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Leafer Madness - Beer Valley Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

224 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 12
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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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Photo of DaltonC
4.7/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Fire Artisan Pizza downtown Coeur d'Alene. Poured a beautiful hazy orange with an inch of a mostly white head.

S: Very citrusy, fruity, fresh smell. Have definitely smelled better DIPA's but this one wasn't too bad.

T: Amazing, everything you want in a DIPA, 9% and alcohol was very well hidden. Tasted so fresh and fruity, grapefruit/orange/slight malt. Decently bitter. This is an excellent tasting DIPA.

M: Lightly carbonated, very smooth, hop bites your tongue.

O: Try this, on draft it was awesome. One of the best DIPA's I have had to this date. Beer Valley did a great job with this beer.

Photo of MadeInOregon
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of kwc017
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Nice light amber color. Finger or two head.

S - Kinda bready, which I wasn't expecting. Hoppy too. Piney and floral.

T - Nice hop forward taste with some malt and bread mixed in. Not really what I was expecting but I like it. Piney hop lingers long after.

M - Light and nice carbonation.

O - Nice DIPA. Not what I thought it would be but that's not a bad thing. Piney hop mixed with bread. I just wasn't expecting the bread taste. Give it a try if you come across it. Cheers!

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a half finger of head on a cloudy straw colored body.
The aroma is lemon, pine and spruce. Quite nice.
The taste is a dry moderate bitterness with a good malt backup to balance it out nicely.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
A big beer but very drinkable and tasty.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of GIVEMEBACKMYSON
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smell has notions of gin, corn, daffodil and chamomile.

Pours with thinnish head, slightly pale golden color, slight cloud.

Tastes somewhat peppery, white pepper and cigarette ashes accompany a very forward hop bitterness. It's unchained and untethered. Not like malting is lacking but it's taking a way back seat and not making some silly ass attempt to "balance" an IIPA, when clearly this is all about the hop.

Thinnish in the mouth, it drinks like a hop-gin IPA ought to. It's one of those things, when I go looking for it, it's what I want to find. This one does the trick and with panache.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of harrymel
1.29/5  rDev -66.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Bottled: unk

It's a hazy amber with a billowy cream top that leaves a ton of lace. The nose is malt, resin, onion, hay, sage, plastic and turned nylon. Flavor is bitter, biscuit, astringent, shitty, shitty beer here. Medium on full bodied with moderately hi carb and a long bitter finish. I've long wondered how Beer Valley has stayed in business, tonight I tried this beer after three years of absence. My suspicion is reignited at this time. Horrible beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Leafer Madness from Beer Valley Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.