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RATINGS: 1082   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

BeerBelcher's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2011
I love "tasty-crack cans," yet I was a bit disappointed by this beer. After trying Back in Black and Bitter American I had high expectations for a clean, hop-forward beer that weren’t really met. It starts out great with a beautiful brilliant brass-colored body and lots of foam. Aroma is lightly pineapple-y but dominated more by malt than anything else. And flavor is similar, malt forward with hops playing a supporting role. Maybe my example was a touch old, but I would think the can packaging would extend the shelf life of this beer quite a bit. Still, I didn’t really think the prominence of malt in this beer was appropriate for an American IPA nor to my taste. Mouthfeel was pretty good. Not bad, just not what I was expecting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (8567) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2015 Can from Beer Gonzo webshop, Earlsdon, Coventry. consumed at home, Monday 7th September 2015. Pours with a very slight haze warm gold with a white head. Sweet but hoppy and again displaying the maltiness that comes through with many American IPA/IPA type beers (crystal malt I guess). A little soapyness in the mouth, sweet and bitter tingle. A little punchy pineapple, quite good. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov12 3.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kroney (213) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Can to pint glass. Appearance: hazy pale orange, thin beige head, decent lacing. Aroma: malt forward(crystal), with hints of citrus oils and pine resin. Really muted on the hop aromas. Taste: malt forward, resin bitterness. Skunky aftertaste. Palate: under carbonated, thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
X (138) - California, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Canned. Enjoy by 9-25-15. Looks beautiful in the glass--hazy golden with a big fluffy white head that lasts. Pine aroma. Taste is pine and grapefruit, very bitter, malt base has a touch of caramel. Full mouthfeel. Very dry finish. Respectable IPA, but $10.00 for a sixer of cans seems a bit of a poor value. Paired with some left over pizza on a Sunday morning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
justsayswell (209) - Mission, Kansas, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Slightly murky golden pour with a soapy head. A few floaties in there. Nose is citrus peel, pineapple. Taste is caramel malt, citrus and pine resins. Medium mouthfeel. Malty but refreshingly bitter finish, with a touch of sweetness. The 7% doesn’t really come across at all. Easy-drinking, balanced, old-school IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2922) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Single can from Trader Joe’s, Downers Grove. A gold-to-brassy malt color under a thick, stiff head. Mainly pine in the hop flavor; this was a "Best by 6/12/15," and hop nose is starting to fade just a bit. But there is still a lot of bitterness and pine in the first sip. A little extra malt adds a bit more alcohol and more backbone to hold up against the hop assault. Hop strength merely increases as I work my way down the glass. Big tatse, big finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Savage_Night (202) - California, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Pours clear orange with a nice white head. Head retention is good. AROMA: tangerines, pine spice, herbal hops, malt bitter, spice, orange, caramel, citrus, grass bitterness, pineapple. Lightly boozy and tropical fruit. TASTE: hop spice, malty, pine bitterness, spice, tangerines, peppercorn, boozy, caramel, herbs, citrus, grass bitterness, earthy, slight molasses and pineapple. AFTER TASTE: hop spice, citrus, malt bitterness and grassy with a oily dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (1456) - SPAIN - OCT 8, 2015
Can 35,5cl / Lata 35,5cl. @ Total Wine and More Claymont, DE, USA A: Hazy golden / Dorado claro. T/S: Hops, resinous, fruity / Lupulo, resinoso, citrico

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsandBolts (211) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2015
355 ml can from a friend.

Appearance: Pours a clear light copper colour with a finger of loose white head that fades fast leaving barely a trace.

Aroma: Biscuit, malt.

Flavours: Citrus, hops, some biscuit.

Mouthfeel: Average viscosity and carbonation.

Overall: With all the malt and biscuit aromas, I wasn’t expecting much in the way of citrus or hop flavours but there was lots of citrus coming through. A pretty good IPA overall and a nice balance between malt and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
badpuppy69 (295) - orange, California, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Pours a clear copper with a huge frothy head aroma is citrus tropical fruits. Taste followed the aroma with a stellar malt backbone. Nice hop bitterness lingering on the back end Amazing beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (2253) - USA - OCT 3, 2015
Nice topper on a gold pour. The can features a funny drawing. Aroma: tangy, sweet orange blossom. Taste: vegetal, grassy, green tea, some bite. Well balanced with malty sweetness and a little powdered lime. A very fine IPA.

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