Sticky Hands
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Oregon, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #160
Ranked #1,115
4.32 | pDev: 7.64%
Nov 20, 2022
Apr 15, 2013
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Notes: Offering a luscious blend of flavor and drinkability, this Hop Experience Ale features ample additions of sticky, lupulin-packed hops, grown in the Pacific Northwest. The result is an aromatic blast of citrus, tropical fruit, and dank herb that transitions into resinous hop flavor and a delightfully balanced finish.
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Rated: 4.27 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Nov 20, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by BabaBeer from California

Aug 10, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by khurtwilliams from New Jersey

Mar 11, 2022
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Rated by caseysbeery

1.54/5  rDev -64.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75
They need to change the name of this beer... it doesn't hold up to modern "sticky" beer.
Feb 25, 2022
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Rated by h8r from New York

4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Excellent DIPA. Best in Oregon?
Jan 18, 2022
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Rated by Jugs_McGhee from Australia

3.21/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Nov 29, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Murky golden body with a white head. Aromas of big citrus and pine with decent weedy dankness on the backend. Taste really emphasizes grapefruit, orange, and lesser so lime, with sharp pine cutting through leaving herbal and dank notes in its path. Hop bitters really translate well, but wetter than expected though never getting resinous, finish is crisp. Nice west coast dipa
Oct 28, 2021
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Reviewed by beerjerk666 from Florida

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 16 oz can. Pkgd 08/23/21.
Pours out a hazy golden orange body. White bubbly head that dissipated to a halo ring along the edge of the glass and leaves plenty of tacky lacing.
Strong resinous hoppy aromas of grapefruit and pine, deep and dank.
Taste is all about that resinous pine and citrus. Bitterness and resinous notes coat the tongue. A nice lasting citrus taste of orange and grapefruit lingers.
Overall, a terrific DIPA! Looks great, smells terrific and tastes awesome. A real winner.
Oct 24, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

Oct 12, 2021
Rated: 4.26 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Sep 27, 2021
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Reviewed by BigIronH from Michigan

4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours bright gold/light amber. A finger of white foam, reducing to a ring that chases the liquid down in heavy lacing. Smell is tart citrus. Lime, orange, bitter hop, malt. Taste follows suit. Tropical fruit. Citrus, dank hop, bitterness. Feel is full and velvety but still crisp and refreshing. Excellent WCIPA. Would enjoy again. Often.
Aug 01, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by Icka31 from Ohio

Jul 24, 2021
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Reviewed by Limazulu from Idaho

4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A-bright gold, modest haze, nice smooth foam with retention
S-powerful shot out of the can - as west coast as a hazy can get
T-like a nice herb garden malt smoothie. No tropical fruits here... all dank herbs. Above average bitter, below average sweet
M-Medium body but unique sticky smooth texture. Below avg carbonation.
O-Wished that I had picked up more than one while I was in Western Washington
Jul 17, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by zestd from Idaho

Jul 12, 2021
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Reviewed by bitterandstout from Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look: Dark golden pour two finger head in a Teku.
Smell: nose is full of citrus, pine and herbs. Fairly dank.
Taste: follows nose, with orange and more dank herbal notes and the taste of conifers. This is a complex flavour.
Feel: Mouth feel is good, low carbonation. flavour stays on the palate forever.
This is what an Imperial should be. Love the lupulin!
Jun 09, 2021
Rated: 4.29 by SushiSakeBeer from Oregon

May 27, 2021
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Reviewed by RedBalloon from Washington

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
16oz can dated 2/23/21 poured into a Teku on 3/20/21.

2" of white, fluffy head. Golden translucent color.

Strong tropical fruit aromas with citrus and herbal dankness. Smells more like cannabis as it warms.

Flavors follow the nose with some drying and a bitter, resinous finish. Tastes more like cannabis as it warms.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and sticky with low effervescence.

A delicious Imperial IPA with assertive hop aromas and flavors. Good amount of dying and bittering and nice, sticky mouthfeel. Very weedy.
Apr 04, 2021
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Reviewed by IPAJoeOregon from Oregon

4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Incredible explosion of dry hops, hops, citrus, and pine all infused.

This is a very complex beer so have a lighter fluffier beer beforehand if your gonna have more than one.

The flavours are deep rich and intense with notes of pine citrus and a nice dry hop bite.

Love this beer anytime of year! But especially during a cold snap, or in contrast a hot dry summer day! It fits both moods so equally that a comparison would do disservice to each! It handles differently in heat than in cold.

Just have a glass of water if in the heat! Rich flavorful and beautiful!
Feb 26, 2021
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Reviewed by HappyBeers from Oregon

4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Hazy, golden yellow, with a nice, thick off-white head, this guy looked good in my glass. Nice head retention. Super hop forward, sweet and malty, with a sharp citrus kick. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, and indeed a little sticky! I thought this was really well balanced, and a really great representation of an IPA.
Jan 11, 2021
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Reviewed by ManapuaMan from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Excited to get my hands on this - viewed from afar it sounds like the PNW version of Heady.

Drank straight from the can. No visual

Resin, pine, pakalolo, grapefruit, guava. Leafy green, earthy.

