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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
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Spring IPA (March-May) is a West Coast-style IPA with an up-front intense hop flavor and aroma. Amarillo and Centennial hops give the brew a rich and resinous flavor of citrus and spice. This bright pale ale has a malt sweetness that will give way to a pleasant bitter. It pairs well with Mexican or spicy Szechwan Chinese food. Spring IPA is a nice accompaniment for cheeses with strong flavors, like sharp cheddar or goat cheese.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (2459) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle. Poured a light cloudy golden color with aromas of pine, light citrus, and some wheat. Flavors follow suit wigh a piney/resiny flavor with a light citrus taste. Decent beer over all. Nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5662) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Clear amber color with ivory head. Nice tooty fruity, orange marmalade, creamsicle aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Bittersweet orange, tangerine, tropical fruit, marmalade flavors with spicy hoppage. Nicely drying bitter finish---West Coast IPA Gulf Coast style-- very tasty when fresh

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2472) - Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2013
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 8/15/2013. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange zest, floral, light pine, grass, light caramel, bread, light nuttiness, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop notes with a moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange zest, floral, pine, caramel, toffee, toast, bread, grass, light nuttiness, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, floral, pine, caramel, toffee, toast, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of citrus hops with a moderate malt balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. All around good balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus, floral and candied citrus hops. The taste is intense candied citrus, some fresh citrus and mild caramel malts. Medium bodied. Decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4661) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Crisp slightly hazy light copper body with an orange glow and a nice, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of very nice grassy and floral hops with a perfumey kick and some nice yeast and lemon scents as well - very nice dry hopping here. Medium-bodied; Good noticeable grassy and herbal hop flavours at first give way to a good balance of malt and light yeast. Aftertaste shows some herbs and grass, but is fairly mellow and not bitter at all - nice and smooth. Overall, a nice lighter IPA with some good dry hopping, but the actual hops during boil are quite a bit less than expected - that said, still a nice beer for the Spring & Summer and a good refreshing IPA. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from World Market in Falls Church (Skyline), Virginia on 12-June-2013 for US$8.99/six pack, sampled at home in Washington on 08-July-2013.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2566) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
21 June 2013, bottle. Dark yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is grass and lemon rind. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Rosy, floral, sugary, some lemon rind bitter finish. Very light and refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badwhale (352) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle to english pint glass. Pours a clear, dark yellow with a thick white head. Lots of citrus nose, and quite nice bitter hoppy flavors. Mostly citrus / pine.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
BoostIPA (1210) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2013
So I guess this one is a bit old. Pours the color of Bud heavy, but with a more aggressive head. Aromas of stale hops, lemon. Heavy lemon on the first sip. Cleaning products, bitter ass crust, candy. finishes with a cocklash. Not very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2013
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Light body but strangely sweet with mild hops. Not awful, but certainly not good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nike (950) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2013
draft, hoppy aroma, light brown pour, thick foam head. lively co2, light body for an ipa, but excellent hoppy taste. great tasting brew, one of my favs as ipa’s.

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