Review - Left Hand Brewing Company's 2007 Warrior IPA
"Warrior is brewed using a unique style called “Wet Hopping,” which requires only hops that are no more than a day from the vine. “Wet Hopping” imparts only a mild aroma, but an exceptionally fresh unfiltered hop flavor." -- Left Hand
Pours a dark orange, medium amber hue with a nice, one finger frothy to creamy off-white head, almost yellow, with great retention. Very nice lacing giving even rings on the glass that just hangs there. Clear and still body with a slight rouge. Assertive hop aromas come at you with strong grassy tones, but those fade leaving bold citrus notes with slight grapefruit characteristics. Initial taste is watery without much hop presence, but as the taste moves towards the back, the bitterness builds up and leaves a nice tinge on the tongue. Slight sourness with a bit of malt presence provides a nice balance. Light to medium bodied, it has a slightly dry texture with a bit of creaminess and soft carbonation.
Reviewed on February 10th, 2008.