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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1134) - 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 (13196) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ccex (958) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2012
22 oz bottle pours a clear reddish amber with a fair off-white head and some lacing. Smell is not strong. Aroma mixes citrus and piney hops, caramel malts and some oak. Taste is sweet without much of a finish. Body is medium, but with a bit more carbonation than I like. This is not at all the big beer I was expecting from the name and style. I would have preferred a plain old outrageous hop bomb to this curious concoction.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6937) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2012
22oz bottle, shared. Clear - amber - reddish color. Thin off-white head, leaves good lace. Smooth, lighter carbonation, kind of a creamy texture, bigger body, dry finish, good long hoppy aftertaste. Nice fresh, fruity hop flavor. Great balance of oak, it’s not overdone. Only a bit of sweet, balanced well with the bitter. Nice light bitter zesty taste. Only a hint of warmth. Very nice, especially for an oak IPA. better than I was expecting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (1953) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2012
22 oz. bottle to snifter. Pours bright clear amber orange with a tight soapy foamy white head that settles to a wispy film and foamy collar. Aroma has scents of wood Champagne and resinous hops and gentle sugar malt. Taste has more Champagne woodiness and bitter earthy citrus hops along with caramel sugar malt and gentle spice. Palate is full and slick with a sticky drying finish. This is not the way I remember this, but at the same time its been a few years since that happened! I found this very interesting in a very fun enjoyable way!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (1758) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle. Bonus fro. ChiTownPackFan...thanks Will. Pours a perfect clear copper. Aroma is nice fresh hops. Flavor is fresh hops, nice and sticky. Very.solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vt3stick (103) - Chicago, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Oak and grass aroma. Light mouth, grapefruit, oak aging not as noticeable. Not overly heavy for a DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thechasm442 (344) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2012
22 oz bottle, fresh from this years batch served in a Duvel tulip. Pours a clear orange amber with an inch of frothy off white head that leaves ok lacing. Aroma is fruity, orange, pineapple, and mango. There is some pine as well as wood in there too. Taste is fruity as well. Pineapple, orange, mango, and lemons. The pine comes in with caramel and oak flavors. Mouthfeel is medium and easy to drink. Nice DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Hazy yellow/gold pour. Citrus hops, oak, bready malts, grapefruit peel, grass. Flavor seems to have lost some of the fresh hop essence by being in barrels...but it tastes nice.


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