IPA Reviews

Dissenter
SCORE
97/100
1 reviews
Appearance
96/100
Smell
97/100
Taste
98/100
Mouthfeel
99/100
ABV: 8.70%
IBU: 70

Dissenter

Style - Double IPA

Commercial Description:  It’s been a dozen years since we’ve brewed a lager—and, true to form, we’re going big with Dissenter India Pale Lager, our argument in favor of the potential for complex lagers. Brewed with a wide variety of tropical, citrus-forward hops, Dissenter clocks in at 8.7% ABV and 70 IBUs. Our ales are fermented at warm temperatures, but this lager is fermented cold, using a different kind of yeast. The longer brewing process used for lagers gives Dissenter an exceptionally clean finish, allowing you to appreciate the clear beauty of the hops as you would a well thought out, eloquent dissenting opinion. We’ll let this one speak for itself.

Editor’s Notes:  Dissenter is officially an India Pale Lager, but I had heard that it tasted like an IPA. I am classifying it as a Double IPA (rather than an IPA) due to its 8.7% ABV, but indeed it does taste like an IPA – a tasty IPA with an especially dry finish. The aroma is of strong citrus, making me feel better about the $15 I paid for the 25 ounce (750 ml) bottle. The taste makes me feel even better. It leads with delicious lemon and orange citrus hops that are joined by bready malt in the middle of the sip. As you swallow a wave of tongue-numbing bitterness overwhelms your taste buds – quite impressive! After you swallow your mouth becomes extremely dry – so dry that I actually got a glass of water to drink along with the beer. Dissenter might not be around long (which would be very unfortunate), so definitely pick this one up if you get the chance.

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EDITOR'S RATING (OVERALL SCORE: 97)
Appearance
96/100
Smell
97/100
Taste
98/100
Mouthfeel
99/100
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