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Sticky Zipper - Oakland Brewing Company

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 18.13%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Oakland Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ngeunit1 on 03-24-2012)
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Reviews by kflorence:
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kflorence

California

4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep golden, copper with a thick, frothy head atop. Lots of lacing as you drink. Carbonation levels look spot on. A beautiful and inviting beer.

S: Pine, citrus and grass with sweet, butterscotch malts lingering in the background. Hop dominant for sure, but with a good malt balance.

T: Resinous and bitter up front with lemon peel, pine and grass. The malts sneak in towards the middle with hints of butterscotch and caramel, but the bitterness wins in the end with a lingering hop stickiness. Not much complexity, mostly an all-out hop assault on your tongue.

M: Sticky and resinous from all the hops, it comes off a little bit thin and oily but manages to pack enough body to have some chewiness.

O: As a fan of Cascade and Columbus hops, I quite enjoyed this brew. However, if you're looking for a balanced or complex IPA, look elsewhere as this one is relatively straight-forward and hop dominant. Sure to please a hophead near you. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 03:24:49 | More by kflorence
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colforbin73

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3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i like this ok, but it is a bit of a palate wrecker.

the pour is very nice -- the beer is absolutely crystal clear. excellent copper color fairly sticky.

the smell is grainy with a little touch of piney hope. the taste is a bitter bomb - prepare to have taste buds annihilated, big time back of the tongue burn here and the high abv is not helping. this one is a flame thrower.

at 7.4% this is really close to being an Imperial IPA. they would be better off calling it thusly and people would be better prepared for major hop burn... maybe cut back some of the earliest additions and add more post cooking.

it tastes fresh. i might try it on tap. it would be an excellent cask ale.

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Mouthfeel - Well carbonated and overly bitter. Medium-light body.

Overall - Very bitter. I seldom say something needs more malt to back it up, but this does. More aromatics would be nice too.

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T - Really interesting profile. Honey, bready malt, dry green plant bitters, earthy pine. The hop profile starts slow and ramps to a huge dry, bitter finish. After a few sips, the bitterness builds into a continuous flow of resiny pine and grapefruit.

M - Full body for the style. Ok carbonation. Bone dry, pithy finish.

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Sticky Zipper from Oakland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.