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Blitzen IIIPA - Faction Brewing

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Blitzen IIIPA
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BA SCORE
88
very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.63%
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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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

GRG1313, Mar 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, Apr 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

largadeer, Feb 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of elNopalero
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

elNopalero, Mar 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

JRod1969, Mar 20, 2014
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HaveUSeenMyCellar, Mar 10, 2014
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CelticAleMan, Mar 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

dwagner003, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

random846, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

mc4z, Feb 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

InfernoBoss, Apr 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Beerbuddy21, Mar 29, 2014
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RBassSFHOPit2ME, Feb 06, 2014
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nygannon, Feb 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

atpca, Aug 31, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at a festival...but stopped by the brewery and picked up a growler....and talked to Rodger. Cool dude. Two days old....

Pours a relatively clear amber ale with a frothy one finger off-white head. Major sticky lacing.

The aroma is big on the pineapple, passion fruit, sweet malt, sticky-sweet candy, and pear. Yum.

The taste is on the sweeter side with a bit of hops on the swallow and another rush of sweetness on the aftertaste. Tangy. That's the word that keeps coming to mind. Some pine.

Mouthfeel is decent.

Overall this a definite sweet Triple IPA. The hops are there, but the sweetness is on display big time. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

kaseydad, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Marco_Gtz, Jun 30, 2014
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Nage37, Feb 11, 2014
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jwswigs, Apr 13, 2014
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kdown, Feb 03, 2014
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bouncepass, Feb 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

jlisuk, Jun 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

BeerNoobNC, Apr 18, 2014
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Blitzen IIIPA from Faction Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.