Heavy Seas - Thank You, Thank You Very Much - Heavy Seas Beer
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3.6/5 rDev -10.2%
Bottle thanks to bmanning. Served in a tulip.
Pours a light copper color with a very thin head. This falls quickly to a bubbly cap without any lacing. The nose is fairly strong with a lot of tropical-fruit from the hops. There is also a bit of tangerine and citrus. The taste is a bit grainy with some of the tropical and citrus fruits that were in the nose. The hop flavor is definitely a bit mild and there is some lightly-sweetened malt in the background. The feel is of a medium body with a good amount of carbonation though there isn't really all that much bitterness. Decent enough; the nose is definitely the highlight.
12-20-2010 01:12:32 | More by Thorpe429
3.6/5 rDev -10.2%
With pine and citrus at the forefront, this imperial ipa balances hop flavor and bitterness with toffee malts for a beer on the sweeter side of the style.
Malty sweet aromas start with a medium caramel note but develops into toffee and butterscotch. Grassy hops swirl with citrusy white grapefruit, orange peel, and soft herbs for a complex nose that never allows hops nor malts to dominate.
Grainy-sweet flavors kick things off while the beer eventaully drops the grain flavor in favor of toffee taste and the rise of hops at mid palate. Citrus flavor gain intensity and borrow flavors of fresh grasses, herbs, and pine for a sharply resiny bitter finish.
Medium creaminess carries a bit more of a sugary weight from the balancing malts. Though hops and alcohol combine for a semi-dry finish, there's too much lingering malt sweetness and stickiness to allow for complete dryness. A late return of grain flavors accompany the resiny bitterness that linger into the next sip.
A pleasant enough imperial ipa with a few character flaws but are easy enough to ignore unless going under review. Still, with the plethora of great ipa's out there, this one really gets lost in the shuffle.
05-25-2011 15:42:14 | More by BEERchitect
3.7/5 rDev -7.7%
22 oz bottle into an oversized tulip glass.
Pours a clear copper, with 2 robust and foamy fingers of bright-white head. Retention is fantastic, with a nice visible continual carbonation release and the head sticks around the head sticks around with a smaller, but no less rich, ½ finger of stiff froth. This just completely drenches the sides of the glass with creamy lacing that hangs in a sticky latticework. Floral, leafy, and herbal hops drive the front portion of the nose, before tropical fruit notes swoop in off the sides, and sugary smelling grains run through the center of things. There isn't a whole lot of bitterness to the aroma, maybe just light greenish grapefruit character. I'm picking up just a smidge of alcohol warmth as well.
The taste is much more bitter feeling, with grapefruit juice cutting across the tongue like a knife but is tempered on the edges by tropical fruit notes of orange & mango, as well as some toasted grainy sweetness from the malts. This finishes with lingering fruit and sugars, as well as a layer of gritty bitter citrus rind that lies heavy on the tongue with dryness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, maybe even a bit fuller, with more of a soft and creamy feel on the edges, which then pulls together into more of a prickly feel as it hits the tongue. This is mostly pretty slick and easy feeling for the size, as that 8% ABV is very nicely hid here, except for just a tiny bit of warmth that soaks the back of the throat about every other sip or so.
In their pantheon of IPAs so far from Clipper City, this wasn't quite as flavorful and accessible as the Loose Cannon IPA but was definitely a step up from the overly boozy mess that was the Big DIPA. This was well balanced and easy drinking for the size but the profiles never really did grab me like I was hoping they would. I think I paid $6 for this bomber and that seems just about right for what I got out of this.
12-22-2010 17:50:53 | More by Kegatron
3.7/5 rDev -7.7%
15th anniversary ale from Heavy Seas...is it possible a decent DIPA.
Beer is orange and clear with moderate to low carbonation and a thin head of small tiny white bubbles. Thin head breaks slowly leaves lacing on the glass. Looks good!
Aroma is sweet and piny. Earthy hop notes, its a little malty in the aroma but overall very pleasant.
