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RATINGS: 816   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed only once a year with fresh hops hand-picked in Longmont, CO and Warrior hops straight off the vine from Yakima, WA.
Warrior is brewed using a unique style called Wet Hopping, which requires only hops that are no more than a day from the vine. Wet Hopping imparts only a mild aroma, but an exceptionally fresh unfiltered hop flavor.
2010 vintage 7.6% abv

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (6315) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2007 Pours deep orange / bronze with a soapy tan head. The aroma has very green hops that are musty, citrusy and evergreen-ish with a good malt backing. Medium body that is fairly resiny and has a good amount of semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with pale / caramel malt with musty, yet prickly pine like hoppiness. The finish gets quite woody with some soapy aspects. This is okay, but not as good as some of the other wet hopped brews out there. (8.3.6.3.15 - 3.5)

rerate notes - Aroma is similar, but more dank and green onion-ish. Taste is not nearly as musty with 2007 version and has a lot more of the nice dankness as in the aroma. Taste is similar to last year, but more crisp, but decent amount of resin. 2007 version numbers are (8.3.8.3.16 - 3.8)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (20222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2007
Hazy amber color, generous head. The aroma is nice, with hop resins, perfumy, light pink grapefruit, complex and delicate. The mouthfeel is medium, with malt, some caramel, and of course a strong bitterness, aromatic, with resins and pine needles. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Pour is a clear amber color with a full, white, lasting, and creamy/fluffy; lacing is excellent. Nose is nice but subdued, lots of grapefruit citrus, pine resin, and a light mint note. Flavor is fresh tasting, but nothing really stands out to make it memorable; grapefruit, grass, mint, and light touch of sweet caramel with a moderate bitterness. Palate is medium bodied, moderate carbonation, and a mouthfeel somewhere between creamy and refreshing. Finishes bittersweet with grapefruit and light herbal notes. Not a bad "fresh" IPA, but nothing about the beer stands out to make it remarkable. Very drinkable and pleasant, maybe too much so.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2007
Wet Hopping, requires only hops no more than a day from the vine to give mild aroma, but more fresh unfiltered hop flavor. Thats interesting. Had a pleasing fruityness that would grow tiring if had more than one glass. Nice ipa

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2007
Creamy head that completely vanished. Very heavy hop aroma, but a bit of a different hop aroma than many others.Could really detect fresh hops, but not much in th eway of anything citrus This was a good, but not great IPA. GD Fresh Hop nails this type of IPA better, I think.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2007
Big bottle. Pours cloudy dark amber, yellow fizzy head. Aroma is apple, pear, more sweet fruit than citrus tones. Malt is apparent -- more so than some IPAs. Pretty well balanced overall -- nothing over the top, but quite drinkable. Maybe a bit watery. Not particularly oily. Decent but not stupendous.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ilikestuff (224) - Irving, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2007
I cant say how much I wish this was available year round. Amazing fresh hop flavor. My name is Cam, and Im addicted to hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2006
22oz bottle-pours a foamy light tan head that laces and copper color. Aroma is balanced floral/pine-hops, medium malt. Taste is floral/pine hops with some bitterness, medium malt-caramel. OK carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (8082) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Poured a very murky orangy brown with a cream slightly off white head that laced and left sediment down the sides of the shaker. Aroma is hoppy as expected with a lemony citrus nose and little else to smell. Flavor is bitter with grapefruit and a sweetness like honey. Bitter finish but balanced as well. A good beginners IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enniskillen (2046) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Amber body with a thin off white head. Heavy hop aroma ( I love warrior hops), caramel, honey, with a light spiciness. Taste is a dusty hoppiness with an orange zest and grapefruit with some grape accents.


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