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RATINGS: 979   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
baraciisch (1901) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2009
Cloudy golden with a medium white head. Aroma had hops, pine and malty notes. Flavour like wise. Finished bitter and sourish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chadje (178) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Draft, pours a nice golden color with a nice creamy head. Scent is very sweet in hops. Tastes very good and a nice sweet bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Hazy, light gold color. Frothy white head that leaves some spotty lace. Pleasant raw, high-alpha hop aroma--like sniffy hop pellets. Strong hop flavor that starts and ends--bitterness throughout the taste and aftertaste. In short, a little one-dimensional but a true IPA. Grapefruit is the descriptor I’d use for the hop bite. Typical body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 6, 2009
12oz can. Nice fruity, floral hops. Very fruity flavor, not all that bitter. Reminds me of an apricot danish. Pretty nicely balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oscbert (1041) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 4, 2009
~Pours a clear gold with white head. Good lacing. ~Grapefruit hop scent with sweet malts. ~Sweet berry like flavor when swished. Good balance of malts and hops. ~Medium feel. Bitter sweet finish, ~Delicious IPA! Well Made!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Can from Adam77. Drank right from the can. Huge piney hops, sweet malts, citrus, and bitter. Awesome IPA here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Finally came to jersey. Straight from can. Refreshing citrus and pine. Good balance. Sessionable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2009
12 oz. Can. Pours a medium straw color with a thin white head. Citrus hops in the nose with a little lemon zest and a bit of soap. Taste is primarily bitter hoppiness with just enough malt floating in the background to support it. Almost has a bit of an earthy character of cut grass and day old bread. Mouthfeel is thin and somewhat oily. Finishes dry and slightly astringent. Not my favorite, but a decent canned beer to take out to concerts in the summertime.


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