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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 51   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A big, bold hop-forward west coast style IPA. The malt character is subdued to showcase a blend of Simcoe, Amarillo, and Centennial Hops creating a lingering dry finish with notes of pine, grapefruit, and apricot.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1478) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours orange full head. Pine and orange aroma. Taste is very bitter and dry lots of grass in this one


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
firstsip (354) - Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Tap. Dark gold. Scattered lacing at lip of glass. Mildly hoppy nose. Strong pine followed by notes of citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
thurstonjc (8) - Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2014 does not count
Terrific taste which leads to a very nice buzz. Well done, Arbor! One of my top ten beers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Pours hazy light amber with a lingering off white frothy head. Nose is fairly complex with a mixed malt and hop character. Pines, citrus, resins, fruits, spicy hops, white pepper, grapefruit marmalade, pretty strong caramel malt character, some toasty malts as well and slightly sweet on the nose. Flavor is similar with a spicy hop and toasty caramel character. Maybe this bottle wasn’t overly fresh but thats the nature of the beast when picking bottles off the shelf. Seems like it would be a good beer at the source.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2014
On tap. Light amber/yellow hue with a white head. Aroma has notes of citrus, tropical fruits, caramel and cereal malts. Medium body with an average carbonation. Overall a really tasty IPA. Surprised me with this one.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (613) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Draft at Logan's Alley - pours a medium gold . Citrus , mostly grapefruit aromas . Taste is mild pine , tons of citrus . Sharp bitter finish . Always one of my favs . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrownALEx (263) - Portland, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Aroma: juicy hops. Very enticing. Appearance: light golden pour with a two finger head. Taste: grapefruit with small malty undertones. Straight up delicious. Palate: bittering hops linger on the tounge. Overall: I’ve avoided this beer for sometime for unknown reasons. This beer will now be in the rotation. I have been missing out. Shame on me.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
0R9H3U5 (24) - Hudsonville, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Basically a perfect beer.no head retention whatsoever though. Very grapefruity.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (548) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours a darker gold color with a bit of fog that prevents you from seeing through it. There is a couple fingers of rocky head that fades pretty slowly, and leaves a little lacing on the glass. The aroma has some grassy notes, and a lot of citrus on the nose. There is a subtle hoppiness, and it's a little different than I expected. The flavor is just as citrusy and hoppy, with the grassy notes are a little more prominent. It's not a bad IPA, though there are better out there. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (425) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2013
A yellow ale. Has a grapefruit aroma and a light hops flavor. Very smooth and quite tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6030) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Taster on tap at HopCat in East Lansing. Clear golden yellow color. Great rocky white head. Good retention, leaves full thick lace. Nice hoppy citrusy big hoppy aroma. Some light caramel malt. Good moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Medium to bigger body. Smooth crisp lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Great IPA.


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