Vermont Maple DIPA
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,720
ABV:
9.2%
Score:
89
Ranked #8,805
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 9.25%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
41
From:
Decadent Ales
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  4
Gots
  3
SCORE
89
Very Good
Vermont Maple DIPAVermont Maple DIPA
Notes: Double NEIPA with Maple Syrup added.
Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 41 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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TheSixthRing from California

3.62/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours hazy and a light, slightly golden orange in color with an off-white, finger width head. Good retention before dying to a thin, somewhat consistent layer of suds with a fair ring around the edge of the glass. A bit of broken webbing, a few lines and small spotting make up the lacing.

Smell - Maple, sugar, fermenting citrus, slight spice and a hint of booze.

Taste - Follows the nose. Maple right off the bat, but also a bit of orange follows before delving into a deeper, more mature, almost fermenting citrus character. Finish adds a lot of residual sugariness, unfortunately. More balance would have been nice.

Mouthfeel - Full-bodied with fair carbonation. Slightly syrupy texture upfront, then gets drier and stickier as it reaches the finish.

Overall - Not bad, but a bit too sugary for my tastes. It does have a definite maple flavor, so points for that, and with some orange/grapefruit notes you'd expect from a DIPA, but not one I'd necessarily grab again, because it is so sugary in the aftertaste.

Oct 06, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cloudy and bubbly golden appearance, too fingers of white foam. Smells of maple syrup, slight hops, and orange. Taste is even sweeter, maple, sugared citrus, decent floral hops, and slight praline. Feel had decent hop textures, but the slight acidity and major sweetness is a little much

Jul 15, 2019
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.53/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent gold with 2 fingers of tight pearl colored head. Hazes as the can is drained. Pretty nice head retention & lacing

S: Cakey, a touch of apples & maple syrup once warm

T: A touch of maple syrup, cakeyness & dryness up front, leafy hops and a touch of golden delicious apple as well. A little maple syrup sweetness/dryness, more Golden Delicious apple. Finishes dry with a touch honey crisp apple, a little leafy hops

MF: Fairly creamy, medium body, skews too sweet/malty for my liking

Drinks alright, but glad I only bought one, this needs more bitterness

Jun 11, 2019
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a snifter glass. Had a yellow-orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A very nice aroma of maple syrup, hops, citrus fruit, malt, tropical fruit, and pine.

T: Tasted of little bit of malt (mostly in the finish), a hint of pine (gives it a little spark), a big shot of maple syrup (a dominant force), a moderate amount of hops, some citrus (lemon, orange), and a bit of tropical fruit (mango). One the more interesting DIPA flavors I've tried recently. Not as sweet as Decadent's Winter Spiced French Toast, but still delicious.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth, slightly syrupy finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A well made, easy to drink DIPA. Worth a look.

Apr 06, 2019
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teromous from Virginia

3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottom of the can: "DECVT" (unreadable) "828"

Appearance: The beer is very hazy but not completely opaque. It has a ton of visible carbonation along with a lot of suspended solids and particles. It has a nice thick white head with good retention and lacing.

Aroma: The beer has a light maple syrup and brown sugar aroma. There is a light aroma of alcohol.

Taste: It has a strong flavor of maple syrup. A little bit of alcohol comes through after a while but those first few sips from the glass are divine.

Mouthfeel: It is very smooth and slick feeling on the palate. It feels a lot like the texture of maple syrup and it leaves a slickness in the mouth after each sip. There is a light bitterness to the beer.

Overall: The can states that this is a "Double India Pale Ale with Maple Syrup Added" and it hits it right on the nose. It has a very pronounced maple syrup flavor. Being in a Double IPA might seem a bit strange but the hop characters don't clash with the sweetness at all. It is mostly a sweet tasting beer with just a bit of bitterness. It's not something I would drink often but I would drink it again. It's well made. I would recommend it.

