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Sticky Hands | Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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Sticky HandsSticky Hands

Brewed by:
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Oregon, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.25%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Sarlacc83 on 04-15-2013

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Reviews: 64 | Ratings: 324
Photo of strohme2
4.16/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden with orange highlights pour. Fluffy off white head that leaves a ring around the glass. Citrus, grapefruit, dank, resin. Dankness, honey, pine. I will say that it's a solid IPA with huge drinkability.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy golden color with off-white head. Aroma is mostly dank with some sweet, overripe some fruits. Taste starts with sweet fruits, dank hops, vegetal notes, medium bitterness on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Really good combination of New England style IPA taste but with more bitterness and a solid malt backbone.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this is awesome ipa, so rad that they are canning it now too, it really is something special, very northwestern, as good as anything i have had from these guys, how are they still flying under the radar?! this is a nice juicy ipa, but more balanced than any of the east coast hazy ones, every bit as hoppy and fresh. its sort of the best of both worlds here, that hops are intense, lots of dry hop, fruity notes, high citrus, but also a lot of big oily pine and bitterness, more of a classic and well rounded hop complexion, likely a mix of old and new school hops to achieve this level of depth there. its so dry and crisp too, crazy for a strong ipa, which almost never has this kind of mouthfeel, really carbonated and even refreshing. the hops stay on the tongue long, hop burps all day, super pungent and vegetal, lots and lots of intensity, peak of freshness, bold but not one of those kitchen sink beers, still some obvious attention to detail. it doesnt seem like it should be hard to make beer like this, but for whatever reason this is just so much better than most others out there. one of my favorite hoppy beers of the year this year!

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Photo of porntipsguzzardo
4.66/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

My new favorite IPA. Huge flowery, citrusy smell, and carries that through in the taste. What sets it apart for me is that little bit of piny, earthy funk that gives it a good undertone to the sweet flowery citrus hit. Nice lace down the side of the glass. Drink this beer.

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Photo of CRMartinez
4.64/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from keg to snifter at 40┬░ F at 11 PSI.
Color is a hazy golden hue with a very white head.
Smell was very piney as many NW IIPAs are, with peppery citrus nets as well.
Feel was on the money, with a medium body and a light feel on the mouth. Perfect carbonation thanks to some good v/v value advice from brewmaster.
Overall a true NW IIPA that is way too easy to drink.

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Photo of FFreak
4.39/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can poured into a wine glass. Pours almost clear, golden-yellow, with a finger of sticky, lacy head. Nice fruity, resinous aroma, featuring citrus and some tropical fruits. Taste follows with some pine and just a touch of dank bud, followed by honey and a nice soft bitter finish. Feel is just right, creamy, medium body, medium carbonation. Overall, a refined and delicious IPA.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - Hazy (hop oil) gold with a great white head and remaining lacing all along

S - Herbal, piney, citrusy, apricot, dank and peppery

T - Follow the smell but with great aggresivity. It's a lot about pepper here, less apricot than in the smell but it has some cannabis taste, nutty characteristic and pineapple

F - Fine carbonation, something of a bit

O - A good oily dank and very bitter DIPA, a bit boozy but not that much. Great stuff

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Photo of mdlb44
4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a great surprise. Picked this up on my last day in Portland and was so happy i did. In a world full of this style, this fully shines through. Great hop and malt balance.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Deep, dank, resinous and hoppy, the Block 15 brewers have struck gold- lupulin gold -with the sticky, dry and herbal fruitiness that's demonstrated in Sticky Hands imperial IPA.

The hop bomb pours with a heady, lacy, creamy layering of golden hues with cotton floating above. Its unassuming austere is interrupted by an herbal perfume of garlic, chive, cannabis and a fresh mowed lawn. As citrus and pine complement the symphony, the first sip strikes the tongue with a creamy honey, biscuit and faint caramel allure.

The malty sweetness quickly hits the backseat as the hops take the wheel at mid-palate. Red grapefruit, mandarin, pineapple, mango, apricot and papaya all burst on tongue with seducing effects. Completely under its spell, the tropical and citrus taste develops swiftly into a pungent, bitter and piney finish of botanical herb, mulled grasses and chivy cannabis.

Medium-full on the mouth, the creamy honey that hangs on continues to support the hops and hammers home their fruit radiancy, juicy and tangy character. That's the signature that gives Sticky Hands its unique and identifiable character. Spicy, fruit peel and compost trail into a surprisingly smooth after palate.

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Photo of Jimmys
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pounder can.

Dank resinous aroma. Citrus and pine to boot. A little vegetal hop matter in the drink but otherwise loaded and balanced. Really drinkable at this abv, hard to believe it's a double. Pretty hazy.

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Photo of mothman
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

White head. Golden color. Clear.

Earthy, piney, citrusy. Bready malts, but mainly hops. Some bitterness and stickiness. Resiny. Grapefruit,

Very solid dipa. Easy drinking and full of flavor.

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Photo of arizcards
4.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer poured golden with a beautiful white head that left some lacing in my pint.

Nose was near perfection, dank city with a hint of tropical fruits.

Taste is dank dominant with a nice tropical accent. It was bitter but there was no lingering bitterness left on the palate.

Mouthfeel was fantastic, very light for an 8% abv brew. I could sip this brew all day long!

Overall this is one awesome IIPA, definitely seek it out if you are in the Corvallis Oregon area!

