Collaboration Series: Ichigo Highway | The Bruery

Collaboration Series: Ichigo HighwayCollaboration Series: Ichigo Highway
BA SCORE
76.7%
Liked This Beer
3.89 w/ 193 ratings
Collaboration Series: Ichigo HighwayCollaboration Series: Ichigo Highway
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ichigo Highway is a collaborative beer that we created with Hangar 24 Brewing from Redlands, CA. The base style is a sessionable sour red ale that we aged in oak barrels along with a whopping amount of strawberries, most of which were picked from the fields besides Hangar 24's brewery. Aged for approximately 8 months, this beer has developed a pleasant funk and a delightful acidity that is balanced by the intensely sweet aroma and flavor of the strawberries as well as a unique dryness achieved by using a sake yeast along with our house strain along with souring bacteria.

Added by Halcyondays on 11-10-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
193
Liked:
148
Avg:
3.89/5
pDev:
13.11%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
35
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 193 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of IKR
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Slightly cloudy reddish-amber color. Medium off-white head that dissipated quickly. Nice looking but the head left quickly.

Smell: Moderate funk, tart strawberries and some hay-like aromas.

Taste: Funk, tart strawberries, mild grassy notes and mild acetic notes. A healthy dose of sour comes across with all the flavors. The mild acetic presence is not a problem for me in contrast to the preference of others.

Mouth-feel: Fairly light bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. The finish is clean and fairly dry.

Overall: Maybe it's the age but I found the strawberry presence to be fairly restrained. I still enjoyed it.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Beerenauslese
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Body is clear red color with a brown tint. Poured with a good head that dissipated to a ring with only fleeting lacing. Nice appearance.

Nose of strawberries, but there is a note of overripe ones. Some vegetal element and funk.

Tastes of tart strawberries at first, but that is quickly followed by an odd chemical plastic/glue taste in the finish that is not very pleasant. It may be just that the strawberries were overripe.

Body is light and carbonation is crisp. Combined with the sourness level, it has a refreshing mouthfeel.

Nice to try a strawberry beer, and the initial strawberry taste and the sourness level are good points, but the chemical residue in the finish is off-putting.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of alpinebryant
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy murky strawberry brown with white bubbles at the top.

S: Aroma of funky overripe strawberries. Similar to what one would expect when pulling out some over ripe strawberries from the fridge after they have warmed up to room temperature and practically melt when you touch them. Tart acid and some lemon rind.

T: Whew this is sour. There are some of those Red wine tannic flavors along with American oak and over-ripened strawberries. Sour lemon rind and sweet strawberries dueling it out for top flavor. Some of that battery acid flavor and of course the Bruery sour lacto flavor.

M: Medium body that is dry with a lot of carbonation.

O: Overall, not horrible, slightly too may strawberries however I have never been a Strawberry beer fan so this automatically made me a bit harder on this beer. It has a nice color to it which I liked probably most out of all the characteristics in this beer as it reminded me more of an Oude brune at least in color.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Collaboration Series: Ichigo Highway from The Bruery
Beer rating: 76.7% out of 100 with 193 ratings
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