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Warrior IPA - Left Hand Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Warrior IPAWarrior IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

738 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 738
Reviews: 378
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 37
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: goindownsouth on 03-27-2003

No notes at this time.
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2012 vintage, from bomber, drank about a week or two after release. Poured into a Left Hand (nitro) pub glass. Big foamy head. Lemony citrus scent on the nose. Deep pale orange color.

Flavor is what you'd expect from the smell - strong hops on the lemon/citrus end of the scale. Sweeter than I might have expected with a drying bitterness at the end. Clean finish that tapers quickly and has a long tail.

A decent fresh-hopped beer. I'd probably still prefer a fresh Avery's duganA, but Warrior is not bad.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of CaptCleveland
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber, no dating, but presumed fresh because, after all, it is a "wet hop" brew.

Amber elixir poured into SA glass, tan, thin head quickly dissipates, minimal lacing.

Faint aroma of pine but mostly malt.

Nice hop flavor of grapefruit and pine, but "balanced" by a malt bill. Aftertaste is mostly malt sweetness with a bit of hop.

Medium body, well carbonated.

Overall a decent brew, but when compared to its contemporaries, falls back in the pack.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

one of the more exciting fresh hop beers ive had in awhile. i really enjoyed this one. it pours a darker caramel color, with a big bright white head that leaves sexy lacing all down the glass. the nose is splendid. very very fresh cascade hops, oil rich and tantilizing. theres also a big malt profile here too, american barely with a medium toast to it. the flavor necessarily features the hops first, locally grown here in colorado apparently. they are mostly piney, but i can pick up some orange peel too, as well as a hoagie roll malt flavor. the feel was perfect for late october, it has a bigger body and a nice bitter finish. enough carbonation as well. at less than 6 bucks a bomber, im not sure there is a better fresh hop beer on the shelves right now.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of denver10
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours bronze with an off white head. Aroma is big on the malts offering a nice dose of toffee and paired with some floral and fruity (citrus) hops. Flavor follows suit with a big toasted malt underbelly that offers a lot of biscuit and toffee along with some fruity and floral hops, which are not nearly as vibrant and up front as I would have expected and liked. Mild bitterness. A fuller mouthfeel, some activity but not a lot. Overall, quite surprised this is an American IPA, to me this is all English IPA. I enjoyed this but got to admit for a fresh hop IPA it was a little bit of a letdown.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of JohnnyMc
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a dark amber color that's slightly hazy with a generous amount of off-white head.

It smells of caramel, toffee earthy and fruity hops.

Right away the caramel malt taste hits you then the slighty fruity and earthy hops come along and it finishes with a nice bitterness and almost biscuit-like quality.

Not the best from Left Hand, but enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Warrior IPA from Left Hand Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 738 ratings.