The picture is probably not clear enough to see this, but the label reads “Brewed Only Once A Year With Colorado Fresh Hops.” Limited brewing schedule? Check! Unique hops profile? Check! Less than six bucks for the bomber bottle? Check! There was no way I was going to pass over this one. Put a cork on this bottle and one of those wire thingamajigs to keep it in place, and I would have bought out the store’s supply.
And it is a good thing I did not skip this one. The Left Hand Brewing Warrior IPA is excellent. It poured amber and clear. The caramel malts are prominent in the nose and the taste, and the piney and orange zest hops are somewhat muted for an IPA, but this comes together nicely, and the hops amp up on the aftertaste. The Warrior IPA has a creamy mouth feel to it. I am going to grab another bottle of this for the weekend, and if you see any, I suggest you do the same, 7.5/10.