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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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (1908) - 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
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle:   Heavy dank citrus peel, strong maltiness, seems to be bordering on Barley Wine.   A little perfumy too.   Almost has this candied apricot bite to it.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   As it warms the aroma even becomes like apricot or peach jam.   Fairly tasty brew.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ddemmingjr (690) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
22oz bomber- pours cloudy pale orange with cream colored head. Nose is pungent citrus pineapple and guava, resinous hops and some woody herbal hues. Rich bodied and a fair amount of malt and honey sweetness, resinous hops, dry finish. Pretty solid beer but not upper echelon ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Old tick. Fresh hop dipa, maltier one, that equals a pretty bad combo, fresh hops just not for dipas.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7729) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bomber from Whole Foods PM. Pours hazy dark straw toward orange with clingy off-white head. Nose is resiny hops, citrus, florals. Tastes dry, floral, assertively hoppy, with notes of pineapple and tangerine.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (314) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2014
22 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Floral, grapefruit-citrus aromas kick off this one, and, once it mellows, some caramel malt and earthy aromas take over. There might also be some nuttiness buried in there as well - specifically walnut - but it seemed to come and go. A crystal clear amber-orange color is topped by a creamy white head leaving behind a light lacing as the drink progresses. A sharp hop bitterness greets the tongue on initial sipping, but this mellows to a more smooth bitterness complemented by a caramel malt sweetness with some citrus notes. This mellowing occurs both in the swallow and as the drink warms up. Itís a light bodied beer with a light-low carbonation level. Itís not as sticky as I was expecting an Imperial, wet-hopped IPA to be, and in fact, is pretty dry and crisp. A not offensive, floral, spicy, citrus bittering is left behind in the aftertaste which sticks around for awhile.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Awktoberfest (287) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Doesn't knock anything out of the ball park...sweet and muted hop flavors... Ok at best.... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bomber from Andersons in Toledo. Amber pour with thin off-white. Aroma of caramel, floral, citrus. Tastes are more of the same - sweet malt, pine, grapefruit. Nice and even with a light bitter finish. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
An orange amber DIPA with a thin off white head. In aroma, sweet vinous malt with treacle, floral hops, like a Barley Wine. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with treacle, vinous notes, iodine, alcohol warmth, floral hops, very nice. On tap at Breukelyn Bier Merchants.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
28th September 2013
Borefts Beer Festival 5. Day 2. Post fest Tulip Hotel Tasting. Lightly hazy amber beer with a tidy white head. Palate is light and minerally crisp. Light pale malt base, Good hops - orange and orange marmalade, pine and mellow lemon. Finishes light. A light and tasty DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2016) - New York, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Bomber to enjoy game 1 of the world series. Pours clear copper with froth tan head and nice legs. Light nose of fruits and pine. Tastes of resin, tropical fruit and oranges, caramel, spice, floral, earth. Lingering fruit finish. Kinda light bodied and thin.


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