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Hop Geek #1 | Free Will Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Free Will Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Knapp85 on 07-23-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
130
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
34.17%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by bigaltemple:
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3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Centennial for the great LIF!

Pours a burnt orange, dark copper color. Fluffy, light tan head fades as quickly as it builds. Lacing is almost nonexistent.

Really like where this one is at. Juicy and tropical, the first whiff is all mango, pineapple, and peach. Something a little more resinous and piney lies underneath.

Get a little more of the pine resin and earthy aspects in the taste. It is very well balanced by some caramel malt notes. Very easy to drink, but comes across a bit oily where I would love just a bit drier finish.

Really like this beer. Definitely recommend if you get the chance.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours very dark. Very resonus, piney all the things you look for in a DIPA. Really solid double / imperial IPA. I cant think of anything i dont like about this beer. Currently waiting for them to provide this on-tap at local bars. hope they keep making it and it is available at my local bar.

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4.06/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.34/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

- Consumed in a speigelau ipa glass.

A: Dense ice-tea coloring with a thin, skim walnut toned head that quickly gave way to a whispy surface. Small rise of carbonation within of micro-effervesce rising at a moderate pace.

S: Aroma of scotchy caramel, more alcohol then hops, with a fade of earthy soil and pine.

T: Boozy scotchy caramel for flavor, peat and pine with a fade of boozy bitterness. Again as with the nose, more alcohol dominated, bitterness is more earthy as in line with a english ipa, but with much more boozy content and scotch ale influence. Some warming of pine on the hold.

M: Mouthful was thick and viscose malt, warming piney alcohol, light carbonation with a heavy feel and syrupy content.

O: Overall while the flavor wasn't at all bad, this drank more like a boozy scotch ale with a touch more hoppiness then a ipa. Maybe an english style-scotch ale mixture. Some booziness factors in, creamy malt based, hops were more subtle, soft then forefront. Not one i would drink on a rotating basis or bother to recommend.

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Wegmans in Mechanicsburg, PA

A- dark caramel look to it that is somewhat hard to see through. Had is less than half finger but the lacing is like a base molding. very succinct and intact.

S- sweet toasted caramel malts. molasses and dark candied fruit.

F- dark candied grapefruit. like grapefruit dipped in molasses. Sweet caramel malts with a toasted flavor of toffee almost.

M- chewy and fairly thick. the alcohol definitely lingers on the palate longer than I would like. Warmth all the way down the gullet.

O- not a bad brew. Different and just above average. would have another but wont buy a six of it.

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Hop Geek #1 from Free Will Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.
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