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Chainsaw Ale - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

259 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 16
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RoBotGod on 03-06-2006)
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CharlieMopps

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an opaque, cherry-wood hue; the color was auburn, a medium brown with some ruby highlights. Dense head that stuck around for a while, in addition to sticking to the sides of the glass.

S: A well-balanced aroma, with a solid toasted malt side showing up alongside a hint of caramel, as well as some bittering from the hop presence.

T: The taste reflects the nose, to an extent. Plenty of malty goodness up front, a sweet, cloying presence that is most welcome. Has a kind of grainy quality that blends and segues perfectly with the hops, which bitter the beer's exit down the throat. Hints of dark fruit and some spice were noticeable, especially as the beer warmed, being similar to an Old Ale. Aftertaste is lingering hop bitterness and sweetness underneath.

M: Full bodied with a creamy and fluffy texture, and the carbonation is spot-on. There is some hop oil, and some sweet coating character like caramel that is phenomenal. The mouthfeel is absolutely spot-on.

D: An incredibly drinkable beer. It's a shame this was only a one-off, as it has an assertive hop and malt presence, but is still balanced at the same time. Mouthfeel is superb, and it makes for a quaffable delight that I'd love to have more of. Excellent in autumn as the weather has gotten colder.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2007 22:32:46 | More by CharlieMopps
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utfiero

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Color- red amber. Medium head.

Aroma- alcohol esters and hops combine to form a grapefruit and lemon sweet perfume.

Taste- a very strong double ESB. Starts rich with heavy bready malts, definitely a double, mellows in the middle with some sweetness, and finishes with a huge nicely bitter hop ending. I had to read the label to figure out it was an ESB because this struck me as an imperial IPA.

Poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted July 2014. Purchased at Costco.

Serving type: bottle

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Chainsaw Ale from Left Hand Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.