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Afterburner IPA - Flyers Restaurant And Brewery

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Afterburner IPAAfterburner IPA

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BA SCORE
75
okay

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 19.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flyers Restaurant And Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 11-30-2009)
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Reviews by Bfarr:
Photo of Bfarr
2.83/5  rDev -9.9%

Sunny, hazy yellow with a fluffy tan head with okay retention and poor lacing. Earthy hop aroma. Dirty, earthy hops are prominent with little malt to cling to and a light alcohol finish. Sharp carbonation.

Very unbalanced, apparently monohopped IPA. I usually like a good earthy taste in my beers but with nothing else to work off of this became more dirty than earthy and the high carbonation kind of wreaked havoc with the bitterness. It's not bad, just a bitter IPA which tasted like it had more alcohol than 6%, I assume that's where the afterburner name came from.

Bfarr, Aug 01, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of NWer
3.58/5  rDev +14%

Poured nice pale bronze clear color into a pint glass. Foamy head color same, interesting splotchy foamy lace.
The taste was very enjoyable. Nothing special, just pleasantly not overpowering. If the mood is just to enjoy a good beer and not concern yourself with its greatness or not, this fits the bill.
A very worthwhile beer when the price is right.

NWer, Jun 04, 2011
Photo of Lazaro
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Lazaro, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
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.

Mora2000, Oct 31, 2011
Photo of HoppySeb
3/5  rDev -4.5%

HoppySeb, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of scootpolute
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!

scootpolute, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of Hopmodium
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Hopmodium, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of Shawkabukoo
4/5  rDev +27.4%

Shawkabukoo, Aug 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

dsshuck, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
2.93/5  rDev -6.7%

Another beer shared by Gil.

A: The pour is a golden color with a finger of white foam.

S: Quite lemony on the aroma. Lots of grass, herbal, and pine notes with just a bit of pine. Quite of bit of bready malts with a light caramel aroma.

T: The flavor is quite similar. A light pepper note to go along with the lemon peel and herbal hops. A touch of pine bitterness as well as the seemingly obligatory sweet bread, toffee, and caramel.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: Not sure what else to say. Not a good beer.

womencantsail, Sep 04, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

timwardjr, Aug 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Pearlstreetbrewingco, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

Donkster46, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of mactrail
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.

mactrail, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of MacStinson
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

MacStinson, May 31, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

kemoarps, Apr 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

bvermilion, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of loren01
3.15/5  rDev +0.3%

A: Bought a 22 oz bomber of this at a local store. Pours a clear orange color, 1 finger width head, great lacing.
S: Grassy floral hops in the nose as well as some caramel/biscuty scents as well. Scent is really great.
T: Slight caramel up front with a big earthy almost metallic hop punch in the aftertaste.
M: Medium bodied beer,finishes dry and metallic
D: I'm gonna say average...would be above average if more balanced out.

loren01, Mar 23, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

snohojimbo, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of philbertk
3.85/5  rDev +22.6%

Flyers Brewery--Skagit River Brewery Contract Brew--Flyers Brand Beer--Afterburner India Pale Ale--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. 65 IBU's? (3.75 / 5.0) Rich dense lacy lasting off white head. Cloudy bright orange color. Rich loose fresh sediment adds zest. Big floral citrus fruit ester hop front. Creamy sweet malty grassy pine juicy orange citrus fruity Amber IPA body. Mildly bitter sweet hop citrus end. Fresh, but seems as if it would age fruity quickly. Borderline too fruity already. Sampled 1/1/2011. Purchased for $6.99 at The Greenwood Market, Seattle on 12/29/2010.

philbertk, Jan 01, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

fitius5150, Jul 01, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -60.2%

jmgault1, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of woemad
3.7/5  rDev +17.8%

Big-ass bomber purchased at Enoteca in Post Falls, Idaho, for $4.99. Though the label features a WWII era pilot, the beer is called afterburner. According to the label, this has an abv of 6.5%, and this was actually "brewed and bottled by Skagit River Brewery (Mount Vernon WA) for Flyers Brewery (Oak Harbor WA)." Maybe this is actually a bottle of Scullers.

Poured an orangey amber color, with a big, creamy, off-white head that hung around awhile It left lots of lace on the sides of a UK-style pintglass.

Hoppy in the taste, but not hugely so. A hardcore hophead would probably find it lacking, as this is not the type of IPA that strips the enamel off you teeth and beats the tastebuds into submission. The hops are fairly one-dimensional, all citrus, though the beer definitely doesn't taste bad, just not as interesting as some IPAs.

Medium bodied, with a coating, oily mouthfeel.

The most dominant flavor was of citrusy hops. There is also a bready malt scent, but it's definitely subordinte to the hops.

Quite drinkable. I could have more than one in a sitting without being put out. If this is on-tap or in decently priced bottles, I'd have it again, but I don't think I'd buy it for what I paid for it again.

woemad, Nov 14, 2010
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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.

RJLarse, Jun 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

twelveinches, Dec 03, 2011
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Afterburner IPA from Flyers Restaurant And Brewery
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