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Monday, January 22, 2007

Beer Tasting: Left Hand Warrior IPA

{NO PICTURE} The Beer: Left Hand Warrior IPA Style: IPA (fresh-hopped) Reviews: Beer Advocate Rate Beer -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Packaging & Date Stamping: 22 oz. brown bomber bottle; no date stamp From where & how stored: Purchased from Collier's in Cape May, NJ on New Year's Eve, refrigerated and consumed later that evening Pricing: $5.99 per bottle Availability: Fall seasonal ABV, IBU, and Other Available Stats: 6.6% ABV, 60 IBU, 16.0 Plato -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bryan's Notes The Look: - deep, golden-bronze - 1-finger head, fades quite slowly - slickness on walls The Aroma: - holy hoppy aroma! - like standing in the hop room at Anchor, while crushing hops in your hands, and inhaling! The Taste: - wet (not watery) - hop bitterness throughout - surprisingly short finish - biting bitterness, like Arrogant Bastard, though not as slick/oily/cloying - reminiscent of Double Simcoe from Weyerbacher in its awesome hop presence - more malt-balanced than Victory's Hop Wallop The Verdict: I preferred this a bit on the cooler side just out of the refrigerator. This has some characteristics of Weyerbacher's Double Simcoe, Stone's Arrogant Bastard, and Victory's Hop Wallop. With these traits, how can you go wrong? Shoulda grabbed two :(

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