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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2776) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2013
The aroma is flowers, musty. The appearance is clear deep amber, white head. The flavor is caramel, bread, flowers, citrus. The finish is flowers, citrus, grapefruit. Medium in body. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
574deadzone (1027) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Happy full moon. Pours an awesome glowing bronze with a thick off-white head that leaves some sticky, intricate lace. Nose involves a big dose of pine resin, some orange and grapefruit citrus, some grassiness, marmalade, apricot and peach, floral notes, some light honey, biscuit, and toasted malt notes. Fairly sweet, lightly tart, and quite bitter. Medium toward full bodied, oily, fair carb, juicy, sticky, a touch soapy, with a lingering drying bitter and juicy citrus tart finish. Enjoying the balance, and the exuberant fresh hop notes. I’ve said juicy like three times now, but that’s what’s going on. Incredibly fresh tasting, very rewarding. This year’s version involves locally grown Illinois hops, and I’m pretty impressed with how it turned out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2013
22oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Floral hops with citrus, and some toastiness. Lighter caramel in the tastes too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
boxofrane (2096) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2013 Bottle from craft ale house. Pours clear copper with a medium sized white head. The aroma is not pungent, has some floral notes, some light orange. The taste has an assault if citrus.. Orange, lemon, and a light bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8333) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle shared in Room 316 of the Tulip, Bodegraven, after day II of Borefts ’13, big thanks to Kenny for dragging this one further east and for his slap bass efforts on his thigh! Clear dark golden amber with a good sized off white head. Nose is caramel malt, hops, bitter grapefruit, orange. Taste comprises bitter grapefruit, pine, orange pith, toasted malts. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, dry grassy finish with a good dose of hop bitterness. Decent DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13619) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Tulip Bodegraven Borefts 2013. Resiny grapefruit pnw hop. Fresh as hell. Good. Lovely. Piney.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (3818) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Aroma is spices, hops and slight nuttiness. The flavor is citrus, biscuit malts, light grapefruit, a hint of hop resin and a dryish/tangy finish. Perhaps slightly older than optimal, still very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3230) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours golden with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is pungent, and almost stinky (in a good way) some nice dank hoppiness, some light anise, some fresh greens and a touch of light oak.

The flavor is lightly sweet and nicely hoppy, some endive bitterness, some vanilla, and a nice all around hop character. Odd, but tasty.

Two brothers always seems to manage to do something totally different with this sort of thing, with a pretty high success rate (at least as far as I’m concerned) This was a very fun beer to try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3864) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Location: Bottle at Paul’s Tasting, 1/5/13

Aroma: It has a nose of fresh/wet hops, some pine, and light oak
Appearance: This beer pours a nice looking, clear copperish color with a bubbly head
Flavor: The flavor is fairly hoppy, with a little sweetness and oak to it as well
Palate: This one has a smooth, clean feel, some oiliness, and a fairly nice drinkability
Overall Impression:  I quite enjoyed this one, and my notes indicate that it was even better then I expected I would be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle, thanks for sharing CanIHave4Beers! The body was dark orange with some copper tinting. There was an off white head. The nose was rich caramel with some almonds. There was also some pine and grapefruit, but they were more muted behind the big malt body. The taste was grapefruit along with lots of grapefruit. There was also a bit of almonds. There was some funk and apple core. Nicely balanced, but not for those looking for their big hop fix.

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