Definitive Brewing Company

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American Imperial IPA
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Ranked #9,168
4.29 | pDev: 5.36%
Definitive Brewing Company
Maine, United States
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4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A big thank you to Sawdog505 for this can!

A - Opaque medium-dark tan/gold color, creamy white lacing, no visible carbonation.

S - Juicy and vinous tropical fruit aroma, zesty lemon-lime, and juicy citrus.

T - Follows the nose - zesty citrus, juicy red grapefruit, fruity earthy spiciness, lemon, lime, and finishes on the sweeter side with slight earthiness and a delicate hit of pithy fruitiness.

M - Thick, chewy, and very dry on the back of the tongue.

O - This is rock solid. The fruit character is intense initially until the palate adjusts, then remains moderate.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can dated 1/3/20.

Pours cloudy yellow with an inch of white fluff. Decent retention and lacing. Pungently tropical and floral in the nose. Pineapple juice with candied mandarins and pear syrup. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Lush tropical citrus on the palate. Pineapple, mango, grapefruit, and melons. Finishes dry with lingering juicy citrus.

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Photo of tekstr1der
4.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 01-03, another can of yummy juice from these folks. Pours opaque dark yellow with nary a head, but somehow lacing nicely. Aromas of pit-fruits and mild citrus with what seems to be a light melon note that is found similarly in several of Definitive offerings. This is a good thing in my book! Flavors tend toward more juicy with a delicious "bite" mid-sip that's not tangy or overly bitter, but really make this one pop. Mouthfeel is pleasantly full, super smooth, with a fairly clean finish. Delicious.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a 16oz snulip canned on 11/15/19. Pours a beautiful hazy orange yellow with a massive 2 finger sticky white head that leaves a bunch of thin streaks of lace. 4.25

Smell is pear, apple, mango, cantaloupe, tangerine, apricot, and a little white grapefruit rind. 4

Taste follows cantaloupe, mango, apple, pear, and tangerine upfront with some bitter apricot and grapefruit in the rather bold finish. 4

Mouthfeel is big, sticky not dry, soft gentle carbonation, and at 8.2% ABV it loaded with flavor but easy going down. 4.25

Overall I am a fan and something about makes it stand out from all the other juice bombs around. I always dig what these guys are doing. 4

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Photo of digboy
3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a real pretty cloudy bright gold color with a 2 finger dense cream color head. Aroma has a punch of sweet tropical notes like pineapple and mango. Enticing. Flavor is surprisingly less sweet with a more acerbic version of the tropical notes which are fairly subdued as well. While a bit muted it is a clean flavor that does not lend to the higher alcohol at all. Clean finish as well. Feel is soft and a little puckerish in the finish. Light seltzer as well, no burn at all.

This is a surprising beer that I expected to be more flavorful, though the clean flavor is appreciated. It is dated only 2 weeks old (11/15) so it is not stale. Good quality and I wouldn't turn it down if offered :)

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