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Blitzen IIIPA - Faction Brewing

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Blitzen IIIPA
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88
very good

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Faction Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: largadeer on 02-01-2014)
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-06-2014 04:57:07 | More by zestar
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California

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

07-08-2014 19:26:25 | More by GClarkage
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Marco_Gtz

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-30-2014 16:12:40 | More by Marco_Gtz
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jlisuk

California

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-13-2014 05:24:08 | More by jlisuk
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smitty5245

California

3.75/5  rDev -6%

05-29-2014 16:14:59 | More by smitty5245
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

04-19-2014 05:49:39 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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BeerNoobNC

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +19%

04-18-2014 15:28:38 | More by BeerNoobNC
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LloydBobBoozehound

California

5/5  rDev +25.3%

04-16-2014 20:37:40 | More by LloydBobBoozehound
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InfernoBoss

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

04-13-2014 06:32:06 | More by InfernoBoss
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jwswigs

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

04-13-2014 05:07:49 | More by jwswigs
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QuakeAttack

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

04-06-2014 17:46:39 | More by QuakeAttack
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SamuelR

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

04-06-2014 04:22:22 | More by SamuelR
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random846

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-06-2014 02:58:49 | More by random846
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CelticAleMan

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

03-31-2014 03:43:58 | More by CelticAleMan
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dwagner003

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-30-2014 22:36:39 | More by dwagner003
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Beerbuddy21

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

03-29-2014 19:37:32 | More by Beerbuddy21
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elNopalero

Texas

3.93/5  rDev -1.5%

This poured an amber gold in color. Right away I found an orangish aroma, like a sweet squeezed orange, peel and pith included. The flavor is surprisingly sweet as well, with a juicy orange and peel flavor dominant. It’s not as bitter as I had expected, balanced with some nice caramel notes on the malt, and finishing with a somewhat alkaline note to it.

03-25-2014 23:58:46 | More by elNopalero
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JRod1969

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

03-20-2014 06:03:06 | More by JRod1969
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wrb357

California

4.89/5  rDev +22.6%

I've had this on tap at Ol in Walnut Creek and at the Faction Taproom in Alameda. Had never heard of Faction before trying it at Ol and after tasting this I knew I had to keep them on my radar. Hell, even went to the Taproom almost solely for this beer (and gourmet corn dogs, good god it's like they read my Tumblr!)

Appearance is great: nice lacing and head, bright orange hues. Really it's much more orange than yellow and I like that.

It smells great, too: I wouldn't say that it's the best smelling beer but it's very intoxicating (ha!) nevertheless. Citrusy and sugary and a bit of pine to it, but not a lot.

The two main draws to the beer are the taste and mouthfeel. The taste EXPLODES out of this beer, way past the smell of it, and it's fantastic. The best way I can describe it is like orange soda: tangy and fizzy and bubbly and sweet but with these wonderful floral and cirtrusy hops that finish with a little bit of pine. Actually, if you've ever been to So Cal and had Cactus Cooler? Reminiscent of that. And I mean this with HIGH praise. There is almost no bitterness at all to this beer, and it just makes your mouth feel warm and fuzzy and you just want to keep drinking it. Impossible to put down.

Overall this is a fantastic beer. It tastes so much better than many of the other hop bombs out there that they call double/triple IPA. I think whatever they're doing with the malts is what makes this beer so wonderful. Very strong backbone to this, mixed with the hop overload of citrus punch, make this very worth sampling, drinking, and enjoying as many times as you can.

Well done.

03-13-2014 22:42:26 | More by wrb357
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California

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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California

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California

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California

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California

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California

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Blitzen IIIPA from Faction Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.