Sticky Hands | Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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Brewed by:
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Oregon, United States
block15.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.25%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.


Added by Sarlacc83 on 04-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#538
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
429
pDev:
6.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
67
Trade:
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Photo of Nunya
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of n2185
4.03/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
3.39/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This pours a dark yellow with plenty of suds and rings of foam in the big tumbler. Aroma of green tea and something like artichoke cooking water. Dank and sticky for sure, though it's more like beat you with the stick. Hoppy, bitter, leafy, and astringent in the aftertaste. A hint of grapefruit peel.

There is surprisingly little sweetness, though the malt is quite robust. Stone would be proud to brew this one. "Mo bittah, mo bettah," I believe is their motto. The pleasure decreases the more you sip on this, so I'm grateful for the high ABV at least. From the 16 oz can purchased at E Station in Bellyhampton, North Cascadia. The canned version is 8.1%.

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Photo of ChuckTom
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benish
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DOCRW
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Skellbop
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of draheim
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can (canned 4/23/2018) into a tulip. Pours a pale golden straw w/ a 1-finger loose sudsy head, patchy lace

Aroma is bright piney and citrusy hops, juicy and explosive.

Taste is dense with sticky resinous hops, sharply bitter and dank. Grapefruit rind. Pale neutral malt in the background but obviously this one is all about the lupulin.

Mouthfeel is oily and slick, seems about right for an 8.1% DIPA.

Overall a powerful, dank, delicious IPA.

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Photo of eppie82
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of morrowd3
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rrock44
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tjhumphrey1
4.64/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap, love this beer

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Photo of Cwarwick812
4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch #13 - Tropical Slam. 16 oz. Can courtesy of Rick. Nice piney hops, slick, slippery, mildly astringent. Excellent IPA, smooth and elegant. Tasty AF.

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Photo of NickSMpls
4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned exactly one month ago. Fresh enough for us. Slightly hazy pour, light head, light amber. Hoppy - piney aroma. Nice carbonation. It's a very high quality DIPA, smooth mouthfeel over strong hop flavors and not excessive bitterness. Flavors of pine, floral and just the hint of some malt. Very light on the aftertaste. The DIPA level of ABV is well, and dangerously, hidden.

Plenty of good DIPA out there. This one is is clearly in contention.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an unclear orange with thick, lovely head.

Smell is citrusy witg big waves of piney resin.

Taste is hugely citrusy and fruity, backed by a powerful piney resin and a strong bitterness. Wel balanced and just a hint of booze.

Mouthfeel is medium and sticky, slightly under carbonated.

Overall, a great West Coast IPA, powerfully bitter but still balanced.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mattias
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mschrei
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Brewed 12/19/17. I had one between January 10th and 14th, and it was amazing, but after having the second last night, I can say it is not a beer to let age more than three to four weeks, as while it was amazing, it definitely wasn't as good as it was when fresher. I guess that's why the can reads "best before yesterday". I'm thinking my score would be higher if I reviewed the first one I had.

Any way, it's a fun looking beer. It's a very cloudy gold orange with slight foam and lacing, plenty of particulates and carbonation. The smell is straight up danky hops, with a slight mild citrus presence. Taste starts with a dank bitterness than opens up into hoppiness and citrus and pine flavors. It's not as crisp and booming as it was when fresher, but it still has plenty of hop presence and flavor. It's a dry beer, but very mouth filling with a strong alcohol presence. It's an easy sipper and a very good beer, and I'd look forward to trying it again, only this time finishing them all off right off the bat instead of letting any age too long.

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Photo of zeledonia
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.09/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of elNopalero
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Canned less than a week ago!
Great warm tan gold color with a bountiful cap of foam. Aroma bursting with hoppy notes. Lots of juicy citrus. Tangerine and clementine with some melon and pineapple notes on the back end. Delicious.

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Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Sticky Hands from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 429 ratings