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Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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BA SCORE
87
very good

359 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 359
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 16
Gots: 34 | FT: 2
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to portia99 for this brew.

22oz. Bomber
Bottled: 04/2012

Pours a very nice cloudy orange color, nice carbonation, with a very nice one-finger creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is hoppy, a slight malt note, citrus, and some nice pine notes. The taste is very nice and hoppy, some malts thrown in, very nice touch of citrus and pine notes. Medium body, with a very nice dry/bitter finish. Overall a very nice IPA, really enjoying it. Thanks Bill!

Photo of Durge
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cloudy iced tea color with a decent white froth on top and decent lacing. The aroma is a malty caramel with pleasant pine hop evident. Very solid. The flavor brings a crisp pine-leaf hop that mingles with minty malt. Pretty simple but very well balanced while maintaining an aggressive, chewy hop bite. It has a nice musty bread quality as well. It’s a medium-plus body brew yet delivers an almost light, somewhat spritely feel. Carbonation is tingly polite and more than adequate. Very solid stuff!

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of thatbentleyguy
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is my new favorite IPA brewed in Massachusetts.

Aggressive hop nose evidences the dryhopping with Galaxy.

Deep copper orange color, nearly opaque and unfiltered, with a healthy medium-fine laced head foaming up from the pour.

At 80 IBUs, it's a strong, resiny, citrusy hop wallop from the get-go, with barely a malt flavor profile detectable under there.

This is a brash beer, with hoppier character than many double IPAs. I'm a sucker for lesser-filtered beer (incredible mouthfeel in this beer!), so this is right up my alley. Truly an American "Flagraiser" that proudly represents our beer culture's deliciously hoppy perversion of the original British style.

Favorite IPA in the Commonwealth! though I'll bestow an honorable mention to Haverhill's Leatherlips and Wormtown's various IPA offerings!

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1.25/5  rDev -67.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Fresh IPA. Serviceable. More like a pale. Light coloured body, middling mouthfeel. Some hop aromas. Decent drinkability. Resiny,some tropical fruit, apricot and grapefruit,a tad astringent but good malting in the secondary.Not bad but not worth seeking in a trade.

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

In a pint glass the beer was the color of an old copper penny. Slightly hazy. There was a small tan head that still left a bit of lace.

Mostly a piney hops aroma. Some citrus. There was a nice caramel malt aroma.

Taste followed form. Lots of piney hops, some citrus. Caramel malt that was sweeter than I thought it would be.

This was a nice hoppy beer, very nice.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Arithmeticus
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured chilled in 4-oz taster in shifts

A: dark copper orange; cloudy; no carb beads (but bubbles at the bottom of the glass); very nice thick head that holds
S: very fresh-smelling hops; lingers long; they did something right with their hops
T: I would have given this a 4.5 in this category if it didn't sour/go plastic in the aftertaste; before that though, whew, what a wonderful array of hop complexity; very nicely balanced against the malt; Columbus, Crystal, and Galaxy are credited, with the last one as the star (dry hopped)

Kudos to the new brewery in Somerville!

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of tzieser
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass. bottled 04-2012.

a: bright copper color with a nice fluffy white head that never wants to quit. nice levels of carbonation too.

s: nice combination of floral and pine hops with bready malt aroma. well rounded. reminds me alot of Anderson Valley Hop Ottin'.

t: floral and citrus hop flavor followed by a nice pine bitterness. slightly sweet biscuit-like malt flavor throughout. perfectly balanced. hop bitterness is not at all overwhelming and finishes clean.

m: pleasantly smooth mouthfeel.

as others have said, it kind of reminds me of a classic (90s era) East Coast IPA with an intriguing hop profile. will buy again next time i see it on-tap. bottle was a tad expensive ($7)

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
87 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.