Starting a new tab, Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA is the beer that will be featured in this beer blog. Slumbrew was founded by Caitlin Jewell and Jeff Leiter in Sommerville, MA. They bottle their beers in 22oz and draft beer. They brew several different beer. They take the classic beer styles and put their own twist on them. Let us get into the beer.
This India Pale Ale has a pretty cloudy copper color a head on it. Slumbrew IPA has an earthly to slightly piney smell to it. The taste is a sweet earthly to pine with a piney aftertaste. It is a drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Flagraiser IPA is a big, hoppy tribute to the unfurling of the Grand Union flag atop Prospect Hill in Sommerville, MA on January 1st, 1776. This ale celebrates our passion for hop aroma and flavor balanced with just the right amount of malt. Salute your hops!
Ale brewed with five grains, Columbus, Crystal and Galaxy Hops. Dry-hopped with Galaxy.
Keep cold, enjoy, while fresh and serve at 45 to 50 degree.
Here is a description from their website (www.slumbrew.com):
Flagraiser IPA is a big, hoppy tribute to the unfurling of the Grand Union flag atop Prospect Hill in Somerville, MA on January 1, 1776. This ale celebrates our passion for hop aroma and flavor balanced with just the right amount of malt.
Huge aroma and resin-y flavors from the elusive Galaxy hops are the signature of this beer. Built on a solid base of pale malts, this double IPA makes generous use of hops from Columbus, Crystal and Galaxy with the Galaxy hops taking the lead during ten days of aggressive dry-hopping.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing out the beer tab, I really enjoyed this brewey’s beers. As many of you know, I am not a huge fan of 22oz or 750ml bottles but I will reject my thought on that for this brewery’s beer. Many of you know I use to do a metal and beer show on STFU.FM and this brewery was one of the last breweries that was feature on that show. This India Pale Ale is a strong example of the great beers that this brewery makes in their everyday line up. I really enjoy the hop character to its great malty backbone. It has a nice balance and huge drinkablity. Those are huge plus for this beer. If you love West Coast Pale Ales or any India Pale Ale, I highly recommend you trying this beer out. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser