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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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3.4
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Bomber. Ruby colored with beige foam. Aroma is a blend of pineapple, tangerine and orange citrus with some malt sweetness at the end. The taste is grapefruit rind, lemon and pine followed by resiny hops bitterness, malt and alcohol at the end. The body is syrupy with soft carbonation and more citrus and leafy bitterness in the finish. Decent although a bit off-balanced.

3.4
milewide (2260) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Cloudy orange color. Average head but solid body. Nice blend of hops for flavor not just bitterness.

3.4
Ferris (15901) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle - Big candy malts and piney hops with a touch of booze. Clearish orange/pink with an off white rich but small head. Big piney hops, with balancing sweet malts but the candy boozy finish is a medicinal. Not bad, but the finish doesn’t sit well with me.

3.3
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Draft at uber. Pours a cloudy medium amber with a loose white head. Funky earthy nose, almost a little barnyardy. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Caramel, oranges, and herbs on the mid palate. Mild finish.

3.3
mcberko (18067) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy orangey amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of rich caramel malts, resinous hops, and some residual sugars. Flavour is very malt-heavy for a IIPA, with loads of caramel malts, some honey, resinous hops and some residual sugars. Much too malty for my liking for a IIPA, but admittedly well-made and not cloying. Good stuff.

3.3
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle:   Deep dirty amber, large foamy off-white head, nice lacing.   Soft hop aroma, slightly sweet, a bit biscuity.   Soft hops up front, not bitter at all, followed by a big sweet malt background.   Towards the end it comes in as very mealy.   Becomes a bit sweaty and dank as it warms.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Lingering mealiness that I cannot shake.   Thankfully its not too lopsided, but could use some more bitterness to counteract the strong mealiness that develops on the backside.   Unlike many IIPAs that seem overdone with hops, this one might be overdone with malts.


3.3
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle. Was excited to try this until I started reading the reviews. Still glad to try a new one from this local. Pours a medium copper color with a substantial head that holds up ok, and looks good. Aroma is almost entirely sweet malt, which is a surprise. Not bad but a little sweet and almost candy-like. Taste is also sweet malt, and really reminds me of a sweet barley wine. There is some complexity in there, maybe with significant hints of ripe peaches or apricots. The hop bitterness seems to have gone missing until the finish, where it hangs in there with the lingering malt notes pretty well. Overall it’s just out of balance, and while that can work for some beers, it doesn’t with this one.

3.3
Beerowl80 (385) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2017
Keg. Pours hazy amber. Aroma of citrus, grass and bread. Mild sweet with moderate bitterness. Didn’t do a lot for me.

3.3
Beer5000 (6544) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 23, 2017
On tap @ Bakgården Både &, Kristiansand. Unclear, orange body with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma has ripe fruit and caramel. Flavor has soft caramel malt, ripe fruit and decent bitterness. Medium body and decent aftertaste of caramel malt and pleasant bitterness. Fine, but I think it might have been better served fresher.

3.2
Crit (4022) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
Cloudy amber,lasting beige head.Nose of malt & alcohol.Full bodied molasses like malt profile, lasting hop finish, medium alcohol heat


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