Traitor IPA | Badger Hill Brewing Company

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Traitor IPATraitor IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Badger Hill Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
badgerhillbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by SortaAmbivalent on 04-13-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
90
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
24.38%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
23
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 90
Reviews by CTaylorBrew:
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4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a sam adams glass. About a one and a half inch white to off white head that hung around for a few minutes and left lacing all the way down the glass. Beer's a pale gold to light amber color. I smell a sweet resinyness (if that's a word) with some citrus and melon. First part of my first sip was smooth with appropriate carbonation but left me wondering, just for a second, where all the hop bitterness was.. then it came, and was quite prevalent! The mouthfeel is smooth and a bit creamy. I very much enjoyed this beer! In general I enjoy hoppy beers, and this was a very good example of the type of IPA I like.

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Photo of Cfred371
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned 12/01/15, so about two months old. I let this beer sit out 15 minutes or so to warm, and unlock some aromas.

Look: Pours a beautiful clear dark gold color, and is transparent. Traitor is well carbonated and has a nice, thick white head.

Smell: Perhaps the age is kicking in, but the smell was a bit more feint then some other IPA. Orange zest, citrus, and a slight tropical flavor. There's a malt tone deep down too.

Taste: I'm hit quick with the malt bill, and quickly transitions to citrus, to mango and tropical flavors to a grapefruit finish. Very nice.

Feel: A well carbonated beer with a slightly more than medium mouthfeel. There's some bitterness throughout and a pretty dry ending.

Overall: This is a great ipa, and, I imagine, within a month of canning is a real winner. I suggest picking some up.

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Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of bsp77
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma was strong at first, with orange, grapefruit, mango and pine. After a few minutes, I just smell citrus and caramel.

The flavor retains the initial aroma, with grapefruit, orange, mango and pine with a toasted, caramel malts base. Somewhat tangy. Nicely carbonated, fairly oily, and with a mostly dry finish. Quite hoppy and somewhat bitter.

Nice IPA when going for something that is assertive and flavorful, but not overly bitter.

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Photo of deebo
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of pat61
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours hazy gold under a lacy, sticky 2” off-white to cream foam column that takes 4 minutes to descend to ¼ its original size.

S: Grassy, minty, herbal hop aromas over rich malt. The hop aromas are medium high, the malt aromas are medium.

T: Starts with a light, mild caramel and malt sweetness with a trace of melon and citrus that quickly gives way to a bitter hop accent and hop driven astringency and drying on the finish. The malt is a touch above medium balanced by the medium high hops. The hops are right on the border of being harsh.

F: Medium body and carbonation.

O: An assertively hopped IPA.

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Photo of goast8127
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of richkrull
3.64/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shawner
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nuebs
3.46/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Suyak7
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrew8626
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cooper
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of MoyaHoya
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of DerekCarruth
3.54/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigbeers84
3.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopheadMort
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Traitor IPA has a thick, overflowing, off-white head of foam, an opaque, bubbly, orange-gold appearance, and thin lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of oily, vegetal, hop resin and background white bread. Taste is of piney, resiny hop oil, onion skin, faint rotten vegetable, and white bread. Bitterness is bold, yet not harsh. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Traitor IPA finishes on the dry and drinkable end.

RJT

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Photo of NodakEric
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xdtfx
3.67/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
4.3/5  rDev +7%

Photo of MN_Beerticker
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of tbone64
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Traitor IPA from Badger Hill Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 90 ratings.
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