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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Flagraiser IPA is a big, hoppy tribute to the unfurling of the Grand Union flag atop Prospect Hill in Somerville, MA on January 1, 1776. This ale celebrates our passion for hop aroma and flavor balanced with just the right amount of malt. Huge aroma and resin-y flavors from the elusive Galaxy hops are the signature of this beer. Built on a solid base of pale malts, this double IPA makes generous use of hops from Columbus, Crystal and Galaxy with the Galaxy hops taking the lead during ten days of aggressive dry-hopping.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (6192) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Purchased a 4 pack of 16 oz. cans from Leary’s. Canning date on the bottom reads: 6/21/2016. Color shows a turbid orange with yeast chunks settling to the bottom. The aroma presents citrus, grapefruit, caramel malt, and yeast.

The flavor presents strong bitterness, citrus hops, some pine hops, weak orange peel, and caramel malt. The mouthfeel is soft-moderate carbonation and has a medium-full bodied. Overall, a very decent IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4670) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Bottle: Poured a hazy orange with white head. Aroma is floral and soapy. Taste is Brett peppery some hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Duchammer (186) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - MAY 5, 2016
Can poured hazy orange with a white head. Aroma had a pineapple funk grapefruit light floral and earthy notes. Taste was grapefruit pineapple wet hop earthy finishing dry! Great beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (1003) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Pine and resin aroma. Hazy brown body with a off-white inch thick head which laces the glass handsomely. Bold rich bitterness is balanced with slight sweetened malt. Smooth with a nice warming sensation on the palate. Rich smooth finish. Drinkable and enjoyable.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Pours a very hazy and very dark golden orange with a frothy two finger white head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Nice retention with streaks of soapy lacing left behind. A little dark for the style but otherwise looks pretty good. Slightly earthy, tropical fruit hops aroma with a grainy, sweet caramel malt backbone. Grassy with resinous oils and pine needle character along with hints of grapefruit, blood orange and pineapple. Smells decent but the malt character is strong than I prefer with lots of caramel, toffee, leather and biscuit. On the fuller end of medium bodied with a huge sweet malt presence that almost completely overpowers all of the hop flavor. Dry and bitter up front with some earthy pine needle and sticky hop oils but this is nearly cancelled out by the strong malt flavors. Slightly leathery with a lot of caramel sweetness along with hints of toffee, rye, biscuit, hazelnut and dark fruit. There’s some subtle boozy heat/sweetness in the finish but overall the ABV is well masked. Overall, this beer is way too malty for the style and doesn’t even taste like an IPA in my opinion. Feels more like a weak barleywine than anything else.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimhilt (2555) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Pours a two-finger cream head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Hazy pale amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is light grapefruit and pine hops, flavor is caramel and grapefruit hops, light bitter aftertaste. $2.99 for a 12oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1995) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle. Bright citrus aroma. Honey malt taste with orange hops and a moderately butter finish. Enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kayres (821) - , Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Hazy orange with a thick white head. Grassy aroma and a bit of citrus. A bit grainy and well balanced. Pretty malty for style ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (4881) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2015
12 oz. Clear burnt orange with a film of cream. Aroma is earthy caramel, lightly spicy citrus and touches of cherry and dried wood. Flavors of orange toffee, dried wood and sherry. Medium-heavy body has medium carbonation and a nice balance. Seems a bit boozy for 7.5%.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle. Slightly hazy orange pour with a white head. Aroma and taste of guava and resin, but there’s a little unwelcome caramel/toffee in here too that I could live without. Close to being very good.


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