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Salamander Slam | Frog Level Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Frog Level Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hop flavors are moderately high and floral to citrusy. The malts add complexity and give the beer a pleasant flavor, a golden color, and support the hop aspect. So, take a hike! If you love the smell of the woods after a fall rain, let our English India Pale Ale (IPA) take you there. The only thing missing are the bugs!

Added by Rifugium on 05-31-2013

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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Clark0399
4.74/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I recently learned that our distributor was not storing our canned beer at the proper temperature. They have fixed the problem, so I hope you will try "Slam" and all
our other beers again. Come by our brewery and I will personally take care of you. Clark

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Photo of TheDoak
4.56/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very good stuff. Grabbed a 4 pack.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can

pours a hazy orange golden color, thick creamy head. good lacing. very nice big fruity hop aroma - very citrusy. taste is dominated by the same very pleasant flavors - just enough malt to balance. no bitterness. nice smooth feel. overall a very good beer.

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Photo of BeerzInTheWoods
4.27/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NoCurse2012
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Barhoppin13
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of greencovesteve
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of DuaneTweedy
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Excellent American version of an English IPA due to it's noticeable maltiness similar of English IPAs and strong hop flavor found present in east coast American IPAs

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Photo of AngusOg
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mandy_mic700
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of msscott1973
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of mntlover
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

First...off I wouldn't call this and American IPA. Looks like murky orange water. Nice malty IPA with good balance with ripe citrus fruits and pine notes, but definitely malt forward.

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Photo of jn84
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of uvachief
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can into a pint glass. Pours a goldeb orange.color that is opaque with 2 full fingers of fluffy white head. Head lingers with nice lacing. Smells of piney hops, lemons and grapefruit. 73 ibus. Tastes cleaner, crisper and better than expected. Fresh can. Hoppy but not overly bitter. Citrus flavors of lemon and grapefruit. Bit of honey? Really clean and refreshing. Slight bitterness on the back end but very enjoyable. Excellent IPA.

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Photo of BenRisteen
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of BrettBrews
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ivegotmule
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'm trying this at my Bestie's in Charlotte. It poured a clear copper with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints of sweet malt and hop bitterness. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. Malt and pine presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a good beer.

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Photo of joe1510
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint Can

Another big, huge thanks to Wil for a couple of these guys! Salamander Slam is vibrant orange with a touch of haze running throughout. A large bubbled, dirty white head settles comfortably at a finger in height and surprisingly leaves behind large bubbled lacing in drink lines. carbonation rushes to the surface from what seems like every point of the glass.

The hop profile is diverse and balanced. Orange and grapefruit, both pithy, are first noticeable before being met by a healthy dose of bitter greens. Candied citrus peel shows up toward the back with herbal notes following, again, all in balance with each other. The malt base is interesting as well, freshly cracked grain and toasted white bread make up the malt base. It's course and rough around the edges and I rather enjoy that.

That graininess really comes through in the flavor, freshly cracked, with the lightly toasted white bread maltiness. Pithy citrus again but the bitter greens are met by an aspirin bitterness in the middle. Citrus is bright on the backend; orange peel, marmalade, some more of the pith. Again, it's diverse yet well balanced and complimentary. Nicely done.

The body fits just about perfectly. It's moderate in weight with a perfectly tailored carbonation, producing a velvety yet quick moving libation. Bitterness lies squarely between light and moderate. The finish dries up slowly and drinkability is sky high. Me likey.

I stopped at a bar in Charlotte that had all NC beer on tap, 30+. I asked them what they would drink. Both mentioned this beer being up toward the top of the list.They steered me in the right direction. It's good, it's very good. The hop profile covers a lot of areas and I enjoy the graininess of the malt base. I wouldn't hesitate in buying more.

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Photo of qcghost
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacQ32
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - pours a hazy copperwith a great finger of light tan head. OK retention and lacing.

S - orange rinds, grapefruit rinds, kind of seedy resinous. Hint of sweetness

T - Perfectly consistent with the nose. Decently bitter. Finish is sweet citrus rinds and dry bitterness. Aftertaste is consistent with the finish, mostly bitters linger.

M - medium bodied or so, appropriate carbonation. Slightly thick feel left on the tongue

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Salamander Slam from Frog Level Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 59 ratings
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