Homo Erectus
Walking Man Brewing Co.

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Walking Man Brewing Co.
Washington, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,886
Ranked #10,809
4.01 | pDev: 11.22%
Jul 25, 2022
Sep 04, 2003
Homo ErectusHomo Erectus
Notes: Brewed in celebration of being erect for 2 million years! This NW style Double IPA doesn't mess around. Big piney, hop notes with a big malt body to back it up. One of our most popular styles.

90 IBU
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Rated: 3.95 by WDJersey from Colorado

Jul 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
IBU: 90
Sustaining, alabaster head. Clear, orange/amber appearance. Light amount of floral and spiced, medium caramelized malt, for the aroma. Very slightly sweet, citrus peel, lots of medium heavy toasted malt, for the flavor. The citrus peel bite is rather candied and trails off quite well.
Jun 06, 2022
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Reviewed by Reidrover from Oregon

3.59/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
a blast from the past!
Found at Capital Market in Salem OR 22 oz bomber..what else?
Pours a dark orange , clear beer. Has a nice small creamy off white head.
Stong old style PNW malty DIPA aromas! Blended with floral and dank hopping..mainly floral in this one.
Taste sweet malts and floral hops..in extreme..getting a bit of alcohol in the finish but nothing too bad.
Mouth feel is medium with medium carbonation..get a bit sticky at the end and the after taste goes on for ever.
I liked the idea of this bad boy but in reality its pretty hard to drink much because of the sticky sweetness.
Jun 05, 2020
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Reviewed by ChilliHeights from Ohio

4.55/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I had at the brewery in WA. Nice little place with great customer service. I rated 4 brews. This one had a great golden color and some lacing on the glass. Great citrus aroma and flavors. The ABV was good and not to prevalent. I only had 5 oz. so did not get the full affect of 9%. Great Brew, Great place.
May 08, 2020
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
First time I had this was at Brouwer's HopFest 2009. Was towards the end of the evening, but I still gots my scorecard!

Pours an amber color, as opposed to the orange double ipas back then. 1/3" off white head. Aroma was mainly maltiness. Clearly a big malt big ibu double going on already. Has that caramel Pine Sol aroma, guessing there are Chinook or Centennial hops in this one, or both.

Taste, yup, we're almost in double digit abv and triple digit ibu territory off the bat. You like 'em malty, bc these are maltybois. All the crystal malt and caramel sludge thickness of the era. As it warms this becomes near brutal to push through the back end. This is equal parts American barleywine. Why is this rated so high? I don't really understand.

Its got a thicker mouthfeel, hotter alcohol, one dimensional hop flavor, bad format. The bitterness, caramel and alcohol all team up for a difficult time. But once you wreck your palate, at least its boozy time.
Apr 20, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by Taybeh from Minnesota

Aug 21, 2019
Rated: 3.98 by Brushkanna from New Jersey

Jun 21, 2019
Rated: 3.53 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Aug 03, 2018
Rated: 3.52 by DoctorEvil65 from Washington

Feb 10, 2018
Rated: 4.15 by rarigney from Washington

Oct 27, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by smi69 from New York

Jan 05, 2017
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Reviewed by Rogerlb from California

3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a very nice, slightly opaque orange/copper Head is 2 fingers which hangs around, laces, slowly recedes.

Aroma is fruity malt. Even a little wine-y. Taste is caramelized hops, malty, bitter, baby (90 IBU and it shows), a trace of peach pie and grapefruit peels. Very west coast with spice and a carby resiny overload. More molasses than pine needles. I guess I mean the hops are a little sappy.

There's a barleywine sweetness to the malts, they're that forward. Doesn't have lots of nuance, and the booze is not invisible, especially when it warms a bit. Not the worst thing. I'm fighting this a bit. A bit astringent, but not shy about it.
Nov 10, 2016
Rated: 3.97 by RBuckley73 from Nevada

Oct 04, 2016
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Rated by KensWorld from Florida

3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From 22oz bomber, no date
Apr 28, 2016
Rated: 4.36 by L_A_C_903 from Washington

Mar 08, 2016
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Rated by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

3.47/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Consumed 02/14/2016.
Feb 15, 2016
Rated: 3.42 by Beervana from Canada (BC)

Nov 26, 2015
Rated: 3 by brandoman63 from Illinois

Nov 02, 2015
Rated: 4.15 by VashonGuy from Washington

Nov 02, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by DamienI from Washington

Oct 14, 2015
Rated: 4.06 by nhirsch04 from Ohio

Oct 09, 2015
Rated: 4.23 by Chef74 from Ohio

Oct 06, 2015
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Reviewed by jds16 from Ohio

