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Brewers Reserve Imperial IPA - Old Schoolhouse Brewery

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Brewers Reserve Imperial IPABrewers Reserve Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

64 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Schoolhouse Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 07-05-2010)
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Reviews by snaotheus:
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snaotheus

Washington

4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a large mug. Poured gently, so it didn't overflow the glass with head. Fridge temp, maybe 40 F. If there's a date or a code on the bottle, I can't find it.

Pours slightly hazy, lots of carbonation, medium head, creamy, dissipates slowly. Smell is pretty strong, not quite arm's length strong, but I have long arms and a weak nose. Really smells good, bright and grassy, spicey, piney. Smells great.

Taste has a nice healthy bitterness, grapefruit rind and pine, I think. Lots of malt, not a bright and lovely as the aroma, but good.

Mouthfeel is medium body and a little sticky. Overall, very good.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 02:08:32 | More by snaotheus
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casapy

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-09-2014 22:51:20 | More by casapy
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-01-2014 15:10:38 | More by Latarnik
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-31-2014 05:15:22 | More by Erik-P
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-30-2014 05:38:51 | More by MrMcGibblets
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +11%

02-04-2014 05:02:19 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
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virinow

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

01-01-2014 01:12:13 | More by virinow
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Sokool

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-16-2013 06:34:27 | More by Sokool
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Braz

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

10-27-2013 03:12:52 | More by Braz
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mactrail

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Handsome amber color with a long-lasting head in the tall Pilsener glass. Enticing big aroma of flowery and piney hops. Not as malty as you'd hope with the high alcohol content. Initial flavor with each sip is a melting caramel mouthful which is quickly replaced by the jet fuel hop and booze flavors. Tangy, spicy, and bitter.

Brewer notes that seven hop varieties are use and rates this at 90 IBUs. It's not terribly bitter, though it verges into the sharp and acidic territory. An interesting hoppy sipping beer, but it's a little thin and harsh with all the bitterness and alcohol. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Skagit Valley Food Coop in Mount Vernon.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 05:56:19 | More by mactrail
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meatyard

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-12-2013 02:37:32 | More by meatyard
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

09-12-2013 20:25:46 | More by beernads
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.36/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Found this at Bottleworks over the weekend and shared it with COOP Matt tonight..

Pours a dark golden with a nice white head that shows sheets of lacing.

Nose is tropical fruitiness and hints of pine... Not nearly as hoppy as I would hope for a DIPA...

Flavor has hints of EtOH... the bitterness shows mainly on the finish... The hops are again tropical/pineapple, but they are still pretty light.

Body seems a bit heavy without enough carbonation...

I had REALLY high hopes for this one after talking to the fella at Bottleworks... but it was a huge letdown... Decent, but I would never buy again without knowing there was a BIG reworking of the recipe.

4/3.5/3.25/3.5/3.25

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 05:04:45 | More by JohnGalt1
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NHSTEVE

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

08-13-2013 01:09:28 | More by NHSTEVE
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Rivenin

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-28-2013 22:34:02 | More by Rivenin
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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11%

06-27-2013 01:54:27 | More by Ivegotmule
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DrGonzoDDS

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.7%

06-23-2013 02:13:07 | More by DrGonzoDDS
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a tulip. no bottling date apparent.

pours a dark copper color with a 2 inch thick white lingering head. citrusy northwestern hops on the nose, but not too strong. The taste is much more balanced than i was expecting. malt and hop character are both apparent, but its no hop bomb like most west coast ipas. i', very much digging the flavor of this one. citrus, pear on the backend with a tad of bitterness. very enjoyable. medium bodied with medium carbonation, goes down smooth.

overall i'm a bit more impressed with this beer than i was expecting. it has a great balance between hops and malts and i'd definitely drink this one again.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 22:28:36 | More by Axnjxn
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bifrost17

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-21-2013 19:29:21 | More by bifrost17
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repkovalev

Washington

2.78/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Poured a very nice amber and gold with good head and moderate lacing.

Nose was very off-putting. Surprisingly bad egg-like. Not totally gone. Not sulfur-like but on-their-way-out kind of scent. Stale scented. I first poured this into my usual Unibroue tulip glass. I was quite surprised at the unpleasant smell, so I poured it out, rinsed out the glass and poured another serving. No change in smell. I typically enjoy big, bold IPA's in this glass and it magnifies the robust hop and malt character of those beers. However, the nose of this beer really turned me off, and probably informs the rest of my review. As it probably should. I wound up pouring a smaller amount in a 6oz taster glass shaped like a mini-pint glass. I felt that made tasting improve...

Taste revealed a large amount of hopping, but didn't convey the boldness that I'd expect from the style. Kind of ash-like resonance to the flavor.

Mouthfeel was nice. Much brighter than expected from the style. Soft. Went well with food.

Overall, it's very difficult to get past the smell of this sample, and the taste doesn't convey "fresh" at all. Since I'm a WA beer guy, it left me wanting to try this on tap and compare the difference, as this bottled sample tasted a little below average for a representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 06:09:41 | More by repkovalev
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sharpski

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-12-2013 16:35:45 | More by sharpski
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slavall

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +11%

05-11-2013 03:20:27 | More by slavall
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dwitt24

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +24%

04-29-2013 02:59:38 | More by dwitt24
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benbjb

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-25-2013 16:26:35 | More by benbjb
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KiMiRaiK

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

04-21-2013 21:39:24 | More by KiMiRaiK
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Brewers Reserve Imperial IPA from Old Schoolhouse Brewery
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