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481. Slumbrew Snow Angel

Slumbrew Snow AngelTo be fair to this beer I did not give it a rating and will not review the taste, etc as the bottle  was 6 months old when I opened it and I am certain it was well past its prime.

I generally enjoy beer from Slumbrew and as you know I like Double IPAs so I had high hopes for this one before I realized it was old. Hoping they release this again this winter so I can try a fresh bottle and update the review accordingly. 
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Cons: 
Alcohol Content: 9.0% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
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Brewers Website: Slumbrew
Brewers Description: 

289. Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA

This is only my second beer from Slumbrew and overall I am happy with their beer. This one is their IPA but is approaching the ABV of a double IPA at 7.5%. Color is a nice orange with bright white head. Tons of citrus hop aroma with almost no malt – however the taste is pretty well balanced with those citrus hops up front and a nice sweet malt finish. Nothing spectacular here but worth a try if you happen across a bottle. 
Pros: 
Aroma
Cons: Mediocre taste
Alcohol Content: 7.5% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 80
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Brewers Website: Slumbrew
Brewers Description: 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.

267. Slumbrew Happy Sol

Summer is a great time to try hefeweizens as they are light, fruity and refreshing. Slumbrew is fairly new to Maine so I decided to pick up this beer as well as their IPA on one of my many visits to Bier Cellar in Portland.

Appearance is slightly darker than other hefes but still has a nice cloudy look with very minimal white head that disappeared almost immediately leaving no lacing on the glass. Smell is mostly orange with some bread but unlike many other beers of this style there is little no banana.

Taste has lots of citrus, some honey (which is actually quite good) and other spices. Beer is clean, crisp and quite refreshing, very easy to drink and something you should try if you enjoy this style.
Pros: Complex taste
Cons: No head
Alcohol Content: 5.5% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 18
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Brewers Website: Slumbrew
Brewers Description: A refreshingly tart and crisp hefeweizen brewed with local MA wildflower honey, orange peel and coriander, and fermented with the juice from over 1,000 blood oranges. It’s a cloudy, yet effervescent beer, with lingering banana and citrus notes balanced against a healthy wheat backbone and hoppy finish from Mt. Hood and Crystal hops.