Slumbrew Snow Angel - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
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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
3.5/5 rDev -10.3%
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.
01-29-2013 00:58:34 | More by Goblinmunkey7
3.91/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
01-20-2013 02:37:44 | More by Kelp
Slumbrew Snow Angel from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
87 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.