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RATINGS: 983   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
0110x011 (20) - Dana Point, California, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Pours a dark gold with a nice 1 1/2 finger head that recedes to a bubbly film with a thick collar. Lacing is thick & spotty. Nose is all west coast ipa, with fruity, piney hops dominating, and a bit of caramel and biscuit in the background. Nice aroma, yet it seems a bit muted compared to it’s better-known brethren. Flavor is similar, but again, it seems to be holding back a bit. On the flip side, it’s bitterness is comparatively mild, and the body is lighter than most as well, which leads to very high drinkability. This would make a great introduction to IPAs, and would also make a fine everyday drinker. A solid IPA that I’ll be buying again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2008
8-6-08 can thanks to thickfreakness
Glowing radiant orange with a nice white fluffed stiff head and good lacing. Smell is nice dry and sweet hops with a good mellowness to it. It isn’t ’’knock you in the face’’ hops but they are present, just mellow hops. Flavor is nice and very much like grapefruit - good presence of hops here. The grapefruit flavor here is refreshing and powerful and usually I only get such intense grapefruit in smells. Mouthfeel is nice, not amazing. As it begins to warm and settle a bit - this strange butter flavor starts to rear its ugly head which is quite surprising and unwelcome. Darn, just when I thought this was a big winner!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Piny floral hop aroma. Pours a bright yellow thin patchy head. Clean smooth crisp hop flavor. Some pine and caramel. Palate is smooth and easily drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sickassmick (225) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 13, 2008
beer smells good. looks okay. really spicy and bity. i drank out of the can I have to say it’s weird drinking this kind of beer out of a can. poured it and from the glass it was pretty wonderful... really heavy sweetness, a little burned but not over the top.. good bitter aftertaste.. This is pretty good, I’ll buy it again. Pretty pricy at bevmo. woo!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oakbluff (414) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 9, 2008
Can- pours a light golden with good clarity and nice white head. Nose- spicy citrus hops and sweet malts. Taste- citrus hops are in forefront but not overpowering. Pretty big butterscotch flavour - pretty strong diacetyl going on. Tasty enough though but the butter is a tad much. drinkability is decent, and body and carbonation spot on. Finishes clean from the bittering hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
valpoaj (634) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2008
Can courtesy Taverner - thanks! Clean pour with a one finger white head. Aroma is not over the top like most IPAs, but is rather subdued, and very pleasantly so. Good mix of IPA notes in the aroma as well...pine, citrus (grapefruit) and flowery hops are all there. Flavor is also above-average...resinous hops abound with some lemony and citrus flavors as well...and there’s a decent malt backbone to keep things in order. Slightly watery on the palate, but it almost seems appropriate to have an IPA from a can a bit watery and very easy to drink. Fairly impressed by this offering...better malt backbone than is found in most ’single’ IPAs

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2008
Can. Musky pine-hop aroma. Clear pale gold with very active carbonation up to a stead thin head. Good lacing. Flavor is balanced citrus hops, somewhat dry, but with even bitterness throughout and good grain presence. Sharp and assertive, but not overpowering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBunker (722) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2008
12oz can. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma is of bitter hops, floral notes, and slight malt. Taste was bitter, but well balanced by the malt flavor. Nice lingering bitterness. The alcohol was well masked. A tad too watery, but easily drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 24, 2008
12oz can. Light orange color with a small white head. Citric metallic and pine hop aroma with ruddy earthen malt. Piney hop flavors up front, subtle floral components. Biscuit, caramel malt underpin. Soapy, astringent finish with some residual earthen character. Mouthfeel is a light medium, somewhat dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2647) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2008
12 oz can courtesy the Belgianbeergal. Pours a slightly dark gold with a thin white head. Nice big grapefruit, floral and pine aroma that fills the room. Nice malt body with grapefruit pine bitterness in the taste. Chewy body, lots of hops. Finishes bitter and hoppy, good ipa.


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