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What The Floc | Liquid Hero Brewery

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What The FlocWhat The Floc

Brewed by:
Liquid Hero Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by RblWthACoz on 10-14-2013

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 57
Photo of PicoPapa
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16oz can. Pours a hazy copper color with a half inch of head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is piney with some citrus hops and a good deal of caramel malt. The taste is a mix of piney, caramel malts and a note of resin. On the maltier side for an Imperial IPA. Some citrus peel towards the end. Boozey and malty, almost reminds me of a Barleywine. Good amount of bitterness. Piney , resinous finish. Slightly creamy mouthfeel that's a little oily. Overall, a serviceable Imperial IPA.

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Photo of 57md
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy copper in color. The nose is mildly hoppy but it is not as pungent as I imagined after reading the description on the can.

This is a malt forward DIPA. There is a pleasant sweet note that gives way to a fruity but bitter finish.

This offering is tasty but it really seems to be more of an American Barleywine than a DIPA.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The backlog is beginning to move again and I am excited and stoked to re-energize The CANQuest (tm)! I picked this up at The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop and I am looking forward to it.

From the CAN: "Flocculation is a term used in brewing to describe what happens when yeast comes out of suspension after fermentation. The shortened version of the word, floc, has become our new favorite F word around the brewery"; "We hopped the floc out of this beer and we're extra proud of it ... and then we added extra malt to hold it all together. Look for a big aroma of citrus and pine ... so big that we used a bigger [CAN]. Pounder! We hope you hop heads enjoy this DIPA so much that your tongue is like: WTF?!? Cheers! [undersigned] Matt[,] Josh & Christian"; "Unfiltered [-] Keep This CAN Cold"; "Hand Crafted in Small 5BBL batches"; "Drink the Beer Recycle the CAN".

The CAN reads "Unfliltered" and I promised #TheOldLady that I would never do an inverted Glug on a CAN that is either so labeled or if it says to pour gently. The Crack revealed a brimful CAN and I initiated a gentle pour so as not to stir things up. I still managed to create a finger of dense, tawny head with decent retention that created nice lacing when it fell. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Its age was beginning to show on the now-caramel malt forward nose with an underlying mintiness. Mouthfeel was medium. The hops had definitely faded, but with an initial measurement of 120+ IBUs, I was not unhappy. The alcohol had not faded and it had a fusel burn that combined with the mintiness of the hops to tickle my sinuses while the caramel of the malt acted as a foil to the heat. Warming, it began to take on a viscosity and even greater heat! This must be a killer when fresh. The finish was dry, hot and then, when I inhaled, cool. I was put in mind of smoking a menthol cigarette in my youth.

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Photo of tone77
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A big thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a bronze/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is hoppy, pine, some resin. Taste is of piney hops, but not as strong as the smell would suggest, a good malt backbone, mild bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of IronLover
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great copper color and look with sticky malty lacings. Citrussy aromas and flavor but a little thin with feel. Higher ABV is well masked by the flavors and aroma. Live the 16oz can.

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

I thought this to be perhaps a rich above average.
On first crack and pour there was some hoppy aromas but settled into a more older smelling ale
Taste was okay but again faded into malty staleness.
Hop presence was very lean.

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Photo of Budinetz
3.15/5  rDev -15.5%

Poured from a 16 oz can into a teku glass.

Smells of rich malt and citrusy, piney, hops. Tastes much like a barley wine up front. Very sweet malt and finishes with a bitter hop flavor. Surprisingly drinkable for a high abv brew due to the heavy malt content...perhaps too much. Would not purchase this again...not impressed.


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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer better be good. I grabbed 4 singles out of the cooler and it was $18!! What the floc indeed.

Pours dark; brown amber. Nose is strong piney resin. Flavor is much of the same with a sickly sweet thing going on and a salty edge too. This really gets my sinuses going into overdrive. As it’s a “170-ish IBU” brew, it’s going for the outlandish and is pulling it off. I wouldn’t mind a bit more finesse though. A very east coast IPA.

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What The Floc from Liquid Hero Brewery
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