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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   ABV: -
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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1853) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2012
On at at allen st, pours clear amber with minimal head and retention. Bready nose, hint of tropical fruit. Taste lacks in the bitterness department. But tropical fruits abound pineapple, mango. Light hint of caramel. Mouth is flat. Next!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pete4999 (1129) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2012
On tap at Allen St Hardware last night, though Ive had it a few times before. I really dont think this is all that impressive. Somewhat hoppy, but way too much malt sweetness to be calling itself an IPA, IMO. Kinda citrusy, but more bready. Just ok.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (2688) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2012
1st sample at the brewery. Poured amber in color with a small head and little lacing. Nice avg. hop aroma. Good hop flavor. Some malt to the body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AskForJenny (1024) - Ontario, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Growler from the brewery - This was good, not great. The color was a nice copper, but the carbonation seemed down. I expected more vigor. It did leave nice lace though. The nose was what youd expect, a fair blast of hops. The palate was nice, bitter hops, but it really missed a strong malt structure to support it. Enjoyable but forgettable.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2009
This beer started off well enough, with a nice appearance and aroma. However, flavor was a bit of disappointment in comparison. Appearance was a nice amber, with a tall and sturdy head. Aroma was distinctly hoppy, lightly citrus-y, and pretty bitter. Flavor was out of balance; I found it to be overly malty, not very hoppy (particular not so when compared to the beer’s aroma). Also, there were some weird off flavors, to include sourness and metal. Mouthfeel was OK. Not bad, but hardly worth seeking out. I had this on draft at the Allen Street Hardware Store.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6214) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2008
On tap @ Allen Street Hardware, Buffalo NY. Nice citrusy hop aroma. Amber orange colored. Nice hop flavor & well balanced with caramel malt presence. Not a hop bomb what so ever but a nice easy drinking ipa


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