RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 84   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
Heavier Handed is one of a series of special limited-run beers in the styles that are more extreme or unusual. This Artisan Beer is in celebration of our new French oak tanks, called "Foudres". Tons of fresh, wet hops from Washington State power through this stepped up version of our seasonal IPA.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (7509) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 23, 2014
22 ounce bottle from Keg Liquors. Malty, slightly malty IPA with some grapefruit pine. Balanced but not a huge Double IPA. Slightly subdued in finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (2863) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle from Mr. As in Palatine. Pours a golden orange with a foamy off-white head leaving some lace. Aroma has floral hops, pine, some citrus and some toffee. Taste is of sweet fruits, grain, spicy pine and some resin. Later in the glass, the toffee malts kick in and it becomes sweeter. Medium to full bodied with some definite alcohol presence. Finishes strong and sweet, with underlying bitterness fighting for attention, but losing out to the sweetness. Somewhat barleywine-ish, without the layering, probably due to late dry hopping that did not integrate well. 13.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (6069) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Had this on draft at two brothers. Reddish with sticky off white head. Has a dank bitter fruity taste to it. Boozing tropical aroma. Not bad. Not my favorite

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jh773 (290) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Golden orange with a thin head. Smells fruity, piney, a bit muted. Taste is piney resin with a hint of peach candy, but not too sweet. Some woody dryness at the back end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle:   Heavy dank citrus peel, strong maltiness, seems to be bordering on Barley Wine.   A little perfumy too.   Almost has this candied apricot bite to it.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   As it warms the aroma even becomes like apricot or peach jam.   Fairly tasty brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ddemmingjr (799) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
22oz bomber- pours cloudy pale orange with cream colored head. Nose is pungent citrus pineapple and guava, resinous hops and some woody herbal hues. Rich bodied and a fair amount of malt and honey sweetness, resinous hops, dry finish. Pretty solid beer but not upper echelon ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (12255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Old tick. Fresh hop dipa, maltier one, that equals a pretty bad combo, fresh hops just not for dipas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (10444) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bomber from Whole Foods PM. Pours hazy dark straw toward orange with clingy off-white head. Nose is resiny hops, citrus, florals. Tastes dry, floral, assertively hoppy, with notes of pineapple and tangerine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (1124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2014
UPDATED: APR 13, 2015 22 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Floral, grapefruit-citrus aromas kick off this one, and, once it mellows, some caramel malt and earthy aromas take over. There might also be some nuttiness buried in there as well - specifically walnut - but it seemed to come and go. A crystal clear amber-orange color is topped by a creamy white head leaving behind a light lacing as the drink progresses. A sharp hop bitterness greets the tongue on initial sipping, but this mellows to a more smooth bitterness complemented by a caramel malt sweetness with some citrus notes. This mellowing occurs both in the swallow and as the drink warms up. Its a light bodied beer with a light-low carbonation level. Its not as sticky as I was expecting an Imperial, wet-hopped IPA to be, and in fact, is pretty dry and crisp. A not offensive, floral, spicy, citrus bittering is left behind in the aftertaste which sticks around for awhile.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Awktoberfest (402) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Doesn't knock anything out of the ball park...sweet and muted hop flavors... Ok at best.... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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