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612 Brew Bitter Cold Winter IPA Series #1 - Willamette/Maris Otter

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
The first in the winter series of single malt and single hop India Pale Ale’s brewed to showcase the individual characters of the ingredients. Brewed with 100% Marris Otter and 100% single hop direct from Willamette Valley Hops.

nsquishee's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsquishee (638) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Malty, sweet, and hoppy. Finishes with a nice hoppy bitterness along with a lemony, malty sweetness. Nice offering from 612.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnmike (1084) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013
On tap. I like the fact that they offered this single hop brew to show of what they can do.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
islay (2276) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2013
16 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery’s tap room. Consumed on 2-23-13. Rated from memory on 2-24-13 (I don’t generally like to do this because my “notes” are poor, but I did chalk up the scores in my head at the time; the tap room was too packed to take notes). Pours a remarkably hazy, orange-gold-tan color with a moderate amount of cream-colored head. One of the haziest IPAs I’ve encountered. Floral, fruity aroma features apricot and citrus scents. Flavor matches the aroma. Heavily yeast-y taste. Hops and yeast dominate the malt in the flavor, although there is a muffin-like quality. I’ve had quite a few IPAs that taste much like this, but this is a well-done example of this particular sub-style. 8/4/7/3/15=>3.7

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
burgy (456) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Pineapple lots of nice pineapple in this. One of their more pleasant beers but still lacks a little on the hop front.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atom (2168) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2013
On tap at brewpub pours a hazy copper/orange with a thin white head. Nice aroma of resinous sticky hops, pine, and citrus. Taste has a solid crisp dry resinous hop flavor, orange, pineapple, with a dry caramel backbone. I like this a lot, lots of pungent flavors but still remains very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2013
On tap at Pig & Fiddle, deep cloudy orange in color. Great pungent resin hop aroma with a bit of citrus notes. Taste is similar, with a really nice smooth citrus bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHOFF43 (2044) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Tap at brewery. Pours cloudy orange with a little white head. Nice citrus and floral hop nose with a taste that matches. Very drinkable, quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bnielsen13 (261) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Cloudy orange with a white head. Citrus,pine, malt aroma and flavor. Best beer I’ve had from 612.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryanfolty (2410) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2013
On tap at Winterfest 2013. Yellow orangish pour with no head. Fruity / citrus hop aroma and taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Tap at Winterfest 2013. Hazy orange pour with a white head. Citrus hops forward. Quite tasty.

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