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Slumbrew Snow Angel - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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BA SCORE
87
very good

90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kelp on 01-20-2013)
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2/5  rDev -48.2%

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3.04/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of CADMixes
3.21/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Distinct nose of spice and unripe mango. Sweet malty component to the taste that clashes with some of the more offbeat hop notes. Thick mouthfeel with decent carbonation. Caught some alcohol on the finish, which is otherwise nicely done. Not a bad DIPA attempt, but not distinguished enough to try again.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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Photo of Boomblaze
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bomber into a tulip, beer was bottled on 1/17/14 so just over a month ago.

A - Pours a darker shade of amber with about a 1/2" head that doesn't stick around for to long but does leave a nice lacing especially around the lip of the glass.

S - Not really getting much of a any nose off of this, it might be that my nose is a little stuffed up. The little that I do get in nose is more on the caramel malty side.

T - There is a sweet malty flavor that is very prevalent as well a pretty strong alcohol, the hops are not the main player here, well there is a good amount of bitterness there is more of a dark fruit, plum or figs flavor that come through.

M - It has a medium body with a definite booziness to it, more so then what I expect in a double ipa. Has a long aftertaste that leaves a thick sweetness on the tongue and slight burn on the back of the throat.

O - The beer is not bad, pretty good actually...if it was labeled what like what it really is, an American barley wine. There has been plenty of debate about what is the difference between the two styles and IMHO it's the balance of the hops to malts and the booziness that you get not to be confused with heat. This beer has a heavy malt to it, which is fine just not what I was expecting. I'd actually like to see it put in barrel and see how it's doing come the fall.

Photo of RonfromJersey
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bright amber with a hazy center, topped by four fingers of level,tight micro-bubbles. Good lacing.

Aroma heavy with pine, licorice, sugary, boozy.

Big sweet slather coats the tongue. Bitterness rises up, balances, then swings the tide. Fruit rides on top of the bitterness. Bitter finish.

Heavy mouthfeel, thick and smooth.

Worth a try, but unless moved by local loyalty, not a beer to return to often.

Photo of Ego
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

embossed bottle code: n26 ()-! 13

eyes...
you certainly could make a sticky now angel in the bright white sticky foam that caps this brew, a full solid finger in height and it just looks absolutely pillowy, lightly burnt orange hue with lots of carbonation populating the glass, the lacing is flawless on this, a nice example of what the style should look like

nose...
a strong mix of mango and pine, definite kiss of high alpha hops here, the malts are barely detectable.. but this is a DIPA... so I don't think it is too much of a detraction, upon further review you also get a more herbal/grassy element as well.. all hops, all the time

taste etc...
decidedly less hop forward than I would have imagined from the nose, very subdued as the malts are forward here, the bitterness is pretty mild, you get some of the tropical fruit tone and some muted medicinal tasting hops in the back of the mouth, it has nice linger but
not all that much hop bite, the alcohol is well hidden but detectable (no warming though which was sort of strange to me), the carbonation is perky and keeps this easy to drink in terms of overall feel

verdict?
surely balanced but at the loss of a real hop kick. it is damn close if it just had that something extra it would be world's better, right now this is just a little above average

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear, light gold. Head is white, creamy, and sticky as can be. Clings to the glass in sheets. Heads drops to a small, yet persistent, cap. Creamy and smooth. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: A bit leafy. Some grass. Grapefruit skin. Mildly pithy. Some underlying tropical notes. Tangerine and mango. Light herbal spiciness lingers in the back. Malts are light with just a tiny bit of sweetness. Some light breadiness and touches of caramel malt. Some aspirin in the back. Bright and sweet. Hints of pine. A lot of hop complexity, but nothing really potent. Nicely balanced.

Taste: Light bready malt sweetness. Some underlying wheat twang. Candied hops. Some underlying pine needles. Grapefruit and some orange flesh. Touches of underripe mango and tangerine. Lingering resinous bitterness. Some pith. Touches of spearmint. Candy/sugary sweet on the finish. Legit cane syrup. Some backing grassy elements. Light pale malts. Aspirin-like finish.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation. Wet and slick. Body runs a bit heavier than medium. Juicy.

Overall: One-winged angel.

One of the straight up juiciest double IPAs I've ever encountered. A bit too sweet in the long run, but the overall hop profile is unique enough to make this beer worth drinking and seeking out. A nice under the radar NE DIPA.

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Slumbrew Snow Angel from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
87 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.