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RATINGS: 965   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Thanks to WeeHeavySD for this one - pours a hazy gold, with a sudsy, lasting head - the aroma is of pine, grapefruit, and heavy sweet malts, with some tanginess/tartness that seem like the beginning stages of an infection - the flavor confirms these suspicions - starts with some chewy malt sweetness, tangy citrus/apricot, and grassy hop bitterness, but there is a tartness (almost a sourness) and earthy character in the background that definitely tastes like an infection setting in (judging by some other ratings, I am not the only one to encounter this problem) - tastes like a pretty good beer aside from this - I guess they just need to work on the quality control.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2009
GABF 2008. Hazy pour with small head. Hoppy nose with citrus and malts. Flavor was malty goodness with tangerine, grapefruit and tropical fruits. Went back for many of these.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4354) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Appearance: Pours a rather hazy, orange-hued body with a small, white head. Smell: Particularly pungent nose of citrusy, fruity hops ahead of the pale malts and lesser waft of wildflower honey. Taste: Faintly bready malts with a honeyish sweetness present. Richly fruity blend of hop flavors, notably tangerine, citric grapefruit, pineapple, and even the noble lemon with a medium-high, earthy bitterness. Finishes reasonably dry with a lasting bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Drinkability: A pleasant, well-balanced IPA. I would cheerfully have another.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajm (1065) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Can from BevMo Van Nuys. Dark nose with tangy hop presence. Flavor indeed boasts a thick malt backbone - very English. A couple clicks up and this totally becomes a Barley Wine - absolutely has that barely-balanced maltiness. Quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Can from DoBoy. Big white head over a a yellow gold body, good lace. One of thelightest colored IPA’s that I’ve seen. Toffe, spruce,a dn a big dose of grapefruit consitute the hallmark West Coast aroma. Medium body and carbonation, quite resinous, dry palate. Bitter from the start, with some malt sweetness fighting for recognition, and utlimately achieving a good balance. A good, solid, drinkable IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Sampled at the KLCC microbrew fest. Nice dark gold pour with a small white head. Huge hop aroma, pine and grapefruit citrus both but much more balanced in the mouth with a nice malt backbone under those tasty hops. Not a bad brew by any standards and certainly far superior to the other one of theirs I had at the same event.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2009
I love pouring good beer from a can. Thanks to someone from my fantasty football league. More bready/caramel malts than your average IPA. Buttery. Light pine hop flavor with minimal bitterness. For those that like a very balanced IPA, this one is for you. For me, overly balanced to the malt. Blah. Makes me wonder how old my can was?

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2009
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a malty hoppy citrus grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter flavor wit hsome citrus hints. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
m4rest88 (382) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Shared a can with bman1113vr. Pours with a clear amber hue with a large light brown head that is mostly diminishing. Aroma is of hops, lots of hops, some pine, with some caramel malts. Flavor has a light bitter feel all the way through. Not a bad IPA - not that bitter which is good for someone like me. Medium mouth feel with light carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ekstedt (5356) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2009
Can (35 cl), thanks larsniclas. Shady golden, medium white head. Strong citric hop aroma, slightly skunky and sourish. Medium bodied and smooth. Dry, bitter, and a bit acidic.


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