Arbor Brewing Buzzsaw Ale | Arbor Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arbor Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
arborbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GRPunk on 09-23-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
165
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
10.37%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
32
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 165
Reviews by Beric:
Photo of Beric
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving: On tap, 4oz sampler
Served: 17 June 2013

Appearance: Exactly what you would expect from an IPA- a nice deep golden color with a big white head (even one that sticks around in the small sampler size due to the hops in the beer), that laces down the side. You can see the carbonation bubbling up from the bottom of the glass, which makes this beer look pretty great.

Smell: You can definitely smell an assertive hop presence in the nose that really drowns out everything else. Definitely floral, rather than citrusy, in my opinion.

Taste: A really great beer. One that the hops take center stage and really hit you with nice floral notes. Good in the sampler for sure, and I wonder how a pint would be. The taste is really great for a micro-brewery's IPA, which always tend to be lacking a bit towards the hop extremes most craft beer people like, but this one is one of the best micro-brew IPAs I've had.

Mouthfeel: Feels nice and full-bodied on the tongue, rather than watery like some other micro-beer IPAs. Good carbonation.

Overall: A really great beer, and one I would certainly order again if I was feeling in the mood for a hoppy beer (which, if you can believe it, isn't always). Would certainly recommend this to those who like hops.

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Bottle into tulip

Appearance - Pale orange, gold, about 1 finger white head.

Smell - Pungent pine, resin, grapefruit and slight pineapple.

Taste - Flavor of pine, grapefruit, good balance between bitter and tart. Slight ground pepper spiciness. Light malts with a subtle roastiness, dried out piny bitterness at the end that lingers as the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, medium carbonation, crisp, refreshing.

Overall - Good beer. With this brewed year round you can't go wrong trying it. Lots of hoppy character that is sure to grab your attention right off the bat.

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Purchased at Champagne's $2.99 for a 12oz bottle. Served at 6deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a 2" high white head that lasts for 2mins before film out. Very dark gold colour and unfiltered

S- Nice sour character. After that the standard high sweetness heavy malt starts to shine through

T- Nice blend of bitter and sweet. Nothing outrageous but it's all there in malt, yeast and hops.

M- Nice and dry with a great tartness that almost stings at times which is why the extra quarter point isn't there

O- Nice brew. Has a pleasant sipping nature that won't overpower you with sweetness or bitterness. Good for a nice fall cool night

Food Pairing

This rather good brew went very well with...... Hot sausage, egg, onion, rice and butter stir fry. Pretty easy to use up some leftovers quick

Enjoy

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