Warrior IPA | Left Hand Brewing Company

Warrior IPAWarrior IPA
BA SCORE
3.82/5
805 Ratings
Warrior IPAWarrior IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
lefthandbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by goindownsouth on 03-27-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,506
Reviews:
387
Ratings:
805
pDev:
10.47%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
70
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 805 |  Reviews: 387
Photo of JeffSK
3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SawDog505
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.

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Photo of paulytasker
3.14/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
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.

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Photo of AD17
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ColoradoPhil
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beyondtheveil
4.44/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NatSmith
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tillmac62
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.

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Photo of Shanty76
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Can_has_beer
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of coombski
4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CCutch
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brett606
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BdM
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yancey82
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.

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Photo of DinoBlueShoes
4.44/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NickSMpls
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.

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Photo of gmoneyproductions
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

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Photo of RichH55
4.37/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KYGunner
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.

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Photo of PhilMiller
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2beerdogs
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Warrior IPA from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 805 ratings
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