Warrior IPA
Left Hand Brewing Company

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From:
Left Hand Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
7.6%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 10.47%
Reviews:
387
Ratings:
421
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 20, 2022
Added:
Mar 27, 2003
Wants:
  43
Gots:
  72
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: None
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Ratings by bark:
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Reviewed by bark from Sweden

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
The colour is deep amber-red; the liquid is clear. The low head is airy and off white. Some lacing occurs.

The smell got notes of caramel. There are sourish chemical flavours with some bitterness, butterscotch, dandelions and citric notes.

The powerful taste got lots of sour-bitter flavours. Do I notice some caramelized sugar? There are some lightly artificial/chemical notes as a complex taste of caramel sauce, butter and rye bread. The aftertaste is bitter with some lightly roasted malts, some beef gravy and banana candy. The finish introduces a mild flavour of bitter herbs.

The carbonation is medium to strong. The liquid is a little thick.

I found this beer very interesting and although the flavours were rich and complex, it never became unbalanced. As expected when it comes from Left Hand.
Nov 13, 2007
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 3.96 by dms1767 from Nebraska

Oct 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by pvibeer from Colorado

Nov 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by NickThePyro from Washington

Mar 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by scottspencer from Indiana

Jan 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.49 by JeffSK from Wisconsin

Oct 02, 2017
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Reviewed by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a 16 oz Flying Dog tulip glass bestate by 1/27/17. Pours a very attractive dark orange with a 2 plus finger sticky white head and the ABV is 7.3

Smell is clove, biscuit, caramel, peppery hops, earthy hops, fresh cut grass, and grapefruit.

Taste follows huge Belgian clovy start, hard candy, spicy hops, biscuit, and a very subtle grapefruit presence.

Mouthfeel is about medium, plenty of carbonation, a tinge dry, and pretty drinkable.

Overall this is a solid Belgian IPA, but definitely as much Belgian as IPA.
Oct 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.14 by paulytasker from New York

Oct 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by archero from Texas

Oct 17, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Comes out like all those amalgamations of beers with some light brown, orange and auburn colors swirling. Aroma didn't impart warrior hops, or really much in the way of hops at all. This feels like one of those bigger malty ipas already.

Sure enough, its one of those toffee and caramel ipas with definite c hop bitterness. Don't get me wrong, the malt bill is enjoyable, it imparts a certain earthy woody tobacco road kind of vibe in front of the hopping. But is that what we came shopping for ipas for? The alcohol is there, but not oppressive.

Left hand has been around since the 90s, and there recipes seem firmly entrenched there as well. Nothing bad about this beer, just kind of a relic at this point I guess, which is fine, most breweries stick with what brought them to the dance.
Jul 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by AD17 from New Jersey

Apr 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.59 by ColoradoPhil from Colorado

Mar 06, 2016
 
Rated: 4.44 by beyondtheveil from Wisconsin

Mar 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by fosters9 from New York

Feb 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by NatSmith from South Carolina

Feb 06, 2016
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Reviewed by tillmac62 from South Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
BBD 1/13/16. Clear amber pour with a dark ruby cast. Outstanding head volume, world class lacing and retention.

Outstanding nose of orange and light pine over biscuit coupled with a bit of earthy spice.

Light body with a texture similar to that of water but coupled with an outstanding oily slickness. Superb carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish.

The flavor profile is very good. This is a hop flavor focused beer with moderate bitterness that is balanced with toasty biscuit and caramel. Like the nose, orange dominates with pine and spicy elements in the background. Along with moderate bitterness in the middle, caramel makes a strong appearance. The finish is semi-dry and a hint of alcohol astringency arrives over a lingering slightly sweet rind/pine bitterness.
Jan 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.84 by Shanty76 from Georgia

Jan 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Can_has_beer from Texas

Jan 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.4 by coombski from Maine

Jan 08, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by CCutch from Minnesota

Jan 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by brett606 from Texas

Dec 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4.04 by BdM from Netherlands

Dec 27, 2015
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Rated by Yancey82 from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I was kind of disappointed by this beer. It was a pretty average IPA, and I was expecting more. Don't regret trying it but wouldn't have it again.
Dec 26, 2015
 
Rated: 4.44 by DinoBlueShoes from Maine

Dec 23, 2015
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Reviewed by NickSMpls from Washington

3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A bomber this time. Cloudy amber with a nice, fim head with good retention. Lacing along the sides of the glass. Fresh hops, allright, that's evident in the aroma along with a bread / biscuit background. A nice balance, nowhere near a hop-bomb - much to our relief. A very well balanced IPA, good pine and fruit. Well-worth seeking out.
Dec 17, 2015
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Reviewed by gmoneyproductions from Colorado

3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
22 oz bomber poured into a pint glass
pours a deep orange to amber with a moderate off white head somewhat cloudy initially then cleared and the head left quite a bit of lace on the glass
smell grapefruit citrus and hops
taste sweet and citrusy, hoppy and resiny with a distinctly dry finish and bitter aftertaste
feel crisp effervescent and very dry
i liked this beer but found it too dry to want to drink again
Dec 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.37 by RichH55 from Illinois

Dec 11, 2015
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Reviewed by KYGunner from Kentucky

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I didn't get a complex blend of hop flavor in this but did get a huge burst of oranges. Hidden inside the Orange flavor was some nectarines and grapefruit. This citrus burst was just fine with me as I found this delicious.
Nov 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.67 by PhilMiller from Indiana

Nov 28, 2015
 
Rated: 4.05 by 2beerdogs from California

Nov 24, 2015
 
Rated: 3.97 by bump8628 from Oklahoma

Nov 23, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by kvgomps from New Jersey

Nov 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by probert from New York

Nov 22, 2015
 
Rated: 4.06 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Nov 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.46 by firkingroovin from Illinois

Nov 13, 2015
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Reviewed by deleted_user_357747

3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
Not expecting such a red hue. Tawny with ruby highlights. Clean, white soapy head, all IPA-y. Nose, upfront, lots of crisp apples. I can smell the IBUs already. Glimpses of citrus and pine present, too. Slightly sweet, but hoppy. Warming up brings out more of a bready malt note. Hmmm, interesting IPA. Taste, it's balanced, firstly. The hops and malt almost seem to turn on and off opposite from it each other. There's a distinct woodiness running through it. Interesting hops used, providing a faintly fruity note, but then just putting the hammer down on the bitterness and lingers on the palette. Spicy, too. I wonder if there's some rye in this? Reminiscent of tobacco a bit, earthy.

Overall, not one I liked too much after it warms. Taste isn't as dynamic as the aroma and look might suggest. Some interesting hopping but I feel like that special hopping is kind of a waste if it translates into too much bitterness and not enough flavor. The flavors that do present are more on the earthen, herbal, tea-like side. Just doesn't do it for me as much.
Nov 11, 2015
 
Rated: 4.01 by quang_dam from Georgia

Nov 09, 2015
 
Rated: 3.8 by yanks9669 from Connecticut

Nov 06, 2015
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Reviewed by Hop_God from California

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: dark orange to ruby

S: dank AF. Weed. Hops. Some citrus

T: malt. Hops. Weed.

F: good balance. Crisp

O: pretty sold. Good highlight of warrior hops
Nov 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.78 by chrisjws from California

Oct 31, 2015
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