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

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BA SCORE
4.14/5
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325 Ratings
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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,067
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
325
pDev:
6.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
67
Trade:
0
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4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JayQue
4/5  rDev -3.4%
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 +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MarcieSumpter
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StanleysCup
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sellen
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigbelly
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
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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Photo of DW78715816
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: it's almost a straw gold color. Suprised how light it is.
Smell: citrus and pine
Taste: citrus and slight bitterness. It's good.
Feel: feels like an ipa...I got nothing else here
Overall:. I like it, it's good, but for the price I was expecting more. I probably need to give it another try.

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Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks cloudy like unfiltered with about a finger sized head. Good hoppy aroma. Nice citrusy taste. Lemon and grapefruit. Very nice on the palate. No bitterness which makes for easy drinking. Overall this is very good beer and I would buy Adversus again. Poured into a snifter from a pint can. Canned 06/09/17. RESPECT BEER!

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Photo of daem3384
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bumchilly25
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GFish
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of reebtaerG
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dblipajunkie
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wmcgar01
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Irrationalist
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RDW
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jagada
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sokol_1993
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: yellow, with a lot of head and a lot of lacing around the glass. Beautiful.
Smell: full of pineapple, citrusy and fresh cut grass. Piney too.
Taste: pineapple and citrusy taste upfront, huge malt back, really sweet and biscuity, and finally the hoppiness.
Feel: you don't feel the booze, very well hidden.

An excellent beer and DIPA. Too bad this is only brew once!

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2.86/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oberon
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into an imperial nonic a chill hazed orange tinged light golden with a thinner wispy white head atop.Citrusy hops come thru mainly in the nose,really ripe sweet citrus fruits at that.Bright and sugary sweet up front on the palate then the grilled pineapple and mango hop flavors take over with not much alcohol presence detected for such a 'big' beer.Pretty good,very bright and sweet...But not near cloying.

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Photo of arizcards
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single from TW Arrowhead 10-9-17 for $3.49. Canned on 7-7-17.

Beer poured a cloudy golden with a nice two fingered head that is leaving lacing and has some great hang time.

Nose is fresh pineapple and citrus.

Taste has hints of peach, pineapple, grapefruit, with a pine finish that is nicely balanced with a light bitter finish.

Feel is light bodied and smooth and refreshing.

Overall a very good beer with all the qualities i appreciate in a well made double IPA!

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Leo V. Ursus: Adversus from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 325 ratings
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