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The Admiral | Brothers Craft Brewing

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Camjmorton on 06-07-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
94
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
24.87%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
15
For Trade:
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Little bit of watermelon, a little bit of rose petal, a little bit of herbal resin and a little bit of caramel/ tea leaf maltiness help this to be a very balanced beer. My bottle is 30 days old so imagine this was conceived to be much more balanced than most DIPAs. At 8.1% the malt really holds up the flavor as it starts to give up some nutty grain before yielding to piney, floral bitterness.

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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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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.

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The Admiral from Brothers Craft Brewing
3.98 out of 5 based on 94 ratings.
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