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Slumbrew Snow Angel - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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87
very good

94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | 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:
Beer added by: Kelp on 01-20-2013

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Ratings: 94 | Reviews: 15
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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Purchased in August at The Bev in Winooski, VT. Poured in to a New Belgium Globe.

This is a surprisingly good beer. The biggest drawback? I bought it at the same time I bought Heady Topper. But the appearance on this beer was immaculate with an excellent oily hop profile. Next time I find this stuff, I'll give it the justice of a full review.

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Slumbrew Snow Angel from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
87 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.