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RATINGS: 810   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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NephrenKa (27) - Ft. Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2006
Thin, fuzzy head and a dense ruby color. Smells of dust, grass, with a sourness and a very odd touch of chicken soup. Initial flavor is a mellow fruit richness, followed by a faint sour taste. Aftertaste is a sweet lemon. Overall, decent but nothing impressive

3.4
SDbruboy (1863) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 5, 2006
On draft at O’Briens Wet Hop Festival. Clear orangey amber color with a small beige head that leaves some stringy lace. Mild aroma with barely discernable toasty malsts, subtle floral hops and light earthy notes. Hop forward flavor, with some evident maltiness. Lots of earty herby and floral hops with holly leaves (at least what I imagine they’d taste like) in the finish. Smooth, medium body and gentle carbonation. This wet hop beer was disappointing aromatically, but the earthy warrior hop chaaracter leaves a nice orverall impression.

3.5
aracauna (3689) - 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.

4.3
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.

3.6
Nejhleader (1574) - 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 IPA’s, but other tastes were present, maybe a hint of fruit, and citrus.

2.3
Cletus (6368) - 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.

3.7
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.

3.9
Ratman197 (15440) - 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.

3.7
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.

3.4
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.


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