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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

325 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 325
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.5%
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:
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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SenorHops

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-31-2014 21:30:40 | More by SenorHops
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-31-2014 21:17:27 | More by Casey3236
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Ian_B

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-31-2014 16:32:51 | More by Ian_B
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ttylicki

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-25-2014 20:10:43 | More by ttylicki
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VTEno17

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-21-2014 00:09:53 | More by VTEno17
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bubseymour

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-18-2014 14:38:38 | More by bubseymour
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-18-2014 12:50:31 | More by JamieDuncan
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TeddyDob

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-16-2014 15:42:14 | More by TeddyDob
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

3.86/5  rDev +0.5%

Hazy golden body with orange highlights, topped by three fingers of rocky white foam. Drippy lace coats the top of the glass.

Big pine aroma upfront. Citrus lurking in the background.

Huge malt base doesn't just hit in the beginning, but rides along the whoe way on through the afterglow. Plenty of pine. Some juicy fruits. Good bitter background.

Medium mouthfeel with some prickliness.

A maltier than most IPA, definitely worth trying.

05-13-2014 04:04:32 | More by RonfromJersey
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Mikexw

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-12-2014 02:50:47 | More by Mikexw
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coombski

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-11-2014 00:25:44 | More by coombski
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dsanty

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-03-2014 02:11:11 | More by dsanty
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nebula1999

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

05-03-2014 00:03:23 | More by nebula1999
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Dhamma73

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-02-2014 20:01:52 | More by Dhamma73
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ThirstySavage

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-01-2014 17:39:17 | More by ThirstySavage
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atrocity

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-29-2014 20:20:13 | More by atrocity
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-28-2014 12:55:33 | More by Burkbom23
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Cruick

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

04-20-2014 17:41:14 | More by Cruick
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Meb3

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-19-2014 15:57:20 | More by Meb3
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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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ONN8

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

04-08-2014 23:41:24 | More by ONN8
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argock

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Bottled on 02/27/14 on bottleneck. Single purchased at Total Wine (Norwalk, CT) for $1.99.

A: Hazy gold amber with 1-2 fingers of oatmeal colored frothy head with good retention and a nice collar of lacing.

S: Nice Columbus aroma with some pine resin and lemon-orange citrus. Medium strong caramel aroma.

T: Flavor is solid to excellent with a big blast of pine resin and orange-tangerine citrus layered on a medium crystal malt backbone. Has big Columbus character like in the aroma and avoids tasting "weedy" like many Columbus-heavy IPA's. Pretty standard American IPA, but well-executed. No yeast or alcohol character noted.

M: Slick with medium carbonation and body, drinkable with a dry finish.

O: I really enjoyed this IPA, did not have a comparable high-quality IPA to compare to side by side. It compares very favorably to DC Brau The Corruption which unfortunately crosses over into that weedy Columbus category. Nice job on this one by Slumbrew. I wonder how this would taste with a lighter crystal maltbill.

04-07-2014 04:21:57 | More by argock
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LoudRed

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-06-2014 00:18:00 | More by LoudRed
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tylergoov

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -21.9%

04-05-2014 14:47:27 | More by tylergoov
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Bjlps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-01-2014 00:20:16 | More by Bjlps
Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
86 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.