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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 110   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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The sweet, yet earthy tones of the hops seduce you with an alluring aroma. At 110 IBUs, this beer may intimidate, but fear not: once you dive in, the subtle malt profile and mellow sweetness of local honey rein it in. Your boldness is rewarded with intricate layers of hops, leaving you weak in the knees and eagerly anticipating your next sip. You’ll always remember your First Kiss.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (544) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Second beer from this brewer...love the flavor...a little spendy but really good....(#543)...

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jro (7) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2015 does not count
Lemongrass/earthy notes throughout, with a well-balanced malt base. Citrus is there but muted compared to most DIPAs. Nice change of pace and a great double.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
[Tap] Light orange in color with a soapy white head. Pungent hop aromas include lots of citrus and pine. Flavors of sweet malts, bitter resinous hops, candi sugar, fruit rinds and honey. Too sweet overall. The honey also made the beer relatively light in body and exposed some harsh fusel alcohol notes. I was not very impressed by this particular beer. Tasting notes from Big Blue Craft Beer Festival in Sheboygan on 10/18/14.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cousin_Larry (592) - - DEC 6, 2014
Honey and hop aroma. Pours gold with perfect head and lacing is terrific. Taste is sweet honey and butter with a bitter hop finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4716) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 21, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Binny’s. Bit orange pour. Lots of malt and honey. Some pine. Bit malty and sweet for me. Still, nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1712) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle from Alpine in Madison. Pours reddish amber with an off-white head leaving a lot of streaky lacing. Aroma has heavy pine and citrus, plus some caramelly sweetness with a kiss of honey. Taste is of grapefruit rind, honey, tangy pine and resin. There is a malty presence, but it is subtle. Medium bodied, somewhat peppery and a bit rough. FInishes pure bitterness, with just the light honey touch. Solid, quite bitter "rougher, but with tones of Hopslam" brew. 14.3

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
raoul_duke (167) - - NOV 15, 2014
On tap at smylie brothers, Evanston. Amber color, not much head. Great ipa style hop smell. Honey prevalent on the front. Hop on the end with not much aftertaste. Overall, really good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Pours hazy amber with medium tan head out of bottle. Aroma of sweet malts with skunky hop finish. Flavor of thick malt with hop medium and smooth and sweet finish. Excellent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2460) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Very good IPA. Poured with the huge fluffy thick creamy long-lasting cream colored head, good lacing and a clear honey amber color. Aroma is hops and malt. Each swallow is very bitter upfront with some carbonic tang and then some sweetness at the end. Good body. Great drinking beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlbeer (845) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Tap at brewfest. Golden pour with white head. Smells of sweet malt and hops. Good hop flavor and bitter finish


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