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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10702) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Capped 750 from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours copper with a 3 finger creamy/bubbly light beige head. Yes, the aroma suggests a big kitty. Med + body. Flavor is slightly sweet caramel, but there’s a huge amount of hop. Grapefruit. Resin. Earthy. Floral. Jupiter. Just threw that one in for fun, cause there’s so much hop I doubt anyone can break out the flavor strands. If I die in a moment, I’m sure my innards will be well preserved. This is incredibly good and hoppy. That’s the finish. Brilliant effing ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2012
750 ml green bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, grapefruit, orange, light pine and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, orange, pine and light earthiness with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering citrus finish.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8359) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (6941) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Tap at the brewery’s tasting room. Pours a cloudy orange-gold color with a small eggshell white head. Citra leads the aroma with a big tropical fruit and citrus punch, along with some sweet malts, resin, and Amarillo providing some grass and herbal notes. The same balance pretty much held in the flavor; nice citrus and tropical fruit, sweet and caramel malts, grass and cereal. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a juicy mouthfeel. Really nice IPA with a great hop variety and balance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (5942) - 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.

3.8
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4783) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Sampled at the Augusta Bottoms Fest. A clear golden pour with an orange hued head. A nice hoppy nose that is floral. The flavor is nice but offersvsomewhat less hop notes. Caramelmis tasted. There is some toastiness and very light fruit. Those floral hops are enhanced by citrus. This is nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3876) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Sampled at 2011 Augusta Bottoms fest - Pours clear golden amber with an off-white head. The aroma has tropical fruit, funk, floral and smooth citrus hop traits and some smooth caramel malt to balance things out. Medium body that is slightly grainy with soft carbonation. The flavor starts out with dry maltiness along with grapefruit, pine, earth and plenty of resiny aspects. The finish is very hoppy, dry and pleasant.

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.


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