Special Combo #1
The Veil Brewing Co.

Special Combo #1Special Combo #1
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,015
ABV:
8%
Score:
92
Ranked #7,836
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 5.37%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
20
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The Veil Brewing Co.
 
Virginia, United States
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Notes: We are extremely pleased to announce the debut of the Special Combo series. This new DIPA series is an exploration of variables in the brew process for us. This series will allow us to experiment with different hop blends, different malt profiles, different yeasts, different water treatments, etc. We will refrain from releasing too much information about each Combo in an effort to reduce subconscious persuasion and allow you to truly enjoy each deliciously joosey treat.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 20 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by hoppytobehere:
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hoppytobehere from District of Columbia

4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap in DC at Churchkey.

Hops: ???

This was excellent. Reminded me of their best IIPAs, which are usually at 8% as well. Full mouthfeel, great aromatics, alcohol well hidden.

Mar 05, 2018
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billab914 from Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Feb 24, 2018
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JamFuel from Sweden

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange, with fine, soft foam.

Smell is pungent and juciy, with notes of mango and lemon candy leading the way, ahead of some grassy notes.

Taste is very juicy, mango, citrus, lemongrass and a hint of booze joins a nice, balanced bitterness and hop bite.

Mouthfeel is medium, soft and pillowy. Well carbonated.

Overall, another stellar NE DIPA by The Veil. I've come to expect nothing less.

Apr 14, 2018
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krome from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 22, 2018
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to KeepOnPouring for hooking me up with a can of this. Received in a trade Can date 2/20/18.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a super hazy milkshake with a two finger white head that faded slowly to leave a thin blanket and very light halo.

S - Aromas of very solid tangerine peel and zest, light grapefruit, faint herbal flash, nice citrus juice.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Decent amount of tangerine peel and juice, little bit of green leafy hops, light grassy notes, just a little bit more of the herbal notes towards the finish. Finish is juicy, not bitter. Alcohol hidden quite nicely.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, cream, medium full body, alcohol hidden nicely.

O - Overall this was a very solid DIPA. The citrus could pop a bit more but otherwise it is quite enjoyable. Gotta love the bottle art as well!

Serving Type: Can

Mar 22, 2018
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wvsabbath from West Virginia

4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 07, 2018
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into a snifter
Canned 2/20/18

A- pours a murky pale yellow-orange color with a one finger foamy white head that reduces to leave a ring behind

S- hop profile is a mix of grapefruit, tangerine, ripe melon, mint, as well as some herbal notes

T- juicy grapefruit up front along with tangerine peel. Mid-palate has some grassy/leafy green notes. The finish gives citrus zest, more bitterness than usual on the linger

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a bit of a flat mouthfeel and finish

O- easy drinking and juicy with a bit more perceived bitterness than usual

Mar 03, 2018
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NHhomebrewguy from New Hampshire

4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Mar 16, 2018
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Big_V from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 26, 2018
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StoutSnob40 from California

4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Mar 15, 2018
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jgunther71 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 23, 2018
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Moses_Malone from District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 23, 2018
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lanciloti from Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Mar 15, 2018
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SharkNado from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Apr 08, 2018
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Jason_cs from Florida

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 10, 2018
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Kdouble from Tennessee

4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 17, 2018
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RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 07, 2018
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BEER88 from Washington

4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 21, 2018
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MTKATL from Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 10, 2018
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CharlesK from Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 20, 2018
Special Combo #1 from The Veil Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 20 ratings