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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
szinck1 (25) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2013
From the bottle. Copper color, slight haze, off white head and minimal lacing. Light pine grass hop aroma with floral & citrus scents. Sweeter initial taste than anticipated, but moves to bitter side immediately with burnt piney hop resin, leaves, leather and some grass. Lingering bitterness is just okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4389) - 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 (2332) - 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 (5156) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Orangy golden, slightly cloudy, small off white head. Aroma citrus hops, hay and grass, some sweet malts. Medium to medium-light body. Grassy herbal hops, lightly bitter, some malty background. A competent if unmemorable IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10700) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
A lightly hazed golden amber Ipa with a thin frothy light mocha head. In aroma, nice fruity caramel malt with loads of floral and resinous hops, light sulfur notes, a bit funky. In mouth, a sweet caramel malt with floral and resinous hops, light oxidation, attenuated citrus, still solid after a few years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1424) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA has a very thick, off-white head, an opaque, bubbly, orange appearance, with many noticeable tan particles roiling about, and a very heavy lace curtain left on the glass. The aroma is of white bread, sweetness, and citrus, and the flavor is of those elements, with grapefruit and increasing bitterness as the sip settles out. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA finishes mostly dry, rather drinkable, and not the least bit alcohilic. RJT

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (6547) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours gold with an off white head. Sweet toffee malts, earthy hops, and light hints of pine. Not that good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4449) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle: Pours cloudy light brown with a small, off-white head. Sour/funky orange-peel scent. Taste is bitter peel under an almost sour hop and alcohol bite. Resin, citrus....strongly hopped. Different.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8323) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle (courtesy of jtclockwork). Funky tangerine malt and and peel aroma. Hazy golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet over-ripe orange malt and moderately bitter pine/orange peel flavor. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - MAR 21, 2014
A copper body with a white head that had good retention but no lace. Caramel malts initially and a nice pine hop profile. A nice mix of floral, citrus and tropical fruits to it. Flavor had a nice caramel sweetness to it. Pine hops were assertive, but not overpowering. Nice hints of tropical fruits and grapefruits. A nice dry finish. Could have been fuller on the palate.

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