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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 84   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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3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TKA300 (105) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Poured a really deep orange/copper color that got me very excited to drink it. The taste was very full and robust and had a lingering oakiness that really added to its likability. Real good.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2554) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Rich amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, citrus hops, floral, & some tropical fruit; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, tropical fruit, and citrus; Finish is dry & fairly bitter; Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6222) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Bomber. A nice copper hue and a two finger layer of foam atop. A caramel aroma with fruit under that. The flavor is also full of caramel. A little bit of hops that bring citrus and tropical fruit. Tasty enough but seem to be in kind of short supply. This is a good beer but more hops would have been appreciated.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (18101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2015
Tasting at Matt’s
Cloudy light amber color, ssmall head. Nice aroma of toffee, fudge, biscuity malt. Some malt flavor, light residual sweetness, strong bitterness, but it tastes like infinitely old.
Since there is no BBD on the bottle, the brewery is to blame. Not very pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bookman10 (863) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Pours a clear, golden-copper, with middling head. Aroma is grassy and floral, with some caramel and other toffee notes. Flavor is pretty sweet, with a lot of hop bite underneath. Notes of licorice and chocolate in this, along with citrus and tropical fruit from the hops. Rather a bitter finish. Sweeter than I really want from a double IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (2025) - New York, TURKEY - DEC 17, 2015
Draught @ Albion. Cloudy dark orange with small frothy beige head that leaves a ring quickly, faint orange peel aroma, medium carbonation, sweetish orange peel taste, medium bitter finish with sticky sweet orange aftertaste. A bit too sweet for my taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (4309) - Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2015
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in fall 2015. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, melon, lemon/orange peel, pine, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a smooth, moderately sticky/resinous, and creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice East coast DIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and easy to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Draft sampler at Lizardville. Pours a deep golden orange with haze and a big head. Nice lacing. The aroma is tropical fruits like mango and oranges, some alcohol, cereal, and slight resin. Taste is big tropical fruits orange and mango, some slight pine, some mild oak, and a slight bitter finish. Medium to light mouth, well carbed. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (12439) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GranvilleTim (1840) - 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..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2548) - 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.


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