RATINGS: 815   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3552) - Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2006
Pours a clear red with a good, lasting head. The aroma is good, clean hops, more on the piney side than the citrus side. The flavor has a good light-toast maltiness, not too sweet, backed up by candied hops and a bitterness that is edgey, but not harsh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - AUG 7, 2006
Very fresh nose of spices, pine, citrus, & burnt resin. Pours a sparkling orange. The very tall firm & stiff rocky bone head forms with a gentle cascade. The head has exceptional lacing and is fully lasting; in a word amazing. The brew is very refreshing. The start is heavy burnt bitterness through and through with a high level of acidity. The finish is deep, meaningful & very satisfying with the addition of dried fruit detectable after the brew warms some. The medium, dry body is lively and feels astringent at the finish. Just what the Dr. ordered.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nejhleader (1527) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2006
this was a different IPA, had a dark orangish appearance to it, and was very smooth. Not as hoppy as other IPAs, but other tastes were present, maybe a hint of fruit, and citrus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 7, 2006
Pours copper with a white head. Smells grassy with some perfumy elements. Tastes slightly bitter. One dimensional and lacking a malt profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Bottle - big grassy hop nose. Beautiful orange body with a beige head. This beer has a nice balance between the grass hops and the malt backbone. Slightly fizzy in the mouth. This is a very nice beer! Thanks to Antzman for the recommendation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (14246) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Bomber poured a clear amber with a lasting off white head. Aromas of pine, grapefruit rind, and some earthiness. Palate was light bodied and dry. Flavors of grapefruit rind, vanilla, carmel and a bit of earthiness with a dry lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2006
We were anticipating the review of this one, and we were not disappointed. The Warrior IPA pours a light amber color with a rich, creamy off-white head. Clear body. A light aroma of bread, hops with orange notes, as well as dough and peach. Initial flavor is of honey, coming in lightly sweet and finishing lightly bitter. Watery, flat feel on the mouth with a chalky residue. Excellent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Clear orange-amber color with a small off-white head. Sweet, grapfruity hop aroma. Flavor is the same, grapfruit, hops, some sweet maltiness. Medium body, dry finish. Nice, enjoyable, and highly drinkable, but nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4922) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2006
22 oz bottle from Julios Liquors in Westborough, MA (Feb 2006), no date on the bottle. At cellar temperature sampled from a La Chouffe tulip, it pours a rustic dark apricot, with thick viscous lasting foam and lacing.....lovely if somewhat typical big PNW hop aroma, very fresh and lively, apricots and citrus (mandarin orange), and beautiful touches of wet oaky vanilla, hits my personal hop-nose button dead on.....hard-charging, initially very bitter flavor is countered fairly quickly by soft, lightly syrupy caramel & vanilla and apricot juiciness....there is just a touch of flatness and cardboardy character in the body, not enough to ruin things but perhaps an indicator that this isnt as fresh as the nose indicates.....in the finish, light oiliness, a bit of peppery alcohol, and dry piney, slightly charred bitterness. Nicely done though not quite exceptional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2006
On tap @ Brew Kettle 11/14/05: Medium deep amber w/ a lasting medium off white head. Piney and citrusy grapefruit hop aromas up front. Caramel and nutty malt undertones when it gets warm. Piney hops also more prevalent as it warms; very little toasty malt. Well balanced flavor w/ a lighly citrusy hop bite @ first, but finishes bitter and lingers well into the aftertaste. A bit resiny in the hop flavor into the finish as well. Light toasty malt flavor as it warms, but dominated by hops. Hints of caramel, and fruitiness is all about the citrusy grapefruit hops. Dry m/f, borderline astringent, medium body, well hidden alc. Another run of the mill IPA dominated by hops. Not bad but not great!

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