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Brewed by:
Seven Brides Brewing
Oregon, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mcallister on 02-18-2011

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31
Ratings:
75
Avg:
3.19
pDev:
27.27%
 
 
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Reviews: 31 | Ratings: 75
Photo of loren01
2.11/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A: Pours a nice clear orange color, nice sized head with a bit of lacing down the glass
S: My first though is...this can't be an IPA. Doesnt smell remotely of hops. It doesnt smell bad, kinda smells like a spiced up Altbier or something. Very malty/sweet smelling also some spiciness in there as well. Also slight vinegary sour scent....thats probably not a good sign.
T: Sweet malt up front followed by astringent crushed asprin.
M: Thick reisny full bodied pucker you up beer
O: This beer is pretty bad, I love hoppy IPA's but this is a drain pour sorry to say. I kinda wonder if this bottle was infected but I got it from one of the better bottle shops in Portland so you would think it should be fresh??? This is one weird beer.

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Photo of djeucalyptus
3.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

pours a decently shimmery dark honeyed hue with a creamy tan two-finger head that has impressive retention and leaves some nice lacing.

aroma is earthy bitter hops, some pale malt, and more hops. hints of pine, honey and more hops.

taste is pure bitter hops. tastes like liquid hop extract, pine needles, a touch of grapefruit pith, and some honey. as the label proclaims, this one is bitter... but at the sacrifice of substantial and vibrant hop flavor. as it warms, more honey and caramel malt comes through, as does more alcohol heat and more bitterness.

mouth is full and thick with a touch of creaminess and just enough fervent carbonation to prevent it from being cloyingly syrupy.

If you like pure liquid bitterness, this one is pretty solid. but if you're hoping for some true hop flavors, this one is unfortunately significantly lacking.

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Photo of robbrandes
3.38/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber, into a wine glass (fundraiser dinner, no choice on glassware!)

Pours much darker than i expected. Slightly hazy, amber color, robust head and nice retention. My glassware may have had a bit of a minimizing effect, but I was a bit underwhelmed with the aroma on this one. Nothing wrong with the hop characteristics, just need more of 'em!

Taste is a strong blast of piney hops, with a bit of citrus and a reasonable malt balance. However, if this is '105 IBUs', I suggest seven bridges check their calcs or re-run the AA on their hops. Unless the bottle I was served from was a year old, there's no chance it's even close to 105.

This would make a safe go to IPA for a summer afternoon, but there are tastier options out there for my fellow hop heads.

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Photo of velosuds
2.71/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a clear pint glass. No freshness date. Paid $3.99 on sale at local grocer.

A-Clear copper amber with about a one finger, off-white head with modest retention and lacing.

S-Citrusy hops and caramel malts. Faint aroma is too malt dominant and more like an APA. At 105 IBUs and 7% ABV this beer is enigmatic. And, not very good.

T-This is bitter. Just bitter. Don't care for this.

M-Is difficult to discern beyond the overwhelming bitterness. What the Frankenlou was the brewer thinking? I should probably rate this lower, but I am a homer.

O-This is not good at all. Almost a drain pour, since giving me heartburn.

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Photo of timmick
3.95/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle...

A: Slightly cloudy, rich, red amber color with a nice fluffy, off white, two finger head. Leaves excellent lace on the sides as the head recedes, and lace stays on the glass as I drink it down.

S: Beautiful hoppy aromas... Lots of pine and citrus rind... spicy. Faint malt sweetness appears under all this hoppy character, with a slight caramel note.

T: Taste follows the nose... A light burnt toast front is quickly over run by the pine needle resin, hoppy punch to the back of the tongue. The pine flavor stays... in fact, seems to intensify in the aftertaste. A little more malty sweetness would have been wonderful, but this beer is designed for Hop Heads.

M: Medium, sticky, creamy feel that is quickly wiped clean by the tongue drying bitterness of the hops. Nice balanced carbonation. Overall nice feel, but the aftertaste hangs on a little long.

D: I've never considered myself a Hop Head, but that may change... I liked this beer. A little long in the aftertaste, but this could quickly grow on me.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.83/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber from Roth's Sunnyside store, S.Salem.$3.99
This appears to be the same beer..but it is 7% and a regular IPA.
Quite dark amber for the typical IPA, with a gorgeous creme coloured thick frothy head.
Hoppy hoppy aromas of course it is 105 IBUs.Spicy,herbal type mostly.
Extremelly bitter,piney hop flavour far more than the nose let on.After the first sip though the tongue becomes aclimatized and its a very nice long piney delicious bitterness.Malt is very strong also but no enough to balance the hop.
OK mouthfeel..not the greates but far from bad.
Overall a very hoppy IPA from 7 Brides. Good stuff if your a hophead.

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Frankenlou's IPA from Seven Brides Brewing
3.19 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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