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Warrior IPA - Left Hand Brewing Company

Warrior IPAWarrior IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

612 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 612
Reviews: 368
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.26%


Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: goindownsouth on 03-27-2003)
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satowns

Colorado

3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

pours with nice frothy layer of creamy tan colored foam. brewers lace remains long into the night.

deep tawny orange and crystal clear.

aroma lacks hoppy pungency. subtle hop spice and crystal malts play well together. slightly more pronounced than a traditional english ipa. The website confirms use of mostly American hops, inlcuding the namesake used wet and fresh. But I just dont get that American "POW" in the aroma.

Flavor is a nice balance between the crystal malt and a nice clean hop profile. Wheat toast and slightly nutty. piney. soft bitterness.

overall this is a nice beer, and as with many wet hopped/fresh hopped beers, it has an entirely different flavor and aroma component than its dry hopped bretheren. Tasty, but just not a beer i would crave if in the hoppy/ipa mood. Now if i were in the mood for a tasty, sessionable, slightly amber ale...this would hit the spot.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2009 03:08:13 | More by satowns
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S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by a good amount of hops being the first to show up and they impart a nice mixture of fruity, piney, earthy, and floral hops with the fruity hops seeming to stick out the most and they impart a nice citrus hop aroma. Up next comes to the malts which impart a grainy, biscuit and caramel malt like flavors with the caramel and biscuit malts seeming to stick out the most. This beer had a nice aroma for an IPA, but there was nothing special about it.

T- The taste seems to be a little different from the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by a slightly higher amount of medium bitterness being the first to show up and it disappeared very quickly along a slight generic hop flavor that quickly showed up. Up next comes the malts that impart all those malty aspects that I got in the aroma withe caramel malts seeming to stick out just a little more this time. The aftertaste was pretty malty with some biscuit and caramel malt flavors coming through. This beer was ok tasting, but i thought it was pretty bland for the style with hardly any hop flavors.

M- A little smooth, clean, crisp, slightly creamy, medium bodied, with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was nice and it worked well with this beer.

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Warrior IPA from Left Hand Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 612 ratings.