Warrior IPA | Left Hand Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
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
Ratings:
805
Reviews:
388
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
10.47%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
70
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 805 |  Reviews: 388
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 meehandennis
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

Photo of bump8628
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kvgomps
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BEER88
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of firkingroovin
4.46/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SamN
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.

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Photo of quang_dam
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of yanks9669
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hop_God
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

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Photo of chrisjws
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours amber with a small head - small streams of bubbles continue to stream up from the bottom as you enjoy the beer. Hops tickle the nose. As the beer flows into the mouth, the pleasantly hoppy taste excites the mouth. Aftertaste is pleasant. Body is medium, pretty much what one would expect. Nice!

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Warrior IPA from Left Hand Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 805 ratings.
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