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The Bruery / Hangar 24 Ichigo Highway

 
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Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ichigo Highway is a collaborative beer that we created with Hangar 24 Brewing from Redlands, CA. The base style is a sessionable sour red ale that we aged in oak barrels along with a whopping amount of strawberries, most of which were picked from the fields besides Hangar 24s brewery. Aged for approximately 8 months, this beer has developed a pleasant funk and a delightful acidity that is balanced by the intensely sweet aroma and flavor of the strawberries as well as a unique dryness achieved by using a sake yeast along with our house strain along with souring bacteria. Available in November. 5.5% ABV, Best enjoyed fresh due to the fleeting aroma and flavor of the strawberries

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle shared by my good friend Randy, thanks man! Holy strawberry! Tons of strawberry flavor, both in the taste and aroma. Good sour funkness to match as well. Really enjoyed this.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9774) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Bottle at WTWBA 2016. Strawberry, vinegar / acidic. Some wood. Decent, maybe a touch muddled.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (6342) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2016
750ml thanks to darrel. Pours out a muddy tanish orange color with just a fizzy little head. Nose is strawberries vinegar some grape notes and a vanilla notes. Taste is more of the tart strawberries vinegar little odd sweetness and some barrel notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (12329) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Muddy brown. Sour, fruits, wine, a bit of vinegar, oak. Very tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (5625) - Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2016
ouch. This is strawberry vinegrette. Reason 1001 why I dont drink bruery beers. LOL. Straight strawberry juice and nothing else.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (3982) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle. Hazy, yeasty brown liquid with small to medium white head . Looks like coffee with milk. Aroma of lemon, vinegar, wood, light grain and apple skin. Taste is dry and medium sour with notes of raspberries, lemon and wood. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice!

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Pours a very hazy, dark golden amber color with tangerine edges and a half finger off-white head that quickly settles into a very thin ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind. Heavy yeast sediment floating around. Funky, vinous aroma with light fruit, prominent phenols/bandaid along with a strong jammy strawberry presence. Slightly creamy with dry oak, musty brett, strawberry and cream but the phenols are really odd. Still smells pretty good though. Tart, sour and funky with a strong tart berry flavor and again, an unpleasant phenol character that is very potent in the finish. Slightly creamy with dry, toasted oak and musty bugs followed by bandaid and acidic tartness. Harsh solvent nail polish/acetone in finish which really hurts the drinkability of this beer a lot.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (6253) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2015
750 ml bottle shared with a friend. Murky red/orange with off-white head. Aromas of strawberries, light vinegar, subtle funk. Tastes of strawberries, light vinegar, tart acidic notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Very delicious with lots of strawberries still present.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11774) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2015
750ml bottle. Poured an amber color. limburger cheesy aroma - in a good cheesy way. Jammy, strawberries, some vinegar, and funky. Nice tart finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiiruBierBeer (997) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Smells good, like sour strawberry candy. Very tart strawberry taste, like eating the top. Good mouthfeel for a sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbruner (4203) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2015
Bottle at catch 22 bottle share! Pours a murky brown with little to no head or lace. Aroma and taste are super sour, hint of sweet fruit, I guess thats the strawberry. Woah, intense but amazing.


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