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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (7903) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle at Paul’s Pours copper gold with a white head. Nose and taste of pine, resin, caramel malt, earthy hops and herbal hops. Medium body. Slightly dry resin finish.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
screigh (443) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Pours a brilliantly clear copper color. Thin white head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is a bit mild and can only pick up a bit of eathyness. Lots of alcohol in the flavor surrounding by citrus rind. Very dry finish that leaves with bitterness and hints of wood.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (1901) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Dark gold pour with a 1-2 finger, soapy white head. Aroma is caramel, sweet malt, citrus, orange slice candy, light berry notes, light buttery oak, toast and pine. Flavor is toast, buttery oak, toffee, herbal hops, citrus hops, pine hops, burnt sugar, lots of overly strong fruity (berry and tree fruit) notes, a pretty large amount of booziness for 8.1%abv, light earthy spice, hints of dry leaves and bread to the finish along with a lingering burnt sugar, toffee and sweet tree fruit finish. Medium body with a creamy to oily entry and dry, bordering on astringent finish. Decent IIPA, a little too boozy and fruity, enough bitterness, but lacking in hoppy freshness and depth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1426) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Purchased at Binny’s in Chicago, IL, enjoyed at a friends house prior to going out for his birthday. Appearance is a cloudy, opaque gold with a prevalent white head. Aroma is hoppy with notes of oak, caramel malt, and a bit of honey. Taste leaves kind of a rough taste, hoppy with an abrasive wood flavor, notes of caramel malt as well. I thought it was good, not something I’d usually drink, but good for the special occasion.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks solid; a transparent orange with white lacing. Smells and tastes hops and malt, but the oak isn’t discernible, and detracts from the flavor of the beer. Average on the palate. Alright, but underwhelming.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chanokokoro (138) - Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a nonic half pint glass. Pours deep golden with amber and orange hues. One finger head which slowly reduces to a thin foam ring. No lacing. Tropical fruit dominates by pineapple on the nose. Opens with pineapple and hint of mango and papaya, joined by sweet caramel malt. Finishes with some grapefruit rind bitterness, a very mild accent of oak, and some phenol alcohol. Medium bodied, mild carbonation, oily and sticky. Heavier Handed is a decent enough brew, but it seems the heavy malt bill overwhelms the contributions of the wet hops leading to a brew that is a bit unbalanced and overly sweet. Heavy Handed never seems to disappoint, but this double version aged in french oak isn’t as impressive.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle shared at the Richmond Industry Gathering. Pours a clear copper color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of strong wood notes, herbal, peppery hops, faint vanilla. The taste is toffee, vanila, oak, bitter herbal and citrus hops. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. Very nicely done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1046) - Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bomber to snifter. Clear copper,ok head/lacing. Honey off the bat aroma.Dank,resin,pine,mild fruit-floral and very spicey nobel like spice.Pretty well-rounded and nice aroma overall. Good mouthfeel,hoppy, first sip remined me of Hopslam.There is base taste of honey(from the oak,maybe?) carmel malt candiedness, piney with mildly grassyness,mild herbal and aclassic double ipa strength taste of hinding alcohol with hop flavor,dries up good in the finish.NOt too bitter really but more of a hoppy spice kick to it. Its more of a drying like bitter. I definatly like this better than the Heavy handed which Im not a fan of.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Bright golden color, scant bright white head. Aroma of fresh grass and flowers, very nice. Taste is bitter pine and citrus, well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mlntroy23 (46) - Iowa, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Pretty smooth with a long lasting, but mild aftertaste. Fresh taste and aroma, Overall a pretty good beer


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