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RATINGS: 514   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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Truth is, everyone has a birthday. And when you want to celebrate, this Session IPA is a gift to the senses. Made with 6 different hops, this bold brew is refreshing enough to enjoy again and again. Now, make a wish and blow out the candles. But don’t tell anyone, or your wish won’t come true


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (4266) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2016
12oz bottle from Valhalla’s Goat. Orange amber, not much head. Grain resin aroma. Sweet grain hop flavour. Very well balanced and smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5054) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle (12 oz) bought at Pearl Street Beverage. Best before August 16th, 2016. Clear bright orangey-golden with a medium off-white head leaving little lacing. Aroma is rather soft on aromatic hops - which might have to do with the bottle not being super fresh - with a nice soft malty profile, quite floral forward with mineral/earthy notes. Taste is soft but it has a nice malt profile while being rather lean on malt, the floral profile is nice and the bitterness level is mild. Medium body. Medium carbonation. A bit oily mouthfeel. Floral finish. A good Session IPA with nice malt feature that is probably quite a bit better directly from the source thoughl.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (12926) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2016
Draught. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and heavy hopy fantastic aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rosskyle (507) - - JUL 23, 2016
Bottle. Slight haze yellow orange color with a white head. Hops citrus tropical fruit aroma. Caramel grapefruit malt hops flavor. Medium heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
klaing (265) - Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Orange gold with moderate head and carbonation. Nice sustaining profile of biscuity malts followed by an array of hop flavors from mild tropical fruits to lemon to pine and a persistent, dry carry over. Not a session though. Few is plenty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBeerFanatic (996) - Friona, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2016
7/21/16 Pours a light golden with a creamy head. Aromas apricot, citrus, caramel, grass, pine and a slight raisin. Flavors pine, citrus, grass, slight faint caramel. Medium bitter medium dry with a strong dry/bitter aftertaste. A dry and complex ipa. Surprising how much flavor is here. Sampled from Dads birthday beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (4014) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 19, 2016
On tap at Hops & Habanas, Jackson, MS, 2.5.16. Clear light gold with a white head. Robust fruity aroma and then dry leaves, pine and onion. Bitter, onion and a little bit of tropical fruit taste. Light body, soft bitter finish and soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (7717) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2016
Tap@Bishops Arms (Gustav Adolfs), Malmö (09/07/2016) - medium hazy golden orange coloured pour with white head. Aroma and taste is a medley of tropical and citrus fruits, medium pale malts, some light caramel, grapefruit, peachy, lemon, refreshing, hoppy bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (803) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2016

Aroma:
Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, orange, pine, hops and citrus.

Appearance:
Hazy/turbid golden/amber beer with a slight/medium off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, orange and pine; ends slightly bitter and dry with hops and citrus.

Overall:
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. The aroma could have been intenser, but the flavour makes up for this. Nothing else to say really, just a decent IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (6182) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 14, 2016
355ml bottle. Clear, orangey golden colour with average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimalyl lacing, white head. Citrusy hoppy aroma, notes of mandarine, orange, grapefruit, marmalade; mandarine is concentrated in such a way that it carries along hints of liquorice. Taste is bitter hoppy, citrusy, notes of mandarine, orange, marmalade; lasting, bitter, minimally chalky finish. Full hop kick, (style-compliant) minimally weak malty backbone.


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