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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Just love making IPA’s, so here’s another one that uses a new hop blend called Zythos that is just delicious and should be enjoyed with a blow-up doll or something similiar.


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Tap from the rhythm and brews fest. They hit a home run with his one. Amazing all the way. One of the best IPA’s I have had and it takes a lot to impress me. Poured a great copper color with a nice off white head. Left plenty of lacing on the glass. Head retained throughout the entire beer. Aroma was citrus, grapefruit, pines, spruce and hops. Flavor was hops, hops and more hops. Sticky and oily mouthfeel. Blistered in the finish with more dry hops. This is what a great IPA should taste like.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdskinns (203) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy amber, orange color with frothy white head. Aroma is sweet, pineapple, citrus. Taste is malty, sweet, citrus. Very good, will definitely buy again.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DMBFAN1 (12) - - AUG 10, 2014
Interesting hop flavor. Heavy, full, rich yet lacking something in overall delivery ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2241) - SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2014
Pours hazy peach with minimal white head. Aroma of resin, grapefruit, caramel, mango. Taste is big resinous hoppy bitter with subtle sweetness towards the middle followed by lingering bitter finish. Body is light to medium, slightly oily, with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBunn (2508) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a slightly orange edge to it and a thin frothy head. Aromas are thick with fruit. Papaya and oranges with a little resin and some caramel/toffee. Flavor is malty with a big burst of hops at the tail end... lots of resin and a hint of the fruits in the nose, but the resin takes over. Mouthfeel is chewy and a grain dust flavor distracts just a bit. Booze is present and prominent. Decent IIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8945) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange gold white head. Nose/taste of grapefruit, caramel malt, white sugar and old citrus/orange peel. Medium body.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
vtafro (3823) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle. Dark copper pour with white head. Light spice, citrus and herbal hop aromas. Grassy and herbal flavors, big malt aspect.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EcnarM (101) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - APR 24, 2014
Pours a hazy gold with a thick white head. Weak aroma but it picks up with the flavor, which stands up to other IPAs Nice finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danbus (5) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
Hoppiness Happiness. Stupendous IPA. feels well balanced despite being highly hoppy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomas15 (689) - USA - FEB 21, 2014
The aroma is sweet fruits, tropical, mango, peach, melon, some pear? This beer looks awful, lol. It’s brown! Slight reddish amber e, but light brown. Nice frothy white head though. Lacing coats. Taste is initial sweet, smooth delicious tropical fruit with backend bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M82 (321) - Kansas, USA - FEB 21, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014
A huge off white, almost light yellow frothy-smooth head sits atop a hazed dried apricot body

Caramel malts in harmony with citrusy hops. The sweet sticky components the malts and hops have in common create an overlapping amplified note. Dank and mint components really complement the brown malt characteristics, allowing a vibrant influence of umami to shine. Creamy at warmer temps. Clean yet rich, straight forward yet exhibiting character. The mouth feel on this one is so soft and mellow. I’ll definitely be checking out more 2nd Shift brews.

25.4oz Belgian style bomber bottled 02/14 (love that) at 45º and warming into TeKu and Spiegelau IPA glass



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