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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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For hops lovers - this bitter ale is pale colored and made with a blend of 6 different malts and 5 different hops. This ale is dry-hopped for extra flavor and aroma. IBU 85


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3019) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Pours an amber color with a tall white soapy head with a powerful pine, hop, and grapefruit aroma. Flavor has lots of grapefruit with an aggressive hop ending that is powerful, but quite flavorful. Very nice beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
On tap at the brewpub on November 4, 2010. Pours a nice, slightly-hazed orange color with a three-finger off-white head and an explosion of lacing as it goes down my glass. Then, the nose--holy crap are there a lot of hops in this way. The nose itself is incredibly bitter and brings forward a strong force of citrus hops with a bit of pine as well. The flavor backs off a bit. There is just an unending amount of bitterness coming through in the feel, though the taste doesn’t quite hit the high not belonging to the mouthfeel and the aroma, as the hop flavors don’t really pop and it turns into a bit of an IBU bomb without the flavor to back it up. Still, a really nice beer and a pretty good substitute for not getting to try Heady Topper, though I’ll be back looking for that. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 11-14-2010

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1188) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pretty much as standard an American IPA as you’ll find from a lot of places, but still quite good. Poured a nice gold with white head, and had a lot of citrus. The notes say it’s brewed with 5 different hops, and you can certainly taste it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2011
Verres, à la brasserie et au Benelux. Arômes de houblon américain (résine, pamplemousse). Robe orangée et trouble, peu de mousse et effervescence moyenne. En bouche, le houblon est à l’avant-plan, mais montre un caractère plus résineux et herbacé que la plupart des IPA américaines. Une belle place est tout de même gardée pour les agrumes et les fruits. Le malt, légèrement caramélisé et grillé, demeure relativement sec. Finale moyennement amère. Une très agréable IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (944) - - APR 29, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2011 On cask at the Alchemist. 2 finger head that laces all the way to the last drop. Hazy orange colour. Aroma of Grapefruit,, Mango and hops - lots and lots of hops. Taste of American and English (?) hops, Grapefruit Rinds, Lightly toasted Caramel Malts and a bit of pine and spruce. Actually finishes like an English IPA - fairly dry. Went down like water, and took a couple before the alcohol hit me. More please.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Draft. Pours a hazy golden body with a white head and light sticky retention. Grassy and spruce hop tones, very resinous and very bittering. Chewy grass, hints of grapefruit. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3512) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy orange brown with a thick white head. Aroma of grassy hops, citrus, grapefruit, and hop oils. Flavor is slightly stronger than the pale ale (Focal Banger) with more of a malt presence. Grapefruit, citrus, and grassy hops in the finish. Quite tasty stuff! 8/4/8/4/14 [3.8/5]

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bp (820) - Queens, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Draft at the brewpub back in Nov 2010: cloudy orange with a frothy white head, beautiful floral hoppy aroma and nice hoppy taste. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (4501) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2011
Draft @ the brewpub. Orange pour light tan head. Citrus and pine aroma. Pine, grassy and earthy flavor, with a bit of back end citrus note.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - MAY 27, 2011
nose is caramel, some bitter hops, late leaves, weed, feel is light, carb is mediumlow, taste is sweet apple first, then bitter hops and a leaves finish


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