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Makeweight - Furthermore Beer

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BA SCORE
86
very good

134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 14
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Golden2wenty1 on 01-11-2008)
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Photo of rprinz22
4/5  rDev +5%

rprinz22, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It doesn't really matter so much to me anymore, but I feel compelled to comment about it this time: the color of this one is what I consider unusual for the style. Perfectly clear and nearly brown. Nose is the typical Belgian tone with some spice from hops to it. Flavor is along those same lines: standard Belgian fare. An minimal Earthy tone gives way to a spicy and slightly hot character that stays constant. Mild tang. This is a good Belgian ale. No severe complexity, but there is an excellent and consistent delivery of flavor.

RblWthACoz, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of NodakEric
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

NodakEric, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of martyl1000
4/5  rDev +5%

martyl1000, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of Cylinsier
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz.

Pours a deep hazy amber orange with two inches off fluffy off-white head. Good retention.

Apples, buttered bread, bananas, cloves, brown sugar and cinnamon in the nose.

Tastes of spiced apples and molasses over slightly dry hop bitterness and oak notes.

Full body with mild tingly carbonation on the tongue. Some boozey warmth.

Really nice BIPA, kind of quad-like but with a nice tinge of hoppiness. Goes down easy enough for its strength. Would seek this out again.

Cylinsier, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of polishkaz
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

polishkaz, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of TimRasmussen
5/5  rDev +31.2%

TimRasmussen, May 29, 2012
Photo of mactrail
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really rich and tangy concoction. I like the mix of flavors and hops. It works out to a malty brew with a nice dose of hops. Beautiful golden amber in the glass. Sudsy with a fine carbonation.

There is a resiny flavor that lurks around the edges of the flowery hops. The complexity and weight of the malt is what makes this so good. Well balanced with a serious amount of hops, but restrained biterness. Excellent mouthfeel with the tangy suds and an aromatic burst in every sip. To my taste, it's what an IPA should be.

From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Food and Friends in Philadelphia.

mactrail, May 25, 2012
Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

eawolff99, May 13, 2012
Photo of HarmonMW
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

HarmonMW, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of Zachtheporter
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
A- Deep Golden/ Light Amber nearly brown. Has a thin head for the style that pretty much amounts to a lacing over the top of the beer . Slightly hazey with ample light penetration.
S-The smell is fruity and almost smells somewhat of berries. There is a thick Alcholic esteryness to it at the end. Starts off overall sweet. Slight hint of sweet Belgian yeast. Somewhat of a bubblegum scent . Has a lighter scent overall.

T- Strong tasting. Starts off with a bit of a sweetness to it with a hint of spice. Ends with a strong alcoholic bitterness coupled with a slight spicy almost herb-crusted breadyness. Taste’s a bit like candy/bubblegum mid taste. Has a unique bitterness to it that doesn’t necessarily taste like the bitterness from hops. It is more of a defined almost earthy bitterness that is masked well by the sweetness and alcohol taste. Almost a honey like flavor to the start of the beer. Has a very nice and unique hop bite to it.

M- Heavy feeling with medium carbonation. Crisp yet very lingering.

O- A very interesting beer. The alcoholic bitterness that comes with the after taste is somewhat off-putting. Definitely not for me, but I am glad that I tried it. Very unique for it’s style, and it defiantly packs quite a punch. Very hoppy for the style and defiantly non traditional. For what they call a TRIPLE PALE on the site, it’s defiantly weak , but still. I admire furthermore for their creativity in this beer, while not necessarily my favorite, they definitely are on to something here. Definitely something to try if you’re a hop head.

Zachtheporter, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of troysoy2
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Wow, I wasn't planning on reviewing this, but after simply smelling it, I just had to. Poured into a pint glass, I got a nice 2 fingers of billowing off-white head, very fine and fluffy. Orange-amber body, with a bit of cloudiness to it. Great retention, and tons of thickly coated lacing.

The smell is really just plain interesting. Sour cherry melds with toffee and licorice. Pale malt is nicely represented. A number of spices jump out as well. A little funky, but nicely reeled in. The Belgian comes out over the American and British influences on the nose.

Malty goodness. The taste is much like the nose, but leaning slightly more towards the English side. Caramel dominates, but is wedded with a quirky belgian fruitiness. The hops are subdued, and give this beer a nice, spicy, dry finish. There is also a nice, juicy citrus to the body of the taste. The mouthfeel is medium-light, and if anything, it's just a tad too carbonated. A little more stickiness would go well with the caramel profile.

Not sure if I'd call this a Belgian IPA, but whatever it is, it's a lot of fun. Quite the recipe. I'm impressed.

troysoy2, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of JackieTH
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fiery orange, hazy with suspended particulates. Good inch of foam that leaves rings of lacing. Smell is muted oranges, banana, caramel, and slightly nutty. Taste is citrus and orange pith hop, nice moderate bitterness which fades, transitioning into banana, spice- cloves, nutty, caramel malt. Body is medium. Mouthfeel is a bit light but holds together. Strong carbonation plays well with the hop bitterness. Finish is mildly bitter, clean. No sweetness. It grows on me as I work through this pour. Hop bitterness is lingering and increases with each sip. Nice interplay of hop bitterness and the English, American and Belgian elements.

JackieTH, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of fiedler84
4/5  rDev +5%

fiedler84, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of zonker17
3/5  rDev -21.3%

zonker17, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of yamar68
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright amber gold with a half finger of slightly off white head. Lacing is a bit lacking. One of the most complex smelling pales I’ve experienced. Sweet cereal, hay, nice yeast presence. The belgian really goes a long way in this beer. Nice, soft bitterness and that same yeast carries through in the taste. Feel is spot on for the style, nothing too exciting. Overall, an interesting concept, pretty well executed.

yamar68, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of pavpav12
3/5  rDev -21.3%

pavpav12, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of HuaiDan
4/5  rDev +5%

HuaiDan, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of agriff401
4/5  rDev +5%

agriff401, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +5%

nmann08, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of jake10948
4/5  rDev +5%

jake10948, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of kayrex
4/5  rDev +5%

kayrex, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of FreshmanPour77
2/5  rDev -47.5%

FreshmanPour77, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of Gatordaddy
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Gatordaddy, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

bpfrush, Nov 14, 2011
Makeweight from Furthermore Beer
86 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.