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Photo of DannyPaleAles
4.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Maybe the best IIPA made in the best beer state in the Union. Dogfish Head Watch Out. Competition is here. The best beer in oregon and Crux knows it. At 8.25 percent it is in a class unknown to man. Full Body, yet so smooth on the finish. LINGERING like that last day of summer. My Favorite, btw how are people so critical of this beer? These so called experts with their noses in the air need a reality check....

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Photo of vitamin_g
4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really good IPA. Nice smell of fruit and light hops pine. Look is a beautiful golden-orange with solid off white head. Taste is great, well balanced and no hint of alcohol at all. A very very good IPA.

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Photo of Spinaltapped
4.09/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Acquired from a trade with the wonderful SurlyTwinsFan. Drank out of a Toppling Goliath King Sue teku.

Look: Poured with two and a half finger white head. Color is somewhere between pumpkin and orange peel. Semi-transparent, a bit cloudy. Low levels of down up tiny bubble carbonation. Average head retention but fantastic lacing. I'm a sucker for lacing.

Smell: Tropical fruit cocktail explosion (mango, papaya, etc), zested orange peel, sugary grapefruit, pine, a bit of green onion.

Taste: Pine, vegetal, floral flavors a lot more prevalent than on the nose. Grapefruit rind, floral bitterness that isn't overly strong but lingers, sweet malt punch towards the back.

Feel: Light end of medium bodied, low end of carbonation. Tongue coating and slick.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.47/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Deep gold with decent crust. 4
Killer mango, kronik, and lemon rind nose. 4.5
Chewy madeleine up front then pineapple, dank, mad tropical fruit, some grass, a hit of pine to end and chalky IBU linger. 4.5
Almost medium, quite salty, round. 4

Dah-m! So sticky, so light but so heavy. Manages dank, fruit, and a clean finish all at once. Keeps its balance in spite of its bigness. Stands up to repeated tastings. Keeps all the plates spinning. So not Vermont, which is nice for a change these days. Top 3 Oregon IPA. 4.75

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good light orange color, soapy 1/2" white head. Tropical fruit dank notes in the aroma, well dry hopped with ample proprietary aroma hops, citra and amarillo come to mind.

Taste, solid, dry, light pale toasted malts paired with juicy green vegetal dankness and more waves of tropical fruit in the vein of mango and papaya. Carbonation elevated and appropriate for style. Very good stuff.

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Photo of dipso123
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pint can
Slightly hazy, laced glass
Pleasantly hoppy aroma
Hop flavor with a very smooth bitterness
Carbonation and body are spot-on
Dangerously drinkable for 8.25%, seek out when ya can

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can. Pours deep hazy golden orange, thick fluffy white head with great retention, rings of sticky lace. Flavor of sweet malt with big piney hops, outstanding balance between the two. Floral finish. Thin to medium oily mouthfeel. Reminds me a lot of Todd the Axeman. Excellent DIPA.

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Photo of jtirpak22
4.96/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

From a 16oz can:

A - translucent orange, thick off white foam ~1.5 fingers
S - Juicy citrusy hops, some pine
T - Citrus, tropical fruit, and a bit of malt sweetness. Lingering bitter finish.
M - medium mouthfeel
O - One of, if not, the best IIPA I've had.

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Photo of snaotheus
4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can served in a pint glass. No date that I can see, although the can helpfully tells me, " Canned fresh -- best before yesterday." @mr-jj gave it to me on Friday and told me he bought it at the brewery, which is unlikely to stock old IPAs.

Pours clear golden with almost no head and a moderate amount of carbonation. Smell is terrific. Hop flowers, straight up. Smells like Yakima during harvest (I've been there). Love it.

Taste is slightly more moderate than I was hoping. I wanted a full on assault. Low on sweetness -- just enough to justify the hops. There's a little bit of honeysuckle, and a lot of hoppy floral bitterness.

Mouthfeel is dry and light. Overall, this is an excellent beer, which smells heavenly. I just want to keep smelling it.

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Photo of cherche
4.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: foggy orange, slightly darker than he average dipa
S: heavy in the floral and pine, nicely balanced
T: a little stickier and grassier than the nose but pretty nice
M: very think and sticky
O: very good dipa, not up to expectations set by prior ratings and word of mouth but still very good

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Photo of Bluecrow
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

1 cm velvety foam on pour from can, yellow with the merest haze. Tropical aroma with a bit of sharpness. Flavors are grapefruit-lemon, pine and mango at the end. Malt base and hop bitterness are in tune. Flavors persist. This is great.

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Photo of peensteen
4.54/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hazed golden orange colour, one finger of white head and some lace. Huge tropical fruit nose, juicy citrus fruit, tangerine, pineapple and grapefruit, pine needles with some malt on the back end as well. Taste has a nice hop bitterness up front, dank pine flavours, a bit fruity as well but mostly dank and resiny hops, dry with just a hint of malt. Light-Medium carbonation, dry and oily, medium full body. Incredible stuff, certainly a top tier DIPA, would certainly love to revisit this.

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Photo of jakecattleco
4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can of unknown age into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours golden with a finger of medium density white head that left ringed lacing. Nose surprisingly floral, expected more dank/earthy attributes. Taste matches the nose, wanted more dank to live up to the name! Mouthfeel was good, easy drinker, carbonation just right, and a finish that was slightly astringent and lingered. Want to revisit.

Updated from growler @ Growler Guys. Much more dankness, love it. Updated overall and taste to 4.5 from 4.0.

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