Vertex IPA | DESTIHL Brewery

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3.57/5
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216 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DESTIHL Brewery
Illinois, United States
destihl.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
Ranking:
#40,580
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
216
pDev:
14.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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5
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Ratings: 216 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of Sabtos
2.91/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jmaxim84
3.14/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CSO
2.17/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of UniversalIPA_69
3.86/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of orangesol
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keith1222
2.49/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, bottled on 9/8/2015. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big apricot, mango, melon, grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, honey, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big apricot, mango, melon, grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, honey, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, mango, melon, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange peel, pine, honey, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, sticky/resinous, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent IPA! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Kerrie
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jame515
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of npendres
4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gregcordle
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DrainBamage
3.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brownish golden color with nice thick head. Smell is of pine and fruit. Taste is slightly malty and is quite bitter going down. Not very well balanced. The bitterness seems to overpower the maltiness. Overall this beer is still highly drinkable.

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Photo of gman1602
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

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Photo of firkingroovin
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gilgar
3.39/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ben_Swartz
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewjraab
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy burn orange with 3 fingers of oily and sunday head that has nice cling and retention all the way down.

S - citrus hop overload, grains, malts, bread dough.

T - Hop forward, fruity citrus flavors - orange, grapefruit, hop resin, really smooth mouth feel - medium to full bodied.

O - This is a really solid IPA that pushes the limits of the hop experience - nicely balanced with just the right touch of malts. First offering I've had from this brewery and I'm impressed.

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Photo of lemmy187
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bumchilly25
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Monkeyknife
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can a bright orange with two fingers of creamy off-white head. Tons of sticky lacing left behind.

Juicy aroma of tangerine and floral notes.

Tasted of tangerine and baby aspirin upfront with light malt notes in the finish.Light-to-medium bodied with a moderate carbonation.

This is a solid and under-rated IPA from Destihl.

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Photo of aussiebeer
4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roybert
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
2.53/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Terrible aftertaste. Glad I only bought one can of this stuff.

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Vertex IPA from DESTIHL Brewery
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 216 ratings