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Chainsaw Ale - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Chainsaw AleChainsaw Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

332 Ratings
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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 28
Gots: 29 | 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:
Beer added by: RoBotGod on 03-06-2006

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Ratings: 332 | Reviews: 174
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lurfMalderFulder
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ConradKenney
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 31Sam13
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BB1980
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ruzzal
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wattersmike90
4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alextricity
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on-tap at Hop Cat in Detroit, Michigan.

I think a snifter of this was gonna be $10 or $12, so I opted to get a dollar or two sample of it... I'm glad I did. While this beer has an awesome heat I'd expect from a strong ale, and a super nice, fresh hoppiness and ALSO some solid balance, the price is just kind of crazy to me, especially since it's not even barrel-aged or anything. If this were a bit cheaper, I'd probably score it higher, as unfair as that probably is. I really do like the taste of this one though, it just doesn't warrant the price tag -- fresh hops, warming alcohol, nice combo of both sweet and bitter... pretty nice beer.

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4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

3rd of the night after Raven's loss. Slight step behind Sawtooth, but next time will try side by side, just to be sure.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzlyo
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is malts, fruit, toffee and leather. The flavor is fruit, malts, toffee, slightly coarse texture, slight liquor notes, mild alcohol and a tangy/sour finish.

Photo of tommy5
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Intentionally the opposite of smooth.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4.36/5  rDev +14.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.3/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of twenty5
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of GoatMother
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Chainsaw Ale from Left Hand Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.