Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
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3.86/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: bottle
05-13-2014 04:04:32 | More by RonfromJersey
4/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2014 04:21:57 | More by argock
Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
86 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.