Batch 15
Aslan Brewing Company

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From:
Aslan Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,245
ABV:
7%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,908
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 7.69%
Ratings:
144
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 11, 2022
Added:
Dec 17, 2014
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  33
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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 Scotchboy
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Scotchboy from Idaho

On tap in downtown Boise; hazy, almost murky pineapple/orange fruit-juice appearance with a glass-coating ring of fluffy white head. Pretty big cocktail of fruity and piney hops, citrusy and smooth, creamy and equally bitter/sweet. Grapefruit, lemon rind, malt...good stuff.

Apr 11, 2022
 
4 by jakecattleco from California on Sep 23, 2021
Photo of Limazulu
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Limazulu from Idaho

A-don't know, drank straight from the can
S-more dank pine than citrus. Maybe some lemon rind tang
T-Again, more west coast than juicy new england. Average(+) bitter, below average sweet.
M-Light (+) body, average carbonation
O-Didn't have any expectations to speak of. Good thing, I think I would have been disappointed.

Jul 11, 2021
Photo of arizcards
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by arizcards from North Carolina

Pint at the local restaurant across the street from where we are staying at in Birch Bay, WA for $6.00.

This was a nice flavorful NEIPA that actually had a really nice rind hop bite that rated 7/10 on my scale. Good stuff!

Jun 06, 2021
Photo of elNopalero
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by elNopalero from California

This pours a white gold with decent foaming.
Light aroma, muted hints of lychee and blueberry. Soft and rounded, without a hoppy bitterness. Perhaps things faded? Two of the three cans I’ve had from the sixer have noticeable yeast residue.
No date stamp, but assumed to be ~1 month old.

Jun 02, 2021
 
3.01 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Feb 14, 2021
Photo of IPAJoeOregon
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by IPAJoeOregon from Oregon

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
Photo of BNSlums
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by BNSlums from Washington

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
Photo of Vetbidder
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

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
 
4 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 29, 2020
Photo of Somebody_Else
4.81/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Somebody_Else from Washington

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
Photo of northwestdr
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by northwestdr from Michigan

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
 
3.99 by grittybrews from Washington on Oct 07, 2019
 
3.99 by npendres from Wisconsin on Sep 15, 2019
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

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
 
4 by GaryColeman from California on Jul 11, 2019
 
4.05 by ghasting from Washington on Jun 09, 2019
 
3.93 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania on May 07, 2019
 
4.02 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington on Apr 27, 2019
 
3.94 by Mister_Faucher from Washington on Apr 27, 2019
 
4.08 by Peteshabam from Pennsylvania on Apr 13, 2019
Photo of bilbobrewer
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by bilbobrewer from Oregon

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
 
4.14 by IPAnicked from Canada (BC) on Feb 15, 2019
 
3.58 by mlefebvre7 from Massachusetts on Dec 21, 2018
 
4.02 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Nov 27, 2018
 
4 by Pretendeer from Washington on Nov 24, 2018
Photo of Hyptochrons
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

some nice grapefruity and orange/peach flavors. a nice creamyness to it and some bready malts and bitterness for balance.

Nov 19, 2018
Photo of FxLB
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by FxLB from Washington

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
 
4.09 by Bitburger from Vermont on Oct 27, 2018
 
4 by erlenmeyer from Maine on Oct 21, 2018
 
4 by dshansen1184 from Washington on Oct 05, 2018
 
4 by schopenhauerale from Arizona on Oct 01, 2018
 
4.08 by smb71481 from Vermont on Sep 30, 2018
 
4.02 by Gkruszewski from New York on Sep 25, 2018
Photo of NickSMpls
3.24/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by NickSMpls from Washington

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
Photo of Fitzy01
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Fitzy01 from Maine

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
Photo of tone77
3.61/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

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
 
4.35 by Wiffler27 from North Carolina on Jul 18, 2018
 
3.77 by IBUBrew from Vermont on Jun 03, 2018
 
4.32 by RB3 from Washington on May 09, 2018
Batch 15 from Aslan Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 144 ratings