas

Jun 08, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jun 04, 2022
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a very hazed & effervescent light straw color with 2+ fingers of pearl white head. Alright lacing & head retention

S: Passion fruit, green melon,

T: Follows the nose, dryness, grapefruit& cantaloupe, white grapes up front. Grapefruit, tangerine, powdery dryness ( cryo hops ? ) & green melon as this wars, a little sweet orange & tang. Finishes with dryness, green melon, passion fruit, tangerine & lime zest

MF: Medium body, firm carbonation up front; nice balance

Will be going back to buy more if this is still in 4 packs! Nice
May 29, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

May 15, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri

May 13, 2022
Deadhead IPA Series: TourBus from DESTIHL Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 65 ratings