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RATINGS: 143   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 17/20
kassner (1322) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Bottle. My style so I really liked it. Golden Amber, cloudy, nice light creamy tan head and some lacing. Plenty of malts and aromatic hops just to that cliff edge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2618) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Pours a copper orange color with a fruity aroma with some essence of hops. Very fruity sweet taste with some grapefruit and a mild bitterness at the end. Enjoyable session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajm (1063) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Bonus 22oz after a PtY trade - thanks John! Pours a pretty golden orange with minimal head that disappears quickly. Nose is full of juicy citric hops, light wood, apple juice and sweet malt. Flavor is very much the same, though the wood steals some of the hoppy brightness. Flatness makes the whole thing a mite sweeter than I prefer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4662) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2010
bottle thanks to zdk9. deep amber with a cream head. nose is wood, sticky hops, and vanilla. nice and smooth on the palate, flavor is definitely woody, citrus hops, and a sticky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2010
bottle, thanks to zdk09, light amber orange color, has an aroma of honey and cookies, flavor is a bitter, malty lemon

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2010
(22oz bomber thanks to BA zdk9) clear copper pour with a film of off-white bubbles. Nose of caramel, celery, light honeydew, honey and grass. Taste of grass, lght bitter honey, herbal, anise, bread, some celery and citrus bitterness. Oily slick finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 24, 2010
Bottle thanks to zdk9. Pours with a tan head that faded quickly over an amber body. Aroma of orange, vanilla, fruit and caramel. Taste is tea, caramel, alcohol, fruit and some faded hops. Light bubbles, creamy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 11, 2010
Outstanding IPA,. Pours a dark hazy orange, great head. Aroma is hop tones but lightly subdued. A familiar hop nose(cascade?) The taste is extremely well balanced between the obvous malt presence and the hop. Finish crisp and bitter!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2069) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 6, 2010
Draft at Blind Tiger, NYC. Waxy grapefruit. Dark ruby/mahogany pour. Big and smooth, crisp and robust. Ruby, grapefruit, alcohol. Malty finish with some hop bite, but definitely leaning towards the malt. Reminds of a big red.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2010
In short: Rich creamy caramelized malts and smooth but tasty fruity/floral bitterness. Very good brew
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed relatively fresh about 3 months after first rating. Sent to me by tytoanderso, thanks a lot Tyler
The look: Almost clear dark golden body topped by a medium beige head
In long: Nose is floral and citrusy with rich caramel. Taste has a lot of creamy fruity caramel. Plenty of C hops but the tasty fruity/floral bitterness is never aggressive. Very rich and tasty fluffy caramel. The beer is a bit similar to the better known Shipyard XXXX IPA. I prefer my hoppy beer a little drier but this one really worked for me as some kind of uber-hoppy light barley wine. Good beer. I wonder if the brewery is operated by two siblings or if “Two Niggers” was simply deemed too politically incorrect.

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