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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Vengeful Spirit IPA is a 7.3 percent ABV unfiltered IPA brewed with Loral, Mandarina Bavaria and Mosaic hops as well as pineapples and Mandarin oranges. The new IPA is being released as a homage to the Escondido, Calif.-based brewery’s gargoyle logo, which has been used on the company’s products since it was introduced in 1996.

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4.3
PugUglyBrewer (764) - - OCT 6, 2017
Hazy, light golden orange color with a creamy head of white foam. Definite pineapple in collusion with mandarin oranges add deliciously quenching flavors and aromas of tropical bliss over a clean non-distracting malt base. A crisp, fruity hop finish that doesn't buzzsaw your palette with dry pine.

3.8
wlajwl (7008) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2017
Aroma is a mix of dank hops and tropical fruit/oranges. The flavor is orange/citrus, tropical fruit, malts and a spicy/slightly sweet hop finish.

3.4
dmac (6429) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2017
12oz can. Poured a medium density bright orange with a foamy off white head. Aroma is sweet hop juice, honey topped bread, grain husk, passion fruit, clementine rinds. Flavor is less tropical and more grainy with bitter hops. Medium full mouthfeel, almost crramy carbonation. Solid.

3.1
Ratman197 (15208) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2017
Can poured a hazy gold with a small lasting creamy off white head. Aromas of straw, yeast, citrus and light fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors 8f straw, yeast, citrus and light fruitiness with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

4
DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2017
Can from Smith's. Pours turbid golden with frothy, white head. Nose was huge hops, florals, mango, pineapple, honeydew, tangerine. Tastes hoppy, resiny, floral, tannic, tropical fruity, with pineapple, mango, golden melon, tangerine. Smooth and complex flavor, bitter and floral finish, delicious.

3.8
slowrunner77 (12581) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2017
Tap. Fruity and a little aromatic, but more subdued in nose and flavor than I'd have wanted. What's there is pleasant - light to moderate citrus and just a little bitterness. Malt enough to balance.

3.6
Beaver (1828) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2017
12 oz can, canned on 9/7/17. Pours hazy golden orange with some small floaties and a big rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is subdued - a little tropical fruit and some sulfur.

The flavor is sweet sugary tropical fruits and mild pineapple with a bitter resiny hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a nicely balanced sweet fruity hoppy IPA.

4
Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2017
12oz can pours with a near clear straw gold body that supports a nice looking off white head of foam. The aroma is all over the place with mango, vanilla er something, guava and tangy pineapple. The taste delivers smooth sweet cantaloupe moving quickly into modestly bitter tangelo and pineapple. It swings back and forth between tropical and citrus where another note is lurking there too. Seems like a thin sweet nuttiness dusted with vanilla. Not sure. Solid offering though.

3.8
onceblind (10297) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2017
Clear deep golden hue under a thin foamy white head. Slightly pineappley piney bitter aroma with a touch of passion fruity undertones. Crisp pale semidry flavor that’s a bit passion fruity and slightly juicy, but also crisp and piney and drying.

3.1
milewide (2303) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2017
Fruity but muted aroma, and confused fruit flavors. Only slightly hazy. No IPA bitterness anywhere in the drink. Can # 2. For a fruit flavored IPA, the aroma is really bland. Some fruit in taste. But I can't distinguish it. Nowhere do I pick up any IPA bitterness. "Unfiltered" only by Stone standards---and not by NE IPA standards! Few 7.3% ABV brews can avoid hop bitterness like this ale.


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