Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
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Reviews by corby112:
2.7/5 rDev -29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75
Pours a very hazy and very dark golden orange with a frothy two finger white head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Nice retention with streaks of soapy lacing left behind. A little dark for the style but otherwise looks pretty good.
Slightly earthy, tropical fruit hops aroma with a grainy, sweet caramel malt backbone. Grassy with resinous oils and pine needle character along with hints of grapefruit, blood orange and pineapple. Smells decent but the malt character is strong than I prefer with lots of caramel, toffee, leather and biscuit.
On the fuller end of medium bodied with a huge sweet malt presence that almost completely overpowers all of the hop flavor. Dry and bitter up front with some earthy pine needle and sticky hop oils but this is nearly cancelled out by the strong malt flavors. Slightly leathery with a lot of caramel sweetness along with hints of toffee, rye, biscuit, hazelnut and dark fruit. There's some subtle boozy heat/sweetness in the finish but overall the ABV is well masked. Overall, this beer is way too malty for the style and doesn't even taste like an IPA in my opinion. Feels more like a weak barleywine than anything else.
Serving type: bottle
09-16-2013 07:47:11 | More by corby112
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4/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA has a very thick, off-white head, an opaque, bubbly, orange appearance, with many noticeable tan particles roiling about, and a very heavy lace curtain left on the glass. The aroma is of white bread, sweetness, and citrus, and the flavor is of those elements, with grapefruit and increasing bitterness as the sip settles out. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA finishes mostly dry, rather drinkable, and not the least bit alcohilic.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2014 20:12:21 | More by RonaldTheriot
Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
87 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.