Batch 15
Aslan Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,108
ABV:
7%
Score:
90
Ranked #7,946
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 7.69%
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
139
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Aslan Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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90
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Batch 15Batch 15
Notes: Batch 15 IPA

This hazy, juicy IPA is hopped heavily with Citra and Simcoe, then paired with choice American wheat and two-row barley. Intentionally unfiltered to spotlight the rawness of organic hops, this IPA is less bitter but more flavorful and balanced than most West Coast versions.

1.066 OG // 7.0% ABV // 65 IBU

Medium Body + Piney/Citrusy + Bitter
Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 139 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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IPAJoeOregon from Oregon

4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Phenomenal IPA with incredible grapefruit notes. Light, fresh, hoppy, citrus delicious.

Pours a beautiful off yellow grape fruit color. Bone white head of foam that dissipates quickly.

Tastes are grapefruit, Citron, like a squirt soda meets IPA but with a great balance. With just enough malts to support a wonderful sweet flavor that ends in a bitter twist of grapefruit and hops.

The "weight" of this beer in terms of heaviness on the stomach is light to medium. Carbonation is a 3 out of 10. So relatively light on the carbonation and the malts are reasonably balanced. If your gut is sensitive this is a great option (especially on tap).

Look, smell, taste, feel = a solid 9 out of 10.

In summary:
Smooth, easy to drink, good on cold days or mowing the lawn, this is one of my favorites as of late and best of all its fairly light on the gut, so you can have that extra beer and not feel gut bombs in the morning! Organic and Non GMO. Love it!

Jan 28, 2021
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BNSlums from Washington

4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: A lively, bright golden orange- stubby white head and the liquid impossible to see through. It appears to be glowing
S: A crisp citrus on the inhale and a spring breeze on the exhale. Gentle yet prominent. Clean.
T: Orange and grapefruit are the may players here, they battle for top spot, as the flavor develops it switches between one and the other. Hint of melon- honeydew?
F: The brew feels like a tap dance on the tongue, seems more electric than only 60 IBU.
Overall, this beer is phenomenal. Batch 15 does all the things the so popular hazy IPA does, but better than nearly all of them that I have tried. Classic bright golden hue and an opaque haze, The common citrus aroma is so complex here. And the taste is a rivalry between the loveable grapefruit and orange.

Oct 02, 2020
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Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep golden super hazy with a decent white head, she looks good. I was expecting a sweeter nose, I’d call it a grapefruit and then pineapple nose, pretty decent. It’s pretty tasty but almost a bit watery in flavor, what is there is quite well blended. The higher carbonation works well for this brew. I like it overall.

Sep 07, 2020
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Somebody_Else from Washington

4.81/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

There are many very fine breweries within the range I'd call local. This is a stand-out. I'll just say that Pliney the Elder has been a favorite since my first drink and I place Aslan's Batch 15 right up there in quality, flavor, and drinkability.

May 05, 2020
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northwestdr from Michigan

3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can (purchased at Trader Joe's) into a pint glass. It is slightly hazy and has an unusually light, yellow color. Less head than average, with persistent lacing in the glass.

Batch 15 is certified organic. The most important part, the taste, is clean and simple for an IPA. It is relatively easy to drink. In fact, though the ABV is a healthy 6.7%, it could pass for a session IPA. There is abundant, raw hop flavor... and that's most of the flavor. It has a smooth, light mouth feel. The grains are mild and unobtrusive; no over-roasting. Yeast is more evident than malts. No funky taste or aftertaste... just hoppy.

In summary: a relatively easy-drinking IPA, dominated by hops.

Nov 22, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this is super hazy, but exceedingly delicious ipa, fresh as can be, and worthy of its high praise locally here in the seattle area. i think its all organic too which is cool. the appearance is somewhat unremarkable, other than is very lively, frothy white headed with sexy lacing and all, but it looks rather dense, pale as it is. aroma and flavor are awesome, lemongrass, pineapple candy, orange tic tacs, and honeydew melon bombard my nostrils and taste buds, the hops are decidedly fruity, but without the usual citrus notes dominating that almost all of these dry hop focused beers seem to have. still evident citra, especially in the feel, but its like a better version of itself, and definitely not the only hop in this. its so insanely soft, the taste of the hops and the mouthfeel are just velvet and silky, an awesome combination of grains, temperatures, and times makes this magic, a beer made by a brewer who understands their ingredients, and i like the mouthfeel as much as i like the flavor here. pillows, body, but dry and creamy at the same time, gorgeous balance and support for the hops. lemon rind, cantaloupe, and a light juniper aspect to finish, real low bitterness, effervescent carbonation, gone on the swallow with just a little juiciness coming back for a moment. super well refined beer for how cloudy it looks, and a total gem here overall. i definitely need to get into some more of their beers next time i am up this way!

