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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: 8 | 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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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-30-2013 22:39:57 | More by wdarcy77
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Brad007

Vermont

4.36/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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!

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 21:29:37 | More by Brad007
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rab53

Washington

3/5  rDev -23.1%

01-30-2013 03:56:45 | More by rab53
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 00:58:34 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-26-2013 11:47:00 | More by Bilco
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parris

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +28.2%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-21-2013 21:00:04 | More by kaelingirl
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-21-2013 02:10:09 | More by PEIhop
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pgrow

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-20-2013 20:11:08 | More by pgrow
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden straw colored hue. Slight head, about a finger tall. Smells of malts and hops, a bit fuesel. Malty sweetness, pine and slight grapefruit at the end, hides the alcohol on the palate. Has a nice coating on the tongue and leaves behind a nice film on the tongue. I would buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 02:37:44 | More by Kelp
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Slumbrew Snow Angel from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
87 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.