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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Pours cloudy orage with a thin white head. Some citrus hops and malts on the nose. Too much carbonation. Pine. Bitter. Would like this to be smoother.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
corby112 (2722) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimhilt (2490) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1601) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle. Bright citrus aroma. Honey malt taste with orange hops and a moderately butter finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kayres (661) - , 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (4391) - 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%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (8691) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chalumeaux (607) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - APR 21, 2015
Poured from bottle medium dark orange with a one finger white head. Aroma of citrus straw and sweet pine. Taste is somewhat sweet orange with a long lingering bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4531) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Backlog rating on 8-23-2012 (Bottled on 05-2012) The appearance of this beer is a medium sized off-white head with a long retention, slightly hazy golden body, very fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is pine hops and pine hops. The flavor is pine hops, bitter, caramel malt, and a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. For the style, this beer is not very hoppy tasting which makes it very quaffable for non-hopheads and worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2441) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2014
it is a burnt orange brew with dark flecks and flavors of hop and broomstraw. unpretentious with a fuller body suds and substantial. tosted bit of caramel wafting an original.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5307) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle. Nose is heavy pine and dark caramel, with abundant spicy hop character and some veins of citrus. Juice, big resin, light dough, great assertive hoppiness. Pours golden leaning to orange with a dense tan head. Taste is strongly bitter, some alcohol seepage, strongest caramel and earthier and woodier than expected, with mild but everpresent citrus slicing through the middle. Relatively smooth full body, semi-dry, very fresh and a little green, great hop juice!

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