Blitzen IIIPA | Faction Brewing

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Brewed by:
Faction Brewing
California, United States
factionbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by largadeer on 02-01-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
48
Reviews:
6
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
12.73%
 
 
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Photo of Tseaman7
3.7/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- iiipa. Good flavor profile, good balance of IBU vs. ANV. Very drinkable and decent​ viscosity for a III ipa
Solid effort. Recommended. On tap at Harry's Hofbrau San Jose. Props
To Nikki.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.96/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ericernst
3.94/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A decent IIIPA. Aroma of pine and orange. Taste pine, orange, grapefruit and some caramel. Expected sweetness up front followed by good bitterness. But the caramel conflicts with the bitterness, throwing the aftertaste off

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Photo of raynmoon
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Faction makes some of the most underrated hoppy beers our there, in my opinion. And this is no exception.

Pours crystal clear with a bright orange color, no haze whatsoever. Smell is of sweet, sticky, pine and oranges.

The taste follows exactly, with a big pop of bitterness, but without being overfly sweet or too hot from the 10.5% abv.

Not quite Younger or Notorious, but very close in flavor profile and body.

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4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cherche
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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Blitzen IIIPA from Faction Brewing
4.32 out of 5 based on 48 ratings.
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