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RATINGS: 1015   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


ThisWangsChung's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12 oz can poured into a pint glass. A: Pours an amber color with tiny specks of yeast floating around. The head is a creamy two finger offwhite shade. While retention isnít the greatest, I love the texture and the lacing it leaves behind. S: The hops have faded a bit on this one, but it still provides hints of pine and grapefruit. Thereís a lot of caramel and toffee malt featured here, as well. Decent aroma here. T: I first notice some minor piny hop flavors to start, before it washes away with a lot toffee-esque malt. The finish is earthy with touches of fruity esters (unheard of in an American IPA, it seems); to the point where one could mistake the back end for excess booziness. The earthy nature of the malts arenít my cup of tea, but itís okay otherwise. Seems to be a bit more complex than many others in the style. M: Itís well attenuated for all of its maltiness, creating a fairly dry brew in spite of the faded hops and creamy feel. There is a bit of lingering sweetness on the front of the palate, which is expected. O: Gotta love a canned IPA, even if this one isnít fantastic. Iíll have to give this a second chance fresh.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doofgoblin (391) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - MAR 29, 2015
The surprising thing about this beer is the light finish. The aroma is really well balanced and pleasant. You know how some IPAs have a strong aroma but it doesnít really work or itís just over powering blah? Well, this is where this beer excels. The taste kind of tapers off the high hopes the aroma lends, but itís still a solid citrusy, resiny experience. The finish is somewhat lighter and less bitter than you might think. Itís sort of hidden under the malt and the hop flavors. Itís good but just not as punchy as you might expect. Overall, itís a really good beer--great with Thai or Mexican food.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
drpimento (2356) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Best part of this beer is appearance with lots of a long lasting foamy head and lace plus a clear amber color. Aroma is nice with a resiny, somewhat citrus character. However, in flavor the trend reverses; i get a long lasting resiny kind of medicinal taste. I donít get balance between the flavor and that shows up in palate as well. Overall the finish leaves me with some flavors that I want to wash my mouth out with something else.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (5018) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
pours unclear very light golden with a reviving eggshell white head, good retention and lacing. piney peaches, their syrup sweetness, barley sugar, harsh peppery resins, some grapefruit zest, spicy grainy malt bill - cheap malt extract features, slightly earthy and astringent tea leaves, booze. light carbonation, light to medium body - oily; slightly harsh spicy-earthy-citrusy-piney finish. delivers resins more than fragrant hoppiness. below average ipa.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierMeHoos (240) - Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz can. Pours a golden color with 2 fingers of head. Aroma of earthy and citrusy hops balanced out by a sturdy maltiness. Tastes follows the nose, balanced from the start, with a mix of citrus, fruitiness, grassy/earthiness, and a bit of breadiness. Palate is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall a solid IPA that is very well balanced and extremely easy to drink. Big fan.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkleu357 (427) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Poured from a can into a glass. Huge floral aroma. Nice darker golden body. Much bigger malt backbone than I was expecting, but it was good. Semi sweet taste with a nice touch of hoppy bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ordybill (414) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Poured rom a 12 oz. can poured into a pint glass. Aroma- Basic IPA aroma of hops and more hops, might have a little floral essence tossed in also. Appearance- Nice looking brew, a fairly clear golden orange with a small white head. Taste- Has a nice hoppy flavor with a wee bit of citrus. Palate- A medium bodied brew with moderate to light carbonation. has a nice dry finish. Overall- A nice IPA, I would drink this again.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2218) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
Can 355ml. Pours golden with medium off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of citrus, fruits. Taste is of citrus, fruits, bitterness, slight alcohol, caramel. Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Nice balance. Quite hoppy. Fun to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (1730) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
Pours a clear golden with a medium white head that leaves fine lacing. Nose is of pine and fruits, caramel and some light soap. Taste is lightly sweet and moderately bitter, offers some tropical fruits first and then some caramel and some really light alcohol notes. Body is light-ish, carbonation moderate and mouthfeel a little watery (but also slightly oily). Overall a good american IPA, really drinkable!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3383) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2015
Can (12 oz) bought @ Winooski Beverage Warehouse.

Appearance: Clear golden/orange with a medium mostly lasting white head and some lacing.

Aroma: Tropical fruits (mangos mostly) with caramel, piney notes and toasted notes. Soapy notes too.

Taste: Mangos, caramel, pine, light sweetness, toasted malt and medium bitterness.

Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Dry finish. Lingering resinous finish.

Overall: Good IPA that doesnít stand out on any features but that is slightly above average in almost any aspects. The "finish" is a bit too sticky and harsh for my liking, but not by much so itís bearable. Tasty tropical IPA.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPALover77 (1) - Charlotte, USA - FEB 13, 2015 does not count
Smack you in the mouth hops, not going to pretend I know every flavor going on there...just a good bitter hop flavor to me.


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