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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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EGG is another IPA that we came up with. All you need to know is over 3 lbs. per barrel of Columbus, Amarillo, and Citra.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3159) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Pour is a orange with a small white head. Aroma is lots of pine hops with some malt. Flavor is about the same. Decent piney-citrusy hop with a decent malty backbone. This is quite decent with the hops really the main showcase.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Capped 70ml bottle from Wine & Cheese Canton. Pours hazy orangish copper with off-white head. Nice looking IPA. Aromas of grapefruit, light pine, and earthy malts. Flavors of grapefruit, pine, bit of sweet malts, touch of earthyness, and finishes with some hop bitterness. Nice dry IPA. Not overly hoppy, but freshness is also in question with this one. Nice IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (2468) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2012
It poured a clear orange color with a small white head. The aroma was of biscuit, grapefruit, orange, light pine and some light earthiness. The taste was of biscuit, grapefruit, orange, pine and some light earthiness. A very tasty IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeinEscazķ (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2012
A dangerous beer. Hugely aromatic with bright fruit and flowers. Restrained sweetness, well attenuated, dryish, yet the bitterness does not overwhelm. A nearly balanced double IPA with massive hop aroma and flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamJackson (2344) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Acquired this in a trade. Canít remember from who though. Too many trades in a month will do that to you. Stuck this IPA in the fridge. Poured into a Mikasa Tulip glass. 3 pounds of hops per barrel? Bring it on!

A - SRM of 22, dark amber / cedar wood appearance. 2-Finger light tan head, okay head lacing with a slow subsiding to 1-finger in height after 3 minutes.

S - Awesome pine needle, spruce tip and ruby red grapefruit juice dominate the nose. Mild bit of candy malts on the back end. Hops are mostly citra with a bit of Amarillo.

T - This may have set a bit too long. Hop profile has faded a bit from 62IBU as stated on the bottle to about 30. Faded hop profile, mild cheese taste. Citra still dominating the flavors Lingering wood chip taste, no alcohol taste, thereís a wee bit of orange juice taste but Iím sure itís just the hops.

M - 50/50 carbonation, medium body, lingering citra and columbus resin.

O - Decent beer. Iíd love to have it fresh but this was a tasty beer and very enjoyable.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2012
Draft at the bridge. Pours orange glo with a thick white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Nice pine cone on the nose. Lots of hop flavor but itís nicely balanced with maltiness. Finishes clean. Exciting!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiveacestx (537) - Texas, USA - APR 12, 2012
Bottle from Kier - I know Iím not here to rate labels but the label on this bottle looks like it was designed with MS Paint and printed on an inkjet printer. The good news is 2nd Shift was dedicating all of their time making this awesome brew instead of a cool label. It pours cloudy gold with a big bold head. Itís got a nice hoppy aroma and a big citrus hop bomb taste. Itís got a medium body and a medium dry finish. Excellent! Thank you sir, may I have another?

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3828) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 31, 2012
750 from Wine and Cheese Place. Big floral grapefruit aroma. Taste is pine and serious bitterness. More like a Double IPA in the style of the cat urine beers. Bit of that in aroma and taste. But well balanced. Tropical fruit lingers. Very well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Nice big citrus and herbal nose. Light dough pale malt some moderate caramel. Pours golden amber, awesome creamy lasting head. Flavors of citrus herbal fruity dank dough caramel more citrus chewiness in finish. Super drinkability. Solid. Would drink alot if available.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1391) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Tasted at the 1st annual Urban Chestnut - Wolpertinger beer festival in St. Louis, MO, USA from tap into beer boot sampler. Poured a deep amber color with fluffy white foam, lasting with lace. Intensely citrusy American hops aroma and flavor. Some barely perceptable malt sweetness and fruity ale yeast esters underneath. A seriously heavy-duty IPA, on the verge of double/Imperial IPA territory. Medium body, average carbonation, lingering tangy and bitter aftertaste. Reminded me of Modus Hoperandi. Very, very hoppy.


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