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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Heavier Handed is one of a series of special limited-run beers in the styles that are more extreme or unusual. This Artisan Beer is in celebration of our new French oak tanks, called "Foudres". Tons of fresh, wet hops from Washington State power through this stepped up version of our seasonal IPA.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slipstream (2003) - USA - DEC 16, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2010 On tap at Bronx Ale House. Not a stellar strong IPA, but a good brew. Rerated in 2010, with similar results. Fresh green hop aroma, with some West Coast hop flavor (Amarillo?). Astringent, but balanced. The rep told me they pay a lot of attention to the oak aging with this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9041) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2010 (Rating #5500) Bottle… Hazy amber ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is a bit grainy, but also provides notes of caramel and toffee. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation. The flavor is bursting-at-the-seams with juicy, earthy, hop bitterness. The lengthy finish is bitter, astringent, and then dries out.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EHopper (619) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Redish orange with a fast disappearing head. Brilliant citrus hop aroma. Slightly sweet with malt in the nose once in the mouth and a nice dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2009
aroma of fresh green hops appearance is hazy amber with a nice head that laces the glass well Taste left a strong bitter bite at the back - Awesome Palate is carbonated and just how I like a good IPA Good beer - not sure I would go out of my way for it but all around good brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2009
Poured a hazed glowing orange amber with a decent off-white head. Short lasting. Big sweaty and citrus hop forward aroma with mild woody notes. Hop flavor to start. Pretty dominant but mixes with a sweet malt. Light vanilla underneath. Hop finish outlasts the sweetness but not by much. Some warmth with a medium body. Goes down too easy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trev (1921) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2009
reddish copper pour with a foamy head. Aroma is resiny hop, lighter citrus and some woody tones as well as a bit of caramel and vanilla in there. Carbonation is pretty low giving it a softer mouthfeel, woody tones come forward in the flavour, some grapefruit citrus and light buttery caramel maltiness and the bitterness takes a bit of a burnt caramel turn towards the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bonk0076 (99) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Pours a slightly hazy reddish/mahogany color with a sticky white head. Aroma is dominated by pine and grapefruit notes with of caramel underneath it. Taste is dominated by hop bitternesss but balanced nicely but not completely by caramel malt. Finishes very short but sweet, literally.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (6150) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Poured hazy orange with a slightly off white head. Smelled of deep floral and piny hops with a slight oak character. Taste right up front is hops, and the oak aged fits in perfectly in the middle. Not quite the bitter ending I was expecting, but still a terrific beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GrungyBob (62) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Bomber pours reddish with thick yellowish head. Aroma is complex initial hops citus and pine but swirl the glass and a musty wood surfaces that masks a soft sweetness. Taste is hop punch followed with smokey sweetness. The oak aged doesnt seem to soften the hop flavor like some of the other oak aged. Instead it adds some subtle charred flavors like charcoal to a steak. Finish is smooth at first and then bitter dry mouth tongue tingle. I like this a lot

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Lightly hazed burnt orange color with a moderate, stable, tight bubbled, beige head. Hints of pale and caramelized malt, covered over with citric hops. Moderately sweet with an acidic hops bitterness to balance. Some dry wood in the finish. Feel is lightly oily. Heavy , or heavier as it is stated seems to be true with the flavors, albeit a bit unbalanced.


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