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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1027) - Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Dark clear amber. Solid ipa. Very floral. Nice balance. Nice lacing. Clean hop finish.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (6000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
750mL bottle, sent from xscottypx (thanks a lot, Scott), pours a cloudy golden orange with a medium white head. Aroma is very fruity, bringing out loads of tropical fruits--think pineapple, peaches--, along with resinous hops, and quite a bit of pine. Flavour brings out loads of pine, some subtler (than the nose) tropical fruits, resinous hops, and just enough biscuity malt to back. Very dry and exceedingly piney on the palate, leaving a slight astringency and a very dry finish. High drinkability stuff. Excellent IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
Dk if it was an older bottle but it seemed pretty malty. Tropical fruit, citrus, and pine round it out.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ArrogantDusty (40) - Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of citrus hops, slight floral hops, and sweet malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, slight floral hops, sweet malt, and slight earthy malt.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8395) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2013
Yes, 9 months old, but really fun citrus still highly carbonated creamy IPA. The hops still gave it taste and citrus bitterness, cleaning the palate. FlandersNed IP, another interesting one. Incredible creamy head though the c-p of the citra took over, like smelling cat p after many many days.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1151) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Hazy, copper with a white head. The aroma has notes of orange peel and floral hops. It has a light, oily texture with average carbonation. The bittersweet flavor is tasty and refreshing.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
STL_Drew (153) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Average head, off white, mostly diminishing, light amber Very hoppy aroma Sweet start bitter finish Medium body Very nice IPA

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuff_Links (35) - - JUL 21, 2012
Enjoyed this beer from a small local brewery. Felt like it was a good attempt at an india pale ale. It certainly had some good hops to it. There was a skunkiness to it (not my fav), may have just been this one bottle. I like more complete flavors, and really good transitions from flavor to flavor. Not saying that this was not a good beer. I hope they keep trying, hats off to them.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBunn (2452) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2014 Rerated a couple years later... So this is a nice clear orange with a smaller head than I remember and aromas of... oh... heavens... sweet citrus and tropical fruit in an explosion of happiness, maybe a little more robust than before. Flavor is also much better... the hops presence matches the nose and it comes through clean and crisp with loads of passionfruit, mango and oranges. Malt is smooth and clean with a bit of honey and way less of the awkward caramel before. This is a must have if you are an IPA fan! Original rating: 750 that releases a lovely orange beer with a big sudsy head. Aromas are mostly citrusy with lots of orange and lemon notes and a little passion fruit and mango. I’d like a bit more fullness to the nose, but that’s my preference. Flavor is a nice mix of hop bitterness up front... Mostly resin, but a little citrus... with a caramely grain sweetness mid-palate and a orange and mango finish. It’s pretty decently put together and there are not really any rough edges, but if I were in charge of the universe there would be a little less caramel to the malt presence to knock the sugars down a bit...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Bottle-purchased at Wine and Cheese June 2012-consumed July 5th, 2012-pours lightly hazy deep orange with a small soapy eggshell head that dissipated very quickly. nose is somewhat oxidized earthy/grapefruity hops, lite mineral aspects and some carmel malt sweetness. flavors exhibit all of this-lite bitterness and some leafy hop qualities. malt and hops go well here however, wish this was a bit more fresh. hop flavors are a little muddled here. however, clean ferment and very well put together beer. seems all their beers i get are oxidized (minus the wit and saison). Well done however must revisit this beer on my next STL journey.


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