Afterburner IPA - Flyers Restaurant And Brewery
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2.76/5 rDev -12.1%
Attractive dark orangey amber in the New Belgium snifter. Plenty of foam and average carbonation. This is some bitter stuff. Starts out with pleasantly with a malty sweetness and some toasted grain.
Mango fruity flavors along with some grapefruit peel, and then the it just plain starts pushing on the bitterness receptor button. The malt and hop flavors are not bad, but the bitterness makes this totally undrinkable. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at the brewery restaurant in Oak Harbor.
12-26-2013 04:38:52 | More by mactrail
1.49/5 rDev -52.5%
22 oz bottle into a pint glass. Apparently brewed by Skagit River Brewery, and the bottle says 6.5%.
A: Pours a moderately hazy copper color. The head is disappointingly small; an aggressive pour only yielded a one finger light cream color. Having said that, the retention of the dinky head is excellent, and the lacing left down the glass is beautiful.
S: This one seems malty. Very little hops are prevalent aside from a hint of balancing pine; it's mostly biscuit, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, butterscotch, and marzipan on the nose. It comes off like an English-style IPA - and not a great one, either.
T: Uh oh. As soon as this hits the tongue, a wave of nondescript, generic bitterness scrapes the tongue harshly at first. It's just about the most unpleasant grapefruit-forward hop profile I've ever encountered. This soon gives way to another massive wave of diacetyl and (seemingly) battery acid. And then the bitterness becomes medicinal. And then the general flavor profile becomes metallic. And then the nasty hops intermingle with the buttery malt/yeast and becomes vomit-like in flavor. And then I get the urge to drainpour this. And then I retch after choking down another swig of this stuff. And then I drainpour this for real.
M: The texture doesn't seem so horrid at first...right up until the sharp coarseness of the body and unpleasant dryness brings out the nasty bitterness in the worst way possible. It even feels gross beyond just the flavors.
O: Welp, I think we found a gold standard for how bad an IPA can get - it tastes like 'crappy homebrew' levels of bad. I'd even surmise the year-old bottle of Torpedo I've got stashed away would be better than this. Avoid like the plague!
02-09-2013 02:17:32 | More by ThisWangsChung
1.88/5 rDev -40.1%
22 oz. bomber poured into a tulip glass.
A: The beer poured a hazy but, clear light orange/amber color with an average head of white foam. Small strands of bubbles rose from the bottom and also clung to the sides of the glass. Lacing was OK...
S: This has a strong pine, lemon, off smell almost like someone's puke!
T: Yuck...not cool, unbalanced beer! Pineapple and big malts are present, but it's really missing the bitter balance. This kind of made me sick to my stomach.
M -Oily, sickly sweet mouth feel. Carbonation is a bit too much... There is 'NO' balance in this beer... The BIG malt, present... but lack of hop/limited fruit/and spice combos just don't work...way off...
O - This one is NOT great... :~( Chasin' Cheers!
06-25-2012 21:00:17 | More by scootpolute
2.53/5 rDev -19.4%
I bought a bomber of Afterburner IPA in a bottle shop. Apparently a contract brew for Whidbey Island. Poured in to a pint glass.
Pours a rich gold color, with a massive unmanageable white head. The beer started to spit foam out of the bottle after opening.
Smell is a sweet soft pine scent.
Taste is a bit off, a lot of a malted grain favor up front, with some pine and citrus notes, but is have a soapy cleanser flavor on the finish.
Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and clean.
Over all a very average IPA. The carbonation and massive head are unmanageable in this instance, and the taste is off. I would pass on this one again.
06-18-2012 00:38:13 | More by RJLarse
3.1/5 rDev -1.3%
22oz bottle poured into a large mug
Pours clear slightly coppery amber with a medium-sized very pale head. Lots of active carbonation. Smell is hay and grains and a tiny amount of yeast.
Taste is low on hops. Very malty. Not bad in the malty area. Might be on the hoppy side of an amber, but barely in the ball park for the American IPA style.
Mouth feel is dry and a little grainy. Overall, it's a fine beer. Just a little lackluster.
02-18-2012 04:29:57 | More by snaotheus
3.58/5 rDev +14%
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of grapefruit and orange citrus with some bread from the malt mixed in. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of grapefruit and orange notes, with some grass also mixed in. There is a backbone provided by the biscuit malt which keeps the bitterness from being too high. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
10-31-2011 00:11:39 | More by Mora2000
Afterburner IPA from Flyers Restaurant And Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.