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Leafer Madness - Beer Valley Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

201 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%


Brewed by:
Beer Valley Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mattmaples on 04-10-2008)
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beagle75

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

A: Hazy, dark golden color with over two fingers of voluminous white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass and some solids can be seen at the bottom of the glass.

S: Toasted grain presents itself ahead of faint floral and piney hop aromas that turn earthy as the beer warms. A whiff of light alcohol is detected occasionally.

T: Begins dry, with abundant pale malt, bright citrus hop aromatics, and surging acidity. The middle sees a tapering-off of acidity along with fluctuating astringency that is unpleasant at its most intense. Eventually the clean, bitter finish arrives, characterized by just a whiff of grapefruit peel. No alcohol is detected.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly sticky on the palate with some alcohol-related heat, and with moderate carbonation.

D: This DIPA is noteworthy for its dryness--it drinks like a less interesting version of Stone Ruination. While the presence of bittering hops is unmistakable in the finish, the aromatics are frequently overshadowed by heavy toasted malt. While never bad, it ultimately seems to lack the hoppy personality of other similar beers of the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 16:00:14 | More by beagle75
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Leafer Madness from Beer Valley Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.