The Admiral | Brothers Craft Brewing

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99 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brothers Craft Brewing
Virginia, United States
brotherscraftbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Camjmorton on 06-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
99
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
9.57%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 99 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of SadMachine
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason_cs
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cuy50
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lupercmda
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of duvel1979
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark amber in color. Hopping like a jack rabbit and tasty like a honey biscuits. Great above average beer. Good hoppy flavor that has a nice after bite.

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Photo of PprBurke
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AMCimpi
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from the growler, it pours amber with a very light haze and a moderate head, quickly reducing to a ring around the glass. The nose is scintillated by the floral hops. The mouth tingles from the hoppiness. Yum!

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Photo of Boone757
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BadAxeBeer
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Real tasty little devil. Give er a 83/100

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Photo of florisj135
4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nmann08
3.54/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dannyfayy
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 5EKF
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of waddellc2
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pencible
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: This poured an opaque copper with moderate off white head.
S: It smelled like grapefruit and unripe mango, with some wild honey.
T: It tasted like bold herbal hops and honeysuckle, with some grapefruit and mango. It had a clean bitter aftertaste.
M: It was thick with some carbonation nice big body.
D: This was a really nice double IPA, with well balanced scent and taste. The body was solid, and the finish was smooth, so it was easy to drink. Not top tier, but not far off. Solid brew.

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Photo of Laulau
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zlf89
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.72/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a murky dark copper color with lots of sediment in the glass. The head is around two fingers high - maybe a bit less - and off-white in shade. Retention is fairly solid, not to mention the creamy head leaves behind tons of lacing on the glass. Shame about the rest of the look, though... (2.75)

Smell: I get a good amount of grapefruit here, even some tropical touches (always like tropical fruit in a DIPA!) This just smells zesty to me - grassy, piny, citrusy, you name it. Letting it open up will reveal some of the malt, but just some of it. There's a bit of caramel and toffee floating around, but not enough to overpower the hoppiness. How else can I say "this one is right up my alley?" (3.75)

Taste: It starts off with big notes of zesty grapefruit. There are additional touches of pine supporting the citrusy flavor. At first, it seems a lot more malt-heavy than the nose indicated around the midtaste (plenty of caramel flavor abounds here). Thankfully, the finish sees a return of the zesty, citrusy hops. While it's not exactly a champion of depth, it has all the notes it needs: fruity hops, a touch of bitterness to balance the fruit, and a touch of malt to balance the bitter. (3.75)

Mouthfeel: At first, it seems to be full-bodied and rather malty. Yet the finish makes it work well: right before it leaves the palate, it sends shivers of astringency across the tongue. Somehow, that cleans things up beautifully. Soft yet scrubbing carbonation does its part to help it go down easy. (4)

Overall: Hey, not bad at all! While it's bit maltier than I like my DIPAs to be, I still feel it showcases its hoppiness quite well. That makes two rock-solid hop bombs from this brewery (the other being Drift), and is up there with Hardywood's The Great Return as the best IPA out of Virginia. (3.75)

3.72/5: Admiral Halsey would get his feet up off the ground for this beer, I reckon

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Photo of CraigShap
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smakawhat
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured on tap at the brewpub into a 5 oz. glass.

A creamy off tan colored topped head presented. Fairly cloudy with a bit of brown amber color and some orange hues.

Real nice aroma. Hints of mix of toast and biscuit malt warmth and basic hop pine. Slight juiced fruit quality in the mix as well.

Palate matches nicely. Mild juiced tropical notes, with excellent biscuit and graham cracker sweetness. Toasty caramel finish almost like a candy apple matching fruit. Excellent mouthfeel juiced, creamy and resinous which is quite an odd match.

Real solid tasting DIPA from these guys

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Photo of MUTINY
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a hazy dark copper (with floaties!) with about 3/4" white head with good retention. Lacing is so-so.

S: Not very aromatic. Smells like dry earth & hop bitterness.

T: Huge. Much more fruit-forward than expected - big grapefruit & lemon peel. Dried fig & apricot. Pinier through the mid palate. Finishes dry & exceptionally bitter.

M: Higher carb & a lighter body than your typical DIPA. Not too syrupy, actually rather crisp.

O: This was a pleasant surprise. Gotta be my new fave from 3Bros.

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The Admiral from Brothers Craft Brewing
3.97 out of 5 based on 99 ratings.
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