Homo Erectus | Walking Man Brewing Co.

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118 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Walking Man Brewing Co.
Washington, United States
walkingmanbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by freed on 09-04-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
118
Reviews:
52
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
11.3%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 52
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of brandoman63
3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.24/5  rDev -20.4%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.42/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beervana
3.42/5  rDev -16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rab53
3.42/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vkv822
3.46/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

32oz growler, filled earlier today @ The Growler Run.
into a SN IPA Glass.

Pours a burnt orange with a foamy, off white head and spotty lacing.

Citrusy, resiny hops, light boozy notes from the alcohol in the taste.

A decent DIPA. Well done, but lacking anything particularly memorable about it.

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3.46/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.47/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 02/14/2016.

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3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3.51/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Big caramel malt nose with lots of fermentation esters. There's hops under that but just a little.

Deep amber and cloudy. Not much head at all. no rising carbonation.

Flavor involves a lot of malt, caramel, base, honey and maybe some biscuit. I get a bread thing that isn't yeast. Good hop bitterness and lots of citrus hop bitters. But there's also a slight sour thing that isn't hops. It was served in a place that usually has clean lines so not sure.

Feels a little heavy but there is good carbonation to lighten it up. More than the lack of head would seem.

Wondering what's going on here. Not really something I want to have again even though I've enjoyed it before. But this is the second time I've had a bad experience with this beer. And not in the same bar.

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3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Just had this beer today at lunch. Nice big hoppy IPA with a long bitter finish. I think it lacked some balance in bittering hops and malt. If I compare it to say Hop Stoopid a very high IBU IPA it doesn't hit the mark for a high IBV beer. I doubt they are using hop extract which seems to me the ingredient that is defining big IPA's.

A: Golden to copper with decent head
S: decent hop profile but lacking a big floral/citris aroma of dry hopping
T: Nice amount of malt with a bit too many bittering hops which create a long bitter finish which can be good and bad
M: ABV of 9 pushes this into good to very good mouthfeel.
O: Overall a nice beer but there are many DIPA's better than this one.

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3.62/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to hopdog for sharing this growler...
Appears a hazy dark copper with a small off white head that quickly fades into a mild cap and collar. Scattered spots of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of honey, pine, herbal hops, and caramel.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with more of a floral & herbal flavor coming through with a touch of biscuits found in the background.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, spicy, sweet...'tis ok.

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3.62/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GABF 2005. I am pretty sure this is a Double IPA. Although I loved their Jaywalker, I wasnÂ’t happy with either the IPA or this Double IPA. Darkened gold color. Very mild hop nose, with a light hint of flowers and grapefruit. Medium body with a slick texture. Approachable hop flavor, very mild overall, without much complexity.

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3.66/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler received in a trade with Piclee. Thanks! Poured into a Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary snifter.

A - Pours a dirty, dark amber color with noticeable yeasty haze, low head and sparse lacing.

S - Citrusy hops - oranges mostly. Bready and biscuity malt...surprisingly low aroma intensity, but what is there is pretty good.

T - Mid level bitterness, balanced toward the malty side. Very biscuity flavors, a bit yeasty with low citrus and some earthy flavors as well.

M - A touch on the thin side of medium with a lower carbonation level (could be due to the growler serving type), smooth.

O - Not bad double IPA...I wish the hop flavors were a bit more intense especially on the citrusy side. Balanced beer with a firm malt base.

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3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in 10 oz. serving size because "its stiff".

Perfect pour at the Horse Brass ... meringued, light red copper with a wicked lace. A beautiful presentation.

Super fruity (crystal?) hop character on the nose. Freshly alcoholic hop-head dream.

Toasty plastic grain with molasses dripping off your tongue. A rather nasty bite of malt at the middle, chewy, creamy mouthfeel by the end.

A delicious double IPA that loses a little because of the middle flavor of rank plastic. Other than that slight hint, a wickedly crippling double IPA.

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Homo Erectus from Walking Man Brewing Co.
4.07 out of 5 based on 118 ratings.
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