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
Photo of smi69
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rogerlb
3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

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Photo of RBuckley73
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KensWorld
3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From 22oz bomber, no date

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Photo of L_A_C_903
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DucksFan16
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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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 brandoman63
3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of VashonGuy
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of nhirsch04
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chef74
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jds16
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of mabermud
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
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!

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

Photo of einman
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wumpshire
4.6/5  rDev +13%
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.

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

Photo of mactrail
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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Photo of Salemjeff
4.65/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Spikester
4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

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Photo of yeaprolly
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevlee722
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodenbones
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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