Sep 08, 2019
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bilbobrewer from Oregon

3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I don't like Hazy. Can't stand it. Didn't say anything about that on the can....so thanks for that.
Note: Anyone buying an "IPA" made in the PNW ---- without any more info --- should expect a west-coast style IPA. Simple.
There is a date stamp...so thanks for that. Jan 24/19.
Says 6.7% abv on the can...not 7% per BA.

Notwithstanding the 'hazy' description on the Aslan website, this is NOT as murky as baby poo (ie. true Hazy plonk), but cloudy like unfiltered beers typically are. So, more confusion over what this really is.

Taste is light, clean. Hop aroma is okay, but Simcoe and Citra flavors are not as pronounced as they could be.

Feb 28, 2019
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FxLB from Washington

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can. Murky and a pale yellow. A lot of carbonation. Caught me by surprise with just how juicy the taste is. Solid drink I would return to anytime I'm interested in some juicy citrus flavors.

Nov 08, 2018
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NickSMpls from Washington

3.24/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow / straw color pour, unfiltered and murky. Modest head, fades quickly to a ski coat. Nose is undistinguished hops, not much else. Tastes of hops, effervescence but seems one- dimensional . Considering their location in the PNW, they have some ways to go to get to the front rank.

Sep 25, 2018
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Fitzy01 from Maine

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look- hazy golden yellow. Nice fluffy head that quickly disappears with very little lacing.

Smell- orange,mango,grapefruit, very juicy smell!

Taste- follows nose orange,grapefruit, little mango, maybe even lemon.

Feel- very juicy with a dry finish

Overall this is a great neipa by a west coast brewer. Would buy this on a regular.

Aug 26, 2018
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the count of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a hazy, yellow/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of oranges, mango. Taste is juicy, orange peels, grapefruit, some mango, moderate bitterness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

Aug 15, 2018
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jhartley from Florida

3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a JK Snorkel glass. Canned on 10/18/17.

Appearance: Murky and opaque orange body with a 1/2 fingers worth of head. Leaves lovely connected islands of lacing in the glass.

Aroma: Oranges, melon, papaya a little lemon.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Orange juice with some pineapple. Smooth and subtle with a little bitterness. Really easy drinker.

Overall: A decent IPA, nice flavors and easy to drink!

Dec 10, 2017
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digboy from New Hampshire

4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright yellow orange color, very cloudy to opaque with a one finger off-white head.

Aroma has notes of pineapple and mango - really just sweet, luscious tropical fruit. Very appealing.

The taste is surprisingly clean with a very muted hop flavor up front that has more of a stone fruit tang to it, like ripe nectarine. Bitterness is low and the malt seems non-existent (which is good IMO for this kind of beer). In the finish a bit of a citrus flavor peeks through.

Feel is smooth and creamy with adjuncts, so it has a full, rich feel to it. Unsticky and clean I would say with a mild seltzer.

A bit of an odd duck in that the flavor seems "missing" in a way. I'm left intrigued by it though. The look is just fantastic. I'm a sucker for "bright" looking opaque NEIPAs. I was expecting more oomph to it with the 6.7% but it comes across as a pale ale, so this one might sneak up on you if you're not careful. Well worth the purchase.

Dec 06, 2017
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rarigney from Washington

4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden straw. Generous white frothy foam with excellent retention. Sticky, streaky lacing. Aroma initially dank and piney giving way to citrus, specifically fresh oranges. Taste is much the same, some resinous pine and bitter citrus zest. Very nice IPA.

Oct 31, 2017
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alpinebryant from Connecticut

4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazey neipa status from the west cost look. Very sticky lacing and frothy top.

S: aromas of lemon, pale malt, pine and grapefruit. The Fresh aromas here are really intriguing and surprisingly fresh. I had expected more pine for some reason and was happily surprised.

T: Piney with grapefruit pith, fresh oranges, and some lemon. Peach is there as well which is always a welcome flavor mixing with some tangy apricot.

M: Highly carbonated and a medium body.

O: Overall very impressed. I would be happy to have this as a regular around me. This is a nicely balanced American IPA that is refreshing and on par with some of the good NEIPAs.

Aug 27, 2017
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gshak from Texas

4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 7/17/2017, consumed 08/02/2017. So about 2 weeks old at this point, was sitting out at room temperature in the store.
A - Hazy yellow. White pillowy head that lasted quite a bit. Drank out of a disposable paper cup, so no description can be given with respect to its lacing etc.
S - pine, peach, apricots, lemon and orange peels. Something along the lines of a FW IPA.
T - Incredibly balanced. Malt is expressed very well, initial blast of sweetness, immediately checked by the peachy hops. Pine, and citrus peels follow through, and the finish is satisfyingly dry.
M - Medium.
O - A very well-executed IPA that delivers! Not bad at the price point of 6-er for $9.99. Could be a great option for a daily drinking beer, if you can get it fresh.

