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RATINGS: 795   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2005
Poured a clear orange-copper color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is big and hopy. Grapefruit, orange, and pine. Flavor of carmal mlat with plenty of grapefruit hop running through. Medium body. Moderate bitter finish lasts a long time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2005
22oz bottle - Pours copper with a fair offwhite head that settles back to a film and laces pretty well in the shaker. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, and just a bit of the alcohol. Flavor starts sweet with caramel malts and blends quickly to pine and citrus hops. Palate is medium bodied and balanced and smooth. Nice bitter finish. A decent IPA but nothing outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2005
Some alcohol in the aroma, but hefty pine and grapefruit too. No sweetness to the citrus in the aroma, or in the flavor; this even has lemony astringency elements. Body is almost oily. The malt component is more sourdough than sweet. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2005
Clear deep golden/amber with big lacey white head. Lots of citrisy hop aroma and not much else. Starts out bitter and grassy/piney/tangerine and finishes the same way. Just enough malt to balance. Has a lingering bitter finish. I get more tangerine there as well. Some alcohol too. I like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Pours a medium amber color with a small white head that diminishes quickly. Heavy hop aroma with a strong grapefruit presence. Strong bitter hop flavor from start to finish with strong citrusy grapefruit notes. Not exactly complex but deliciously hoppy. One dimensional in a good way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Pours with a full head, good lacing. Body is clear golden, no bubbles. Aroma is sticky, pungent, strong and resinous hops. Balanced sweet malts with a tangy, zesty hops presence. Slightly buttery with a balanced, smooth mouthfeel. Finish is toasted with a hint of alcohol burn. Fun stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2005
pours a rich amber with an off white head that fades down rather quickly. Somewhat sweet malts, but mostly hop bitterness. One dimensional, but a one dimension I like. HOPS!! It’s ok but not my first choice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlagstoneHill (214) - Erie, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2005 Cask conditioned, at the brewery. Hazy, dark copper with classic cask pour. Citusry, Floral, hoppy aroma. Up-front hoppiness that is well balanced with the malt. Lingering bitterness. light-medium body. A brew for hop-heads that is well worth seeking. Very tasty and drinkable - especially when cask conditioned. Update on bottle tasting: Carbonation mmore evident, elevates the hoppiness. If you can, try it when cask conditioned. very tasty in the bottle, but more malty (and balanced) when it’s cask conditioned

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Poured a deep amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit and grassy hops, not much malt presence. Taste is dry bitter hops with smoky toffee... not very hoppy or drinkable for an IPA. Average body, a little fizzy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mephisto (1273) - TAIWAN - SEP 10, 2005
bottled, amber orange w/ small beige head. aroma of grapefruit and hops. as expected, hoppy and bitter. another nice american ipa.

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