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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

329 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 329
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 16
Gots: 26 | 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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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
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-23-2014 01:03:13 | More by ChrisMyhre
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megamass

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-22-2014 04:45:10 | More by megamass
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OnryAndMean

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-16-2014 17:44:50 | More by OnryAndMean
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-16-2014 14:09:58 | More by Fettpopps
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Khutso

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

03-10-2014 00:35:13 | More by Khutso
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Dfrittsy

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

02-24-2014 04:38:53 | More by Dfrittsy
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-24-2014 02:14:34 | More by Griffith
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BFCarr

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

02-22-2014 19:53:55 | More by BFCarr
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Oidmoe

Austria

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-21-2014 23:44:16 | More by Oidmoe
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Roguer

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-05-2014 00:44:31 | More by paresis
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paulmcm

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-02-2014 01:04:30 | More by paulmcm
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

01-31-2014 22:42:14 | More by milkbone_underwear
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Boto

Connecticut

3.8/5  rDev -1%

Draught @ Noho Brewfest: This one pours a fairly clear, darker golden color. There was a good, dense off white head on it. There was a BIG pine hop nose. The taste was good. It wasn’t as bitter as the nose would make you think, but still has a good bite to it. Some malts in the background. Nice.

01-31-2014 19:25:25 | More by Boto
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mdube0378

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-21-2014 17:47:06 | More by mdube0378
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -21.9%

01-08-2014 18:58:11 | More by JAHMUR
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oldedog

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-04-2014 19:04:40 | More by oldedog
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GuitarIPA

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-31-2013 20:13:32 | More by GuitarIPA
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RocketChimp

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-29-2013 15:24:39 | More by RocketChimp
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cjohns73

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-29-2013 05:45:51 | More by cjohns73
Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
86 out of 100 based on 329 ratings.