French Toast | Decadent Ales

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3.9/5
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81 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
DIPA with Vermont Maple Syrup, sugar burned and caramelized stove top, and a touch of cinnamon. Notes of dough and pancake batter round out the finish. Excellent for cooler nights ahead!

Added by Dodger88 on 10-14-2017

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Ranking:
#14,601
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
81
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
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Ratings: 81 |  Reviews: 24
Reviews by justintcoons:
Photo of justintcoons
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into an imperial nonic.

Appearance
Golden blonde. Light haze. Short head dissipates quickly.

Nose
Maple syrup, cinnamon toast batter, caramel, and honey. Really weird.

Taste
French toast batter smothered in maple syrup. Vanilla, milk, oats, caramel, and honey. Some underlying hop notes of peach, dank, and pine resin. Really strange.

Mouthfeel
Full bodied, silky, smooth, soft, and sweet.

Overall
I kind of knew what I was in store for. It's really strange at first but in the end I really liked it. A true one-of-a-kind.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
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 heddar33
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.09/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VoxRationis
2.69/5  rDev -31%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a conical pint glass; canned 03/12/18.
A: Pours a very slightly hazy, orange amber with a more than one inch white head, modest retention, and soapy lacing.
S: Maple syrup and cinnamon aroma overwhelms some toastiness. Perhaps a peach note.
T: Bready with maple syrup flavor overpowering. Presents a somewhat stale, resiny flavor profile.
M: Medium bodied with good persistence of modest effervescence.
O: Certainly accomplishes the goal of tasting like French Toast. Frankly, did not appeal to me and surprised by the high ratings. Couldn't finish it. Only consider if you really like want a beer that tastes like French Toast.

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Photo of russpowell
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed amber with one thumb of pearl colored head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Maple candy, grassyness

T: Follows the nose, dryness as well up front. More maple followed by grassyness & dryness, plus a little vanilla. Finishes dry & with a lot of Maple

MF: Medium body, fairly moderate carbonation

This is an odd duck, but I like it, takes a little time to drink, the Maple Syrup is strong in this. Nice one-off

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jtnord
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of redleg64
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dvmin98
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rjp217
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Greywulfken
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Interesting beer... Poured a murky opaque gold with a finger of white foam... Presented lots of juicy soft stone and orchard fruit impressions, like peach and apricot and plum.... Had some vanilla-like tones, smooth and silky - maybe attributable to the maple syrup, and a little tingle of what must be the cinnamon... Fairly dessert-like and very plush on the palate, had a relatively full-bodied feel... Nothing wrong with it at all, and basically delivers what you'd expect from the label, but I don't know if its my kinda thing...

8/17/18 canning...

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Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
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 HungarianCount
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrDemento456
4.49/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had to pay the premium on this 6 bucks for the pounder into a pint glass.
A - Clear bright yellow orange color with a solid inch plus of foam.
S - Wow that smells good never smelled such an intense syrup presence. Really hides any hop bitterness and it's even stronger than the cinnamon!
T - Wow so much syrup flavor but no real syrup teeth numbing sweetness. It's hard to describe! Can you chug syrup? Finish is mildly bitter and has a peppery hit of cinnamon. Glorious!
M - So smooth and the ABV is so well hidden it's amazing!

Overall this beer is worth every penny I can't believe they go so much syrup flavor without any drying aspect that usually accompanies with using syrup. TRY IT if you can find it!

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Nice dark golden straw color. Looks more unfiltered than hazy. 2 fingers worth of head from non-aggressive pour, with heaps of residual lacing.
Smell: Aromas of cinnamon, warm maple syrup with some flaked biscuit. The hops are detectible, giving a lemongrassy like smell. Slight orange, lemon and grapefruit notes, but the cinnamon and maple are more dominant. For a DIPA, this is a weirdly-nice smell.
Taste: Follows the nose, with slight more hop emphasis. The maple is present first and foremost, giving a nice sweet flavor. Next is the cinnamon spice, which intermingles with some citrus flavor. The hops are presented earthy/grassy in taste, but seem to mesh well with the other flavors. For what it is, I am enjoying the taste. It does display some of the alcohol in the flavor, but it isn't off-putting.
Feel: Medium in body and somewhat full-ish inweight, with moderate carbonation. The beer is very syrupy feeling, being that it coats the tongue and the entirety of my mouth.
Overall: I think despite being strange, this is oddly tasty. Decadent did a good job at applying cinnamon and maple syrup to a DIPA, without making it gaggy. I am actually enjoying it. With that said, I wouldn't want this often, but more I feel it is an interesting take on the style, and well worthy of a try. I am grateful to try this dessert IPA. Cheers!

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Photo of Mikexw
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Allurex
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a one pint can on April 18, 2018. Brewed with Vermont maple syrup, sugar burned and caramelized stove top, and a touch of cinnamon. Notes of dough and pancake batter round out the finish.

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Photo of DangerDawg
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crobinso
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Harrison8
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
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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French Toast from Decadent Ales
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 81 ratings