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Silverback Double IPA | CB Craft Brewers

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Silverback Double IPASilverback Double IPA
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30 Ratings
Silverback Double IPASilverback Double IPA

Brewed by:
CB Craft Brewers
New York, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.75%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by GreesyFizeek on 01-05-2014

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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by T-34-85:
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had the pleasure of having this beer on tap at the brewery, and what a treat.

Poured a great hazy orange color with a moderate head.

The aroma has an excellent citrusy and dank hop characteristic.

The taste of the beer was very well balanced, with a malt level that was not too intrusive, a solid level of hop bitterness, and most importantly, a strong hop flavor rounding out the experience that really hits the tongue.

Nice level of carbonation and good mouthfeel.

Overall: This is excellent beer, with an ideal balance of hoppy aroma and flavor.

==> This is the second batch of this limited release beer from the brewery, and as I understand it, they have had to tweak the hop combination based on availability, so get it while it lasts...Amazing Beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dandaugherty1221
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hamm42
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of Bm1
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Yum yum in my tum tum.

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Photo of MarkJBurch
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of logicalparadox
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the CB Craft Brewers taproom in Honeoye Falls, NY.

Pours a hazy, nearly opaque orange color. 2 inches of head, good lacing.

Pretty substantial aromas of tropical fruit. Some caramel sweet aromas are evident too.

The taste is similar- just a big dose of tropical hop flavor. Not much of the piney variety of hop flavors- just a big fruit basket. Oranges, pineapples, grapefruit, passionfruits are all noticeable. Lingering bitterness.

Medium bodied, crisp, well carbonated, very refreshing.

Awesome DIPA, a step up from Caged Alpha Monkey for sure. It doesn't quite touch OT20, which they also make, but this a good one anyway.

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Photo of TonyY
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mendonjoebeer
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryan2990
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of chefduff2
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Stanley23
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DuffMan23
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of decaff
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FrankSchramm
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of jzeilinger
3.35/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a murky and opaque golden tan color with light carbonation and a soapy lacing ring around the top perimeter.

S - Tropical fruit and light caramel malt, for a big IPA the aroma is pretty subdued.

T - Tropical fruit rind and some spice appears midway through but is barely detectable, ends with a hefty pine bitterness that slams the palate and lingers for a good long time. At the very end when the bitterness kicks in there's a little bit of spicy tropical resin. As I work through the bottle there is more tropical fruit resin coating the mouth but lightly.

M - Medium light body with nice carbonation pricklies on the tongue, the hops create a cotton-like feel in the mouth and the alcohol is not detectable.

O - I think this bottle is pushing the one month old mark so it could have been way more potent in the nose and on the palate closer to the bottle date, 'have no way of telling but looking at how the overall score has declined since the first review I'm feeling this might be the case. Glad I could try this as I'm always looking for something new to try, not sure I would seek another bottle. I think where CB's really knocked it out of the D-IPA park is with the Anniversary IPA they brewed for The Old Toad in Rochester.

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Photo of Can_has_beer
3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It had a nice hazy yellow orange glow. The aroma was tropical, but it was very subdued almost to the point of lacking. This just didn't come together for me. It didn't have enough oomph for a DIPA.

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Photo of bluntedboywonder
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of coneybeer
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of scotorum
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

No visible bottling date. Bought on a recent trip to upstate NY.

a: Hazy orange with a finger thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Oranges and slight vinegar.

t: Piney bitterness up front with considerable strength over a medium bready malt base. Bitterness lingers on the tongue.

m: Medium, very good body and carbonation tingle.

o: Possibly an aged bottle, all bitterness, good malt base helps but not particularly tasty otherwise. I liked their Alpha Monkey a lot when I had one last year, but this was just an average DIPA. But then I had had some Hill Farmstead Susan earlier, so this might have suffered in rating by comparison.

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Photo of StrangerTides
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Patricksmith88
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of JOrtt
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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Silverback Double IPA from CB Craft Brewers
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 30 ratings
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