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Slumbrew Snow Angel - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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BA SCORE
87
very good

86 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kelp on 01-20-2013)
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joemor3

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +28.2%

02-06-2013 16:25:51 | More by joemor3
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parris

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +28.2%

01-24-2013 22:33:45 | More by parris
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DeanGeorge

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

03-29-2013 19:39:59 | More by DeanGeorge
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ZackRothman

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +16.2%

The hops give this complex brew a pungent aroma full of pine along with a prominent resinous character. The taste is full of citrus yet is balanced by a sweet malt backbone. The alcohol is present but is masked by the many other wonderful flavors in this imperial IPA. Let it snow!

02-04-2014 00:44:38 | More by ZackRothman
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grittly

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

07-31-2013 17:01:11 | More by grittly
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ConorGolden

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

07-27-2013 22:21:05 | More by ConorGolden
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woooobeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

02-05-2014 00:53:02 | More by woooobeer
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dhcdrummer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

02-27-2014 23:53:24 | More by dhcdrummer
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

02-03-2013 15:19:19 | More by milkbone_underwear
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AnitaBier

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

05-31-2013 14:22:36 | More by AnitaBier
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Brad007

Vermont

4.36/5  rDev +11.8%

Pours a cloudy orange-amber-blonde into my glass with a nice one-finger head. Interesting presentation. I think the cloudiness is from hop residue?

Grapefruit and to a lesser extent, mango on the nose. Assertive. It's safe to assume that this one is going to rock the taste buds to their core.

Word. A wave of grapefruit, mango and pine greets the taste buds. Freshly-squeezed hop juice is the best way to describe it. The label mentions a new experimental hop, HBC-342. I don't know much about it but it certainly compliments the Nugget, Columbus, Zythos and Simcoe.

Lingering hop juice (grapefruit, mango pine flavors) with a bit of alcohol heat toward the back. Very pleasurable.

I'd say this is one of the better DIPAs I've had. It immediately reminded me of Heady Topper due to the freshness and hop punch. Worth checking out if you're a fellow hophead!

01-30-2013 21:29:37 | More by Brad007
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Lawl3ss

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +11.5%

Chilled 22 oz bomber into 33 cl tulips.

Look- Interesting golden-amber hue, almost clear but not quite. Pours with a finger and a half of super dense foam the color of banana flesh. Plenty of suds, but the lace doesn't really develop or stick.

Smell- Pungent, assertively resinous, fruity and slightly astringent in an almost raspberry-like way. Too-sour pineapple, perhaps. Definitely some booze, but not too outlandish for 9%. Bright spruce comes out more as it warms, with mild vanilla biscuit in there somewhere.

Taste- Hmm. Well, that's unexpected. In a good way- this stuff is definitely piney, plenty of tropical fruit, some booze, mild sweetness- all of the stuff you'd expect in a DIPA. The weird thing is that my first thought was "That's a DIPA?... Well, I don't know what else you'd call it." Strong toasted biscuit notes and gobs of hop flavor, savory and a little spicy- definitely unique. Finishes with a spicy, almost peppery flavor (on second though, it's more like ginger), mint, and again that perfect amount of restrained honey-like sweetness. Punchy, assertive, but not the smack in the face you'd usually get from something this hoppy. That's really something.

Mouthfeel- Full, smooth, mellow carbonation. Substantial but not heavy. Treacly feel on the sip, but finishes clean- almost-buried chalkiness comes from somewhere to keep it from sticking to the palette. Noticeable gritty feeling after the ~11 oz is gone. Easier drinking than you'd expect for the ABV.

Overall- American Barleywine or DIPA? I don't really know, but man-it's good. Reminds me of Middle Ages Druid Fluid, with less fruit and more mint, actually. Well, I picked this up along with a four-pack of Heady Topper in VT a month or so ago, and while this one sat in the fridge longer I'm not sure what I regret not being able to buy again more- absolutely worth picking up. Highly recommended.

10-12-2013 07:00:57 | More by Lawl3ss
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +9%

02-21-2014 22:44:35 | More by JakerLou
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-28-2013 04:40:17 | More by trevorpost
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Drtfinelli

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +9%

02-06-2013 14:16:53 | More by Drtfinelli
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Slumbrew Snow Angel from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
87 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.