Mar 03, 2019
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear orange-ish straw with particulate suspended. Head is two fingers of white foam and retains well. Aroma is herbal, resin and citrus hops. Figs and maple syrup add sweetness alongside the hops. Flavor profile is herbal, sticky resin and citrus hops and sweet maple syrup directly behind. Maple syrup is abrupt and strong, but mold into the profile well. Mouth feel is pillowy and soft with a touch of effervescence at the end. It has a medium thickness. Overall, maple syrup is apparent and sweet, but folds in well without every being cloyingly sweet. A very novel NE IPA.

Served in a 15.5oz Spiegalau tulip from a 16oz can.

Feb 28, 2019
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superspak from North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass; no can dating, but is a recent local release. Pours very hazy/cloudy deep golden/orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, wood, light peppercorn/pine, honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, wheat, biscuit dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, maple syrup, and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, wood, light peppercorn/pine, honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, wheat, biscuit dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Mild pine, citrus peel/zest, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, wood, light peppercorn/pine, honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, wheat, biscuit dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, maple syrup, and bready malt flavors; with a solid malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Slight lingering resins/rinds. Minimal warming alcohol for 9.1%. Overall this is an incredible flavored NEDIPA. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, maple syrup, and bready malt flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the big ABV, with the mildly bitter/drying finish, fanatically soft feel. Amazingly juicy, and lightly dank/earthy Citra/Mosaic hop profile; with perfectly balanced maple syrup, and wheat/oat/malt backbone. Not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and outstanding spot on style example as expected. All of their NEIPAs are similarly impressive.

Feb 27, 2019
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Mark-Leggett from Missouri

4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A very unique beer. Poured a hazy orange with some sediment and a good head. Smells of citrus and maple. Tastes of citrus at first and then maple syrup. Ends sweet. I like what somewhat else said about this, tastes like beer, tastes like dessert.

Feb 15, 2019
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

ABV marked at 9.1% on can. Drank from the can so no real information on the look. Smell is exceptional tons of maple syrup and sweet citrus mango hop bitterness. Taste is defiantly good but lacked the intensity of maple unlike the french toast. The difference I guess is an American IPA base. Not a bad IPA in face the maple in it is not dry or the hop base too bitter. It just didn't wow me like other entries to the series.

Feb 13, 2019
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.78/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours clear, gold in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is big maple syrup, grapefruit, and apricot. Great combination of very sweet and very bitter, medium bodied, with moderate carbonation. I have never had a beer like this. Tastes like beer, tastes like dessert. Definitely get both IPA and big maple. Excellent beer. At this point it is tough for me to have flavor combinations that I have not had yet, but this is totally new.

Feb 09, 2019
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clayrock81 from Florida

3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a golden-orange body with one-finer head and no lace. The aroma has minimal notes of maple but is mostly soapy, earthy and dirty hops. Fuller-bodied beer with a dry, earthy, slightly bitter hoppiness. The maple syrup is more pronounced in taste than aroma as you get this sweet, maple syrup taste (slightly bacony) on the backend. Slow sipper due to heaviness and booze, not well-balanced but still enjoyable.

Feb 01, 2019
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jauntypallor from New York

3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

One of the infrequent IPAs that promises a certain flavor and with this brew there is no missing the Maple. The Maple and citrus when enjoyed at a less than ice-cold temperature tastes almost medicinal, but still preferable to a straight double IPA. Strong abv and generous can. Not too shabby

Jan 20, 2019
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz can. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a good-sized head of foam. It smelled of maple syrup, citrus and toasted caramel. Really strong maple syrup taste. Almost couldn't taste any double IPA notes.

Jan 13, 2019
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VABA from Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a clear amber color with a bice head and lacing
A-Aroma has abundant mapple hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a nice mapple flavor
M-A medium bodied very well carbonated beer
O-A nice easy drinking DIPA

Dec 31, 2018
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reitzbrewing from Pennsylvania

4.57/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color lighter than expected. Hazy like a NE IPA. Smell is juicy and citrusy. expected typical juicy IPA and was shocked. The maple syrup is big and forward so if that isnt your thing watch out. This beer really surprised me in a good way. Much better than 75 min

Dec 29, 2018
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