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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 4.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
Brewed for City Beer Store’s 7th Anniversary.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ineedbeer (1607) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Light cracker malt character but overall the aroma is dominated by hops. Some tropical fruit, mango, tangerine, orange, light peach and a moderate light bit of pine resin. A light woodsy aroma. Pours a fairly clear golden orange with a moderately thin, very slightly off white head. Moderate lacing and small legs. Flavor starts with a bit of sweet cracker and biscuit. After the upfront malt fades you get lots of fruity hop flavors. There is more tropical fruit, peach, tangerine and orange. As the fruit fades you get some pine resin and woodsy dankness. Moderately high bitterness with a hint of alcohol. Dry finish has light cracker notes, lingering bitterness and some hop resin. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low hop astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall a really great IPA. The first taste I had of this left me a bit underwhelmed but having a bottle to myself gave me a chance to really appreciate this. I like the combination of the hops and the way no one hop dominates the flavor profile. Very well balanced and integrated hop notes. I find myself appreciating more and more the IPAs that have a more integrated and complex hop profile. A bit too sweet and big bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (7036) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
bottle share at hill farmstead’s pre-3rd anniversary. pours hazy golden orange with a nice white head, some retention and lacing. juicy and dank hops, mango, passionfruit, hint of caramel and honeyed malts - bit too sweet but not cloying. average carbonation, medium body - sticky and juicy, short to medium long citrusy finish. very nice offering!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (4903) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle (22 oz) shared by the Oregon crew at Hill Farmstead pre-3rd anniversary bottle share. Golden with a medium white head and good lacing. Aroma is intensely hoppy with dank hops, tropical fruits, citrus, pine, malt and slight floral notes. Taste is moderately sweet with tons of tropical fruits, pine, floral notes, honeyed malt and light earthy touch. Moderate bitterness. Medium body. Silky mouthfeel. Very good DIPA. Way better than Exponential hoppiness and even slightly better than Pure Hoppiness. It’s a good thing that they keep the abv at 7,7%... their beer are much more drinkable like this!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Poured from 22oz bottle from Shawn and Danielle for my birthday. Thanks guys. Pours murky amber in color with thin white head. Aroma is TONS of grapefruit. Taste is like a perfect mixture of Nelson, Expo and Hoppy Birthday. The malt backbone of Expo is there, with the citrus notes of Hoppy Birthday and Duet. Truly Magnificent.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (5222) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Fresh Bottle from Conner in VT, Hazy gold pour, straight up skunky nelson in the initial nose, also mineral water, dry as hell bitterness. Creamy as fuck, dank hops, vanilla, papaya mango cum, and a good bit of malt to accompany the dank bitterness in this cali ipa. Top of the class, just under nelson for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrtripod (32) - USA - MAY 24, 2013
Juicy hop aroma, full flavor of fresh hops, Usual hop moster from Alpine. A must try. 22 oz bottle at City Beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Damn this smells good, hops and mango on the nose. Sweet hoppy flavor, tropical fruit and citrus, very juicy, blew nelson away

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zebra (1587) - Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2013 missed the Seven Year Anniversary Celebration by a day. lucky they had some left over. on tap @ cbs. / smoke, slick, chocolate, salty, average, astringent, full, woody, clear, lively, leather / scratch that: a citrusy, hop-forward ipa

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (981) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 19, 2013
650 ml Bottle from the release. As soon as popped the cap I could smell the hops from this sucker. The smell is loaded with fresh hop goodness, lots of citruis and fruit notes. The taste is bitter up front, with citruis and fruit notes towards the middle. Carries a bitter finish. A fantastic IPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (5355) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
On draft at City Beer. This was advertised as a seven malt and seven hop beer (celebrating City Beer’s seventh anniversary). I was a little worried that the finished product would end up a little muddled and confused, but somehow they managed to keep this very focused and extremely tasty. It pours a nice golden yellow color with a white head. The aroma is very strong with pine and mango. Maybe a touch of honeyed malt sweetness, but very concentrated hoppy goodness. The flavor is full with tropical fruit, sweet grapefruit, and some solid pine. The key to this beer however is the mouthfeel… very silky and smooth. Full, but not sweet or cloying. I’m thinking they used some oats and rye in here. Either way the malt profile adds a touch of cream, honey and grains without detracting at all from the hops. The finish has solid but subdued bitterness. Excellent beer.

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