Boombox Banger
Mikerphone Brewing

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,646
Ranked #15,344
3.98 | pDev: 8.79%
Mikerphone Brewing
Illinois, United States
Very Good
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 30
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Batch #2. Bottled 11/15/16; drank 11/19/16 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque dull orange rust appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice white head; thick, frothy lace.

Orange citrus, pine & lactose sugar notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Dry pine & lactose sugar flavors up front; mild orange citrus & bitterness mark the finish. This isn't at all my DIPA profile; dry & cloying at the same damn time.

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25


Rather dank with no interesting aromatics. Perhaps a bit on the old side, but there was no bottling date, so that goes into my rating. I have more duds than bangers from Mikerphone. Hard to justify taking the risk on these pricey 750ml, with so many local DIPAs hitting the market in the superior 16oz can format for 60% of the per-ounce cost.

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4.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark orange to light amber in color, mostly hazy and opaque. Big white head with fantastic retention and lacing. The aroma is big tropical fruit, by far the prominent aroma. Pineapple, guava, mango. Grassy, dank notes as well. Flavor is much more complex. Tropical fruit, pine, grass, dank. Really nice. Heavy side of medium body, moderate carbonation, fairly dry, and somewhat bitter finish. Very impressed with this one.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

24 fl oz. 'BIG A$$ CAN' no canned on date present. Another new DIPA creation from Mikerphone Brewing. 'Double India Pale Ale with El Dorado & Equinox Hops'.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a dark sienna orange body. About a finger of of off-white head that leaves good sticky spotty lacing. 4

S - A fresh floral aroma. Mildy soapy. 4

T - Taste follows the nose: fresh, floral, soapy. Strong hop bitterness, with notes of oranges, grapefruit, mango. Mild alcohol warmth. 4

M - Feel is smooth & creamy. Medium-full bodied, excellent carbonation, and very easy-drinking, especially for the high abv. Bitter & sticky on the finish, but not piney or resinous per se. 4

Overall, another excellent DIPA from Mikerphone Brewing.

Mikerphone Brewing Boombox Banger -----4/5.


750 ml bottle, Batch #2. Bottled today 11/16/2016 and delivered fresh to the local bottle shop. "Double India Pale Ale With Equinox and El Dorado Hops". 9.00% abv on this bad boy.

Poured into Mikerphone Brewing stemware.

A - Pours a juicy nectary golden orange body, much like how i remembered it from the first time in the Big ass can. Appears fresh, hazy, & juicy, with apt carbonation, and one finger of frothy soapy white head that clings, leaving excellent sticky spotty lacing scattered throughout. Looks excellent.

S - Aroma is bursting with huge fresh, fruity, juicy, tropical fruits & hops - mango, pineapple, peach, papaya, banana, oranges, citrus pith, & a touch of floral alcohol.

T - Taste follows the nose: huuuugely juicy, nectary, tropical, fruity, & delicious. Huge notes of mango, peach, papaya, orange, tangerine, grapefruit. 4.5

M - Feel is extremely smooth, crisp, creamy, & juicy. Hugely fruity & nectary, with some mild lingering tropical fruit & some piney resinous hops on the finish. Very easy-drinking and light-bodied, especially for the moderate 9.00% abv. Insanely easy drinking stuff. 4.5

Overall, even better than I remembered it being, and i can't wait to see this stuff return in Big ass cans! I've increased my ratings on taste & mouthfeel from 4 to 4.5.

Mikerphone Brewing Boombox Banger Batch #2 -----4/5.

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Boombox Banger from Mikerphone Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 30 ratings