Chewy, sticky (!), coats the mouth but not overwhelming. Big IPA with a hop punch. Awesomely bitter with a sharp citrus kick.
Oct 23, 2020
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Reviewed by garymuchow from Minnesota

4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Many thanks to my 2nd child for bringing this back to me on his trip to the left coast.
Somewhat sticky and robust hop aroma. Mix with fruit, grass and resin. A little pushing of limits getting to the odd excess that hops can get, but that is not overwhelming.
Only slightly cloudy golden body capped with a dense white head.
Robust hop flavors, with a slight edge of excess. Pretty intense bitterness lays itself down and also helps dry out the finish. A little fruit, with much more grass, herbal weediness and resin.
Feel is thin side of moderate but a heavier sticky quality is nice. Seems to feel and drink bigger than 8.1%. A smoothing tight carbonation helps the feel quite a bit as well.
This is fun and interesting, but I think the hopping is a little bit of a mess, lacking in some clarity and definition in flavors.
Sep 08, 2020
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This is a double dry hopped version of this ale. Very dense dry white head. Slightly murky medium orange with some golden highlights. Lush aroma of candied, caramelized mandarin orange peel with just a whiff of pine. Sharp mandarin orange peel flavor & finish as well.
Aug 20, 2020
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Rated by PKasten_OhioBeer from Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Fantastic IPA, my immediate thought was how easily it went down. Piney notes with a citrusy finish lead to a tasty well balanced IPA
Aug 13, 2020
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
That is a really well executed DIPA. Goes down so quickly, nice resin and pine along with a solid citrus and floral frontend, moderate caramel backbone. Very balanced!
Jul 31, 2020
Rated: 4.35 by loganburgh from Michigan

Jul 22, 2020
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Reviewed by CraigDeMoss from Kansas

4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Hazy yellow-gold, good amount of head. Pine and citrus, grapefruit and lemon, resinous hop bitterness, dank. Smooth and full on the palate, frothy, slightly drying. Overall very good, well-balanced, a nice buzz. Recommended
Jul 14, 2020
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Reviewed by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.39/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
16oz can (dated 6/22 [I think, it variously looked like 22, 23, and 29, depending on light. I hate dates printed on the bottom rim] )poured into 14oz teku. Poured a very hazy dark yellow color with an inch of dull white head that had good retention and OK lacing.

Lots of pine and citrus hops in the nose, with no real malt profile. Similar on the tongue, with some frooty hops added, and a nice touch of bitterness on the finish.

The body was medium and had a medium finish. Drinkability was good, no issues. Overall, a solid and enjoyable brew, worth a shot if you see it.
Jul 09, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Jun 27, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by aasher from Indiana

Jun 24, 2020
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Reviewed by TheBricenator from Oregon

4.61/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Look: Opaque yellow-orange with a pillowy, white head that eventually recedes to ½ finger with good lacing
Aroma: Whoa. Orange/citrus, passionfruit, dank, pine resin, fir, herbal notes – deep, complex, and awesome. I’m not detecting any alcohol heat on the nose
Taste: Follows nose but much more pronounced. Orange/citrus and dank up front, followed and joined quickly by the strong herbal and coniferous notes. Aggressive hop bite at the finish and somewhat dry as well. This screams West Coast IPA/IIPA through and through
Mouthfeel: Solid. Not too chewy or thin, but definitely full. Carbonation is medium-high and for the ABV, I find this to be dangerously drinkable
Overall: I’ve been lucky enough to get my hands on this gem for years but never took tasting notes on it until recently (recently took to doing so with most beers I drink). This is one awesome hybrid IPA/IIPA and the hop bill is right up my alley as well. Super bomb. Regularly found fresh (my can was packaged 3/23/20 and I consumed on 3/31/20) and dangerous as it keeps beckoning for more sips, but at 8.1%, be aware it can sneak up. One of the best – especially in a sea of well-made and tasty IPAs/IIPAs
Jun 08, 2020
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
06/07/20 can @ home
Jun 07, 2020
Rated: 4.27 by Twal from Colorado

Jun 03, 2020
Rated: 3 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 03, 2020
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Clear, golden hued body; lively carbonation; thick and sculpted white head. Muted dank and weedy aroma; a bit of pine. Mellow biscuit malt base with a tasty hop bitterness snap; some berry-like esters. Heavy body; fairly smooth with just a hint of coarseness; mildly sticky; rather dry overall.

This beer delivers a rather nice and balanced imperial IPA experience. In this instance, I'd say the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Well-rounded, balanced and nuanced, this beer delivers the goods...
May 19, 2020
Rated: 4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

May 14, 2020
Rated: 4.13 by Seshin from California

May 11, 2020
Rated: 4.46 by WDJersey from Colorado

May 10, 2020
Rated: 4.2 by smithj4 from New York

May 08, 2020
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Reviewed by Reidrover from Oregon

4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
16 oz can bought from Lifesource Natural Market in Salem OR,
Deep golden ale ..slight haze. Large thick creamy white head.
Aroma very nice fruity yet resinous aroma r papaya and mango even..mixed with spicy herbs..toffee malts .
Taste similar to the aroma...but much more bitterness..there is a lot of hops in this..fresh and invigorating.
Great mouth feel..moves easy for one so strong....little sign of the alcohol..leads to immense drinkability.
Very good beer..a regional favorite up here.
May 04, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is somewhat hazy yellow in color. It poured with a short white head that left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of dank grapefruit and herbal hops are present in the nose along with notes of grapefruit.
T: Like the smell, the taste is rather dank and has lots of flavor of herbal hops with notes of grapefruit and hints of pine, the latter of which lingers into the finish. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA really shined in a beer that was quite dank and herbal. The alcohol wasn't very noticeable from the taste.

Serving type: can
May 02, 2020
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