Leaf House
Bunker Brewing Co.

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Bunker Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
Imperial IPA
4.2 | pDev: 4.52%
Jan 09, 2021
Dec 25, 2018
Brewed with late addition Ekuanot, Grüngiest, and Galaxy hops; then dry hopped with Citra and Mosaic lupulin powder and Grüngiest lupulin powder pellets.
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Reviewed by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Canned on 11/4/20 opened and reviewed on 1/8/21

A murky golden haze, fine white foam cap. Settles in quick.

A funky deep citrus and pine hop aroma first. Dry earthy leafy bitter bite is pretty intense. Dense lupulin powder definitely kicks the hop up notch.

This DIPA has some rough edges, a bit harsh, but in that classic west coast way. Pine sap and dry leaves.
Jan 09, 2021
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A full amber color. Not much head nor glass lace. One of the pineyist hits to the nose a beer can deliver. This beer brings almost everything anyone could want in a DIPA. Solid malt backing, but the real greatness with this ale is the complex hop work. There's lots of pine, but enough other flavors to make it an interesting and not overly, repeat not overly, bitter brew. I do not recommend this for people that don't like hops. I emphasize that those of us that do search for Leaf House.
Jul 31, 2020
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Reviewed by Shiredave from New York

4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Very pretty orange-amber color below a tight, white head with good retention and some lace drips. Unfiltered protein haze obscures any visible carbonation.
Aroma is rich malt and berries with some sweet roll and whiffs of flower garden. A balanced mix of malt and hop and yeast and stuff that comes with all that.
* Decant fully and carefully. I don't mind trub but this was white chunks. Won't hurt ya but.... not pretty.
Having said that, the flavor is very classic with a fresh new hop twist. No breakfast juice bomb here just chewy malt and tangy herbaceous hop flavors mingling and playing nicely with each other with a slight fizzy carb tang up front. So there are bubbles, while the 8% abv is hardly a factor and expertly sewn into the fabric of this bigly drinkable 2XIPA if a bit heavy handed on the boil alpha acids, which really rear their heads at the finish.
Body is high end medium banging on the full door. Heavy on the tongue as it warms up with a honey thickness that stands up to the aggressive hop bite on the finish. The finis is abrupt with sugars dropping away leaving a hot, hoppy burn.
Aftertaste is a dry and almost sour, peppery burn that makes me recoil a bit and finally alerts to the potency that had been hiding.
Maybe a bit harsh on the finish for me but a pretty damn good example of the style.
Almost good enough to drink the chunky can dregs.... but not quite.
May 31, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is very hazy to cloudy yellow in color. It poured with a short white head that quickly settled down, leaving just a narrow collar around the edge of the glass and lots of small specks of bubbles on the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of eucalyptus, gooseberry, mango, and stone fruit are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and starts off with herbal flavors of eucalyptus and is followed by notes of stone fruit and gooseberries, the latter of which linger into the finish, which also has some hints of pine. Only a slight amount of bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied, somewhat juicy, and a little piney on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found the smell and taste of this beer to be quite complex with interesting aromas and flavors.

Serving type: can
Mar 26, 2020
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Reviewed by Bobber74 from New Hampshire

4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Wow. Aroma super fruity. Look was very sedimentary suspension/yeasty. Feel with that type of suspension can be light and wonderful...this -not exactly so. Light entry but heavy DIPA feel. Kinda nice. Taste followed the wonderful fruity scent ending with a grapefruit punch rather than sweet finish. Excellent New England style DIPA.
Much appreciated, wonderful beer grabbed at Carl’s meat market in Kittery. The best butcher around.
Mar 16, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York

Aug 17, 2019
Rated: 4.4 by Edy-Cantarero from New York

Jul 26, 2019
Rated: 4.17 by JostVonDyke from Pennsylvania

Jul 04, 2019
Rated: 4.31 by Jeromedepot from New York

Jun 22, 2019
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Reviewed by 57md from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours an opaque straw color with about a half finger of head. The nose has notes of over-rippened fruit. The dominant flavor note is bitter grapefruit. This offering is hearty and surprisingly boozy for only an 8%.
Jun 18, 2019
Rated: 3.94 by meatyard from Florida

Jun 09, 2019
Rated: 3.98 by zahara15 from Vermont

Jun 08, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by williahd from Maine

May 05, 2019
Rated: 4.19 by Larueminati from Massachusetts

Apr 15, 2019
Rated: 4 by Canalfisher22 from Massachusetts

Mar 30, 2019
Rated: 4.16 by ken3c from Michigan

Feb 23, 2019
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Can to tulip.
The appearance was a fairly thick hazy orange color with a nice looking finger and a half's worth of foamy white head. Some lace - somewhat messy yet sliding stealthily.
The aroma had some grapefruit rind, orange peel, tangerine pulp and a sweet lemon pulpy scent flowing in underneath. Some mango - sweet and creamy.
The flavor follows the aroma mostly. Perhaps some further touches of grassy hops and a refined note of guava hop sweetness. Mild aftertaste of lemon pulp, grapefruit rind, orange peel and tangerine.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Good carbonation and ABV. Somewhat dry with an acceptable scrape of harshness across my tongue. Gentle finish of guava/tangerine sweet softness yet also trying to stifle some of the stickiness.
Overall, pretty nicely done New England styled IPA or American Imperial IPA, which ever one floats your boat. But if anything, this floats my boat to be willing to come back to.
Jan 22, 2019
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Reviewed by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A very tasty NEDIPA from Bunker Brewing Company out of Maine. Pours a very hazy orange with a finger plus sticky white head that leaves loads of thick lace behind, canned on 11/14/18. 4.25

Smell is guava, tangerine, pineapple, and grapefruit rind. 4

Taste follows guava, tangerine, pineapple, with a massive hit of bitter grapefruit that lingers on the palate long after each sip. 4

Mouthfeel is pretty big, soft gentle carbonation, a touch sticky but not really dry, and at 8% ABV it is bold but goes down easy enough. 4.25

Overall this is a very nice NEDIPA, that has a bold bitterness along with some nice tropical flavors. 4
Jan 09, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by ChipChaight from New York

Dec 30, 2018
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Reviewed by Naughead from Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This looks beautiful - bright orange, hazy, with a nice white head and good lacing. The nose contains subtle orange, but that is stronger in the taste. There is a finishing bitterness that keeps this less fruity than the typical NEIPA, and it really works for me. This one is a really nice find.
Dec 25, 2018
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