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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 105   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In response to your requests "demands!" We present our first IPA.Our first batch was only 1.5 barrels of this HOP MONSTER. Using only the Northwests finest hops and desire to make a monster IPA Frankenlou was born.

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3.6
fiulijn (20372) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle from Fred Mayer, Portland
Amber color, darker shade, bright, clean, with small head. Strangely, the aroma is cheesy. Lean mouthfeel, rather dry; the flavor is mostly caramel with a light bready and biscuity tone, lightly cheesy; strong bitterness but without the expected hop brightness, some resins are there though.
Because of the strong yeast and caramel character, this beer reminds a lot an ESB, with more hopping.
Weird but not bad. Unexpected.

3.7
bhensonb (15079) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Tap at OBF. Pours amber brown with a slight beige head. Aroma is rather floral/citrus. Med body. Flavor is a bit roastier malt than expected, but thereís a lot of citrus and perhaps earthy hop. Hop burn! Finishes almost not dry and quite hoppy/bitter. Good.

1.1
rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2015
22 oz bottle. From a kiosk in Portland, OR.
Deep amber golden color with a small foamy white head. Gym hall, sweat, apples and mild sweetness in the aroma... downright horrible aroma... Iím about to throw up... The flavor is vomit, pine, birch... all the woods and dryness and sweetness. Incredibly bad. I canít give any craft brew points as the beer is undrinkable.

3.4
DuffMan (10267) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
Tall can, shared with Parksy. Medium orange amber, massive off white head. Caramel and citrus with piney undertones, quite malty, moderate bitterness. Not bad.

2.1
3fourths (9331) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2011
caramel body. strange yeast and cheesecloth nose, dirty phenols and egg shell notes. acidic and sharp approach hints that itís just hop acid but mid-palate and finish see an acidic continuation; harsh malt and possible infection. strange soggy mold flavor, which iím growing tired of.

3.5
bb (9241) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream colored head. Grapefruit and pine aroma with light tropical fruit. Pine and grapefruit lingers with light caramel and light tropical fruit. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine and grapefruit lingers with light earth, light caramel, and some citrus rind.

3
douglas88 (9049) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Bottle at Beermongers. Pours a dark copper color with a medium white head. The aroma was lots of fruity hops, light grain. The flavor though was a much bigger dry earthy grain mix, something a bit odd in there, caramel and candies, light hop bitterness. A bit odd though I canít put my finger on it. Decent.

3.1
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Draft at ncbc. Pours a murky dark amber with a loose tan head. Creamy medium body. Mild sweet nose. Pine and brown bread mid palate. Crisp resinous finish.

3.4
Strykzone (7300) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Bomber from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Dark honey looking gold. A very big off white head becomes the Matterhorn in appearance. Cool looking lacing. I smell apples and then citrus with caramel. A big biting bitterness as soon as this hits my mouth. Bitter and tart and herbal. My bitterness-O-Meter is pegged! But there is some very nice citrus and tropical flavors that manage to sneak in. But this is an absolute bitter hop bomb. It is kind of like bringing an air raid light when you need a flashlight. Just massive overkill.

3.2
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Clear dark amber color with ivory sheen. Pine, fruity, spicy, mild dank hop aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Citrusy, caramel flavors with a big drying bitter finish--super hoppy--not bad.


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