Batch 15
Aslan Brewing Company

Batch 15Batch 15
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #917
ABV:
7%
Score:
89
Ranked #7,456
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 7.46%
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
133
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Aslan Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
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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
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Photo of northwestdr
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.22/5  rDev +5%
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!

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Photo of bilbobrewer
3.74/5  rDev -7%
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.

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Photo of FxLB
4.1/5  rDev +2%
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.

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Photo of NickSMpls
3.24/5  rDev -19.4%
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 and not much else. Considering their location, they have some ways to go to get to the front rank.

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Photo of Fitzy01
4/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of tone77
3.61/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

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Photo of jhartley
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
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!

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Photo of digboy
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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Photo of rarigney
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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Photo of alpinebryant
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of gshak
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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Photo of John_M
3.2/5  rDev -20.4%
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.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of Spikester
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.94/5  rDev -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

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Photo of dipso123
3.66/5  rDev -9%
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

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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Photo of Ghrymm
4.62/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

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Photo of ccrida
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of Barnoloid
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a fine looking beer - has a fruit juice, hazy look to it and a fruity nose to boot. Citrus focused hop profile comes through. This is an easy drinking and enjoyable IPA

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Photo of drinkin-beeers
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a beautiful looking beer, lightly golden hazy and a thin head. A little citrus and pine on the nose. Taste hits you up front with some tangerine/citrus a little hop bitterness and pine leaving you with a crisp bitter and refreshing finish that can linger. It took me a couple of these to finally figure out but I'm pretty impressed.

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Photo of zeledonia
4.51/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

The first beer from Aslan I've been able to get in my local shops, so I snapped it up. Tasted 7 March 2016.

Pours a cloudy pale straw yellow, with golden highlights. One finger of white head, great retention and lacing.

Smell is rich, crisp, and fruity. Pineapple and citrus - yum.

Man, this is delicious. Juicy and full of aromatic hop flavors. It's like a fruit salad, with enough additional sweetness to fill in the gaps.

Feel is excellent. On the light side, just full enough, with a sparkle of carbonation.

This is a stellar IPA. Lots of fruity hop presence. My first beer from Aslan, definitely not my last.

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Photo of beepill
4.73/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I haven't reviewed a beer on BA in a while, but seeing as this beer only has a few reviews, I felt compelled to write one. Just had this for the first time last week at the brewery, and brought home a growler and a 6 pack of cans.
A - golden-orange and hazy. Perfect head. Foamy and thick with lacing throughout.
S - pine and citrus rind dominant with a little bit of grass and earth.
T - perfection in balance. Great hoppy bite followed by crisp malt. Even the aftertaste has a bit of a bite if that makes any sense.
M - feels thick in the mouth but dry back end. For some reason feels like a lacto back bite.
O - one of the best IPAs I've had in a long time. Perfect balance to me. Great back end. Seriously underrated/under reviewed.
I was blown away by this ipa on draft at the brewery and poured from the growler I took home. To me it was one of the best I've ever had. I put it right below fresh pliny and it's not even a dipa. However, I found out later that it isn't that great from the can. Even though I bought them from the brewery, I think they may be oldish, or unrefridgerated. The canned batch 15 was too bitter and I didn't get that awrsome backend throat feel I got from it fresh. But this is Def my new favorite ipa. Def the best I've had since moving up here from norcal.

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Batch 15 from Aslan Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 133 ratings