Brewer's Alley Resinator | Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery

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Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery
Maryland, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Higravity on 09-15-2005

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 20
Photo of bubseymour
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at a restaurant. They called it Brewer's Alley "Sneaky Pete" but couldn't find anything called that on the website but Resinator was the only listed DIPA so I'm assuming this is it.

Was a very piney/resiny hopped IPA and a touch boozy. A decent big IPA but not generally the style I prefer.

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Photo of Jimmys
2.67/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

sampled on-tap at the RFD Strong Ale Tasting 2/26/12. review from notes.

A: a very bright, almost golden, amber hue.
S: the aroma is sort of subdued for a DIPA. more malty, chewy notes are noticed then anything hoppy. reminds me of an English mild meets doppelbock. with the lack of a hop presence, i gotta assume this isnt the freshest offering of Resinator....
T: finally get some hops here. an underlying chalky bitterness throughout the sip. a little fruity. chocolate. finish is bitter and dry.
M: average carbonation on a medium body.
D: im pretty confused here. i thought the MC at the tasting said this was a doppelbock, but the brewer claims it is a DIPA. hmmm, seems like there are more doppelbock notes than anything else. regardless, this was one of the most boring brews at the Tasting where there was a lot of big flavors in each glass. even on its own, i wasnt too impressed with this brew.

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Photo of bonbini26
4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap on 01-02-09

A- Deep ruby red color with a medium head

S- wow grapefruit/pine bomb, but very balanced and not overwhelming very nice

T- Sweet malt bitterness. The bitterness cut through the malts and really finished nicely

M- Medium body for a DIPA, you can see by the ABV that it isn't as heavy as most DIPA's

D- Excellent drinkability for a DIPA. I could drink these all night with no problem. Overall a very nicely balanced DIPA, highly recommended

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Photo of joeysmokedporter
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from the hand pump in a tulip glass at Brewer's Alley in Frederick.

A: very light tan, orange head with good retention, tightly beaded as a result of the hand pump. Beer is clear amber/red color.

S: full of hops, piney, citrus, grapefruit. Some alcohol-like aroma as well.

T: full of hops. starts with the resiny, piney flavor, almost like tasting a hop pellet. Malt finds its way in, a slight bread flavor in the middle, then finishes with a long bitterness in the aftertaste. The aftertaste lingered for a while after I left the bar.

M: somewhat light, a little sticky, and almost puckering in the end. Lightness probably a result of the cask, with very low carbonation.

D: Although an enjoyable beer, the balance was too far toward the hops for me to consume more than one. A good beer for true hopheads.

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Photo of oneeyedhoolie
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this at lunch at Brewers Alley. As I said with another review, I went and got some ink done after lunch so I can't recall all the technical jargon. I found this beer to be quite drinkable and tasty. I did find it a bit heavy syrupy though. It didn't taste like a typical double IPA but it was very good. I found this to be better than the other beer I had. It was served in a pint glass and had a good sized head. Mouthfeel was good and it smelled fantastic. I had a light lunch so this beer surprisingly knocked me pretty decently. I plan on going back for another taste in the near future.

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a Growler vom Fass at the Brew Pub the day before. The liquid is a ruby amber, nice carbonation.The head pours 2 finger bid and off white, nice lace. Quite good looking.
The smell is Big bitter hops and a malty presents trying to come out.
The taste is big bitter DIPA hops. Some malt trying to balance but just cant do it, In a DIPA that is not always do able. Nice try though.
The mouthfeel works fine it is a full and robust brew. And good carbonation in a growler.
Th drinkability is good. This beer could be maltier, but it is good, Drinkable, and bold. Well Done. Prosit MK

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Photo of sacfly
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From two sets of tasting notes.

From the name I thought I was getting a doppelbock. Was delivered to the table and looked reddish brown and dark. There was a bit of a head with medium sized tan bubbles. As soon as I drew it to my nose I realized this is no doppelbock. Pine and grapefruit hop aroma. Then I thought about the name againÂ… Keep the resin, lose the ator.

First taste was a ripping dose of bitterness with only a hint of sweet malt trying to fight its way in there. Bitterness, bitterness, and more bitterness. Long, lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium to heavy body.

Overall, a quality beverage if you like IIPAs that are completely out of balance. I do. Surprising drinkability. Had three of these the first night and would have had more if time permitted.

Note: I have had this on more than one occasion and in the latest batch I perceived a hint of chocolate in the taste. An interesting and welcome addition. Added a bit of complexity to the full out hop assault. I hope it stays in there!

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Photo of Higravity
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Resinator is a good name for this beer. A double IPA that focuses on the flavor hops and leaves you with a mouth full of resinous enamel eating hop flavor. It looked like a dark amber with a off white head and lots of lacing. The smell was lacking a bit as it could have used some bold hop smell, but overall it was a nice citrus spice covering all hints of malt with some alcohol sneaking in. It taste up front of deep bitterness that blended into a nice malt sweetness covered in piney citrus spice of hop flowers. The hop flavor where not definded and instead just assaulted the taste buds. Overall the body was nice a thick and this was more than just a one glass affair.

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Brewer's Alley Resinator from Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery
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