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RATINGS: 794   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Brewed only once a year with fresh hops hand-picked in Longmont, CO and Warrior hops straight off the vine from Yakima, WA.
Warrior is brewed using a unique style called “Wet Hopping,” which requires only hops that are no more than a day from the vine. “Wet Hopping” imparts only a mild aroma, but an exceptionally fresh unfiltered hop flavor.
2010 vintage 7.6% abv


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hangover (1086) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Cloudy orange pour with a nice eggshell white head. Very orange/citrus in the aroma department. Very nice bitter taste. This one is all hops, but really good! Predominately citrus and grapefuit all the way through. Very crisp and refreshing finish. I like this one a lot.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (3899) - - DEC 10, 2006
hazy orange with a medium sized off-white head. big mandarin orange aroma. a clean fresh hoppy flavor. mandarin, peach, grapefruit and lemon flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Clear copper, soapy white head. Aroma is bright and muted citrus. Bitter body with subtle grapefruit hop character Decent beer… I’m starting to turn against single-hop IPAs though. I can see how Warrior is classified as a "bittering hop". Not extremely bitter, but more so than fruity or flavorful.

2.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
jgolden (9) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 8, 2006 does not count
I was really unimpressed...had heard good things and was disappointed. Not enough hops. Maybe I am tainted by my hopheadedness but not overly impressive.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rajendra82 (971) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2006
The 22 oz. brown bomber held a beer that looked standard IPA amber, with some chill haze. The head was well proportioned at two fingers-thick, and receded to a craggy undulating for with a good deal of lace around the walls of the pint glass. The aroma was leafy green and pungent, but a little weak IMO. The perceived bitterness was about as high as I have ever run across. It clung to my teeth, made my cheeks contact, and singed my sinuses with vapors on the way down. This was fresh, catty, refreshing, and just undeniably hoppy. In other words exactly what an IPA is supposed to be, but what most brewers don’t brew. If you are not a true hophead, I am afraid you might fin this unbalanced, but to me it was un-put-downable. I am sure there was enough malt that they started out with to get this to a 6.6% ABV, but the hops never ever let a tinge of sweetness creep in. I drained my only bomber in about half an hour and the only thought lingering in the back of my mind was I need to stock up on this ASAP. If it wasn’t for the mild smell, this would kick Ruination from here to San Diego.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2006
750 ml bottle. Large tan head with some staying power and decent lace floats over a clear amber pour. Piney hop aroma with hints of citrus. Medium body punctuated by a fine effervescence and resinous mouthfeel. Bitter grapefruit and lemon overpower a backdrop of caramel sweetness. Long, refreshingly bitter finish. All in all very enyoyable, albeit a little unbalanced.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Bottle. Pours rich amber with a healthy, frothy head. Aroma is sugary pine, with notes of sweet and sour citrus. Somewhat watered down and restrained flavor, with hints of grapefruit, pine, and and a touch of orange. Flavor flows nicely and lingers. Not bad, but a little more assertiveness in the flavor would make this fantastic.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Pours a clear deep amber and supports a rocky two finger khaki head. Aroma and flavor along the lines of an aggressively hopped west coast style American Pale Ale rather than an IPA. Some citrusy grapefruit notes and earthy, nutty touches as well. Just the right amount of carbonation and a full, satisfying texture with a medium to dry but crisp finish. Not a bad IPA but nothing special.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalhead (633) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Hazy ice tea pour. Aroma is subtle semi sweet hops. Somewhat over fridge temps this grows to an a bit above avg IPA with slightly sticky hops and hints of citrusy pine. Good not super and kinda $$ for what ya get.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12096) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, passion fruit, and floral. Flavor of melon, orange, passion fruit, caramel, strawberry. Thin body, but refreshing (would make descent summer beer). Strange aroma and flavor for an IPA...


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