4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Nice orange color with a good head that lingers, great lacing down the glass. Translucent but not transparent. Smells bready, earthy, a little orange peel. Very malty, strikes me more as strong ale than IPA but it's delicious regardless. Lots of pine, caramel, and grapefruit; quite bitter. Very tasty, and a nice change of pace from the typical DIPA.
Sep 21, 2015
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Reviewed by mabermud from Washington

4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Look: This is a gorgeous looking beer. The body looks deep orange with a very, very light reddish hue. Or you could say this appears burnt or imperial orange. The head is obviously high quality. Sticky lacing and legs that leave behind works of art. Imagine Kate Beckingsale dressed up as a head of beer. This is what the head looks like, no other explanation needed.
Smell: Surprisingly, the smell is toned down. I would have thought Kate Beckinsale would have smelled scrumptious. This has faded aromas of citrus/orange hops and light caramel malts delicately balanced.
Taste: Of course, the taste follows the smell. This definitely tastes like a DIPA from east of the Mississippi. Heavy on the caramelized malts. Tropical and citrus fruit with sweetened caramelized malts. This could be called a Founders Centennial DIPA.
Feel: I'm feeling good. This has a substantial body and mouth feel that is semi-tacky in the mouth. Lower levels of carbonation and medium-high body.

Overall - Outstanding appearance. Decent smell. Outstanding taste with a great feel. This one is difficult to come by. I have only seen this around once or twice in the last couple of years. I must be looking in all the wrong place. Cheers!
Sep 12, 2015
Rated: 3.46 by vermilcj from Ohio

Sep 06, 2015
Rated: 4.06 by einman from Minnesota

Sep 01, 2015
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Reviewed by wumpshire from Oregon

4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Perhaps my favorite Imperial IPA, a bit partial since its local. Ver balanced, between a great caramel tasting malt and a piney hop. A lot less citrus than most IPAs these days, which I think pair with more sessional IPAs or pale ales anyways, IMO. Tastes like the Pacific NW distilled in a beer. If you like IPAs and walking through a forest, this is the beer for you.
Aug 22, 2015
Rated: 3 by sharpski from Oregon

Aug 16, 2015
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

3.24/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Orangey amber brew with plenty of white foam in the New Belgium snifter. Peculiar aroma makes me thing of very old oranges. Sharp and spritzy mouthfeel.

Quite bitter and hot with hop oils. My lips are burning. Grapefruit peel. Sweet and fruity with flavors of peach and wet wood.

Interesting but really intense. More pain than pleasure. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Elizabeth Station in Bellingham.
Aug 16, 2015
Rated: 4.65 by Raptor66 from Oregon

Jun 23, 2015
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Reviewed by Spikester from Oregon

4.54/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Clear amber orange with 3 plus fingers of pale yellow head that really lasts. Lots of fine bubble lacing. Smell is mostly bready malts with some floral hops. Taste is rich malt bomb with some tasty fruity hops that try to break through the malt barrier. The hops keep building with some pine notes that get washed away by the malt waves.
I had to stop and think about this beer. Did I get the wrong version? It drinks like a really big American Pale Ale. Smooth and delicious. After a few more tastes I could feel a bit of alcohol at the back of my throat and eventually in my stomach. That was my only assurance that I had the correct beer. I drank about 12 very tasty easy drinking ounces before deciding to cut short my progress on the fresh filled growler.
Overall a delicious big tasty and sneaky beer. I loved it. Mouthfeel is medium and it finishes lightly dry.
Jun 21, 2015
Rated: 3.98 by yeaprolly from Washington

Jun 09, 2015
Rated: 4.19 by Kevlee722 from Washington

May 27, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by 2GOOFY from California

May 10, 2015
Rated: 4.28 by woodenbones from Washington

May 01, 2015
Rated: 4.05 by Braz from Washington

Apr 08, 2015
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Reviewed by dleigh from California

3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This was the first IPA I really got into (shout out to Produce Row Cafe in Portland back in '08!). Recently saw it hit shelves in bottles and picked up one. There is no bottled-on date on the bottle, so who knows how fresh it was. Pretty hoppy and pretty good, but doesn't have the magic I remember from back in the day. Perhaps it's better on tap or perhaps it's been a victim of the IPA arms race of the past decade.
Apr 03, 2015
Rated: 4.26 by CUBeerBuff from Washington

Mar 26, 2015
Rated: 4 by Bearman13 from Texas

Mar 26, 2015
Rated: 4.07 by Epicfail97081 from Oregon

Mar 24, 2015
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