Viridi Rex
Edmund's Oast Brewing Company

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From:
Edmund's Oast Brewing Company
 
South Carolina, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #392
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,634
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 6.78%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
41
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 21, 2022
Added:
Feb 10, 2015
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  4
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: Our king is green. Though his reign may seem monstrous, his subjects are provided the most aromatic of treasures. And because we don’t anticipate his throne being usurped any time soon, we have crafted an offering in his name to conjure the ephemeral wonders of his realm. Viridi Rex is our double dry-hopped Double IPA. Sacrificing over four pounds of hops per barrel, we have evoked potent notes of mango, papaya, orange, and an ever-so-sinister warming sensation on the back of the tongue.
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Rated: 4.33 by KensWorld from Florida

Jul 21, 2022
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Rated by Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Can from Coast 30A July 2022
Jul 04, 2022
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Reviewed by hoptheology from South Dakota

3.92/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16 oz can, dated 8/24/21, into Odell Snifter.

Has a really thick, almost disturbingly so, bold orange body with a tall creamy head of 2 fingers that would rival most west coast glass destroyers. Leaves thick chunky lacing on the sides.

Aroma is spoiled hops, really too bad, but it's about 2.5 months old at this point. I get some grapefruit and diesel, a little hot trash, heavy malt, and some graham.

Flavor is hot citrus - lots of diesel soaked oranges and grapefruit - with some sweet juicy fruit gum and damp herbal bitterness. There is plenty of hop spoilage here but through all of that I can taste those notes. On a side note, I think I like Edmund Oast's heavier IPAs because they have that alcohol soaked citrus flavor. It works for me.

Thick and juicy mouthfeel, almost glue-y or pasty. Juiciness on the finish. Alcohol is not felt as much as it is tasted.

Overall, a pretty good effort but one that's already well beyond its timeframe. Would revisit if it were within a couple weeks of canning.

$3.29 @ Total Wine
Nov 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.09 by petewheeler from Maryland

Nov 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by KevinFinneran226 from Massachusetts

Nov 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by dextermcgurk from New York

Nov 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.08 by ColForbinBC from New Jersey

Nov 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.34 by Mantooth from North Carolina

Aug 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.76 by lebriarjr from North Carolina

Jul 18, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by Kwright from North Carolina

Jul 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by AngusOg from North Carolina

Jul 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by jak from North Carolina

Jun 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.17 by robotic_being from Florida

May 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4.46 by Jarrettperez from South Carolina

Apr 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4.35 by BeerBeast from Florida

Apr 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.24 by rcjennings from Ohio

Apr 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.94 by Aquatherm_SE from Alabama

Apr 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4.14 by nwhittin from Indiana

Mar 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4.68 by Clemson_OB from South Carolina

Mar 02, 2019
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Reviewed by ThickNStout from Georgia

3.42/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
16oz can from Greenville Beer Exchange (Greenville, SC). 3.74. No apparent canning date. Served in an oversized Bruery snifter. Enjoyed 6/17/18.

Pours an opaque but rather brilliant yellow with almost three full fingers of white fluff. Plenty of retention- from the near full blanket, to jagged crown and random but generous smattering of lace.

Fairly subtle nose with notes of citrus and hay.

Some citrus, grassy, herbal hops in the fairly bitter flavor. There is an almost burnt caramel note and deceptively low alcohol presence.

Resinous hefty feel with weak carbonation. Mellow but distinctly bitter hoppy aftertaste.

Edmund’s Oast does an ok job here. Viridi Rex doesn’t do much to stand out in a crowded field, with the primary differentiating attribute seeming to be hiding its alcohol content quite well.
Nov 24, 2018
 
Rated: 3.99 by Bluecrow from New York

Nov 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Roy1586 from Massachusetts

Nov 17, 2018
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Reviewed by Greywulfken from New York

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
No canning date; my first beer from Edmund's Oast in South Carolina...

Pale gold and lightly hazed with a white mousse head a few fingers high... Nice profile of fruits both tropical and orchard, and an undertone of both fresh and dank pine... Brighter citric notes and breezy pine airs lighten this 9.5% abv beer nicely... The bitterness eclipses the sweetness, uncommon in the age of the NEIPA, and there is a nice tack of shellac on this otherwise smooth-bodied ale... Moderate carbonation and a clean finish, medium-ish body, and a dangerous drinkibility...

I was unsure about committing to a 4-pack purchase of an unfamiliar beer from an unfamiliar brewer, but I've got no regrets now... Recommended...
Jul 20, 2018
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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
L: Poured from a tallboy can to a snifter glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, tropical fruit, malt, and citrus.

T: Tasted of a small amount of malt (mostly in the finish), lots of tropical fruit (mango, in particular), a good shot of hops (not overdone), and a little citrus (orange). A sweet and tangy flavor, much more subtle than the typical DIPA. In general, the fruit and hops get along with the other elements, making for a balanced taste.

F: An average amount of carbonation with a slick, but smooth, finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is an extremely solid, easy to drink DIPA. Very much worth a look.
Jul 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.21 by Jbavi360 from New York

Jul 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.33 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jul 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Jul 06, 2018
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of carbonation. It poured with a short white head.
S: Light aromas of papayas and orange citrus are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of orange citrus along with hints of tropical fruits and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is exceptionally well drinkable for something that is 9.5% abv and completely masks any traces of alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: can
Jul 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.29 by Knickfan3 from New York

Jun 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Jeromedepot from New York

Jun 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.24 by vabeerguy from Virginia

Jun 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.29 by DrMindbender from South Carolina

Apr 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.47 by aalmeida from South Carolina

Feb 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by kbuzz from North Carolina

Oct 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.03 by kell50 from North Carolina

Apr 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.73 by Bradledj from South Carolina

Aug 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4.19 by BuckeyeBeers from Ohio

Mar 27, 2016
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Reviewed by BWH3 from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Nicely done house brewed DIPA with citrus nose and palette. Head was bubbly like soap but faded way too fast. Body on the lighter side which went well with the food but may be lacking for those looking for a meal in a glass.
Oct 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4.75 by RichH55 from Illinois

Oct 09, 2015
 
Rated: 4.15 by brauseboof from South Carolina

Oct 06, 2015
Viridi Rex from Edmund's Oast Brewing Company
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