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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:
#10,948
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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Ratings: 431 |  Reviews: 104
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Gavage
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a dark orange color with a 2" head. Nice lace develops.

Smell: light pine and grapefruit comes through to the nose.

Taste: big caramel flavor with pine, grapefruit, pear, and a hint of mango. Bitterness is sharp but not overly so. Alcohol is lightly noticeable.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Light crispness to start, lightly crisp and a bit dry at the finish.

Overall: an easy to drink beer. Nicely flavorful and worthy of a try.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BRYeleJR
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Schmuckles
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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2/5  rDev -48.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of jtierney89
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Semi hazed orange glow with an off white head. piney and resiny nose touch of alcohol some herbal hop and sweet malts. A very creamy and smooth mouthfeel.

Up front are these rich toasted grain flavors, earthy, nutty and whole grain breads, touch of sugared sweetness. This all rolls into an herbal a resinous hoppy backend with a nice bitterness that overrides the tasty malt component. Full bodied with moderate to low carbonation and lingering bitterness. I like, definitely different and sets itself apart from other ipa's.

Bitterness really lasts and sneaks up on you due to the rich malt body.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of ktblue22
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Overall, I wasn't really impressed with this beer, and I probably wouldn't order it again, but it was a well done average IPA for me. I gave it high scores on the appearance and smell, which were both really nice, but for me the hop profile was very very light and fell short of really coming forward as a flagship beer for this brewery. Caramel finish with a bretty-ness that I didn't find very appealing.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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