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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 84   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
anders37 (26625) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2011
Draft @ FoBAB 2009, Chicago, IL. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy grapefruit aroma with hints of oak and caramel. Sweetish fruity malty hoppy grapefruit flavor with oak hints and hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty hoppy finish with oak in the aftertaste.

3.7
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
28th September 2013
Borefts Beer Festival 5. Day 2. Post fest Tulip Hotel Tasting. Lightly hazy amber beer with a tidy white head. Palate is light and minerally crisp. Light pale malt base, Good hops - orange and orange marmalade, pine and mellow lemon. Finishes light. A light and tasty DIPA.

3.8
Travlr (24758) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Bright golden color, scant bright white head. Aroma of fresh grass and flowers, very nice. Taste is bitter pine and citrus, well balanced.

4
Leighton (21239) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2010
Cask at Blind Tiger, NYC. Pours amber with a mild, off-white head. Strong pine and earthy hop aroma with some light citrus. Sweet flavor with some caramel maltiness and hints of vanilla, followed by herbal hops. Medium in body with sof carbonation. Finishes bitter, semi-spicy and fairly sweet. Very good.

3
fiulijn (20493) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2015
Tasting at Matt’s
Cloudy light amber color, ssmall head. Nice aroma of toffee, fudge, biscuity malt. Some malt flavor, light residual sweetness, strong bitterness, but it tastes like infinitely old.
Since there is no BBD on the bottle, the brewery is to blame. Not very pleasant.

3.8
Theydon_Bois (19506) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle shared in Room 316 of the Tulip, Bodegraven, after day II of Borefts ’13, big thanks to Kenny for dragging this one further east and for his slap bass efforts on his thigh! Clear dark golden amber with a good sized off white head. Nose is caramel malt, hops, bitter grapefruit, orange. Taste comprises bitter grapefruit, pine, orange pith, toasted malts. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, dry grassy finish with a good dose of hop bitterness. Decent DIPA.

4
harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Tulip Bodegraven Borefts 2013. Resiny grapefruit pnw hop. Fresh as hell. Good. Lovely. Piney.

3.4
mcberko (17830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2015
22 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy orange with a small beige head. Aroma is very malty, with floral honeyed hops, syrupy caramel malts, and light spiciness. Flavour is on the sweet side, with caramel malts, floral and resinous hops. Perhaps a little old, though there’s no bottling date. Well-balanced and the malt profile carries this.

3.4
jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle at Paul’s Pours copper gold with a white head. Nose and taste of pine, resin, caramel malt, earthy hops and herbal hops. Medium body. Slightly dry resin finish.

3.6
Tmoney99 (14479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Bottle from Root Cellar. Poured hazy copper color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bitter flavor with a smooth biitersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.


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