Warrior Double Dry - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
4.08/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Warrior Double Dry
Hazy golden, near transparent at bottom,. gleaming glacier of white foam cap.
Aroma a cornucopia of citric, fruity, rich hoppiness...fresh, zesty, lively. (Even though I drink this from a growler 8 days old.) It's the drastic, deep, dry bitterness that some associate with aspirin and some with paint thinner stripping enamel from their teeth. Me, I like it. Floral, lovely, invigorating.
In the mouth and on the palate, it's more and more, the bitter and the dry. Me, I like 'em juicier, but you've got to try everything once. And here it is, a big splash of citrus and pine from the Warrior hop, freeze dried, it seems.
I could go for some sweet, though...but this sucks everything else out and replaces it with bitterness. An excessively hopped ale, this, bursting with flavor,yet not alcohol. ... but I wish more dimensions would come out. More roundedness, more character.
Then, again, ain't I the fool calling for letting the extreme beers be, and testing the boundaries, and etcetera? Well, that's what's going on here. Not for everyone. You have to embrace the bitter to the extreme.
Serving type: growler
08-22-2008 10:07:10 | More by feloniousmonk
3.93/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Picked this growler up a few days ago and finally got around to drinking it. Pours a hazy orange color with golden yellow highlights, with a nice off-white, 1/2 inch head. Smell is hopped up and ready go. Plenty of floral and citrus aromas fill the nose with only a mild amounts of pine. Taste is bitter, there's no doubt about that, as this thing is wet-hopped once and dry-hopped twice. As you get further into it, citrus flavors start to pop up, plenty of grapefruit and orange peel. Upon further tasting (and warming) a sourdough bread malt flavor appears, and a dry yeastiness appears on the finish. Good carbonation, medium bodied. A bit too bitter without enough balance keeps the drinkability low, but an overall delight.
Serving type: growler
08-15-2008 05:23:28 | More by KeefD
4.47/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I've never experienced Warrior hops prior to this brew. My expectations going in were high...
First off, this beer pours a vibrant orangish color. It seems to scream, "summer." Lively carbonation boosts the crispy, white head. A nice palisade of lace coats the side of the glass. The aromas are phenomenal. Astounding floral hoppiness. There is some pine, some tangerine, and orange here. A pleasant malty sweetness follows in the nose. The flavors are much pretty much a mirror image of the aroma. A crisp taste of citrus fruits hits your tongue first. This is followed by a mildly sweet flavor from the malts. The beer finishes with a piney bitterness. The bitterness is definitely present, but not disturbingly bitter for the amount of hops that are boasted. The mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied, which plays into its substantial drinkability.
A fantastic beer overall. I wish I could brew a pale ale this good. Not the best in the whole world, but definitely a top notch APA. It would be hard to pass up the Masala Mamma, but this would definitely be a beer to try if it were not on tap. A hop lovers dream. I'll definitely have another round.
Serving type: on-tap
08-06-2008 00:56:06 | More by brewdoc75
Warrior Double Dry from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.