The Admiral | Brothers Craft Brewing

BA SCORE
81.8%
Liked This Beer
3.99 w/ 99 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Camjmorton on 06-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,087
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
99
Liked:
81
Avg:
3.99/5
pDev:
9.52%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 99 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of cjgiant
2.74/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

On tap:
I almost didn't rate this on my first taste, as I thought it might be a bad batch, enough so to contact the company. They were unaware of issues, and I tried a sample at another bar, and I have concluded this beer is not for me.

The sampler was better than I recalled the original review, but there was what I, personally, perceive as diacetyl at a level that is not enjoyable. The sample I had did have some pine dryness to it.

So, take this review within the context that it might have just not worked for me.

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Photo of jaymo18
2.93/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Oxidized and chock full of floaties

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of 5EKF
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eric_Leon
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmann08
3.54/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cuy50
3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.6/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of ethanmc12
3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of clayrock81
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pale goldenish body with good head and lace on top of a citrusy aroma with a little bit of grainy malt. The beer is your basic IPA with some bitter, sharp citric hops and has some balance with sweet caramel and breadlike malt, although I find the hops a little strong and overpower everything else. This results in a slightly dry and unpolished finish that takes away the smoothness and overall drinkability of the beer. Enjoyed the brew but not going to go back to it.

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Photo of uvachief
3.7/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Draft. Pours a golden amber color but closer to amber than yellow. Little to no head. Smells like a wet hopped east coast IPA. Piney with some citrus but I mainly smell grapefruit. Tastes much the same. Not overly bitter. Sweetness cuts the pine. Makes it easier to drink. Solid IPA but nothing over the top for me. Little bitter on the backend with hops pronounced but again not a hop bomb. Feels consistent like most IPA as far as thickness. Good effort.

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Photo of BadAxeBeer
3.71/5  rDev -7%
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 ThisWangsChung
3.72/5  rDev -6.8%
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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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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The Admiral from Brothers Craft Brewing
Beer rating: 81.8% out of 100 with 99 ratings
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