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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A full-bodied double IPA, Forester is an expansion of our ever-popular Evo IPA. Its Simcoe, Centennial and Super Galena hop profile brings soft floral aroma while citrus plays on the tongue. Finishing with a fresh bitterness, it leaves you wanting another sip…and another.
OG: 1.084 SRM: 8 Malts: Base Malt, Crystals, Vienna, Munich, Carapils Hop varieties: Simcoe, Amarillo, Centenniel, Super G

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3.7
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2014
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice Hops forward flavor and finish. Great beer super IPA. Nice citrus flavors.

3.6
ACHops (1594) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2013
On tap @ Noble Fir. Pours bright orange amber with thick even white head. Aroma is big caramel malt and just a hint of grassy hops. Taste is sweet rich malt with smooth bitter hops. Hops are fresh and piney, with a little citrus evident before the strong bitter finish. Nice step up from the Evo IPA, maintains the solid hop balance that has. Excellent hops here, would like to see a little more out of them than heavy bitterness.

3.6
robforbes (2246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2013
pours a cloudy amber-red with a small light tan head, a slight amount of sediment, and good lacing. smell is of caramel, roasted malt, and few hops. taste is strong, almost like a barley-wine, caramel, malt, hops, a slight sweetness, and wood. ends malty with a lingering bitterness.

3.6
raphael (1267) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 12, 2014
resin, peaches, caramel i smell. Slightest haze on light amber with lasting white head. The flavors are nicely balanced nicely balanced—resin hopes with a little lemon, the sweets fairly transparent, a hint of smoke. A little light in the mouth. Thin but flavorful finish.

3.6
Stizz19 (64) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
Color is a hazy red. Smells caramel, hops and light on the citruis. Tastes piney, tart and slightly sweet. Pretty mild for a DIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
gunnfryd (14961) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 23, 2017
Kick 210417. Golden-orange color with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, grapefruit. Flavor is fruit, malt, hop, hint of peaches, floral, citrus, caramel. A well made imperial IPA.

3.6
borre_m (1663) - NORWAY - APR 24, 2017
Pours cloudy copper. Aroma is hoppy, slightly roasted. Taste is roasted, lots of hop bitterness.

3.5
reebtogi (6315) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
650ml bottle pours a deep golden orange color with a 2 finger off-white head that leaves some pretty darn good lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild but pleasant with some grains and citrus and a hint of pine. Taste is dominated by a grapefruit bitterness with some pine underneath followed by a grainy malt sweetness with some lighter sweet fruits underneath. Light to medium bodied with some decent carbonation leaving a nice tingle on the tongue. A highly recommended IPA which is nicely balanced and not too over the top. May not satisfy a true hophead, but still really good nonetheless.

3.5
superspak (5678) - Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2013
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy orange amber color with a 2 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, tangerine, pineapple, floral, grass, caramel, toast, toffee, bread, light pine, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and very balanced hop/malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, lemon zest, pineapple, pine, floral, grass, caramel, toast, toffee, bread, and floral earthiness. Good amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, floral, pine, caramel, toast, toffee, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish. Good hop balance and complexity; with a moderate malt backbone and minimal cloying bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly slick and sticky mouthfeel that is ok. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a solid Double IPA. Good balance and complexity of hop and malt notes; and quite smooth to sip on. An enjoyable offering.

3.5
varanid99 (1252) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2016
Amber with a fluffy white head. Piney, resin and caramel on the nose, taste is similar with a fair amount of bitterness


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