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Collaboration Series: Ichigo Highway - The Bruery

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Collaboration Series: Ichigo HighwayCollaboration Series: Ichigo Highway

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BA SCORE
87
very good

176 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 18
Gots: 31 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Ichigo Highway is a collaborative beer that we created with Hangar 24 Brewing from Redlands, CA. The base style is a sessionable sour red ale that we aged in oak barrels along with a whopping amount of strawberries, most of which were picked from the fields besides Hangar 24's brewery. Aged for approximately 8 months, this beer has developed a pleasant funk and a delightful acidity that is balanced by the intensely sweet aroma and flavor of the strawberries as well as a unique dryness achieved by using a sake yeast along with our house strain along with souring bacteria.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 11-10-2012)
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illidurit

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-07-2013 17:30:53 | More by illidurit
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-05-2013 15:41:29 | More by Atomicskis5
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

2.73/5  rDev -29.5%

750ml bottle into a snifter

A: Pours an amber/brown with a finger if quickly receding head.

S: Acetic acid, funk, and strawberries are upfront, all of fairly equal intensity. The sour aroma I get out of this isn't exactly my favorite, but it's a decent aroma.

T: Strongly sour, much moreso than I was expecting. Actually fairly balanced between acetic and lactic. A nice strawberry aftertaste, but that's about all it is. An odd funkiness is there as well.

M: Moderate thickness with low carbonation.

O: More subtle and balanced than most Bruery beers I've had. The strawberry could be a bit more intense. There's also an odd funkiness to this beer.

06-30-2013 02:23:55 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.25/5  rDev -16%

06-29-2013 06:50:44 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Photekut

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -22.5%

06-29-2013 01:43:36 | More by Photekut
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Gtreid

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-24-2013 11:44:04 | More by Gtreid
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -16%

06-24-2013 01:12:11 | More by AlexFields
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IKR

California

3.79/5  rDev -2.1%

Appearance: Slightly cloudy reddish-amber color. Medium off-white head that dissipated quickly. Nice looking but the head left quickly.

Smell: Moderate funk, tart strawberries and some hay-like aromas.

Taste: Funk, tart strawberries, mild grassy notes and mild acetic notes. A healthy dose of sour comes across with all the flavors. The mild acetic presence is not a problem for me in contrast to the preference of others.

Mouth-feel: Fairly light bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. The finish is clean and fairly dry.

Overall: Maybe it's the age but I found the strawberry presence to be fairly restrained. I still enjoyed it.

06-23-2013 23:27:33 | More by IKR
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-21-2013 02:41:05 | More by SocalKicks
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-17-2013 03:09:52 | More by Kopfschuss
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illy0sis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-17-2013 01:20:33 | More by illy0sis
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beerinNV

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-12-2013 14:17:36 | More by beerinNV
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Kreko7

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-05-2013 19:10:38 | More by Kreko7
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itsiilegal

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-03-2013 03:43:36 | More by itsiilegal
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JamLand

Hawaii

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-02-2013 05:14:53 | More by JamLand
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-01-2013 14:16:07 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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rbrefbeerman

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-28-2013 01:01:44 | More by rbrefbeerman
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Beerenauslese

California

3.84/5  rDev -0.8%

Body is clear red color with a brown tint. Poured with a good head that dissipated to a ring with only fleeting lacing. Nice appearance.

Nose of strawberries, but there is a note of overripe ones. Some vegetal element and funk.

Tastes of tart strawberries at first, but that is quickly followed by an odd chemical plastic/glue taste in the finish that is not very pleasant. It may be just that the strawberries were overripe.

Body is light and carbonation is crisp. Combined with the sourness level, it has a refreshing mouthfeel.

Nice to try a strawberry beer, and the initial strawberry taste and the sourness level are good points, but the chemical residue in the finish is off-putting.

05-22-2013 00:30:56 | More by Beerenauslese
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tastyville

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-16-2013 22:26:07 | More by tastyville
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moonknight31

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-14-2013 22:10:28 | More by moonknight31
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-11-2013 14:37:37 | More by thegerm87
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drlovemd87

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-10-2013 04:00:45 | More by drlovemd87
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billab914

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-05-2013 00:25:28 | More by billab914
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IPAyForHops

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-03-2013 01:02:54 | More by IPAyForHops
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Nightrain87

California

3/5  rDev -22.5%

05-02-2013 06:18:26 | More by Nightrain87
Collaboration Series: Ichigo Highway from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.