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Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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BA SCORE
86
very good

320 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 15
Gots: 24 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.9%

11-25-2013 14:24:07 | More by harsley
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

11-20-2013 22:50:23 | More by Kegatron
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Druss157

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-17-2013 04:33:59 | More by Druss157
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Syracuse12

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-17-2013 01:31:37 | More by Syracuse12
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Jslay013

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-14-2013 19:11:54 | More by Jslay013
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Act25

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz brown bottle with a freshness date poured into a pint.

A: Bright apricot amber, super hazed, white thick, head forms islands and leaves ample lacing. Beauty.

S: A bit too subtle, grass, pine, Indian spice, bread, pepper. Gonna let it warm to open.

T: Now it opens up smooth and rich with spruce, pine resin, spice, cumin, citrus, grass, nutty, grains, and a bit of caramel, earth, garden in the mostly-dry bitter finish

Reminds me of Ipswich & Harpoon, a ne style? Hops give way to a malty finish. Feels English and authentic, and it's great with food with a stunning fresh finish. Must try.

Great with food, tonight with sausage, garden peppers and onions with garlic & cumin & pretzels - Robusto cheese for dessert. Perfect pairing.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 23:19:27 | More by Act25
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a hazy caramel kind of amber, 2 finger of white fizzy head, mild lacing.
S - Nice grape and orange aroma, big sweet malt though, and definitely some alcohol.
T - The bottle says this is "balanced with just the right amount of malt" and I tend to feel there's too much malt goin on, you get more of those galaxy hops on the end where its very grape like and some nice orange candy, a little grassy and earthy dark tones too.
M - Sticky sweet and chewy.
O - For an IPA that's supposed to "salute your hops" it doesnt really do that, there's too much sweet caramely malt flavor that detracts from some of the hop traits, fortunately there's a good enough bunch of galaxy in here to pick up for it.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 02:52:51 | More by Omnium
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mlefebvre7

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

10-19-2013 03:41:06 | More by mlefebvre7
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goldenM13

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-16-2013 02:38:39 | More by goldenM13
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.51/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

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

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

10-06-2013 20:02:52 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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mrskunk

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-05-2013 11:06:40 | More by mrskunk
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johnsilk

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-02-2013 15:12:38 | More by johnsilk
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morningthief

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-25-2013 00:17:49 | More by morningthief
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dbattey

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-19-2013 01:38:06 | More by dbattey
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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.7/5  rDev -29.7%
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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s35keith

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.9%

09-15-2013 19:28:23 | More by s35keith
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.9%

09-13-2013 00:42:43 | More by jwps214
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-11-2013 22:10:39 | More by DrunkinYogi
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

09-08-2013 21:44:50 | More by mikeburd1128
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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-25-2013 01:21:27 | More by scxcrunner
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swinyeju

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-23-2013 15:28:56 | More by swinyeju
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.9%

08-21-2013 01:25:47 | More by st9647v3
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Timmy13T

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-20-2013 00:01:08 | More by Timmy13T
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SarcasticAaron

Virginia

3/5  rDev -21.9%

08-18-2013 17:08:59 | More by SarcasticAaron
Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
86 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.