Sticky Hands | Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Oregon, United States | website

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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Photo of arizcards
4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
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 +10%
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%
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 -7.3%
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 +1.4%
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 -3.9%
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 +0.9%
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 +0.5%
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 +12.5%
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 -2.5%
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 -8.8%
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 +1.1%
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 +2.9%
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
4.04/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Gachnar
4.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The best IPA you've never had. When fresh I'd put this head to head with any other double IPA out there, and I've had most of them. Sadly distribution is very limited, but if you are in Oregon, you'd be foolish not to try it fresh.

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Photo of Skrumpy
4.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I had an imperial pint of this beer on tap at Belmont Station in Portland, OR. I've had it in the bottle before, but on tap was a religious experience. Beautiful amber color, and a rich, robust head that left heavy lacing. The aroma is of citrus and mango. The flavor is so juicy, citrus and tropical fruit take over your tastebuds. The mouthfeel is resinous, but still very smooth. Such a well balanced beer, the fruit sweetness with the citrus hops, one of my favorite IPAs of all time.

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Photo of tessbut
4.91/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Best OR-made DIPA per my taste buds. Super citrusy smell. Now my go-to morning beet. Love the 4pack availability in Portland (Zupans), hope to find a reliable source on tap.

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Photo of Jw383
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a phenomenally smooth double IPA. I had it side by side with Pliny the Elder and could not decide which was superior but was certain that they both are incredible beers. If you see cans of Sticky in your store it is a must by, or if you can find it on draft in Oregon it is a must try.

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Photo of Sintech
4.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Semi clear copper hue.

Smell - Dank pungent hops.

Taste - Slightly bitter, semisweet, a little tropical.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Worth the tick. I would love a few more cans.

Grade (A-)

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Photo of Jbagel1
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is the hop Slam sticky hands from Block 15. Its better or as good as the normal sticky hands. I still think the hop rocketed Sticky hands is the best that I've had.
look: Its a got a orange haze to it. looks great.
Smell: Good, tasty
Taste: Hoppy but super smooth
Feel: great easy to drink, hoppy
overall: A great beer that you should have one or a few of.

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First ever block 15 beer I've tried and this one knocked it out of the park for me!! Tons of hop resin all packed into a 16 oz can! Would love to track down more!

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Photo of rjd722
4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: An opaque, deep golden with an orange tint. Off-white, two-finger frothy head. Decent retention and nice lacing.

Aroma: One way ticket to dank city; light citrus with grassy, pine, and floral notes. You also get a whiff of the resinous hops and sweet malt.

Taste: Tropical fruit/citrus and earthy hops, super pungent. Nice, sweet malt backbone to accompany the piney bitterness.

Feel: Low carbonation with a resinous and slightly oily mouthfeel.

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Photo of bfields4
4.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Slighty opaque body. Dark straw boarding on light golden color. Nice tight head leaves a good lacing down the glass.

Aroma is nice softer citrus fruits up front and grassy undertones. Finishes with bit of tart grapefruit.

Taste is reversed tart when first hits the tongue then a bit of pine bite before rolling into a nice mango, papaya and slight bit of sweet malt.. and getting a touch of resin.

The carbonation, and silky mouthfeel are spot on. Just a slight touch of heat from the 8.1%.

(canned on 1.22.16)

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Photo of mudbug
4.72/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On Tap at the brewery served in a tulip
Slightly hazy orange body capped by a fluffy white head that refuses to die.
Aroma is pungent and assertive with mixed notes of marijuana,fresh cut grass,grapefruit rind and unripe mango
Taste is amazingly like the smell, tropical notes of pineapple and guava also creep in, malt sweetness attempts a balancing act but it's all about the hops in this one
Long lingering finish with nice bitterness in the aftertaste that is welcome after the tropical fruit onslaught.
A superior DIPA that sits slightly on the sweeter side of the street.
Well done!

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can from Imperial Bottle Shop.

A surprisingly clear amber with a dense, off white head with good retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose is, eh, dank. Insanely so, even. Intensely weed like with sticky (ha!) pot, mild citrus and a little tropical fruit. Malt character is minimal. There is a little grassy note on the nose. The palate opens wonderfully hoppy and pungent with moderate bitterness, plenty of hop flavor, dank and herbaceous, with nice weed notes. Cleaner on the palate than on the nose, the minimal musky character allies the hops to shine. Strangely, this isn't as resiny as I'd expect, especially given the nose. Towards the finish, the fruitier hop characteristics behind more apparent leaving a mild sweetness and some bitterness. Alcohol I'd reasonably well hidden. Light in body, moderately carbonated, this beer has a nice, clean finish. Impressive, by far the best Block 15 beer I've had. Recommended.

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