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
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Ratings: 805 |  Reviews: 388
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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Photo of ruzzal
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justinthegypo
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of delgotit99
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of runlikeakenyan
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of HamdenHector
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; deep bronze in color - almost amber; 1 finger light khaki head that receded to a very thin cap; very nice lacing;

S: pineapple and grapefruit for a moment, then pine with grapefruit;

T: pine and grapefruit are a little muted for a moment, then they explode; grapefruit is predominant at the end; a very nice flavor profile; moderate bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: nice complexity; very enjoyable;

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Photo of tdmccarthy
3.19/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hophugger
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HoistinBrews
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Vintage 2015

A: Pours a burnt orange color with 2 fingers of head that slowly fades down to a thin cap that leaves some good lacing

S: Citrus and pine up front to start things off, along with some toasted maltiness and caramel notes. A bit floral underneath

T: Starts off with a bit of the citrus and pine notes and goes fairly quickly into the maltiness, which is a bit toasty and moderately sweet with some caramel notes. Floral undertones and moderate bitterness throughout. Finishes mild with light bitterness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid fresh hop brew that uses the freshness to an advantage in the nose. The taste is very balanced and could be amped up a bit in terms of hop flavor as it is a fresh hop brew after all. Still, no huge complaints here. Just make sure to drink this one fresh

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Photo of Userme59
3.09/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dizzy242
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atone315
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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