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Sticky Hands - Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 7.44%
Wants: 35
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
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Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.25% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Sarlacc83 on 04-15-2013

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Ratings: 140 | Reviews: 16
Photo of G_Z_a
4.71/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap.

L: Hazey brown/orange
S: Tropical
T: Well balanced. Perfect mix of pine/citrus, bitter/sweet.
F: Slightly dry finish
O: Def a contender for best Oregon DIPA. Hope to see more of this around.

Photo of DeepJello
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 01/02/2015. Poured into a RR stemmed glass. Served Chilled.

A - Poured a straw / ruby orange color with 2 fingers of white foam head. Beautiful color.
S - Tropical fruits and citrus with hints of peach and mango. Pine and dank hops fill the surrounding area after being poured.
T - Bright. Very similar to smell, huge tropical fruit and citrus flavor. Floral and pine with no noticeable malt backbone. Some lingering bitterness in the finish.
M - light to moderate body. Lingering bitterness. Tongue scraper. Very light malt backbone allowing the hops to take center stage. Moderate carbonation with a bright hop flavor.
O - One of the best bottles of Sticky Hands I've ever had. Easy to drink with tons of hop flavor. Block 15 is setting the bar high with this staple of a Pacific NW IPA.

Photo of Ja5onM
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

750 ml bottle. Pretty clear with nice orange hue. Great hop notes, but extremely well balanced. Two thumbs up to Block 15! Another great brew. I will be buying this one again!

Photo of jellikit
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Bottle.
A: orange. Cloudy. No head.
S: pine and citrus all the way. Mostly flavoring. Has a pine bitterness. Sweet malt profile. Alcohol.
M: low carbonation. Big body.
O: a hop forward double IPA is what it is. Great beer. Will buy again.

Photo of deschutes_fan
4.69/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

750mL, Bottled 7-30-14

Pours a hazy golden orange, nice thick foamy head.

Smells fantastic, bursting with aromas of tropical fruit, ctirus, and hops

Taste is fruity citrus up front, slightly sweet, followed by dank grapefruit and hoppy bitterness. Finishes quite clean for how hoppy it is, with some tropical notes left on the palate.

Overall an awesome IIPA. Super fresh, refreshing, full flavored, but without the lingering bitterness. Booze is well hidden, except for my obvious buzz by the end of the bottle. Top 3 IPA I've tried.

Photo of alexrichman
4.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A) poured from a 750ml bottle into a glass a rusty hazy color, a nice 1.5 finger head with astonishing lacing.

S) great bouquet, a nice sweet malt with super enticing hop aroma that smells a but like super ripe peaches

T) much like the aroma, very sweet malt balanced by the hops that retain their fruitiness but also have a nice bitterness. Wonderful finish that perfectly rides the line between sweet and bitter. Lip smacking good!

M) good thickness, nice oily feel from the hops, scary drinkable at 8.25%

O) an IIPA that reminds me a lot of Pliny but is somehow tastier. Simply put one of the best beers I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. A true craft brew.

Photo of derftron
4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Baileys

two - 10oz pours

smell is off the charts. Pine, Citrus, HOPS, and just a really fresh IPA aroma.

mouthfeel - standard IPA. nothing crazy. right on the money

taste - well, this just took top spot on my IPA list. Pliny, Sculpin, WC IPA, Dirtwolf, etc. will all have to take a seat to this beauty. so fragrant and bright, yet perfectly balanced with the malt that leaves almost zero bitterness after the initial hop explosion. This and PtY are the two finest IPAs I have had. They have zero'd in on the recipe for this beer and its monthly distribution up to Portland is such a welcome treat. Such a bummer that IPAs do not age well because I would hoard cases of this stuff.

overall - fantastic IPA. if you dont know about it....good! more for me

Photo of trentbrown89
4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 ml bottle, about a month old.

A - beautiful golden orange and hazy

S - lots of orange and tangerine, slight breadlines and maybe even some melon

T - follows the nose. Super juicy orange and tangerine, JUICY! Very little bitterness, definitely sticky sweet but finishes dry at the same time. Leaves you wanting more.

M - solid mouthfeel, smooth with a good amount of carbonation for the style.

O - An amazing DIPA, one I would buy regularly if I could find it. And I live in San Diego, so that is saying something. Seek this out!

Photo of Axnjxn
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a teku glass. 8/2/13 bottling date.

