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RATINGS: 327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
Hoppy Birthday is a Session IPA

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Larkin (25) - Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2015
This is far and away the most surprising, balanced, and awe invoking session IPA I have ever drank. The nose is strong with hops and resin, and upon first taste that is exactly what you get. Hops, resin, and a bitter finish but harmony is found between the hops flavor, which is nicely balanced by the malt. As the beer oxidized it rounded the edges of the hops and resin and brought forth the notes of citrus and pine. Amazing mouth feel and excellent carbanation made this session preform among more traditional west coast IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (2171) - - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle. Copper with medium off white head. Pine, grapefruit, resin and honey. Medium mouthfeel and carb. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1828) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Pours a finger and a half of head on a hazy straw body. The aroma is bright lemon, grapefruit and pineapple. The taste is dry and metallic bitterness with a solid bitter finish. The texture is crisp and fizzy. It’s really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bricktop86 (675) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 3, 2015
On tap dark orange with a white head. Aroma is pine and citrus. Taste follows nose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3050) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Growler from taps. Aggressive west coast hip profile with lots of grapefruit and lemon peel. Lighter body and alcohol though to make this a more sessionable drink. Really tasty and takes me back old school.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sathorael (154) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Pours orange with a small white soapy head that dissipates quickly. Light lacing. Aromas of grapefruit, mango, a little peach, pine needles, and a little cracker. Taste is much of the same with juicy citrus hops and a subtle malt backbone. Finish is bright and dry with a clean mouthfeel. Overall an excellent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (5257) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Tap at Sidedoor. Big, bold, earthy hops. Pretty solid beer, but a little resinous, earthy, caramel centered. Hazy orange-tan body. Frothy head. Solid offering in some respects, but has that earthy caramel flavor I pretty much consider a flaw. Massive hop tones, but nothing else impressive about it. Earthy butter bomb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raphael (1062) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2015
one sip and my mouth is overwhelmed with the hoppiness of it, a bitter not harsh or metallic. at the same time not sticky resin-y as fresh hops can be. maybe hops as hops. how to reach that balance. clear yellow with the slightest orange blush. moderate white head. the bitterness clings but does not pulverize, the malt slides by the tongue distracted by the hops. this is so well balanced..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2599) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Hazy golden orange pour with a thin soapy white head and light lacing ..... aroma of awesome piney hops, peaches, oranges, (citrusy/tropical fruits), mango and grapefruits ..... taste is of piney hops, peaches, oranges, grapefruits, mango, pineapple .... lingering piney and bitter hop flavor .... mouthfeel is a little slick and oily ..... body is a bit on the thin side ..... awesome apa!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (7112) - Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2015
9/29/15. On tap at Craft on Draft. Orange pour with a nice off-white head, great lacing. Great aroma, bold hop characteristics, tropical fruits, citrus, dank, piney. Bitter taste, more hop bitterness than expected, but still lots of good hop character in the flavor. Good stuff!

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