RateBeer
overall
96
94
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 983   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


N0AH's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Is this an impossible category? With "pale ale" below it and "imperial IPA" above it, have we made it impossible to make a respectable IPA? Why does everyone say this is "pretty good" or "enough" or "ok" or "nice?" Stop chanting ’Go big or go home’ this is a real IPA. It is balanced, it doesn’t overwhelm you with hops. It paints the hop aroma over good hop flavor and balances it with hop bitterness all on a canvas of malt support. You know what? Nothings wrong with that. Nothing.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RyanK (214) - Rhode Island, USA - OCT 16, 2014
12oz bottle pours a clear amber with a large white head. Aroma of smells piney with maybe a caramel malt? Regardless it definitely smells like a well balanced IPA. Lightly piney hops balance against what taste like a peanut flavored malt to me. Well balanced, nice carbonated and creamy mouth-feel, this brew is certainly not offensive.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SG111 (147) - - OCT 7, 2014
Canned. Pours a clear golden color with a big pillowy beige/orange-tinged head. Aroma is big grapefruit, pine, orange, very slight dankness, very mild maltiness. Flavor is crisp, refreshing, big grapefruit hop character, a distinct malt backbone sweetness. Very nice. Long bitter finish. There’s a mildly foamy mouthfeel that really adds a nice element. Not the most exceptional IPA but it’s really pleasant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JBPortland (842) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 7, 2014
12oz can pours clear amber with big head. Nose is all malty sweet round fruit, minimal piney orange, grass. Taste is sweet malty caramel fruit, toast, subtle grassy orange, bitter. Finish is bitter malty round sweet caramel orange and soft pine.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"a solid enough beer with a somewhat aggressive hop nose with a delicate balance. more malt than usual for an ipa. body and look are average. flavor is full, but lacking in complexity. better than average beer, average for an ipa."

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (5851) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
Canette de 12 oz achetée chez Julio’s Liquors (Westborough, MA) au coût de 2,15$. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes avec une pointe de pin. Apparence: La couleur est blonde légèrement voilée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pamplemousse avec une pointe de pin et d’orange. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût houblonné. (Rating #5787)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ByTheirLimpin (17) - New York, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Poured a slightly hazy golden from the can. Thin foamy head dies fast, but clings to the glass. First nose was strong with an immediate raw hop out front. Light syrupy citrus with a piney finish that lingers bitterly. Good overall IPA form.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (386) - - SEP 28, 2014
On tap at Mellow Mushroom in Asheville. Pours a somewhat hazy yellow/orange with a nice looking thick white head. About right for style. Haziness/ cloudiness not enough to be off putting. Nose is tons of citrus and pine. Grapefruit and tangerine dominate. Taste follows- nice resiny notes and balance. Bit of dankness in there for good measure. Medium/ creamy mouthfeel. Finish is appropriately bitter- very drinkable. Solid brew if nothing outstanding.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (514) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Nice citrus grapefruit aroma and flavor with some pine in there as well. Bitter piney finish. Maybe slight light palate. Gets more towards the piney side the more I drink. Pretty good ipa, but not top notch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiercepanda (587) - Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2014
A hazy yellow beer with a small white head. The aroma is malty and piney. The flavor is citrus, malty, and floral.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
vandc01 (82) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Poured from a can dated - 12/13/2013 - pretty old. Aroma - old piney aroma. Pretty good considering the age of the can. Impressed. Appearance - Golden color with a big finger of white fluffy creamy head. Taste - Has held up very well considering the age. PIney, mild - very easy. Palate - Nice lingering taste. Overall - this beer holds up very well over time...very impressed.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 99


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50