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RATINGS: 987   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Deep golden color. Citrus and piney hop aromas. Assertive malt backbone supporting the overwhelming bitterness. Dry hopped in the fermenter with four types of hops giving an explosive hop aroma. Previously known as 21A-IPA.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Labeled as 7.0% ABV. Yellow orange with a medium white head. Sweet aroma, citrus hops mingling with but overpowered by the malt. Crisp on the palate, with a strong, lingering bitter flavor. Not too sweet at all, and bitter. Well balanced and very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3697) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Can. Golden yellow orange pour with substantial head. This flavor was great with no fiery bite. Great ipa even stout lovers can enjoy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Can. Pours a hazy orange body with a white head. Floral grass y hop notes some lighter citrus and grapefruit character. Thin light caramel and some dusty hop finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiabolikDUB (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Poured from Can into Snifter glass. Pours a clear bright bronzed golden with a huge creamy slightly off-white head that lasts for some time before creating a heavy ring around the glass. . The nose is filled with fresh citrus and pine hops that almost smell sticky. The flavor is sweet citrus hops upfront and a little watery to a finish of toffee and a nice hop bitterness that is sweet. Its medium bodied and just a touch thin although it makes or easy drinking. I am happy to start seeing more and more offerings in cans. This is an easy drinking IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2361) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2009
12 oz can. Pours a clear honey yellow orange with a thick and creamy beige head. Aroma of light floral hops, honey, toffee and citrus. Taste of light toffee and faint citrus with a floral hoppy presence. Honey slightly detected.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Harrisburg Brewers Fest - Mild citric aroma - expecting more from the can. Very clear light amber. Well balanced, mild caramel mixes nicely with with the hops, not an onslaught, but real nice. A great IPA!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2009
This shit is finally available in PA, now I don’t havta beg SF members to trade without getting a response.....Anyway, pours a pale yellow color with medium fluffy white head. Really nice floral hop aroma, like light mango, orange, and lemon. The taste is the same with husky tingle on the palate. Slight sweetness from the malt but not too much in the finish. Really good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2009
12 oz can courtesy of an extra from ThEpeeist. Thanks, Chris! Pours a lighter amber, mild haze, moderate white head, bubbly, laces some, dies to a small layer. Aromas are pushing citrusy grapefruit off the bat, sweet caramel malts, florals and a faint touch of pine. Initial is light bodied, pushing light citrus up front, moving to a biscuit toffee like caramel malt dominance on the backend. Light florals and fruitiness dance, but the maltiness seems to add a fair sweetness into the body and backend, which starts to take effect easily on a fairly thin brew like this. Warms as it goes down, preaching some light booziness, pine, and sweetness. More hops come in further into the body, but largely, the brew lacks a balance and a body that I want. Not bad, but falls behind the middle of the pack.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
baraciisch (1971) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Cloudy golden orange in color... Sweet citrusy aroma... Flavor is mildly bitter with hints of citrus and lemon zest... Finish is tastefully bitter... Pretty good ipa...

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Can. Dark golden body with small white head that doesn’t stick around but leaves some lacing. Aroma is fruity, with orange and apricot. Flavor is nondescript bitterness, a little sweet. Some paper notes as well. Last not-fresh-at-all can of a six pack but I didn’t really care for it after the first can.


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