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Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA | Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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Slumbrew Flagraiser IPASlumbrew Flagraiser IPA
BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
431 Ratings
Slumbrew Flagraiser IPASlumbrew Flagraiser IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
Massachusetts, United States
slumbrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Flagraiser IPA is a big, hoppy tribute to the unfurling of the Grand Union flag atop Prospect Hill in Somerville, MA on January 1, 1776. This ale celebrates our passion for hop aroma and flavor balanced with just the right amount of malt.

Huge aroma and resin-y flavors from the elusive Galaxy hops are the signature of this beer. Built on a solid base of pale malts, this double IPA makes generous use of hops from Columbus, Crystal and Galaxy with the Galaxy hops taking the lead during ten days of aggressive dry-hopping.

Added by Kelp on 11-03-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,966
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
431
pDev:
11.95%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
72
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Hendry
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MAbrew88
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Leonardgrote
3.37/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A little let down. For a Double, it lacked character.

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Photo of Kurzman
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It poured a hazy orange and yielded the same color body. With a small, lumpy and foamy white head, there wasn’t much carbonation rising or much lacing. The smell was centered around piney hops with a slight toasted breadiness and some peppery tones coming out. The taste was a combination of the piney hops and citrus. Malts were there, but take a back seat. The palate was about a medium leaving a dry and bitter feel in my mouth. Overall, this was a very good IPA and fits the style very well. The ABV was hidden very well. I would definitely have this again.

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Photo of NextJen
3.34/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mleblanc25
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Admiraldinty
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I recognize that this is a good beer, but it's not for me. Not realizing that it's classified as a double IPA, I found it to be a bit heavy with too much toasted malts. The hops got lost in the background. That said, the high abv was not noticeable.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmwhitehead
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Abe_Froman
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlehouseVanHouten
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stephenmheadley
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dry hopped with healthy amount of malt, contributing to a darker brown color. The malt does make this beer slightly heavier than a typical IPA. Solid offering from Slumbrew.

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Photo of virinow
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Paoloboston
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redsoxjim
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dricardi
4.73/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of garyloveman
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickyB617
4.9/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DarcelMuchamp
4.78/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BandB
4.89/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

hoppy, grapefruit aroma, earthy
one of my favorites
high abv, high ibu

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4.7/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jcorn
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mattymystique
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crossfit_lunatic
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 431 ratings
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