Aug 03, 2017
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John_M from Oregon

3.2/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the Parkway in Tacoma.

The beer pours a hazy, nearly opaque golden amber color with fairly decent head retention and light lacing. On the nose, there's a huge aroma of orange juice, along with some noticeable tropical fruit. There's also something of an aspirin aroma as well, that isn't particularly attractive. The flavor profile is more of the same, but wow does this beer really drop off on the finish. Calling it watery on the finish is almost flattering. Mouthfeel is very light and watery, with no real finish to speak of. Alcohol is pretty well integrated into the flavor profile I guess, but this beer is so lame, who really cares.

Not at all impressed with this. Maybe trying to make a NE style isn't Aslan's cup of tea. Have had other stuff from these guys that has been quite good, but this is pretty unimpressive.

Jun 15, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a semi-cloudy golden yellow color with a nice foamy white head. Mild stringy lace. The aroma had some crisp airy orange zest - somewhat like rind. Some tropical fruits and then a light grassy sweetness. The flavor moderately takes that orange zesty/rind-like bitterness to coincide with the sweet part of those hops. Malts play some part here, but for the most part, they’re quite light. Mild subtly sweet hoppy aftertaste with a quick flick of a finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine not distracting from the bitterness units. ABV felt fine. Overall, very nicely done AIPA that I would have again.

Jun 10, 2017
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Spikester from Oregon

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Turbid gold with two fingers of fluffy white head.
Smell dank and piney.
Taste is floral fruity pine with some biscuit malts.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with low carbonation. Finish is lightly dry and mild bitterness.
Edit 02/22/2018: One month old can. Bumped the numbers up a bit from this more fresh example.
Overall a tasty cloudy IPA.

Mar 13, 2017
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StJamesGate from New York

3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

CAN
Cloudy dark gold with lumpy off white that speckles. 4
Lemon jellies with a touch of toffee chew and fresh leaf. 3.75
Wheat thins with a touch of tartness, then slight dank, lemon, a touch of pineapple, white pine, and some snaky IBUs. 4
Light+, oily, soft. 4

Sugar and pine: throwback Oregon profile. Creamy body (if a touch thin) and low IBUs make this easy. Well built, but can’t hold a candle to the likes of Top Cutter. 4

Jan 17, 2017
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ManapuaMan from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed fresh while in Bellingham. A great example of a west coast IPA. Aroma of fresh cut grass, pine and bright citrus. Golden orange hue with a big head; sticky lacing flows down the glass. Real nice appearance. Taste is pine, grapefruit and melon balanced by a crackery malt. Slightly sticky aftertaste makes the sip linger for a few seconds. Mouthfeel is on the watery side. Great beer.

Aug 21, 2016
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dipso123 from Oregon

3.66/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can
L: rocky short lived head, no lacing
S: citrus, both lemon & grapefruit
T: fairly standard "C" hop character
F: a bit thick and coats the tongue
O: not bad. Given the competition in the style would not seek this one out but would drink again

Aug 13, 2016
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DefenCorps from Oregon

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can from ABV.

Pouring a clear light amber with a dense off white head with good retention and lacing, this looks great. The nose is bright, pungent and hoppy with a nice blend pig pine, citrus and grapefruit. A little honey is noticeable too. The palate is similar with a nice balance of bitterness and hop flavor. Pine and grapefruit zest resin bitterness tempered by a quenching, saturating hop flavor, juicy and fruity. The mouthfeel is quite excellent, with the bitterness and fruity notes lending a hoppy medium body here. Drying and pleasantly bitter on the finish, this is quite excellent. Recommended.

Aug 13, 2016
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Ghrymm from Canada (BC)

4.62/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a t 12oz can into my IPA Glass,i see its 70 IBU now and 6.7 ABV
L: Pours a hazy medium golden with a thin off white head and some sticky lacing.
S: A wonderful citrus piney nose.
T: Citrus right up from with nice hop bitterness there.
F: A perfect mix of malts and hops.
O: A true West Coast IPA citrus up front and not the caramel malts that a lot of IPA;s have Pliny like and at the bottom of the can there is that white yeast hop sediment that Heady Topper has. maybe i should be drinking this out of the can?
I like what beepill has to say below also.

Jul 23, 2016
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ccrida from Oregon

4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drinking this from a can, and I have to say, it is a really attractive package. The other side of the can not pictured is the same hop cone but with a lion's face that is really cool, and the matte finish (and feel) is also great. Skunky nose.
The beer itself is bright and hoppy, nice balance of pine and tropical fruit. A bit phenolic. Pretty bitter. Light body. Winner.

May 18, 2016
Batch 15 from Aslan Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 139 ratings