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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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 (1560) - 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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2207) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Aroma: Piney, Peaches Appearance: Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing Taste: Piney, Citrus, Peaches Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Bitter

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (763) - - SEP 5, 2014
Draft. Pours a light golden color. Aroma and taste are grapefruits, citrus, and some pine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1937) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a golden amber with one finger of head. Wonderful citrus - mainly grapefruit - aroma. Flavor is malt and grapefruit. Really nice. Medium bodied really nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3759) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2014
On tap at Graydonís Crossing. Nice fruity hop aroma, aromatic and light sweetness. Carbonic gaseousness. Peach and apricot. Pale golden clear with haze, topped with thin lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Nice IPA. Caramel, biscuit for sweetness, and hoppy notes with grapefruit and apricot. Big hoppy bitter after.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
Surprisingly tasty IPA. Orange hops and grabs you and its very drinkable. Recent bottle from Champane Cellars.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2201) - Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2014 Cask (Dry-Hopped with Mosaic Hops & Lemon Zest): Thick & dense looking, fully opaque sunburst yellow body with a slightly foamy & bubbly, off-white film. Aroma is bomb.edu; dank, dripping tropical juice, guava, passion fruit, tangerines, loaded with hop oils, florals, & the lightest sugar cookie sweetness as the backbone from the malt. Tropical hoppy explosion. Taste is lightly herbal up front with some small hints of grass, green onion, & severe dankness from the hops. Huge tropical mid-palate leading into the finish; mango, passion fruit, orange, like biting into a fruit. Touch of dank green onion & wet grass in the finish with a touch of biscuit malt sweetness. Wonderfully smooth mouth feel from the cask. Iíve never been crazy about regular Buzz Saw but this stuff is worthy of praise.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
firstsip (490) - 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 wasnít 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.


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