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Blitzen IIIPA | Faction Brewing

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3.99/5
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48 Ratings
BEER INFO

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
Ranking:
#8,883
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
48
pDev:
11.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Tseaman7
3.7/5  rDev -7.3%
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 -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ericernst
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
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 +15%
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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Photo of Knapp85
4.31/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured out at the brewery as a nice orange color with a white head on top. The smell of the beer had a very nice hop aroma to it, some subtle sweetness on the nose from the malt. The taste is well balanced with the malt bill and the hop bitterness. The feel of the beer was medium bodied. Overall I really enjoyed this one. It was the favorite that I've had from them during my trip to Oakland.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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Blitzen IIIPA from Faction Brewing
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 48 ratings
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