Blitzen IIIPA | Faction Brewing

BA SCORE
3.99/5
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by largadeer on 02-01-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,701
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
48
pDev:
11.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

 394 characters

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of 22Blue
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GClarkage
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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

Photo of StoutSnob40
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of HopHead84
3.75/5  rDev -6%

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

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of elNopalero
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This poured an amber gold in color. Right away I found an orangish aroma, like a sweet squeezed orange, peel and pith included. The flavor is surprisingly sweet as well, with a juicy orange and peel flavor dominant. It’s not as bitter as I had expected, balanced with some nice caramel notes on the malt, and finishing with a somewhat alkaline note to it.

 357 characters

Photo of JRod1969
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of random846
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of CelticAleMan
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Marco_Gtz
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of jwswigs
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Beerbuddy21
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of kdown
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mc4z
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of nygannon
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Blitzen IIIPA from Faction Brewing
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 48 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.