Leo V Ursus: Inferos | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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4.14/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial rye IPA

Added by n2185 on 09-16-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,529
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
212
pDev:
5.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 212 |  Reviews: 70
Photo of avalon07
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a pint glass. Had a deep, dark amber color and a thick, cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, off white, long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A very nice aroma of rye, hops, malt, pine, and citrus.

T: Tasted of a mild amount of pine resin, some malt (present throughout), lots of rye (not too much), a bit of hops, citrus fruit (orange), spices (pepper), and tropical fruit (pineapple). A very solid, focused flavor. The addition of citrus and tropical fruits makes for an interesting combination with the rye. Subtle and tasty.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a vibrant finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A well-made, easy to drink rye. Definitely worth checking out.

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Photo of BigMike
3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eluvah
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.52/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Wasn't a big fan of this one. I usually really enjoy Firestone Walker's brews. The rye was really prominent. A little too hot. Didn't love the hop medley either. Unfortunately I was a little let down.

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

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stortore
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into a tulip snifter. Canned 9/11/17, had 12/11/17.

Pours a fairly hazy medium amber, with a one and a half inch foamy head and lots of creamy lacing. Aromas of grapefruit, pineapple, rye, caramel, some mango, light orange, light malt, a little pine as it warms. The taste leads with the rye, then grapefruit, malt, pineapple, caramel, a little pine. A good amount of bitterness throughout, especially on the finish. Smooth, well carbonated, a good medium body, but oddly felt a touch watery and thin on some swallows.

Really good, the strong citrus hops and just as strong rye are a winning combination.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a wonderful, hazy burnt orange with a big, foamy, off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving big lace.
Awesome smell of big, dank citrus hop with lots of malt. Spice, pine and spiced wood.
Wonderful dank, juicy citrus mangoe, and melon along with pine resin. The massive malt kicks in with the finish of a big rye bite. Lots of resin hangs around well after gone. Little tobacco. Awesome taste.
Medium to full body that enjoys slapping your toung and mouth around with big bitterness that is assisted by the malt.
I need more Rye IPA's. Might be the best I have had!

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Photo of Korymiller
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful head, good nose. Scent of pine, some floral notes as well. Some hops but not overly so, somewhat bitter after-taste. Overall, good beer.

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Photo of cjohns73
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puboflyons
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 16 oz can dated 10/13/17. Sampled on March 10, 2018 so nearly six months old.

The appearance is nice with a bronze-amber color and a large, lingering cream colored head. Lacing.

The aroma emits sensations of tobacco, herbs, pine, and rye grain. The hops have faded some but I still get an inkling.

The body fell into the upper medium range but the texture was smooth.

I pick up more tobacco and herbal notes in the flavor with a sweet, grainy characteristic and a mildly bitter finale.

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Photo of Bork77
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheAce
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of h4ger
3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zorro
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chill hazed copper colored ale with a massive tan colored head. Pour slow to not overflow your glass.

Intensely aromatic, getting cedar and rye from a distance of several feet before even trying to sniff. Smells intensely of rye and cedar board. Other scents of pine needles and that spicy sour scent rye has.

Starts out mildly sweet with a strong wood and rye flavor. Tastes woody with that Spicy Rye twang. Strong funky hops is mostly what I get from this beer. Strong not very subtle. INTENSE sums up the flavor in one word.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a super strong rye ale. NOT lightly flavored in the slightest.

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

Photo of jtk21351
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sokol_1993
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Look: blood orange like, with ample head and lacing that last around forever. Very lively.
Smell: the traditional IPA smell: hoppy, piney, earthy.
Taste: The huge hoppiness comes at the beginning. Very piney and earthy. Yet, the sweetness comes afterward. Biscuity, malty. Bright citrusy fruits too. Also, some herbalness, which I had expected to be stronger.
Feel: Full body. Actually not that dry: a massive malt back ensures the sweetness! A little bit boozy at the end. The best thing about the feel is that the residual taste on your tastebud is that of orange peel: a bit zesty, tingling, bitter, yet sour and fruity. It keeps playing with your mouth!

Just an excellent brew. Firestone Walker keeps amaze me with each additional offering with Leo v. Ursus! I look forward to the newest member of the family Wookus!

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Photo of StormAles
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tcsox
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Leo V Ursus: Inferos from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 212 ratings