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RATINGS: 1063   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2439) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Good sized bright white head of fine bubbles. Reduces slowly. Nice hoppy citrus aroma with plenty of sweet malts and some tangerine and pineapple. Color is a clear golden orange except for when I poured the bottom of the can in. I guess I did not expect this can to be "bottle conditioned". Just never thought about it I guess. Nice swirl of yeast and sediment. Kind of flat and overly sweet . Lifeless in the mouth. More bitter hops and toasted grains. Oily palate. Not very dry or crisp like you would expect from an IPA. Finishes sweet and oily with some lingering fruit. Not as good as expected.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Indy Brewers Fest 2009 - Hopapalooza - Stinky aroma of citrus hops with a nice malty back. Flavor is chewy citrus hops with a malty finish. Nice balance. Tasty

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Lightly hazed gold with a large off-white head. Smells of tangerine, [pineapple, grapefruit, and a hint of caramel. The flavor had notes of grapefruit, toast, tangerine, and caramel. Has a nice lasting finish that just sits on your tongue but doesn’t totally kill you with bitterness. As an IPA is was maybe a step above average but is one hell of an argument for craft beer in a can.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdskinns (209) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Lots of carbonation to start, poured half and had to let the glass set for the head to go down. Foamy head, transparent yellow colored body. Once I poured the rest of the can it was rather cloudy and slightly darker. Smell was all sweet citrus. Not a bad taste at first, good hoppy flavor. Offputting bitterness towards the end that I didn’t really understand. Overall pretty decent IPA though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (1075) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - SEP 9, 2009
I sampled this beer on draft at Max’s Taphouse in Baltimore. The beer had a straw-gold color with a hazy appearance and an average sized head with good cling and medium retention. The beer had a pine and citrus hop aroma with some grain and yeast notes too. The taste was a sour grainy effect with some bitterness too, which was less pronounced. The beer had a wet start and body, with low carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel and finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Hazy dark orange/light copper color with a fine 1/2" white head. Aroma is very floral, citrusy hop combo with a suprising amount of sweet malts in the nose. Flavor shows a nice hop/malt balance...lots of hops, lots of malts. Reminds me of Drakes IPA in some ways. Solid IPA, especially from a can.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1844) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2009
12 oz can. Love that this is making its way into Washington now! Golden pour. White head. Sweet sweet candy like hop nose. Medium and fairly dry body. Lots of citrusy/grapefruit flavors swimming around most of the beer and through the finish. Very tasty malt backing on this one. Fantastic example of a great West Coast IPA!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2932) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Golden color with a small head. Malt bread like aroma masks the hop hit to come. Flavor is malty sweet upfront followed by a big hop kick that lasts a long time. Very good. Who says beer has to be in a keg or bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6686) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2009
12 oz can. crystal clear coppery medium amber. thick sudsy platinum head that really sticks around and leaves wooly sheets of lace. gorgeous. delectably floral nose of sweet pine. creamy medium body with well placed carb. toasty malts, piney sweetness on the mid palate. not a ground breaking ipa, especially given the time zone its from, but delicious, sessionable, and without troubling flaws. well done.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
highibus (755) - Vail, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2009
Pours a clear deep straw color with white head (from the can). Nice aroma of banana and pineapple. Flavor is slightly grassy hoppiness and a bit of the grapefruit as well. Lightly malt, enough to highlight the hops but not that much there. really nice body but a bit of astringency on the finish. Decent beer.


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