Well, the beer falls a little flat in the flavor department. There is a nice earthiness to the hop palate but the finish is a ghost of a bitterness that crawls like a shadow across your palate the more I drink. There is an almost alcohol bite to this thing. It's decent but not ground breaking.
12-23-2010 02:23:58 | More by drabmuh
District of Columbia
3.73/5 rDev -7%
Picked up a bottle at the brewery tonight. Tried it on tap and from the firkin there. Saving this isn't going to do it any favors so I thought comparing all 3 would be interesting. 22 oz undated bottle poured into a nonic. This artwork, like all of their "artwork"...
Pours a perfectly clear, light copper color with a massive rocky light cream colored head. Excellent retention and lacing. Huge pine and spruce hop aroma with a mild solvent twinge near the finish that knocks half a point off my score. Mouthfeel starts medium thick, mildly syrupy and finishes watery thin with a general lack of carbonation throughout. Like the aroma and mouthfeel, the flavor starts initially promising with resiny and piney bitter hops on the front of the palate. The minimal carbonation catches up with the finish, ending syrupy and caramel sweet with a potent alcohol punch. Overall this walks the line somewhere between a single and imperial IPA, with characteristics of each. This is certainly an improvement over their Big DIPA but I'd still prefer Loose Cannon. I'm not going to review the other two I had tonight, but I'd rate this behind the draft version which benefitted greatly from the additional carbonation. Personally I thought this particular beer was a complete miss on cask. Regardless, if you get a chance, definitely try this, but don't sweat missing it; drink a Loose Cannon instead.
12-09-2010 02:45:11 | More by yourefragile
3.9/5 rDev -2.7%
On cask at Max's tonight.
The beer pours a slightly hazy orange color with good head retention and nice lacing all around. The nose is attractive, showing mandarin orange, a hint of maraschino cherry, pine and white pepper. The flavor profile replicates the nose, though the cask version is a bit sweeter then the draft version, and there's a bit more alcoholic heat in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a fairly long, dry and bitter finish. Drinkability is pretty good, though the noticeable alcohol detracts just a bit in that regard.
A solid effort, but I think this is another IPA that does not lend itself well to cask conditioning.
12-16-2010 23:05:24 | More by John_M
4.18/5 rDev +4.2%
Poured into a pint glass giving off aromas of apple. Off white bubbles and a three finger head. Very clear light copper/gold body with easy to see carbonation. Real nice looking pint here with minimal lacing.
Bouquet is quite good. Not small but not big consisting of a first hop nose and small bread/biscuit aroma. Afterwards gives way to a floral scent of lavender. Perfectly balanced quite nice, I dig it quite alot, but I will admit it is not very much in Double style which forces me to give it slightly lower grade.
Taste is a very wet consistency and a hop tang in mid palate. Upon swallowing is a sweet apple taste with some hop finish. A little alcohol noticeable but nothing too big and heavy like most doubles. Second swallowing will also bring out the floral notes. This brew seems to fall and feel somewhere in the between standard American and a Double IPA.
Easily drinkable and a good present to everyone who likes Heavy Seas. Thanks very much indeed.
01-06-2011 00:50:21 | More by smakawhat
4.05/5 rDev +1%
I was a little annoyed that they didn't send this one to NOVA, I'd like to think those of us within an hour of the brewery would be considered their home market as well. Anyway, thanks go out to a coworker who picked this up for me in her local MD store.
Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Dogfish shaped pint glass. It poured a slightly darker amber color with an active and frothy white head filling the top inch of the glass. The head settled after a minute or so but left some pretty good lacing as it did.
The aroma shows a lot of pine and grapefruit with some pineapple and mango notes coming through as well. The hoppiness has a pretty nice sweetness to it mixing with the tropical fruit citrus flavors. Very nice aroma overall.
The taste also mixes the grapefruit and pine hoppiness with some of the more tropical, pineapple and mango flavors. It has some nice sweetness to it but also finishes with a moderate bitterness. Nice mix of hoppy flavors to it overall.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good for me, I really liked the hoppiness it brought. The tropical fruit flavors are my favorite hoppy flavors, and this one did them pretty well. The sweetness and the bitterness worked pretty well together as well. Nice range of flavors and a very nice beer overall.
01-15-2011 22:35:43 | More by billab914
4/5 rDev -0.2%
Bottle shared by Lee - thanks!
Pours a clear copper color with a 1.5-finger slightly off-white head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving decent lacing.
Smells of crisp pale malts with good amounts of floral and light citrus hops. Also present are hints of herbal hops and mild amounts of slightly buttery vanilla.
Tastes very similar to how it smells. Mildly sweet pale malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by light vanilla and citrus hops. Midway through the sip the vanilla fades and the flavor profile dries out a bit with the addition of earthy and slightly herbal hops. The hops carry through to a moderately bitter ending.
Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.
Drinkability is also good. I didn't have any problems finishing my glass and could have another.
Overall no other IPA I've had from Heavy Seas has yet to live up to Loose Cannon. Still, this beer is a decent beer for the style and is worth a shot if you can find it.
02-14-2011 23:12:15 | More by glid02
3.58/5 rDev -10.7%
Bomber (huge thx to johnmichaelson!!) poured into my Murphy's Stout tulip, Thank You, Thank You Very Much is clear gold with a white head that leaves scattered lace.
Smell is a pretty hoppy, sweeter citrus fruits, nice tangerine, an earthy, stemmy character as well.
Taste is pretty good as well, fairly hoppy but not blistering, more of the citrus, the sweetness accentuated by the noticeable but clean alcohol character. The stem taste comes through as well, manifest in a peanut like flavor.
Mouthfeel is oily, slick and dry, fairly light body.
Drinkability is pretty good, a relatively balanced DIPA. Perhaps a bit underwhelming for an anniversary DIPA, but then again my palate is skewed to NW style, which this clearly is not. Glad I got to try, but would not seek out again.
12-30-2010 03:48:53 | More by ccrida
District of Columbia
3.9/5 rDev -2.7%
Fair IPA, not particularly outstanding as an anniversary ale but rather welcome. Thank you Clipper City - Heavy Seas.
Presentation: 22 oz brown bottle. Perfunctory pirate skull themed label on this occasion with a take on Elvis Presley. The thing is so trite and badly done that at this point it is almost likable. Side narrative notes anniversary occasion and thanks the drinkers-supporters of the brewery on this their 15th anniversary. Notes style, and shows Alc. by Vol. (8%) Served in a tulip glass.
A - Gold pour with a fair frothy head, average retention with fair touches of lacing.
S - Good hoppy nose, grapefruit and citrus, a bit subdued.
T - Nicely balanced range of hops, grapefruit, a touch of sweet malt in the background, hint of turpentine...
M - Medium/light body with medium carbonation and a nice small bite in the finish.
D - Works rather well as generic quality IPA, which is actually not a bad thing to be.
Notes: Similar to the Loose Cannon Hop3, sure, maybe slightly better looking and with a touch below in the aroma. While nice, it´s nothing particularly admirable and sure enough a bottle of Loose Cannon would do the trick also nicely instead. But in any case, and given its proximity, and the role that this brewery has played in the past in my beer education, thank you, thank you indeed!
12-22-2010 05:00:26 | More by Daniellobo
4.18/5 rDev +4.2%
Very solid pale orange color. Some decent sticky lacing on the glass. Huge floral aroma-very citrus like as well-big blast of grapefruit up front. Very strong and solid hop presence against a sweet, sticky malt backbone. Piney and resin like. Just enough alcohol to let you know the abv but is not detrimental to the overall flavor. Body could use a boost for my liking. Overall very nice and enjoyable. I can see doing this while fresh for sure. Would not think it is one to linger in the fridge.
12-18-2010 03:27:20 | More by lackenhauser
4.2/5 rDev +4.7%
Got this bad boy from Crabbicuss in N00b BIF 4. Thanks a lot man.
Poured a cloudy golden color with a a little bit of off white head. Pretty good lacing on this one as well.
Smell was very nice with caramel malt upfront and hops throughout.
Taste was pretty balanced. Not quite as hoppy as I expected but still a very good beer.
Medium mouthfeel. This beer was smooth and very easy to drink.
I really enjoyed this beer. I'd love to drink it again although I'm not sure if I'll get a chance or not. Looks like it's s one time release. I highly recommend it though if you can get your hands on one.
05-17-2011 23:30:17 | More by richkrull
4/5 rDev -0.2%
The last cask of Thank You, Thank You Very Much served at the brewery
A - Served with a golden-orange body with a little clarity...a bubbly white head formed but was gone quickly...not much retention showed but nice lacing
S - The nose is full of fresh, juicy hops mixed with some grassy notes as well as bready malt
T - All of the notes from the aroma can be found in the flavor...there is a quick blast of citrus hops upfront that allow the beer to start off sweet and juicy...it turns the show over to the malts in the middle and they have a caramel flavor for more sweetness...but also in the middle the hops come out as earthy and grassy...the malts are also coming across with some graininess...the finish is full of bitter hops
M - Medium bodied...smooth cask feel...nice balance throughout the beer...bitter finish
O - This beer showed off a nice nose, good balance, and a bitter finish...overall it was a good beer and I'm happy to have had a few from the final cask...now on to the comparisons...this one falls right between Loose Cannon and Big DIPA...it doesn't live up to Loose Cannon but it's miles above Big DIPA
04-05-2011 12:44:42 | More by thain709
3.3/5 rDev -17.7%
Heavy Seas Thank You..., bottled version, bought at Connecticut Avenue Liquor in DC.
Appearance: Looks like a single IPA, kind of like Dogfish 60 or other standard IPA. A very transparent orange/amber color. Perfect one-finger head, very white, carbonated and bubbly. Lacing is minimal.
Smell: Very subdued. Some soft malts and hops, very thin otherwise. Booze at the end. Medicinal aromas. A disappointing nose.
Taste: Nice bitterness coating the roof of the mouth and infiltrating the teeth. Some pineapple/tropical fruit. Pretty average otherwise.
Mouthfeel: Good for an APA/IPA, but not quite right for a DIPA. Good carbonation, medium body and flavor. I would expect this to be 5.5% instead of 8%.
Drinkability: Good, but disappointing. Alcohol is well hidden, but really, is this a Double IPA??
I love Heavy Seas, but this beer is one big letdown.
01-15-2011 04:08:02 | More by DoubleSimcoe
4.18/5 rDev +4.2%
Split a bomber, poured in a flared glass.
A: clear copper orange; little head, carb streams are ok
S: hops very fragrant, with hints of grapefruit; aroma lingers nicely
T: sweeter IPA than normal; very complex; nearly a double IPA; invites lingering
M: nice buzz
D: very powerful, too much for quick multiples
Overall, this is a great way to finish off a beer session (as happened last night)
01-28-2011 19:32:12 | More by Arithmeticus
4.25/5 rDev +6%
Found the bottle with Elvis on it very inviting and bought this beer! I poured it into my crystal mug and the color was a beautiful clear copper. A two finger high, off white head builds and dissipates into patchy lacing.
Smelling the beer I detect mostly sweet notes like caramel , honey, toffee and some fruit like mango and pear.
Tasting the beer you will be greeted up front with a rich sweet pallette. Caramel and toffee are dominating at first, but honey and sweet malty notes take charge soon. In the middle the hops start to take control. At first some fruity and citrusy hops pick up the lead and balance the sweetness ofvthe beginning. Then at the end more bitter hops turn the table into a mild earthy bittersweet ending. Very nicely done!
I like the idea of thanking the consumer with a special anniversary brew. This one has a good kick to it!
I am glad, I have this beer in my collection.
06-24-2011 02:35:29 | More by Hopfenpeter
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