Cream Puff War Peach
Ten Bends Beer

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From:
Ten Bends Beer
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,643
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,943
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 6.08%
Ratings:
61
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 26, 2022
Added:
Feb 19, 2018
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  6
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Cream Puff War PeachCream Puff War Peach
Notes: Peach Double IPA

Cream Puff War is brewed with honey malt and lactose, fermented with peach puree and double dry-hopped to create a deliciously unique, smooth, and balanced ale. We set out to emulate the popular milkshake IPAs of our time and quickly veered off course to artfully merge sweet and hoppy.
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4.03 by SFHbeerME from Maine on Mar 26, 2022
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3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

Hazy gold pour, fruity nose, a here and gone head. There is a creamy lactose quality in the mouthfeel. Sweet peachy flavor that was pleasant, not overly sweet. Brew was well-blended and the sturdy 8.2% ABV is well-disguised. Lack of complexity and real flavor depth makes this a good, but not great, effort.

Feb 16, 2022
 
4.19 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Feb 12, 2022
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3.76/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by GregDBoston from Massachusetts

Really weird. I tasted the fruit, but I couldn't say it was peachy or creamy. A little artificial tasting. I mean, I could drink it if there wasn't anything else, but, um, otherwise, fuhgeddaboudit.

Feb 07, 2022
 
3.79 by Zaphog from Michigan on Feb 05, 2022
 
4.03 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island on Jan 16, 2022
 
4.12 by Giggy from Michigan on Dec 11, 2021
 
4.08 by Jaasoares from Virginia on Nov 05, 2021
 
3.67 by hophugger from Virginia on Nov 01, 2021
 
3.82 by rickrem from California on Oct 08, 2021
 
4.12 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts on Aug 15, 2021
 
4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jul 25, 2021
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3.1/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2
by Specialmick from Connecticut

Look...pretty nice and peachy. Deep yellow o j like.
Smell...Peaches (duh) melon, sweet, mango
Taste...Initially for me off putting? I tasted just too much sweetness. Not liking this beer ..alcohol sweetness and burn
Feel.. seems appropriate for a double IPA. adequate carbonation
Overall...Not liking this beer. A cloying sweetness i cannot overcome, I have rarely i mean fucking rarely pour beer down the drain . Granted it is only 4 oz but its goin. Sorry dudes from this brewery but i no likey. O well i know they have other stuff. Its Peachy

Jul 24, 2021
 
3.96 by mpolewan from Ohio on Jul 15, 2021
 
4.11 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Jul 11, 2021
 
4.25 by cd34 from Illinois on Jun 24, 2021
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4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by dd53grif from Michigan

Pours a golden yellow color with a minimal head that disappears quickly. Aroma is slightly orange and peach. Taste is peach and orange with a slightly hoppy bitterness at the finish.

Jun 23, 2021
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4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by WoodBrew from Ohio

I got a can of this beer off the single shelf from my local beer store located just around the corner. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had apricot and peach peel notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with strong peach rind presence. There is also mild tropical fruit medley highlights. The mouthfeel was fuller in body and had good carbonation. Overall it is a solid beer.

Jun 17, 2021
 
3.84 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on May 13, 2021
 
4.37 by Antg8989 from New Jersey on May 09, 2021
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4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by GreesyFizeek from New York

This one pours a fairly hazy golden yellow color, with a small fluffy head, and lots of lacing.

This one smells like creamy peach, vanilla, grapefruit, orange, and pineapple.

This sort of milkshake-style IPA is one that I can get behind. The peach is very complementary to the elevated hop character here, and there's just a smidgen of hop character - nothing too intense.

This is light bodied, crisp, and pretty creamy, with a good drinkability to it.

This is a fairly subtle take on the style - it's still a very nice IPA at its heart.

Mar 22, 2021
 
4.24 by Rainintheface from Massachusetts on Feb 26, 2021
 
4.34 by Wizzman from Massachusetts on Feb 06, 2021
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3.72/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours an opaque yellow gold color with 2 fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is decent. Leaves a bit of splotchy lacing.

The aroma brings a ton of peach (duh) and tangerines with a hint of grapefruit. There's some overripe mango with the faintest idea of vanilla. Not much going on, but a pleasant aroma nonetheless.

Lots of peach cobbler flavor, fresh peaches, strawberry yogurt, pineapples, tangerines and some light ruby red grapefruit. Vanilla is subtly present on the back end. Boozy.

The feel is medium-full with moderate carbonation. Alcohol is a bit harsh, as is the hop burn. Relatively creamy.

Overall, a pretty good milkshake IPA. The flavor comes as advertised, but it's a bit boozy and the hop burn is real. Still, definitely worth trying if you enjoy the style.

Jan 27, 2021
 
4.5 by DMcGirr from Massachusetts on Jan 26, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by The_Beer_Guru from New York

Creamy peaches along with hazy and juicy flavors backed up with some solid boozyness. Excellent and surprising beer. Juicy peaches as well as juicy Ipa flavor. Well done!

Jan 22, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Pentastar from New York

Look: Nice rich orange in color, hazy, fluffy white foam head.
Smell: Crisp orange and peach.
Taste: Orange papaya and peach, sweet but not very bitter.
Feel: Creamy and well carbonated.
Overall: A pretty good IPA.

Jan 08, 2021
 
4.18 by newcastlemike from Connecticut on Jan 03, 2021
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4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by IrishChocolate from Texas

Love chugging these beers with these nuts. You know when you get your ribs cracked you need deez nuts. So chug-gable i had to break out the old funnel. Rooski!

Dec 28, 2020
 
4.25 by paulish from New York on Dec 24, 2020
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4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

Poured into a 13 oz Teku glass canned on 11/19/2020. Pours a very hazy yellow orange with a finger plus sticky white head that leaves some thin streaks of lace with excellent retention. 4.5

Smell peach, vanilla, pineapple, mango, and passionfruit. 4.25

Taste follows peach is the star, but not over the top thank goodness. Vanilla,pineapple, mango, and passionfruit all lend a hand and make very enjoyable. 4.25

Mouthfeel is above average, soft rather creamy carbonation, not sticky or dry, and at 8.2% ABV extremely approachable. 4.5

Overall this actually a really nice NEDIPA with lactose and peach purée. I will without a doubt be getting this again. 4.25

Dec 20, 2020
 
4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Nov 02, 2020
 
4.56 by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia on Jun 08, 2020
 
4 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Apr 10, 2020
 
3.85 by kdivers from New Hampshire on Dec 25, 2019
 
4 by Hendry from Vermont on Nov 24, 2019
 
4.06 by clake from Vermont on Nov 07, 2019
 
4.05 by fermentedbarley from New Hampshire on Oct 19, 2019
 
4.25 by Beerbom from California on Oct 16, 2019
 
4.14 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Aug 24, 2019
Cream Puff War Peach from Ten Bends Beer
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 61 ratings