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Homo Erectus - Walking Man Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 12
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Walking Man Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: freed on 09-04-2003

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Ratings: 91 | Reviews: 45
Photo of CUBeerBuff
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bearman13
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Epicfail97081
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of draheim
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz into a tulip. Pours a hazy coppery orange w/ a 1-finger sudsy head that settles to a thin film of sea foam

Aroma is citrusy and herbal/floral, with more tropical fruits like mango and papaya. Some cool pine in there too.

Taste is likewise a blend of grapefruit and other equatorial fruits, some pine. Gradually I get more juicy orange, and strong alpha-acid bitterness on the finish. Plenty of pale and caramel malt serve as counterbalance to the resinous hops, maybe almost too much malt? Taste seems a little unbalanced, but this could also be an older bottle. No bottle date so we will never know.

Mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied, not quite chewy.

Overall, on the one hand I'm enjoying the complexity of this imperial IPA in a world where the style seems to be trending toward more in-your-face pure hop aroma/flavor; on the other hand, it still seems a little muddled. As a more traditional Northwest take on the imperial IPA I can see what they're trying to do, so I'm scoring it at or just shy of outstanding on all counts. Glad to finally have tried this one anyway.

Photo of johnnyboy76
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wumsphire
4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

32 oz. growler fill from Chill and Fill in Portland, OR. Dark amber, smells of sweet malt and piney hops. Taste is caramel and pine, little or no citrus thankfully. Perhaps my favorite DIPA. 9% abv, 90 IBUs of beer goodness. Pair well with a cheese plate, smellier the better. The first DIPA I had was this 10 years ago, and I was sold then. Glad its still just as good.

Photo of jrand2621
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Metaltildeath
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium to dark bronze amber with a three finger light tan head with good retention and pillowy lacing, looks great. Nice aroma of caramel and bready malt, citrus and lightly piney hops, orange citrus. Flavor is rich caramel and biscuit malt, resiny citrusy and somewhat dank hops with hints of grapefruit and pine, finishes with very nice caramel mixed with hop resins. Great mouth feel, medium with a pleasant creaminess. A quite intensely hopped IPA, but with a big malt body to support the hops. For all the hop flavors and power, suprisingly little herbal hop flavors. However the balance of rich malt and strong hops works out quite nicely. I like malty IPAs and this one hits the spot. Glad I got to try this now that they are bottling it.

Photo of bcuz7
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spencerneff
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rab53
3.42/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopmodium
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zonker17
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoppyalein
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hualalai
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaschaf
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NathanMilesLund
3.66/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chossboss
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaybeKatie
3.42/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BCross
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of DefenCorps
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

SEP 7, 2014
Growler from ABV. Pouring a clear copper with a dense, off white head with excellent retention and very nice lacing, this looks great! The nose opens with a big blast of Cascade hops, citrus, chalky and moderately juicy. Candied grapefruit and citrus are present along with an intense pine oil aroma. Malt is moderate, caramel and bready in nature. The palate opens with an intense, pungent pinesol bitterness and flavor, massively resiny, immensely dank and hilariously over the top. Alcohol and sweetness are noticeable and add an intensity to the palate. Simple syrup, bread, caramel and a little burnt toast are noticeable. The mid palate has some of the citrus and fruit flavors with candied grapefruit, honeydew melon and orange peel. Mildly sweet and quite bitter on the finish, this beer is medium-full in body and softly carbonated. The booze, the bitterness and the sweetness make this a little difficult to drink a ton of. Decent stuff.

Photo of vkv822
3.46/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

32oz growler, filled earlier today @ The Growler Run.
into a SN IPA Glass.

Pours a burnt orange with a foamy, off white head and spotty lacing.

Citrusy, resiny hops, light boozy notes from the alcohol in the taste.

A decent DIPA. Well done, but lacking anything particularly memorable about it.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Homo Erectus from Walking Man Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.