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Ursula Brewery

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,489
ABV:
9.4%
Score:
91
Ranked #10,934
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 10.43%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
16
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Ursula Brewery
 
Colorado, United States
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Photo of mactrail
3.56/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Definitely a malt bomb with loads of sweetness and the plump body to go with it. Orange color with just some swirls of foam in the Brigand chalice. Interesting boozy aroma that makes me think of Yukon Jack. In fact it's about sweet enough for a hop liqueur. Hot with alcohol. The bottle version is 9.8%.

Rich mango fruity taste followed by a modest bitter burn. This is a very pleasant sipping strong brew. There is a little of the sweet 'n' bitter ickiness in the back of the throat, but another sip takes care of that! From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Grapevine Liquor on South Monaco.

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Photo of chase_cakes
4.78/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a snifter, a nice amber color, with an ivory colored head. Well balanced with enough malty backbone to hold up to the hoppy flavor. Nose is mostly the piney hop smell with a little citrus note and some toasty and possibly caramel maltiness. Tastes great for an DIPA with great tropical notes on top of the piney hop dominate flavor. Some serious bitterness on this guy, as expected, making it harder to pick out the malty flavor. A bit more carb than I'd expect but I kind of like that about this beer. Overall a great beer.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This little seemingly unknown un-hyped brewery is doing some really nice things. Tasted 4 offering this last time in Denver and all were excellent to outstanding, this one included. I have to spend a bit more time seeking out these bottles - first class talent making these beers.

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Photo of Foyle
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled from 22 oz bottle in pint glass.

Appearance: pours a thick, frothy off white head that drops very slowly with abundant lacing. Color is clear amber with moderate streaming carbonation.

Aroma: citrus and pine dominate with some bread dough.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied and sticky, resinous with a lingering, astringent finish.

Flavor: grapefruit and tropical flavors along with pine. Plenty of hop oil. Some malty backbone sweetness helps to balance the brew.

Overall: well done to the style.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

the truest of hop heads, those who really and truly live for the insanely hoppy stuff, will like this a whole lot. its big and its different, and its about as hoppy as beer can possibly be. the guy who likes even a dab of balance is going to get thrown through the wringer here. its beautiful beer though, and im glad they packaged it, it looks awesome on shelves and tastes exactly the same as it does at the brewery, so well done there. my issue with this one, as good as it is, is that right in the dead center of the flavor, right on the 50 yard line if you will, it tastes like pellets that i use to home brew with. the pellets have a slightly different aroma, taste, and feel associated with them, and right when they start breaking apart in beer, there is a bitter cardboardy thing that happens, only for a second, but its where the whole cones and the pellets are different, at least on this one level. it doesnt last long, but the premature bitterness does, and it comes at the expense of all the nice hop flavor thats packed in here. i love the feel though, oily and well carbonated, you can tell its big but you cant taste or feel the booze. ive had this one a few times now and think the same thing each time, i like the beer a lot, but that half a second in the middle isnt right. still, these guys remain one of my favorite new breweries in colorado. everything they touch seems to turn to gold, and some darn nice folks too.

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Photo of KJabo
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Friend brought this back fresh....ranks up there with all the best dipas out there. Try it while you can. The nose is amazing and the balance is world class. Locals in Denver have a hidden gem there.

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Photo of eawolff99
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Alright crew ... time to get these guys on the map. Just had this tonight (direct from fridge at Hazel's to my fridge to glass ...) -- staggeringly well balanced IIPA with all the hop varietals we swoon over. I'm headed back tomorrow to pick up the full portfolio ... but wow. Great stuff.

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Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 16 ratings