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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 430 |  Reviews: 104
Photo of edzo22
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpuetz
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bissel328
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fitz284
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chucker17
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nuebs
3.24/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TripelMark
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jdhilt
3.35/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two-finger cream head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Hazy pale amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is light grapefruit and pine hops, flavor is caramel and grapefruit hops, light bitter aftertaste. $2.99 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

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Photo of Ela
4.54/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaaaaBeers
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mkyer
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chefduff2
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psweendogg
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of outoffocus
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of terry33
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wedge
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

BOTTLED ON 06/15/2015

Pours a lightly hazed orange under a tall, thick off-white head. Smell has some of that tropical Galaxy quality, though mellow, and blends with more of an earthy pine and grass hop presence and a fair amount of bready caramel. Pine resin, passionfruit, and orange peel hop flavors meet a toffee malty sweetness. Lingering dry hopped grassiness and a solidly bitter in the finish. A little sugary and I wish there was more pop from the Galaxy, but still a decent olde school East-Coast IPA.

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

Photo of godawgs
3.32/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2ellas
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chefdave37
4.42/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlazingMoose
4.71/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Love at first sniff! And this beer tastes great too! This is a big hoppy IPA with a great aroma that goes down easy.

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Photo of BastardFromABasket
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Plissken
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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