Vertex IPA | DESTIHL Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DESTIHL Brewery
Illinois, United States
destihlbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This West Coast/Rocky Mountain-style India Pale Ale is back-hopped for a more intense hop bitterness, flavor and aroma without the balance of caramel malts like our Midwest-style Baldock IPA. It has medium-high alcohol content, high fruity, floral and citrus-like American-varietal hop character, deep golden color and medium maltiness.

76 IBU

Added by Tucquan on 02-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
211
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
14.65%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
40
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 211 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of bschmidt_37
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lochef81
3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bcuz7
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of D1noB
3.46/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Starts crisp and citrus up front with a bitter twange that follows. Finishes with an oily thick finish.

Taste Rating in Words: It's someone playing the bones, it's different but entertaining.

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Photo of bpkrippner
3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.43/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ffshore545
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Destihl Brewery "Vertex IPA"
on tap @ Taphouse 23, Bridgeport, PA on 13 February 2015

Notes: Clear copper body beneath a creamy head of off-white that holds well and leaves some nice lacing behind. Moderately hoppy aroma of orange, grapefruit, and pineapple over a caramelish malt base. The flavor follows with little change. Solid bitterness. Medium bodied with a standard carbonation. It finishes dry with some residual fruit and earth. Basic.

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Photo of corywalston
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this at devil dogs for 4 bucks a pint. Pours a bright yellow color little orange hue with an intense half inch of foam that settles to a nice ring. Smell is smooth IPA goodness bitter cone meets honey gram malt. Taste is very smooth good but bitter. Balanced and aggressive. Smooth body light to medium easy drinker. Overall a great affordable surprise from a brewery I never had before

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3.46/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwat
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johunnic
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent honey color with 2 fingers of rocky cream colored head. Insane lacing & head retention

S: Citrus, mango & breadyness

T: Follows the nose, dryness, & a little lime up front. Mango, tangerine & light breadyness as this warms, a little pineapple as this warms. Finishes with pineapple, tangerine & a little grapefruit

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation, great balance

A very nice IPA, well worth picking up

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Photo of LooseMoose1978
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of slipperysoup
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nausicaa-taos
4.28/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Gorgeous copper/amber color. A very clean and subtle IPA that packs a thorough-bodied punch.

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Photo of JLaw55
1.5/5  rDev -57.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puftdank
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcotom
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oberon
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

My first stab of this brewery....Pours into a nonic a dull medium golden with a sticky half finger bone white crown that never really settles.First whiffs are of mango and lemon then it kinda peters out...still not bad.A bready palate with light caramel,the hops are more grassy and herbal in flavor wich is a big difference from the aromas.The flavors just don't mach up to the rest of the beer wich is to bad,still pretty decent.

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Vertex IPA from DESTIHL Brewery
3.55 out of 5 based on 211 ratings.
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