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Destination Unknown Beer Co.
New York, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #2,140
Ranked #16,422
3.89 | pDev: 7.71%
Mar 13, 2021
Aug 10, 2015
Very Good
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Photo of ScruffySouthpaw
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

Served in a tulip glass from the can.

Appearance: The beer does change its appearance with tiny sediments to the body and a white head rising half a finger's length. Originally it poured clear but when you get to the bottom of the can a cloudy shot overpowers the beer. Overall, very hazy with an off-white head.

Smell: light floral aroma. Orange juice feel to the nose which dissipates quick after first sniff.

Taste: Complex yet simple coming off sweet and bitter with light hop feel. Toasted bread mixed with hints of lemon and honey.

Mouth: Bit dry coming off with a full body. soft carbonation which is sticky but needs just a little something more.

Overall: Good brew. If you like NEIPAs this one is a keeper. Like a mixed between a west coast style ipa as well, citrussy with a small malt bomb of a brew. Salud!


Mar 13, 2021
3.32 by Stignacious from New York on Dec 02, 2017
Photo of oberon
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by oberon from North Carolina

Poured into an imperial nonic a slight chill hazed apricot color with a thinner wispy slight off white head atop,kind of a unique color to it,I like it.Juicy ruby red grapefruit,lime,with a tinge of pine resin,and sweet alcohol detected as well.Dry and sharp up front on the palate with grapefruit ring showing thru with a sweeter sugary back end with some alcohol lending more sweetness after awhile.The flavors are not exactly like the aromas but all in all a pretty top notch DIPA here.

Nov 06, 2017
3.58 by BltByKrmn from New York on Oct 31, 2017
3.73 by Dmbphoenix from New York on Sep 02, 2017
Photo of TigerTimmy
3.32/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by TigerTimmy from New York

Looked and smelled so promising. Taste was a little bland, and finish/aftertaste left me wanting.

Aug 14, 2017
Photo of BEER88
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by BEER88 from Washington

No date on can, poured into a tulip. Slight haze copper color with a white head that fades leaving spotted lacing. The smell is muttled malts and subtle fruits with pine. The taste is initial maltiness following light citrus fruits with heavy pine in the back! The feel is actually light for a 8.2% dipa, also chalky! Overall this is my first of their beers but so far not impressed.

Jun 04, 2017
3.69 by TheBeerdedCharmer from Pennsylvania on Jun 03, 2017
Photo of EMH73
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by EMH73 from New York

Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a fairly well retained head that left spots of lacing down the glass. Smells floral, pine and citrus. Tastes of orange, melons, pine, some caramel sweetness and floral notes. Medium bodied, well carbonated, mildly bitter and dry finish.

Jun 02, 2017
Photo of breardon1776
3.29/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by breardon1776 from New York

Better doubles available.
Bitter, chalky, and dry.
Not the worst, it's in the genre, but u can do better.
Look and smell bring this over a3.
On to the next one.

May 28, 2017
3.9 by abkayak from New York on May 27, 2017
4.17 by GratefulNole from New York on May 25, 2017
Photo of Billolick
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Billolick from New York

Really great to see this truly tiny and local to me (in the summer) brewery throwing it down in cans with this fresh and tasty DIPA...well done

Tall can...4/17/17 on the side of the about 5 weeks in the can, by the time I purchased it (at Bay Shore beer and soda)

Pours moderatly hazed, medium amber, leaves great looking fine sheeting

Soft and enjoyable ripe fruit nose, with melon coming to mind

Super tasty and nicely crafted DIPA, more melon, some ripe pineapple, light resins, drying hoppy goodness in the finish...delicious...go get some...

May 25, 2017
3.99 by Gkruszewski from New York on May 17, 2017
3.75 by SonictheBeerhog from New York on May 08, 2017
3.75 by ClavisAurea from New York on May 07, 2017
3.98 by LeftHanded666 from New York on May 06, 2017
Photo of Orny18
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Orny18 from New York

A delicious brew made near my home town. Reddish in color. Notes of pine. $19 for a 16 oz four pack at the local beer store.

Apr 29, 2017
4.29 by samibr from New York on Feb 08, 2017
3.85 by GFD400 from New York on Jan 20, 2017
3.61 by Ftsamo05 from New York on Jan 16, 2017
Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.66/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

Poured from a 16oz can into a speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a really enticing reddish gold color with a thin bubbly head.

Aroma hits right away with pine and orange.

Taste is a massive continuation of that pine and orange.

Sticky and wonderful.

Jan 11, 2017
Photo of Bluecrow
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Bluecrow from New York

-clear, dark amber can pour, 1 cm of foam. Scant hop aroma present. The flavors are malt > hops. The balance is even, but a slight off-flavor is noted (my fourth try in six days), so I waited to review. No discernible alcohol heat, so good job there. Finish is crisp with a bit of hop bite. Local price for a 4-pack was kind of silly-expensive ($19/4 16 oz.). I'll check it out again if I see it at a lower price.

Jan 08, 2017
Photo of Greywulfken
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Greywulfken from New York

Brewed with Citra and Simcoe hops. Just barely shy of clear, amber-colored ale; pale beige head a couple of fingers high left some lace trails down the glass. Aromas are floral and herbal, with plenty of hearty citrus pith and fresh grains. The taste is reminiscent of dank citrus and chewy pine, mildly sweet with caramel and resin, moderately bitter, and with undertones of rich bread and biscuit. Maybe a hint of sweet, bright berry and green vine on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, a hint of chew, leaving a nice bitter shellac across the palate. Brewed local to me - no can dating but given its proximity and sudden appearance today, presumably fresh. The distro is undoubtedly limited, but if you're a native to LI, or have a friend who is, a really nice DIPA. After tax and deposit, a $17 sixpack of 16 oz cans.

Jan 07, 2017
3.62 by raycoll from New York on Jan 05, 2017
3.67 by dextermcgurk from New York on Dec 31, 2016
3.75 by smcel371 from New York on Dec 31, 2016
4.17 by Bwell9 from New York on Dec 23, 2016
4.06 by metter98 from New York on Oct 02, 2016
3.92 by smithj4 from New York on Oct 01, 2016
4.26 by plaid75 from New York on Jul 01, 2016
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