Abuse of Powder
Destination Unknown Beer Co.

Abuse of PowderAbuse of Powder
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #996
ABV:
9.3%
Score:
92
Ranked #8,641
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 5.87%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
19
From:
Destination Unknown Beer Co.
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  0
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Abuse of PowderAbuse of Powder
Notes: Brewed with Mosaic and Equinox lupulin powder, DDH with Mosaic lupulin powder.
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 19 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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BlurryVisi0n from New York

4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a tulip glass from the can which I picked up at the brewery today.

Appearance: comes off a very hazy amber color with medium to full bubbles on the body. Head rose roughly half a finger's length off the body coming off a nice thick white color.

Smell: Light floral, not super potent but descent enough for you to take another whiff.

Taste: Sweet oranges and grapefruit with smooth malty bitterness like inhaling citrus juice accompanied with a dose of hops.

Mouth: Sticky beer if a medium carbonation and crisp fresh citrus stickiness to it. It's a touch dry but I feel that's what gives it it's stickiness.

Overall: Very very good beer, easy to drink...smooth as

Aug 03, 2020
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Beginner2 from Illinois

3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm not sure if Abuse of Powder (Power!) deserves this much credit, but it at least gave me the insight that NEIPAs have progressed since as early as last September (that was the last time I had more than two in a month.) There are other factors to be sure: I'm buying from Tavour (who has their hand on the brewing's pulse); bitter hops are receding in prominence and the fruity ones ascending quickly; and I'm getting mellower. All true.

As for Abuse of Power, it has average Looks but immediately launches into the nose and Smells like a bouquet of fruit, tropical and otherwise. Tastes are the same, balanced by some bitter hops mid-palate. Very soft in the mouth. And a well-concealed 8.8%.

I went on their website and found little of what I'd come to expect from New York brewers... not much promotion or "why we do this." They probably need to work on their website more than their beer.

Apr 07, 2020
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EMH73 from New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque medium orange with a one inch, fairly well retained white head that left ample spotty lacing all the way down the glass. Smells lake a tropical fruit cocktail mixed with orange juice. Tastes of orange, peach, cantaloupe, passion fruit, sweet malts and a hint of caramel. Minimal if any bitterness. Medium bodied and carbonation, smooth mouth feel. ABV incredibly well hidden.

Jan 23, 2020
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can from Tavour
Slightly hazy deep light golden color with a decent sized short lived tightly bubbled white head. Big grapefruit and rind on the nose and flavor with earthy citrus pine and grass as well. Light bready malt barely breaks through the onslaught of fruit. Mild bitterness almost devoid of the chunky mouthfeel common to the style pretty tasty beer

Apr 13, 2019
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy medium golden honey in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate medium golden yellow + burnt orange colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense sudsy foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of juicy tropical/passionfruit, citrus/grapefruit, and tropical/melon hops over the top of moderate aromas of caramel + biscuit + oat malts with a moderate amount of caramel sweetness.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of caramel + biscuit + oat malts with a moderate amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of juicy tropical/passionfruit, citrus/grapefruit, and tropical/melon hops that impart a light amount of bitterness which fades away quickly leaving a lingering citrus + tropical hop flavor.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of lacing. Light amounts of soft/fluffiness mid-body and a light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a really enjoyable hop aroma. Very enjoyable and a beer that I would gladly try again.

Dec 14, 2018
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metter98 from New York

4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is a little hazy dark yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head.
S: Moderate aromas of peaches are present in the nose along with notes of passionfruit.
T: The taste follows the smell and has lots of flavors of peaches along with notes of honeydew melon and hints of passionfruit. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA is all about the lupulin powder and is packed with lots of hop aromas and flavors without any of they oils.

Serving type: can

Dec 14, 2018
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Greywulfken from New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Double dry hopped Simcoe double IPA, New England-style... Medium-to-pale gold, and less hazy than a lot of what's out there now - somewhere between translucent and clear... Aromas are fruity with herbal pine notes, followed by more of the same on the palate, with highlights of melon, berry, and hits of pixie dust-like sugars... Smooth and medium-weight, moderately bitter, moderately sweet... No trace of the big abv - drinks lean and tight... Good stuff...

Sep 15, 2018
Abuse of Powder from Destination Unknown Beer Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 19 ratings