Leo V. Ursus: Adversus | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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4.15/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
firestonewalker.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Prodigiously hopped yet nimbly brewed with pilsner malts, Adversus ultimately achieves the improbable: a big, bold IPA made for summertime sipping. A hard-charging blend of Pacific Northwest hops leads the way, loading the nose with notes of stone fruit, pineapple, mango and earthy pine resin. Meanwhile, the use of traditional pilsner malts adds levity and dryness to the palate, allowing for a refreshing texture through the finish. The result is a double IPA that is high on hop aromas, balanced in bitterness and perfect for the long, warm days of summer.

Added by gatornation on 06-09-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
109
Ratings:
343
pDev:
6.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of dafla67
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbone1384
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wlynch
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjohns73
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of addiwilliams
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of let8it8grow
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sonicgroov
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 07/07/17

Poured into a Trillium glass a pretty nice slightly hazy dark golden yellow/orange color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy two-finger plus white head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a nice little citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit), slightly piney. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty well, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, can't believe their selling shit this old.

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Photo of nicole309
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

P
It pours a slightly cloudy golden straw color with a big, foamy white head.
Smell is of tons of Juicy sweet Citrus hops and just a little dank. Lots of melon along with the citrus. Plenty of malt in the smell as well.
Baseball rules the nose with an additional orange taste. Brings a little spice and onion garlic dank. Wonderful!
This was a wonderful Imperial IPA. I can't wait to find the stuff fresh.

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Photo of Ronl12
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brauseboof
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Korymiller
3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can dated 07/07/17 - Bright gold in color, thick foamy head. Fruity, floral aroma but not overpowering. Notes of tangerine and pineapple with hoppy finish. Very smooth and easy drinking. Flavors are a bit subdued, could be a bit more present. Very good summer beer.

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Photo of spark3148857
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SABERG
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can dated 7/11/17 into an imperial pint glass
A - A touch of haze in the deep straw colored backdrop, Solid carbonation with a wonderful white froth
S - All the tropics, pineapple, papaya, melon
T - All the aromatics, with and added light grain thread, and some fresh grass
M - Soft on the palate, semi sweet start, and an equally dry finish, excellent
O - A very well constructed offering, water profile is soft, hops are full on, and the grain bill is not that sweet, which I happen to like

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Photo of Slatetank
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I had this at Federal Taphouse in Lancaster served chilled in a stemmed glass.

The color is moderately clear golden amber with white head and fine bead. The aroma is very hop forward with dank herbal and spice with plenty of tropical citrus in the nose. The feel is intense with a good assertively bitter hop texture and body is more on the dry side yet a malt base is present with moderately full feel and generously carbonated to seem lighter than the strength it is.

The taste is somewhat raw and intense with no lack of finesse as the layers of hop oils unfold into a beautiful chorus of flavors from grapefruit to grass and herbal with sight tropical zestiness and certainly some spice in the mix with a tinge of alcohol in the flavor as the malt is subtle when judged in comparison to the hop charge. This is a great IPA, not one for multiples per se but well worth the taste and experience.

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Photo of Nace4
4.67/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EdFed
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JayQue
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good DIPA. Poured from a pint can into a pint glass. Medium size foamy white head with better than average retention and bands of lacing. Strong aroma of citrus hops (grapefriut). Flavor includes grapefruit, resiny piney hops with good bitterness balanced by some mild maltiness. Mouthfeel is crisp, nicely bitter and surprisingly light. The pilsner malts make this seem more like a flavorful session beer than one packing 8.2% abv. A very good DIPA.

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Photo of Wildwood_Brew
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MarcieSumpter
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StanleysCup
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sellen
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigbelly
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I could smell this the second I cracked open the can. Straw hazy color. Smells of pineapple, citrus, and fresh cut grass with a little pine. Fruity, balanced, and mild bitterness. Nice feel...excellent beer.

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Leo V. Ursus: Adversus from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 343 ratings