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Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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BA SCORE
86
very good

329 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 329
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 16
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Flagraiser IPA is a big, hoppy tribute to the unfurling of the Grand Union flag atop Prospect Hill in Somerville, MA on January 1, 1776. This ale celebrates our passion for hop aroma and flavor balanced with just the right amount of malt.

Huge aroma and resin-y flavors from the elusive Galaxy hops are the signature of this beer. Built on a solid base of pale malts, this double IPA makes generous use of hops from Columbus, Crystal and Galaxy with the Galaxy hops taking the lead during ten days of aggressive dry-hopping.

(Beer added by: Kelp on 11-03-2011)
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codon2004

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +30.2%

05-14-2012 01:03:28 | More by codon2004
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00trayn

Virginia

5/5  rDev +30.2%

A - Pours a dark golden/copper color. Very clear and crisp looking, a good head that lingers.

S - A delightful citrus scent with notes of something tropical lingering. It blends very well with the hoppy aroma.

T - A delicious citrus-forward flavor with a slight sweetness. It's almost tropical, like I noted in the smell. Finishes with a lingering bitterness that makes me want to take another sip.

M - Incredibly clean and refreshing. Medium carbonation.

O - A fabulous IPA that really delivers on flavor. Smooth and satisfying. It's a fantastic start and will really serve Slumbrew well as a core beer.

01-18-2012 03:29:18 | More by 00trayn
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fafa50

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +30.2%

12-07-2013 22:14:57 | More by fafa50
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MTBruce


5/5  rDev +30.2%

08-24-2014 20:06:02 | More by MTBruce
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thesarahfuller

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-18-2011 17:30:53 | More by thesarahfuller
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CraftVA

Virginia

5/5  rDev +30.2%

A: White head that floats on top of a clear copper body. As the level lowers some pretty fantastic lace is left on my glass. The color is warm amber, almost glowing.

S: A big dose of piney and resinous hops, some citrus. This is one great smelling IPA!! I’m not disappointed!

T: A bit of maltiness, backed up by those piney hops. Rather bitter and slightly grassy on the back end but floral. The aftertaste leaves some of the bitterness behind, with fond memories of the hops that just pervaded my palate. It’s really good!

M: Moderate thickness and carbonation, no complaints here.

O: This is a fantastic IPA! Very well done and balanced, after the first pint it made it into my top 5. Definitely worth a try.

02-21-2012 00:26:25 | More by CraftVA
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EagleRare

Maine

5/5  rDev +30.2%

12-14-2011 04:54:33 | More by EagleRare
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bobbybou

Massachusetts

4.93/5  rDev +28.4%

I cannot pretend to have a sophisticated palate or the writing skills to describe the beers I drink but I know when i really,really like one and tonight I found one.
Somerville brewing had a launch party tonight and had their Flagraiser IPA on tap. It was absolutely delicious. the aroma is fruity and enticing. If Belgian lace is indicative of a quality beer, then it had lace. I think it had the perfect combination of malt and hops. I loved it.

11-05-2011 04:23:29 | More by bobbybou
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Masenten

California

4.93/5  rDev +28.4%

A: Poured into a New Belgium globe. Pours a clear golden color with a 2 finger head that lingers for some time.

S: Lots of citrus fruit and some pine. You can really smell the Galaxy hops

T: Very smooth and well blended hop flavors. Tastes of mango and grapefruit. Does not finish very bitter like many dipas.

M: Excellent mouthfeel. Perfect level of carbonation creates a creamy but not overdone sensation.

D: Very drinkable. I had no problem finishing the bomber in short order, and the 7.5% abv goes unnoticed.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 17:02:38 | More by Masenten
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RailHopper

Massachusetts

4.9/5  rDev +27.6%

top notch brew, without assuming to be so. I really enjoy this beer, very happy to see it released. I primarily drink IPAs, with a west coast style bias, and this beer is right up there with my favorites (pliny, sculpin, green flash, flower power...and now flagraiser).

11-20-2011 00:49:22 | More by RailHopper
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Patlee3324

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

06-23-2014 18:56:51 | More by Patlee3324
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

01-31-2014 22:42:14 | More by milkbone_underwear
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ejane

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

01-09-2013 13:50:51 | More by ejane
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SeanInDC

New York

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

08-06-2013 00:09:22 | More by SeanInDC
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gwalson

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +19.8%

It's hard for me to review this beer, because I'm not particularly a fan of IPAs; I prefer the more malty side of the beer family. But, as a fan of good beer, I can appreciate a well crafted example of a style, and Flagraiser meets that criteria. The Galaxy hops imported from Australia give the beer a bold, piney flavor, while not overwhelming, as some high IPU beers can do. Fans of the IPA style should seek out this beer.

04-07-2012 15:38:34 | More by gwalson
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BigCheese

Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +19.5%

22oz Bomber, bottled in 12/11

A: Pours a very hazy pumpkin orange, a shade more orange than a hefenweizen. 2 inch white pillow head. Head dissipates pretty quickly. Ok lacing, could be better.

S: I get this jelly donut smell right off the bat, grape jelly. Juicy Juicy grapefruit/pineapple hop aroma. A butter flavor in there too. Pungent.

T: Very sweet hop flavor up front. Then hit with a grassy, herbal, lime hop flavor up front, moves towards a bitter citrus pine flavor. Red grapefruit, lemon, sour oranges all linger on palate. Decent malt backbone throughout, has a grape/rasberry jelly sweetness to its profile. Grapefruit citrus bitterness really doesnt meet palate till it lingers at the end as an afterthought. Very Juicy throughout. Lotta layers here.

M: Very soft, thick, creamy, standard carbonation level. "Wet". ABV makes sense. its one of those 1.5 IPA's. No session beer, but a bomber is certainly enjoyable. Love the mouthfeel.

O: I love this beer, def top 5 IPA. East Coast IPA malt backbone, West Coast Juicy hop extraction. As a "Slumerville" resident I'm quite proud. Can't wait to try their other brews.

Edit 3/9/13 Had on Tap for free at Dubliner Pub's grad opening. Very good, well balanced, great aroma,

01-29-2012 01:53:47 | More by BigCheese
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.51/5  rDev +17.4%

Pours hazed golden with a thick head that leaves rings of lacing down the glass.

The smell is of citric/tropical fruits and resin. This has a great hoppy smell with some pale malt backing.

The taste is bitter, fruity and bready. It is hop-forward with enough pale malt sweetness to give a balancing backbone. There is just a hint of alcohol. It has a long finish.

It is creamy, full-bodied and smooth.

This a great IPA!

10-10-2013 20:58:44 | More by jwc215
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larryarms847

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

04-12-2014 13:02:19 | More by larryarms847
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kirkse

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

12-17-2011 05:15:35 | More by kirkse
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seanh99

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

08-02-2012 19:06:23 | More by seanh99
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grahambo

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

02-06-2012 02:08:21 | More by grahambo
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durkle


4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

07-09-2012 17:34:28 | More by durkle
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Lebzilla

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

12-09-2013 16:54:30 | More by Lebzilla
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AnitaBier

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

05-31-2013 14:14:07 | More by AnitaBier
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barbellsNbeers

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

05-30-2012 00:29:59 | More by barbellsNbeers
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Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
86 out of 100 based on 329 ratings.