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Homo Erectus - Walking Man Brewing Co.

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Homo Erectus
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 9
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Walking Man Brewing Co.
Washington, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: freed on 09-04-2003)
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SJbigtuna

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

07-13-2014 01:04:04 | More by SJbigtuna
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

02-02-2014 17:45:43 | More by jaydoc
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Uber Tavern Seattle. Funny thing...this a wallop of a beer. Big, bright, huge aroma and flavor...but it was enjoyed as a session beer Yep...that's right. A real quaffer.
It started with the mouth feel. There was a huge flavor profile, but the very smooth drinkable carbonation melded with a full malt backbone...well, let's say it was a rich, satisfying drink. Granted, sitting in Uber with the fire pit and a cool, rainy night outside...it was a nice for contemplation and sipping. But in fact I was on Beer Safari with 3 bros, and everything was upbeat and let's do more, more, more...
the appearance is a rich yellow/amber with a smooth head, followed by righteous lacing. Aroma is full hoppy-ness, fresh and bright. Flavor rolls with citrus, slight mellow caramel, maybe a touch of banana. The mouth feel is sinful. Sinful! Soft, luxuriant...inviting....
Damn, I'm poppin down a full octane beer, but it seems like I'm sippin on a perfectly poured Brit Pale Ale.
Let's face it... there are many, many excellent IPAs...but not unlike PTY, this one stands out for the drinkability above and beyond the great flavor.
Hope you're lucky enough to have one poured on tap for you>

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2013 23:51:50 | More by BillRoth
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SGToliver

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

08-23-2013 06:35:38 | More by SGToliver
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flexabull

California

3/5  rDev -26.7%

08-19-2013 21:38:55 | More by flexabull
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Greels

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-11-2013 15:03:18 | More by Greels
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harrymel

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-15-2013 02:20:04 | More by harrymel
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SMITHAND

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-04-2013 17:21:45 | More by SMITHAND
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anteater

Oregon

2.25/5  rDev -45%

05-10-2013 21:33:59 | More by anteater
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JF1917

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

04-18-2013 16:25:31 | More by JF1917
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KiMiRaiK

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

02-01-2013 04:04:26 | More by KiMiRaiK
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jmccraney

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-27-2013 00:57:12 | More by jmccraney
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NWer

Washington

3/5  rDev -26.7%

01-20-2013 05:33:28 | More by NWer
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adkieffer

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +10%

10-05-2012 23:09:42 | More by adkieffer
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dannykugler

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

10-02-2012 21:45:39 | More by dannykugler
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CoryR

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-30-2012 02:29:07 | More by CoryR
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amnesia85

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +22.2%

04-01-2012 23:39:11 | More by amnesia85
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piclee

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +10%

03-17-2012 05:52:58 | More by piclee
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shelby415

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-01-2012 07:03:13 | More by shelby415
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youradhere

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +10%

02-16-2012 18:42:13 | More by youradhere
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towlea25

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +10%

02-10-2012 15:56:05 | More by towlea25
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lukester

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Just had this beer today at lunch. Nice big hoppy IPA with a long bitter finish. I think it lacked some balance in bittering hops and malt. If I compare it to say Hop Stoopid a very high IBU IPA it doesn't hit the mark for a high IBV beer. I doubt they are using hop extract which seems to me the ingredient that is defining big IPA's.

A: Golden to copper with decent head
S: decent hop profile but lacking a big floral/citris aroma of dry hopping
T: Nice amount of malt with a bit too many bittering hops which create a long bitter finish which can be good and bad
M: ABV of 9 pushes this into good to very good mouthfeel.
O: Overall a nice beer but there are many DIPA's better than this one.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2012 06:05:28 | More by lukester
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at their brewpub

Poured a slightly hazy coppery orange with a small cap of white head that left some doily lacing. Aroma loaded with piney hops. The taste reinforced the piney hops of the smell as the dominant factor, with undertones of citrus. Dry and bitter in the finish, with some alcohol burn. Medium-bodied, and quite drinkable, but can be a palate-killer in larger quantities. Which is okay, if this is all your drinking tonight.

Serving type: on-tap

01-11-2012 12:45:32 | More by Rifugium
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twelveinches

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-04-2011 06:53:07 | More by twelveinches
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grittybrews

Washington

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark orange-amber with a thin slick of eggshell head. Nice hoppy aroma dominated by pine, grapefruit, and floral notes.

Lowish carbonation from the cask and a smooth, light mouthfeel. Grapefruit and floral hops up front with gentle toffee biscuit. Pleasant pine bitterness and just a hint of booze on the finish.

Would never peg this at 9% - really smooth and very tasty hop-forward IIPA.

Serving type: cask

11-13-2011 14:48:41 | More by grittybrews
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Homo Erectus from Walking Man Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.