French Toast | Decadent Ales

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3.92/5
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60 Ratings
French ToastFrench Toast
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Decadent Ales
New York, United States
decadentales.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Dodger88 on 10-14-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,670
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
60
pDev:
10.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1
Gots:
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of oberon
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came a clear brass color with a half finger white head that never completely settled.A real nice mix of resinous hops, sweet maple syrup,and vanilla,the sweetness is bigger but there is a defines hop presence as well.Starts out with a hefty maple presence on the palate then some sharp citric hops come thru,more maple and vanilla seem to take over in the finish.It gets a little sweet after a while but it's a nice kind of novelty ipa to try.

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Photo of dudd
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duffman79
4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TLA
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.13/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Had this at the Reno Beer Invitational two weeks ago. You get a 90s ipa kind of color that is all caramel and copper in the appearance. Smattering of an off white head 1/8". Aroma is about as off as one can be for an ipa these days, there were no hops discernable, but it hit its goal, it truly smelled like a gaggle of french toast. The cinnamon, the powdered sugar, the maple, its all here in the nose.

The taste is much of the same. Loads of sweetness turn this into kind of a WTH dipa. Sure, its totally unique in that it gets pretty far away from what the ipa genre is. This might as well have been an alt or a brown ale, because it seems to have as much in common with that genre as this one. Its just an adjunct ale, and it goes all in on the french toast thing.

If you're looking for an ipa experience, I see a let down. If you want to drink french toast, I says go for it. There is no in between.

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Photo of stakem
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Kirb for the share. A pounder can into a snifter appears clear copper in color with a white head.

Nose is citrusy with maple and cinnamon. Its an enjoyable, weird smell for an IPA.

It tastes maple sweet with vanilla and toasty malt, herbal and citrusy with a lingering pithy bitterness.

This is medium in body with modest carbonation. I give it to them, this is one unique cat but I dont feel like I need to have it again.

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Photo of crobinso
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikexw
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffKowalek
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Datdubj1988
4.62/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JLK7299
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dafla67
3.3/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rjd722
4.39/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HungarianCount
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Harrison8
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a foggy and hazy orange with a finger of white foam that bubbles up fairly well and retains okay. Aroma is a sugar rush, hitting notes of maple syrup, vanilla bean, and biscuit, doughy, bready malts. Light citrus hops add a little to the background. Flavor profile is incredibly sweet and sugary. Maple syrup, vanilla bean, and cream layer themselves over biscuit, doughy, and bready malts. Citrus, herbal, and resin hops add to the mix. Mouth feel is velvety with a light grainy texture to it. It has a medium-thick consistency. Overall, this beer packs a punch in terms of flavor, and it's all centered on the sweet side of the spectrum. Balance is thrown out the window in favor creating a sugary sweet delight.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.34/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Really excited for this. Seems very interesting. Poured from a 16 oz. can into a wine glass.
The beer pours out a rather murky dark yellow. Thin off white crown sits on top.
The smell is sweet maple and spicy cinnamon. Now I'm really excited.
Wow, the flavor is insane. Tastes like a liquid French toast. The sweetness from the maple and spice from the cinnamon blend very well. Then it goes through all the way so smooth. Has a creamy feel to it, like drinking something thicker than a IPA. Overall, this is my first from Decadent, and I will definitely be back for more. I love creative beers like this and do believe they pulled it off.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2018-05-20
16oz can served in a pint glass. 03/12/18.

Pours clear light amber with a smallish creamy head, medium carbonation. Smell is a little bit like Mrs. Butterworth's.

Taste is genuinely french toasty. With a little bit of hops. Surprisingly not bad.

Mouthfeel is light. Overall, more interesting than good, but not bad.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles that covered most of the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of maple syrup, cinnamon and citrusy hops are present in the nose, but as the beer warms up the French toast-like flavors become stronger and stand out in front of the hops.
T: The taste follows the smell and somewhat has a mixed identity, but at least the French toast flavors are initially much stronger and then dominate the hops once it starts warming up. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer lives up to its name—especially after it warms up—and has aromas and flavors of French toast, but I'm still wondering why these were added to an IPA as they don't mix all that well with the underlying citrusy hops. The added flavors of maple syrup and cinnamon would probably work much better in a beer style such as a stout or a porter.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Daveshek28
3.03/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

I get what they were going for, but does the boatload of maple syrup flavor does not mix well with a hoppy beer IMO. Couldn't drink half the can.

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Photo of Allurex
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 60 ratings