Chainsaw Ale | Left Hand Brewing Company

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Chainsaw AleChainsaw Ale

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of tommy5
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Intentionally the opposite of smooth.

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Photo of jklecko2
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of SnatchyMcPants
4.36/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of rudabegga9
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of msondel
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of windypete
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of twenty5
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of stortore
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of WeizenGuy
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of BeerMeBro720
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Moose90
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mdagnew
4/5  rDev +4.7%

650ml bottle bought from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown...

Poured a deep hazy amber red colour. Creamy head poured small but quite thick then faded very quickly to light wispy covering with thicker edging... no carbonation at all... some light lines of lacing...

Aroma - Lots of piney, peppery and grassy hops up front mixed with toasted caramel malts... lightly roasted nuts, spicy dried fruits (raisins, figs), light tobacco, some cardboard traces, toasted malty loaf, blood oranges, light liquorice, some wet hay...

Taste - Big blast of grassy and spicy hop bitterness, piney resin traces, overripe fruits (bitter oranges, apples, bananas), also some dried fruits (prunes, dates, raisins), warming alcohol, sweet caramel and toffee maltiness, lightly toasted malt loaf, some butterscotch, medicinal traces, light smokiness, soapy...

M&D - Fairly smooth and creamy with a little oiliness... full bodied... much too rich and full bodied to be very drinkable (not to mention the 9.4% alcohol)...

Overall - A pretty good American Strong Ale if maybe a little rough round the edges... definitely worth a try though...

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3.92/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of lonewolfcry
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenjisBrews
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of stampfler07
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Chainsaw Ale from Left Hand Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 344 ratings.
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