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Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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Slumbrew Flagraiser IPASlumbrew Flagraiser IPA

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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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tyamhydrogen

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: 2 inch head that gives way to a thin retained head. A very small amount of thin lacing. Copper in color and not very cloudy.

S: Fruity. Grapefruit, passion fruit, citrus. Showcasing the galaxy hops.

T: The taste takes a lot from the nose and is full of fruity, galaxy-dominated hop flavors. Sweet malts and a little bitter dryness at the end.

M: Feels a bit slippery for an IPA. Has a little pleasant residual hop resin.

O: Worth the try if you're in MA. Grabbed it on the recommendation of the local beer guy and I enjoyed it. If you're a fan of galaxy hops it's a fair choice.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 06:42:22 | More by tyamhydrogen
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scottfrie

California

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into Gulden Draak tulip. Bottled Oct-2011. Thanks for sending me this one shawnm213!

A: Pours a dark golden-amber with a thick off-white head that slowly faded into thick film leaving sticky patches of lacing down the glass.
S: The nose is bursting with super fragrant and fresh notes of citrus, mango and tropical fruits.
T: Follows the nose with huge dominating notes of fresh citrus hops. I get a bit of sweet malt and crackery yeast on the back end, and the aftertaste is full of pine and has a bit of a rough bitterness.
M: Full bodied, viscous and sticky mouthfeel, low smooth carbonation. The mouthfeel is a bit rough around the edges though.
O: Overall this one took me by surprise. I loved the nose. The bitterness and mouthfeel could use some work though. Thanks again Shawn!

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 03:36:54 | More by scottfrie
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Mike for the random IPA. Beer is orange and mostly clear with a thin white head of small bubbles, moderate carbonation, and some lacing, served in a snifter.

Aroma is citrusy and fruity throughout a very nice aroma indeed, no malt.

Beer is medium to light in body, relatively hoppy with only a mild bitterness on the finish. I really like this beer, a decent IPA for sure, I'd even have it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 20:58:19 | More by drabmuh
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Florida9

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy orange. Forms a decent sized, creamy white head. Decent retention and a moderate amount of lacing.

S: Lots of citrus, orange and passionfruit. Really get a lot of the galaxy hops out of this one.

T: Nice balance. Starts with some cracker and biscuit malt before turning to a candy sweetness. Then the copious amounts of hops kick in: citrus, orange and tropical fruits dominate, but aren't overpowering. Finishes with a combination of spicy bitterness and a light sweetness.

M: Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation. Mild to moderate bitterness. Slightly syrupy cloyingness.

O: A good beer. This one really showcases the Galaxy hop quite well. If you're a fan of citrus and tropical fruits, then you'll definitely find this to be an enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 00:20:03 | More by Florida9
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, bottle dated 01/12. Pours with no clarity, bright orange red, with a one inch sticky white head, very attractive lacing. Smell is tangerine, pine, pineapple, and grapefruit. Taste is mild citrus, with big grapefruit finish. Body is medium, perfect amount of carbonation, not dry, and very drinkable. If you like beers with a bitter hoppy bite, this is excellent.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 19:30:17 | More by SawDog505
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy orange with a red tinge and a two finger creamy head. Spotty lacing.

Aroma consists of a lot of smooth tropical fruits and some sweet caramel, but hops definitely dominate.

Starts off with the same tropical fruit flavor although it's a bit subdued compared to the aroma. A little bit of sweetness peaks in, but again hop dominant. Finishes very dry with a strong piney resin bitterness.

Mouthfeel and carbonation are both good. A touch of creaminess prevents it from being too thin.

Pretty solid hop forward beer from a brewery I've never heard of before. One of favorite random extras I've received.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 21:34:04 | More by jmarsh123
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eclipse54

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 22 ounce bottle from FluffyMcTingle; thanks! Bottled 10/2011, and consumed via tulip.

