Drawing A Blank
Abomination Brewing

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,775
ABV:
11.1%
Score:
90
Ranked #21,751
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 7.05%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
12
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Abomination Brewing
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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90
Outstanding
Notes: Triple New England IPA with Galaxy, Citra, and Mandarina Bavaria hops.
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Photo of CbeerC
4.46/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The look ranks among the best of the best. It has nice fruity and citrusy notes. It has a solid, typical NEIPA taste, but the Triple DH definitely takes it to another level. Feel is smooth like some of the top TDH’ed IPA’s out there. Overall, something I could drink daily and enjoy on a nice, hot day in Vermont.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Abomination Brewing Co. "Drawing A Blank"
1 pint can contract brewed by Dorchester Brewing Co. in Boston, MA and coded "ABDAB1-BZ"
$5.49 @ Roger Wilco, Pennsauken, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Wow, 11.1% alcohol by volume! I guess this is my last beer of the day then. It's labeled as a "triple dry hopped triple India pale ale". It's poured a muddy golden body beneath two fingers width of creamy off-white foam. The aroma is not as strong as you might think given that it's triple dry hopped but it's OK. It's resinous, earthy, citrusy, and piney. There's also a touch of peach and other tropical fruits (mango, apricot, pineapple) to it. On to the flavor... there's definitely some alcohol to it. It's also malty but not particularly sweet. There's a strong berry-like flavor to it, and that's wrapped in a sheet of alcohol. I was worried about that. It doesn't come off as "hot" or rough though so maybe it will work out in the end. I'm getting more of the peach now, which is nice, and some soft orange, although the berries remain. Actually, I think that's more of an apricot flavor. The more it warms the more it opens up, and yet the alcohol remains where it's at so that's a good thing. It's got enough bitterness that in conjunction with a light acidity, some "hop burn", and the alcohol it finishes dry, spicy, earthy, and piney. In the mouth it's pretty lush and smooth. Looking back, the head held quite well and there's some very nice lacing left behind. This is certainly an every now and again beer because of its strength but it's worth giving a try.
Review #6,953

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Photo of superspak
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned in 9/2019. Pours very hazy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big pineapple, mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, biscuit, light honey/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of huge pineapple, mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, biscuit, light honey/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of pineapple, mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, biscuit, light honey/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with an awesome 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/sticky, and fairly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Mild increasing warmth of 11.1% lingering after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic NETIPA. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the huge ABV, with the mellowly bitter/resinous/drying finish. Awesome soft/silky feel, and not aggressive. Fantastic Galaxy, Citra, and Mandarina Bavaria profile. Extremely juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank/earthy hops; with a nice sized wheat/oat/malt backbone. Light residual sweetness with lingering resin dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and outstanding style example as expected.

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Photo of beersampler6
3.56/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I wasn’t a huge fan of this beer. With the crazy label art I was expecting a little more but this one disappointed. No date on can. Pours a slightly hazy yellow-orange color with a little fluffy white head but no real lingering lacing. Smells of some mild grapefruit, lemon, pineapple and orange fruity hops. Also some malt, vanilla, bread and floral hops. Taste vaguely follows the nose. For some reason there was a very strong alcoholic astringency throughout. Not sure why it was like this and it almost reminded me of some grain alcohol. The malt and the hops were faded into the background. Mild, thin mouthfeel with decent carbonation. I don’t know how old this beer was but it just didn’t seem to sit right.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pulled the trigger on a whim. Sometimes we guess wrong. Murky with no head. Sweet and boozy. Some good hop taste but the sweetness and booze just gets in the way. There are way better $21.00 4 packs.

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Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can. Poured out a cloudy, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of orange, pineapple, guava and toasted caramel. Sweet and boozy with lots of tropical fruit taste.

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Drawing A Blank from Abomination Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 12 ratings