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Sky Hag | Airways Brewing Company

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Airways Brewing Company
Washington, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
She hates you and her job. But, she gets to go to Paris twice a month. This beer’s as bitter as she is. An abundance of Northwest “C” Hops give this beer its bite.

99+ IBU

Added by barleywinefiend on 08-27-2010

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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 42
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4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance – Brilliant gold in color and absolutely haze free. When poured created about a finger and a half of fluffy white head. Left lots of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – A powerful smell of grapefruit that was a little resinous. Some floral notes were also present. Maltiness was very subdued.

Taste – A very bright beer with tons of orange and grapefruit flavor. A small amount of maltiness really let the hops shine through. The aftertaste consisted of pine and grapefruit rind flavors. Intensely bitter throughout.

Mouthfeel – Medium-light in body with a fair amount of carbonation. The alcohol was present and was slightly hot.

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3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a half finger white head that dissipates to a thin layer with good lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, grapefruit and citrus rind. Flavor is grapefruit, citrus hops with a light pine component, sweet malt. Hops and malt are nicely balanced. Finishes with citrus rind, grassy hops and residual citrus flavor. Medium body with some creaminess; nice mouth feel. A well balanced, pleasant IPA that is not as flavorful or intense as other IIPAs, but enjoyable.

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3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big IPA. Great head, light, with great lacing; great red-tinted orangey golden-brown color, with very nice busy effervescence, with big bubbles on the top layer. Absolutely wonderful dry-fruit nose, exploding layers of wildflower honey, candied grapefruit peel, sugary thyme and seaside wild sage, and salty taffy. Good bitters notes on the body, but softly sweet, with some more grapefruit pith, candied lemon, peel, and sweet grassiness; excellent buoyancy as well.

Not so bitter as the bitterest sky hag—but I love the label, and the the name.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.22/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 11.3.12.

A - Pours a dark golden orange with a few large light tan bubbles that last forever.

S - Heavy grass and pine.

T - Bitter grass, pine, leafy and dank.

D - Lower carbonation with a medium body.

O - Grassy and bitter with a lot of earthy qualities.

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3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Attractive coppery orange-tinted amber. Plenty of foam in the Kasteel chalice with a sudsy mouthfeel. Pleasant grapefruit scent with some resiny notes.

Interesting flavors with a warm malty base. Toasty, biscuity, appley. Warming in the throat with alcohol. Moderate bitterness creeps up the dial as you sip. Still it's much less than most big IPAs. Some sweetness persists. Hints of mango and scorched pineapple. While flavorful, everything about this is lightened up and more friendly.

I think this is a highly drinkable and tasty IPA. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood, Washington.

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Standard semi-opaque amber with a real notable gradient from the centre column to the edges. Lousy with bubbles leading to a persistant pillowy off white crown.

Nose starts off with an inviting sticky/juicy resins and malts before giving way to more floral hops.

Resin again and some sticky spice. Guava-y mango-ish perhaps, but not the fruity juicy tropical fruit flavour I usually associate them with. Much more... resinous. Pine but not quite and some faint pithiness. Finish finally commits to a honey/mango/bitter trifecta that works really well. While this isn't a blow-you-away IPA, I think if a more notable brewery had made it it would have considerably higher ratings. Or not. Who knows.

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Sky Hag from Airways Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.