Nectar & Knife

Virginia
United States
Nectar & Knife Triple Crossing Brewing beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

As IPA lovers ourselves, one of our main goals when opening this place was to release a DIPA that would be a hop-head's dream come true. We think Nectar and Knife is just that. This beer is dry hopped three separate times with over 18lbs of hops. It sits right around 8%ABV, is a deep golden color and finishes perfectly dry. Prepare your palette!

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ABV: 
8.0%
Judges Review 
Jim Koebel's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

The aromas of grapefruit, mango, and pineapple that make up the nose of this DIPA are familiar, but their intensity is one of a kind; they could be smelled over two feet away upon cracking it open.  Eventually, bitter pith and resin come through with honey-like malt that is mild but also rich and sweet.  This beer pours a hazy orange-gold with a huge white head, leaving foamy shrapnel on the glass. Dense hop flavors follow.  This DIPA is definitely bitter, but not harsh or extreme by any means. Any malt flavor presence gets lost in the mix, which is a minor issue in this otherwise delicious beer.  Sticky hop flavor and bitterness lingers in the dry finish. There is a touch of ethanol in the flavor that belies the serious throat-warming going on.  This is a doozy that stands out for being smooth and drinkable without holding back.