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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
85
very good

348 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 348
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 16
Gots: 32 | FT: 2
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Ian_B, May 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

ttylicki, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

VTEno17, May 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

bubseymour, May 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

JamieDuncan, May 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

TeddyDob, May 16, 2014
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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.

RonfromJersey, May 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Mikexw, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

coombski, May 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

dsanty, May 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

nebula1999, May 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Dhamma73, May 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

ThirstySavage, May 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Burkbom23, Apr 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Cruick, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Meb3, Apr 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

larryarms847, Apr 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

ONN8, Apr 09, 2014
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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.

argock, Apr 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

LoudRed, Apr 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

tylergoov, Apr 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Bjlps, Apr 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

WoodBrew, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

ChrisMyhre, Mar 23, 2014
Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
85 out of 100 based on 348 ratings.