Vertex IPA
DESTIHL Brewery

Vertex IPAVertex IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #6,746
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
83
Ranked #43,007
Avg:
3.63 | pDev: 13.77%
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
240
From:
DESTIHL Brewery
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  5
Gots
  44
SCORE
83
Good
Vertex IPAVertex IPA
Notes: 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
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Reviews: 47 | Ratings: 240 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Texasfan549:
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Texasfan549 from Texas

3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Apr 16, 2015
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tdmccarthy from Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%

Nov 12, 2013
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TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

2.58/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Apr 25, 2016
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StlHopHead77 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Aug 24, 2013
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kjkinsey from Texas

3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 11, 2015
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user785335 from Florida

3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 27, 2017
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cdwil from Texas

3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 18, 2015
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bsuedekum from Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Mar 13, 2013
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jtransel from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 21, 2015
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acurtis from New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Oct 08, 2014
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CopperMtnPlowboy from Ohio

3.01/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sep 24, 2018
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rkarimi from Colorado

3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 20, 2015
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XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Nov 04, 2014
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larryarms847 from Illinois

3.31/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark golden orange with a single finger of off-white foam.

Biscuits, caramel, grapefruit, and rather floral.

Citrus, mainly grapefruit, caramel malts, herbal/floral notes, and bready/biscuit like character.

Light-medium bodied, medium carbonation, biscuity, dry finish.

Overall, I was expecting more out of this IPA. Nothing to write home about, but well balanced and tasty nonetheless.

Jan 14, 2015
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +15.2%

Light floral nose. Pours brilliant amber under a ½” foam tap that produces thick lace. Herbal spicy hops blend with citrus and a suggestion of mint dominate the palate with an herbal hoppy astringency on the finish with an assertive but not harsh bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.

Nov 10, 2014
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Vertex from a can is good. The beer poured a slightly hazy amberish with thick head that is leaving much lace. The scent carries pine with hints of citrus. The taste is a decent balanced IPA....not too bitter....has the pine as the primary.. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall I think this is a very good beer and sessionable.

Mar 08, 2015
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SmellsofMahagony from Texas

3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

May 05, 2015
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zoolou from Iowa

3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Jan 25, 2015
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onlymurderers from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Nov 21, 2014
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BT_Bobandy from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Dec 11, 2014
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 21, 2016
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match1112 from Illinois

3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap at the brew pub in champaign. the bartender poured it until there was no head in the glass, just beer to the rim, gotta like that. the body was a pretty clear amber orange with moderate bubbles rising. smell was kinda weak but there was citrus present. taste was better than the nose. big citrus punch to it. some caramel malt to blend and round over the bitterness. mouthfeel seemed kinda thin, although there was plenty of dryness on the finish and well blended. overall this is very drinkable and would order again.

Aug 19, 2012
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andrew8626 from Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jan 24, 2015
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gman1602 from Texas

4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

LOOK: Copper-gold with a thick 2 finger white fluffy head that leaves a ton of lacing as I drink this down.
SMELL: Floral hops with a piney-citrus backbone. Hard to say but it almost smells....smooth
TASTE: Hoppy and bready at the same time. Super smooth, a different IPA experience from most.
FEEL: It's just smooth. The carbonation blends perfectly with the malt thickness to give a velvety smoothness that makes for a dangerous drinker.
OVERALL: This is a very good IPA, but it is different from most out there. Best way to describe the difference is: smooth. It all just blends together in a velvety IPA way. Worth trying, worth buying again. Would sip this in the summer.

Oct 06, 2015
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BeerNDoggerel from Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%

Nov 23, 2014
Vertex IPA from DESTIHL Brewery
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 240 ratings