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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Sacramento’s Special Bitter – Made with English floor malted barley and US grown hops – this balanced triple IPA combines the best of Old World and New World ingredients. Citrus and spice notes are the first to grace your nose, followed by ginger and piney sweetness on your pallet. The finish is full of pine and more spice but balanced with malty sweetness.


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
slowrunner77 (754) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2014 "Forgettable is being kind. I’ll remember this for the utter lack of any character whatsoever. Shouldn’t there be some hops in an ipa? Said 70 ibu but I sure as hell don’t see it. Their English ipa was actually better, but still sucked."

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
scottcowley (20) - - JUL 27, 2014
Pours a golden color with small head . Has bitter grapefruit taste with crisp clean finish. For the price a good IPA worth trying. Good summer beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1097) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle from wholefoods. Pours copper with white head. Aroma is hops and malt. Taste is more on the malty sweet side than dry bitter hops. Still get some nice hop characteristics

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (764) - California, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Pours a light golden amber color with a white head and great lacing. Hop, malt, biscuit, caramel and citrus aroma. Hop, grapefruit, passion fruit, orange, biscuit, caramel and malt flavors. Medium body and moderate bitterness. citrus and biscuit finish.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
thetmaxx (745) - West Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Poured from the bottle, colour is orange some lacing. Aroma is citrusy but really mellow flavour is bitter and citrusy, some spice. This whole beer while bitter was pretty mellow and forgettable but not terrible.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maltman53 (307) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - SEP 30, 2013
This is more in the English ESB style than in the West Coast IPA style. Pours darker-hue copper, suggesting roasted malts, not much of the piney, grapefruit hops associated with the West Coast style, finishes with nice searing hop bitterness. I think American River ought to position this beer as a West Coast version of an English ESB and they would do very well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10804) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
On tap @ American River. Kind of a dark orange color...for an IPA at least. Floral hops, orange peel, and some pine hops on the nose. A bit of sweet bread/malt as well. Flavor is not terribly pungent, but some nice floral hops and orange notes. Bread, pine, and a bit of grass. Mild to moderate bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
baraciisch (1812) - USA - JUL 15, 2013
Golden orange... Minimal hop aroma... Flavor is entirely too malty for a triple IPA... Malts are prevalent, slight notes of citrus hops... More like a pale ale... Disappointing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10951) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Tap at Capital Beerfest 2013. Pours hazy amber with a creamy beige head. Mild floral aroma. Med body. Flavor is light, light roasty malt with citrus/floral hop. Finishes dryish and flavorful.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3309) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3 ounce sample at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma is metallic and cheesy with some stale hop notes present. Not much else happening here. Pretty disappointing. Transparent golden body with a medium off-white head and good lacing and head retention. Starts with mild floral hoppy and herbal flavors. Malts are pretty shy in the middle. Finishes with metallic and herbal hops flavors that are decently bitter. Good, but not great.


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