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RATINGS: 797   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (4164) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Draught pint at Sunset Grill on 11/17/07
Bright peach-golden body is full of carbonation, leading to a two-finger white head that is well-retained and laces quite well.
Attractive fruity nose showcases cherries and nectarines up front which quickly evolve in to a more profoundly bitter tangerine-grapefruit sharpness. Pale and caramel malts impart an appropriate backbone of sweetness, with a touch of sweaty/catty wet-hop notes on the finish and some lingering toastiness from the medium malts. Alcohol is well-concealed and I detect no flaws. Pine emerges, drying things (maybe a touch too much) on the finish, with breathing/warming. Medium to medium-high strength of aroma.
The flavor is where this one really shines, with a fantastic array of vibrant fruits, deep ruby red grapefruit sweetness and crisp, lemony-orange bitterness that helps curtail the sweet malts. Carbonation is rich and soothing, imparting an almost creamy, tight texture and further helping to disperse any unwanted malt sweetness. Some sweet/sour toastiness develops from the malts and there is some, rather inevitable, cattiness from the hops, but other than that, this is really well done and not overdone in bitterness at all. Quite complex hop flavors (grapefruit, pine, floral notes, nectarine, lemon, orange). Alcohol well concealed in flavor, no flaws noted.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (1340) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2015
This had some age but the piney hop aroma was still good. Average weight with a drop down in the carbonation. Color was a metallic gold. Strong harshness that was evenly balanced by caramel malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4074) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 30, 2015
Deep amber color. Very spicy hoppy nose with some faint caramel. Medium body, with warrior hops coming through brightly. Nice lingering hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
eddiem50 (13) - - MAY 1, 2015
Amber color, not much head.. Hoppy with a nice bitter after taste that lingers on the palet.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (3923) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle thanks to stephrocks shared at Anchorage Apr ’15 Tasting: Poured copper with a white head. Light aroma of hops and malt. Taste is more malty than hoppy, this might have been past it prime.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (586) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 5, 2015
Bomber from CBB. Clear amber with very little head. Resin and citrus hop aroma. Flavour starts all pine and resin, then gives way to a nice fresh citrus finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (1016) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Mild aroma of citrus and hops with a hint of resin. Amber colour no head, light carbonation. Flat bitter taste with a dry chalky finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (1116) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Murky copper color, small off white head. Medium sweet hops aroma. Medium body with a flat hops flavor and a flat finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Westchesterco (1313) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a clear golden color with a slight head. The aromais is citrus and the taste is a bitter flavor which turns into a familiar citrusy ending that lingers on the palate

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (4305) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear coppere with an off white head. Grassy nose. Flavors of alfalfa and muted citrus notes. Bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shakeywaits (2) - - DEC 26, 2014 does not count
2014 version. Very good basic IPA. Malty, hoppy flavour with hint of citrus. Bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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