Arbor Brewing Buzzsaw Ale | Arbor Brewing Company

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Arbor Brewing Buzzsaw AleArbor Brewing Buzzsaw Ale

Brewed by:
Arbor Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by GRPunk on 09-23-2012

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Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 166
Reviews by sennin:
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4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A- This beer looks very average, there really isn't a whole lot to add other than that. It basically looks like any other IPA.

S- Smell is a completely different story, this beer has a rather unique smell to it. I am picking up oranges, lemons- lot's of citrus notes. But there is a slight, almost strawberry like scent to the beer as a well, and it works very very well. More than that I can even smell a very sweet scent of mango and guava, not overpowering but incredibly pleasant, smell is not overpowering either, near perfect. Very nice.

T- Doesn't really follow the smell too much. But you do get a lot of an orange taste in here, which I think could be coming from the citra hops. Lots of grapefruit up front- relatively bitter. Citrus tastes of lemon zest present themselves on the back end. I'm also picking up something like blood oranges throughout the drinking session.

M- Syrupy as it warms, slight carbonation but not overpowering. Silky on tongue, consistency is caramel like.

Overall, this is a very good beer. Much better than Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale in my opinion. It is also rather easy drinking. Arbor Brewing Company is usually not all that great, but this one definitely impressed me a good amount. A quality brew for sure.

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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


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Arbor Brewing Buzzsaw Ale from Arbor Brewing Company
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