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Brewer's Alley Resinator - Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery

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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Higravity on 09-15-2005

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Photo of Ploohblaah
4.73/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great tasting, satisfyingly hoppy, imperial with great head retention and sticky lacing. My favorite from Brewer's Alley.

Photo of weezarc
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Jspriest
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of waiting4lunch
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of GaryMarkle84
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of cfinch2
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Jimmys
2.67/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

sampled on-tap at the RFD Strong Ale Tasting 2/26/12. review from notes.

A: a very bright, almost golden, amber hue.
S: the aroma is sort of subdued for a DIPA. more malty, chewy notes are noticed then anything hoppy. reminds me of an English mild meets doppelbock. with the lack of a hop presence, i gotta assume this isnt the freshest offering of Resinator....
T: finally get some hops here. an underlying chalky bitterness throughout the sip. a little fruity. chocolate. finish is bitter and dry.
M: average carbonation on a medium body.
D: im pretty confused here. i thought the MC at the tasting said this was a doppelbock, but the brewer claims it is a DIPA. hmmm, seems like there are more doppelbock notes than anything else. regardless, this was one of the most boring brews at the Tasting where there was a lot of big flavors in each glass. even on its own, i wasnt too impressed with this brew.

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of bonbini26
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap on 01-02-09

A- Deep ruby red color with a medium head

S- wow grapefruit/pine bomb, but very balanced and not overwhelming very nice

T- Sweet malt bitterness. The bitterness cut through the malts and really finished nicely

M- Medium body for a DIPA, you can see by the ABV that it isn't as heavy as most DIPA's

D- Excellent drinkability for a DIPA. I could drink these all night with no problem. Overall a very nicely balanced DIPA, highly recommended

Photo of joeysmokedporter
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from the hand pump in a tulip glass at Brewer's Alley in Frederick.

A: very light tan, orange head with good retention, tightly beaded as a result of the hand pump. Beer is clear amber/red color.

S: full of hops, piney, citrus, grapefruit. Some alcohol-like aroma as well.

T: full of hops. starts with the resiny, piney flavor, almost like tasting a hop pellet. Malt finds its way in, a slight bread flavor in the middle, then finishes with a long bitterness in the aftertaste. The aftertaste lingered for a while after I left the bar.

M: somewhat light, a little sticky, and almost puckering in the end. Lightness probably a result of the cask, with very low carbonation.

D: Although an enjoyable beer, the balance was too far toward the hops for me to consume more than one. A good beer for true hopheads.

Photo of oneeyedhoolie
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this at lunch at Brewers Alley. As I said with another review, I went and got some ink done after lunch so I can't recall all the technical jargon. I found this beer to be quite drinkable and tasty. I did find it a bit heavy syrupy though. It didn't taste like a typical double IPA but it was very good. I found this to be better than the other beer I had. It was served in a pint glass and had a good sized head. Mouthfeel was good and it smelled fantastic. I had a light lunch so this beer surprisingly knocked me pretty decently. I plan on going back for another taste in the near future.

Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a Growler vom Fass at the Brew Pub the day before. The liquid is a ruby amber, nice carbonation.The head pours 2 finger bid and off white, nice lace. Quite good looking.
The smell is Big bitter hops and a malty presents trying to come out.
The taste is big bitter DIPA hops. Some malt trying to balance but just cant do it, In a DIPA that is not always do able. Nice try though.
The mouthfeel works fine it is a full and robust brew. And good carbonation in a growler.
Th drinkability is good. This beer could be maltier, but it is good, Drinkable, and bold. Well Done. Prosit MK

Photo of sacfly
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From two sets of tasting notes.

From the name I thought I was getting a doppelbock. Was delivered to the table and looked reddish brown and dark. There was a bit of a head with medium sized tan bubbles. As soon as I drew it to my nose I realized this is no doppelbock. Pine and grapefruit hop aroma. Then I thought about the name againÂ… Keep the resin, lose the ator.

First taste was a ripping dose of bitterness with only a hint of sweet malt trying to fight its way in there. Bitterness, bitterness, and more bitterness. Long, lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium to heavy body.

Overall, a quality beverage if you like IIPAs that are completely out of balance. I do. Surprising drinkability. Had three of these the first night and would have had more if time permitted.

Note: I have had this on more than one occasion and in the latest batch I perceived a hint of chocolate in the taste. An interesting and welcome addition. Added a bit of complexity to the full out hop assault. I hope it stays in there!

Photo of Higravity
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Resinator is a good name for this beer. A double IPA that focuses on the flavor hops and leaves you with a mouth full of resinous enamel eating hop flavor. It looked like a dark amber with a off white head and lots of lacing. The smell was lacking a bit as it could have used some bold hop smell, but overall it was a nice citrus spice covering all hints of malt with some alcohol sneaking in. It taste up front of deep bitterness that blended into a nice malt sweetness covered in piney citrus spice of hop flowers. The hop flavor where not definded and instead just assaulted the taste buds. Overall the body was nice a thick and this was more than just a one glass affair.

Brewer's Alley Resinator from Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.