Pours a crisp golden color with an attractive inch and a half head. Aroma is real big and intense on citrus fruit and a lot of rich hop profile. Taste isnt quite as sweet as the nose which is preferable, but the citrus fruits are still there and apparent however are balanced together expertly with both sticky hops and malts. Slight bitterness on the back end but the lingering flavor is sweet instead of bitter, quite nice! Medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Overall a world class IPA... very much recommended.

Photo of jds16
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle, drank a month after bottling. Simple yet attractive label. Thanks to darrenstory for recommending and sending this bottle.

Light orange, hazy, two finger head. Smells like a massive wave of tropical and citrus fruits, and tastes just like it smells. Very fruity, very bitter, and lightly sweet. Sticky medium body, and a light ring of foam lasts all the way to the bottom of the glass.

Juicy, bitter, slight sweetness. Lives up to its name. Delicious from start to finish. Well worth seeking out if you like big, fruity, sticky DIPAs. Top of its class.

Photo of Gushue3
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Picked up on my recent trip to Portland. Bottled 8.2.13 and drank 18 day later.

A. Nice hazy orange with finger to 2 first get head that has good retention. Some lace and bubbles left in the glass as I drank.

S. Candied citrus, pine, grapefruit and tropical fruits. Really stink and dank

T. Sweeter fruit up front followed by a wave of dank pine and skunk. Finishes tropical fruit and sank dirty bitterness that lingers. This is delicious

M. Sticky with medium carbonation. Feels heavy but works with the sticky hops and name.

O. The taste of this beer really makes it. Sticky dank hops are oppressing, hop lovers will appreciate.

Photo of vkv822
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml : SN IPA Glass
bottled May 2nd.

Golden orange with a thick, foamy eggshell head that leaves great lacing.

Big grapefruit and tropical notes upfront. Some resinous hops and just a bit of malt backing coming through.

Medium body, mild foamy carbonation.

A quite well done DIPA. Tons of hops, nice touch of resinous to go with the fruit notes.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 4.26.13
Best by yesterday

A - Pours a hazy medium orange with a two inch light tan, foamy head with good retention.

S - Dark orange, tropical fruit, pineapple.

T - Orange, tropical, pineapple, bitter malt finish. Good.

D - Smooth medium body with good carbonation.

O - Tropical and citrus forward with just enough malts and bitterness to balance it out.

Photo of dirtylou
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, bailey's taproom, paired with some connect 4

Sharp looking bottle - even sharper looking beer. Nice bright orange body, very healthy white foam. Pungent aromas of dank, tropical fruit, blood orange. Flavor profile follows - sticky, dank, full of tropical fruit and sugar-crusted citrus. Loved this - bought a bottle to-go.

Photo of John_M
3.87/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the beerstein yesterday, this is just not my style of DIPA. The beer has way too much tropical fruit and sweet malt, and not enough hoppy bitterness to handle it. It tends to make the beer seem boozier than it actually is, and I didn't find it enjoyable to drink.

Not a bad beer, by any means, but just not my style of DIPA.

Edit from 5/20/13. Got to try an apparently fresher batch at the brewpub the other day. The version at the brewpub had a lot more dry citrus and pine, both on the palate and the nose, which tended to balance the tropical fruit better. It was considerably better than the version I had at bierstein, though I still found it a bit boozy, with a bit more pine and tropical fruit than I typically appreciate in my DIPA's.

A solid beer, but one not so wonderful that I need to try it again any time soon I think.

Photo of Sarlacc83
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle from Belmont Station. Best before yesterday. Reino edition.

A: Cloudy dark orange with a 1/2" of bubbly head. Looks good and sticky on the side of the glass.

N: A welcoming amount of spruce, dried pineapple, malt sweetness, grapefruit, and earthen 'herbs'. Mango and papaya. A little bit of candied ginger in here, I think. One of the most delectable noses I've found.

T: Balanced bitterness and sweetness of malt. Has a lot of spruce and pine needles to add a significant hop bite.

M: Dry, sticky, resinous. Medium bodied. Lively carbonation and a pretty good kick of alcohol.

O: A very good DIPA. Hits up multiple parts of the tongue and remains aggressive at every stage. I'm a fan of a slightly more tropical and malty base, but this one's still recommended. Good show.

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Sticky Hands from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
95 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.