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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 84   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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.

fidelis83's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2224) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (10571) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2015
22 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy orange with a small beige head. Aroma is very malty, with floral honeyed hops, syrupy caramel malts, and light spiciness. Flavour is on the sweet side, with caramel malts, floral and resinous hops. Perhaps a little old, though there’s no bottling date. Well-balanced and the malt profile carries this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruity hops, Taste is nice malt backbone, hops aftertaste OK lacing..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2446) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Bomber. Pours a clear copper color with a large foamy cream colored head. Lots of lacing on glass. Aroma of floral notes, light pine, hops and tangy malts. Taste of pine, floral notes, tangy malts and a blend of different hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack (361) - Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Hops grown locally in Illinois, a comic book like label, and 8% who could ask for anything more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raoul_duke (212) - - NOV 16, 2014
Orange and straw appearance. Not much head, very white. Hoppy with alcohol on the nose. Alcohol prevalent on the front and back. Some grass flavor adds some interest, but overwhelming alcohol takes something away.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (1012) - Iowa, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours mostly clear copper orange with nice off white head and some decent lacing. Nose is tropical fruit and orange. Taste is same with some grapefruit mixed in. Lasting bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SotallyTober (94) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Pours a hazy amber, with an off white head that left lacing throughout. Has a citrus, apricot, and orange aroma. There’s a citrus, grapefruit, peach, caramel, and oak taste. It was very smooth and slick on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (8690) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Tap at the taproom. Orange pour with a small soapy white head. Lots of oak jumps out right away. Rich citrus as well. Slick palate. A little booze comes through. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8138) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 1, 2014
Bomber. Nose of tropical fruits, oranges, peaches. Cloudy salmon orange color. Tart citrus flavor, quite bitter and dry. Big grassy, leafy hop flavor, minerals. Pretty decent as it finishes dry and isn’t syrupy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhiner41 (188) - Darien, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Drinking the centennial version. Heavy pine finish. Great head. Excellent sweet IPA. They have the Chinook and Cascade on tap as well.

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