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Warrior IPA | Left Hand Brewing Company

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Warrior IPAWarrior IPA

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by goindownsouth on 03-27-2003

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Ratings: 805 |  Reviews: 387
Photo of rangerred
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap in a pint glass.

Poured a nearly clear medium brown with just a few wisps of lace on the surface of the beer as well as on the sides of the glass.

Lots of piny hops in the aroma along with a touch of citrus. Caramel and biscuit malt comes through quite prominently. There are also hints of cut grass.

Hops figure in much more prominent in the taste with tons more pine and just the slightest hint of citrus. I also get quite a bit of dark bread and biscuit along with a little bit of light caramel. Bitterness is quite fierce but just stays restrained enough to not be distracting. Mouthfeel is quite nice for a beer of this strength having body, but finishing pretty dry with barely a hint of stickyness.

Overall, a very nice effort by Left Hand. Tons of hop flavor and a great malt balance. One to pick up if you come across it.

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Photo of Stockfan42
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of rusty3335
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ncketchum
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served chilled in an SN pint glass

A - pours a clear light brown, lots of fluffy cream white head

S - Very hop forward with a good balance of bready malts

T - bitterness of piny hops that blends nicely with the malt undertones

M - smooth, resiny, lingering hops, not much alcohol

O - a very nice fresh hopped IPA, not to the level of some, but certainly a nice beer

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Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of stampfler07
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of TBoneJones
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Darker copper pour, almost a rusty-red character to it. Minuscule bubbles populate my pint here. Head retains nicely and is fairly thick.
Smells lightly of pine and funky dankness. Caramel, malts in there for sure too.
Initial sip is quite nice here, and I notice immediately how I really favor the mouthfeel of this brew. Lacing clings well in a soap-like fashion. Drinkable yes, with hops that don't at all disappoint. Grapefruit, spice and bitter earth. Great balance to me. The malt presence (and sweet it is) is better than where I expected based on what the smell told me and as a result this is, in my opinion, a very well-made IPA. Puckering, hoppy biscuits I'm thinking. Slick, smooth. Bitter lingering finish, and that citrus/ weed-like flowery hop flavor lasts.
Recommended highly for those who like to try different, unique IPAs with deep hop profiles.

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Photo of crowsoup
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Ted
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of wembly13
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of matt82gill
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of diddly
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass

Thick, off-white head, most of which disappears quickly leaving a thin layer on top. The beer is a rich amber color, and there appear to be a decent amount of floaters hanging around. Significant amount of sticky lacing on the glass as I drink.

Smell is rich and bitter. Hits all the important hop notes - grassy, piney, and floral, all at once, with a nice sweetness.

Taste is bitter, bitter, bitter - and delicious. Great floral and piney notes. Not a ton of balance, though. Fresh hops contribute to a really enjoyable experience.

Mouthfeel is a little low on carbonation, but it's tough to notice. It does seem, though, that there's something missing in the back end as far as balance goes - strong and bitter up front, some sweetness, but it doesn't seem to have as much malt character as one might expect.

Overall, it's really good...I would call it more of a double IPA, and would love to have more than the one bottle.

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Photo of jtyson
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of juliusseizure
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of powpig2002
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of oldvines
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Love the head a thick 1/2 inch of sticky white goodness atop of some hazy dark caramel brown beer.

S - Flowery herbal hops slightly acidic with chewy sweet malt balance.

T - Taste is mild but crisp with a citrus hop bite and some lemony hops. It doesn't taste too malt forward but kind of taste rather light with makes it session-able.

M - Light, crisp and easy to drink

Overall I didn't think this was as impressive as "400 pound monkey" but not bad. Still not worth putting down another 7 bucks for another bomber.

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Photo of Cobrito
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Despite weak carbonation and dull mouthfeel, this is a winner. A pretty unique tasting ipa. Malts are apparent, but thankfully not sweet. They provide a slightly syrupy backbone for the hops, which are present throughout the palate and are a unique dank-flowery combination. Would have loved to try a fresher bottle.

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Photo of rquillin
1/5  rDev -73.8%

Photo of cliff1066
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of dfillius
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of sw2112
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Bitter_Echo
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, nice looking dark tannic orange. Smells of malt and some fresh hop notes, and but not clearly high on the bitter-o-meter. Tastes hoppier than it smells, malt and grain nicely balanced, and the hops too are fresh, but not complex. Mouthfeel is terrific and carbonation is nicely fussy. Overall a solid IPA, but I'm not sure this is obviously taking advantage of the use of fresh hops...

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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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