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Fat Weasel Ale - Steinhaus Brewing Co.

Fat Weasel AleFat Weasel Ale

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BA SCORE
70
okay

214 Ratings
THE BROS
74
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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 18.12%


Brewed by:
Steinhaus Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-19-2001)
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cthulu81

Virginia

2.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

So I had a guy tell me the other day that this was his favorite IPA. He mentioned Smutty IPA, Two Hearted and Loose Cannon in the same conversation, so I kind of figured he knew a bit more than your average beer imbiber.Hmmm. Not so much. I wouldn't even think of classifying this beer as an IPA, and have doubts that is even an ale to begin with, other than the packaging claim, that is. Honestly to me it comes across as a hoppy bock, which isn't a bad thing, just completely unexpected. Certainly there are no hops in the nose; it is dominated by a sweet, almost sticky aroma. It is all malt in the mouth as well, with an delayed bit of generic bittering mid-palate that is then subsumed by a maple-caramel finish down the back of the tongue. To be honest, I don't terribly dislike this beer, and for 5.99 a 6er will probably pick up another when I am next in Trader Joes (it is one of their many, many store brands), but I have not idea why this guy thought it could ever, ever begin to stand in the same race as Two Hearted or Smutty. In the end it is a decent brew, not obnoxiously made, with a kick bracing enough to quell those 'friends' of yours who insist on only MBC. But dude, it ain't an IPA. Seriously...

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2008 01:38:59 | More by cthulu81
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Fat Weasel Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
70 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.