Pours a rusted copper color with rich golden hues. There’s little head development, but what does appear is eggshell-white and fluffy; scattered lacing on the glass. The aroma is of piney hops, orange and grapefruit citrus, and ample caramel malt; some floral and earthen notes in there as well. It tastes of pine resin, earthen hops, lemon and orange citrus, some grapefruit, caramel malt, faint toffee, and grass. Mouthfeel is great. Carbonation is spot-on, making it lively on the palate and allowing a crisp, clean finish. Overall, a very good IPA that I'd happily revisit.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 03:22:54 | More by eclipse54
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bmwats

Louisiana

4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 650 ml bottle, into a standard pint.

A: Dark golden hue. Pours about a 2 finger, frothy, white head. Dry, cratering head, deteriorates slowly, and unevenly. Leaves a thick blanket of foam on the surface. Very nice spider web lacing. Head renews fully with each pour.

S: Papery, with a little pine. A little fresh grass and some floral components.

T: Very piny, with a slightly sweet floral component. That papery (from lack of better term) that comes out in the nose, comes thru in the flavor as well; adding a kind of earthy nature.

M: Bitter and piny in the front, sticks to the palette and lingers throughout; dry in the finish. Thick syrupy feeling body.

D: Better to sip and savor, but can disappear quickly.

Atmosphere is really strong. Nice dark hue, thick frothy head, and some very solid lacing. Nose is earthy and piny with some fresh grassy and floral components. Thick and syrupy with a slight sweet and earthy flavor to balance out the dry piny hop. Well-balanced. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 05:20:24 | More by bmwats
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Schlais

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-02-2012 06:20:15 | More by Schlais
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Roguer

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-21-2014 01:02:42 | More by Roguer
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-29-2014 02:02:55 | More by WoodBrew
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snowmaggedon

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-01-2012 22:16:43 | More by snowmaggedon
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bouncepass

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-06-2014 14:57:50 | More by bouncepass
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OldIronLungs

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass a lightly hazy golden honey with a few fingers of smooth white head.

Nose is distinctly Galaxy -- notes of passion fruit and orange, some caramel. Like a fruit punch.

Taste follows nose pretty closely - dominate citrus tones on top of a subtle caramel body. A little thin in the body for my taste, and a bit low in carbonation. Clean front with a lingering pithy bitterness.

Overall a pretty damn solid IPA. Would like a little more body and a little cleaner back end bitterness, but the ABV is hardly present and it makes for a fine pint.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 23:10:33 | More by OldIronLungs
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Labourgeoisie


4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-20-2014 01:54:28 | More by Labourgeoisie
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-17-2012 21:46:23 | More by WhitmansNiece
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky copper color, with an off-white, yellowish head. Fluffy, with a lot of lace.

Aroma is citrusy, with some sweet caramel and a touch of pine resins.

Taste has a nice bitterness up from, citrus fruits, grapefruit, and a solid malt backing.

Creamy, slightly crisp with the carbonation, upper light bodied.

Not hard to drink, and if kept in stock fresh, I'd definitely hit this up often.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 00:54:25 | More by EgadBananas
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jsanford

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a Pint Glass.

A - Pours a clear copper with a creamy white head that settles to a dense cap and leaves spotty lacing clinging to the glass.
S - Crisp and pungent, with big tropical hop aromas of pineapple, mango, orange peel, and grapefruit with a moderately sweet caramel malt backbone.
T - More resinous tropical hop flavors dominate, with notes of pineapple, grapefruit, mango, and peach and a fairly sturdy caramel malt profile. Pretty balanced overall, but the bitterness if intense and long-lasting. Definitely feeling the Galaxy hops.
M - A touch over medium-bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel and good carbonation.
O - A very nice first brew from Slumbrew, the Galaxy hop usage was lovely and resulted in a solid IPA!

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 01:07:23 | More by jsanford
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 20:12:21 | More by RonaldTheriot
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grittly

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-31-2013 17:01:52 | More by grittly
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MASSHLE

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-29-2014 21:58:00 | More by MASSHLE
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-25-2012 16:35:46 | More by kevgod
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makeshifty

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-02-2013 18:12:34 | More by makeshifty
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eorwar

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-23-2012 02:06:27 | More by eorwar
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ZacharyJ

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-23-2011 02:56:51 | More by ZacharyJ
Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
86 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.