Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA | Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

BA SCORE
87
very good
430 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
Ratings:
430
Reviews:
104
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.83%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
71
For Trade:
1
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured in to a pint glass

A: This beer pours a crystal clear copper color with a one finger of foamy, sudsy, khaki color head. Head retains nicely, leaving ample lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is citrusy, fruity with an undertone of caramel malt.

T: Taste is fruity in the forefront - mango, light pineapple and tangerine hoppiness. Middle has a nice malt backbone that carries nicely through the beer and balances it out. Finish is a strong grapefruit rind bitterness that is balanced nicely with the malt presence. Light touch of alcohol is detectable but far from boozy.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, nice slick and oily feel.

O: Goes down easily, very tasty, somewhat filling, decent kick, nice representation of style. This is a damn fine beer from a brewery I just heard of.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to portia99 for this brew.

22oz. Bomber
Bottled: 04/2012

Pours a very nice cloudy orange color, nice carbonation, with a very nice one-finger creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is hoppy, a slight malt note, citrus, and some nice pine notes. The taste is very nice and hoppy, some malts thrown in, very nice touch of citrus and pine notes. Medium body, with a very nice dry/bitter finish. Overall a very nice IPA, really enjoying it. Thanks Bill!

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4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was impressed with their porter, and I have to get the macro swill taste out of my mouth from a bad beer review I just did.

Pours a nice fizzy head of almost a finger, that fades semi slowly with a nice lacing, over a crystal clear honey orange colored beer.

Nose is pretty nice, lots of fresh hops, light citrus, some nice tropical fruit with hints of grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, and a hint of musty fresh hop resins. None of those come on strong like Heady Topper, but still present and nice. As it warms a touch of candy hop aroma comes out with slight waft of pine. Under that comes some nice light sweet malts.

Taste brings more hops right out, fresh hops, very slightly resinous and musty, as well as hint of piney hops. Then tropical fruits again, very light pineapple, citrus, tangerine, mango, etc. and a decent bitterness. Again light candy hop flavor starts to shine through, bringing the sweet malts as a base that help to balance out the nice hop bitterness. A light abrasive grainy hop kick and oily flavor round off the overall experience. As it finishes it gets quite bitter and borderline astringent, with only the sweetness from the malts saving it from over bitter astringency. A nice long bitter almost spicy hop character reminds me for scores of minutes after the sip the tasty IPA I'm still drinking.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb, slightly oily from the hops.

Overall pretty good, nice hops, decetnt semi sweet malty balance, strong bitterness, good citrus and tropical fruits and fresh hop flavors/aromas, tasty beer and well done.

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4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
3.89 out of 5 based on 430 ratings.
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