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RATINGS: 545   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Dry-hopped with Columbus hops in our open fermenters, our IPA boasts a bright floral aroma and flavor reminiscent of pine and lemon peel. The pronounced hop bitterness is balanced by a medium-bodied caramel and biscuity malt character with a nutty finish. It showcases many subtle earthy bitter notes, rather than the resinous citrus-rind bite often featured in many American-style IPA’s.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theviolet (173) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2008
12 oz. bottle into a tumbler. 7:15 pm. Purchased from New Grocery and Deli. Fresh citrus, and a mild scent of hops make up the aroma. The citrus seems livelier and more prominent than in other IPA’s, enjoyable. Very small head, dissipates quickly. A bit lighter in color than expected, very attractive amber. A well balanced pale ale. Not too much hops, which is refreshing. Citrus and apples shine through in the taste. Excellent. Smooth palate, very drinkable. Definitely drink again for a session. Not a ton of unique flavors, but great balance. Enjoyable to drink and does leave you with a bit to think about.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (964) - - AUG 24, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a hazy copper-amber color with some floaties and with a super intense head of white foam that prevents the beer from being poured in a single pour. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to where more beer could be poured into the glass. Eventually all the head faded away to leave a little bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is bready with mostly a citrus hop aroma of grapefruit. Along with these smells are some floral hops and a dank pine hop smell as well as a little bit of a tropical fruit sweetness. Taste – The taste begins with a very lightly toasted and bready flavor with a moderate showing of tropical fruit sweetness of tangerine and a little bit of mango. There is a bitter grapefruit hop upfront that creates a hop base for the brew. While there are tropical fruits upfront, they later fade being replaced by a little bit of a caramel flavor. Along with the change in sweeter flavors also comes an increase in the hop with the grapefruit getting accompanied a stronger some pine and a bit of an herbal taste. A little bit of tangerine and mango come back to the tongue at the end, with the mix of flavors leaving a somewhat dank hopped, but still malty and lightly fruity flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather average in its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather high. For the style a little lower carbonation may have been better for the dank hop and bready tastes, but overall the feel was pretty decent. Overall – An alright IPA that is slightly more dank and resinous in hop profile. It was alright, but nothing too special overall, with me likely taking other IPA’s of comparable price and abv. over this one.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (2828) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
The hop character on this is a little different than a run-of-the-mill IPA, I’d say, more of a floral perfumy kind of thing than citrus and pine. It is a very cloudy orange beer w/ an oversized head of mixed bubbles. Nose is lavender baby powder with maybe a hint of grapefruit zest. The big head on this makes me think it was over-carbonated in the bottles and like most over-carbonated beers, it (somewhat counter-intuitively) pours a bit flat, which is a shame because this is an otherwise nice IPA. It has a nice floral character and clean, crip bitterness in the finish balance by a touch of malt sweetness. I will hopefully remember to pick some of this up again and see if this wasn’t just an off batch--which I suspect it was.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SHANER4 (479) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle - dark copper color with small soapy head. Aroma - pretty blah for an ipa. Muted resin hops, thats it. Taste - caramel malt up front with metallic tasting hops, not good. Palate - thin soapy mothfeel. Finish is bitter and off taste that lingers. Overall - below average ipa. Tastes more like a APA, not a high quality beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1025) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Pours a clear amber-orange with a rocky cream-colored head that leaves some soapy lace as it settles. Nose involves pine, florals, herbal notes, light caramel, and some citrus zest. LIghtly sweet, quite bitter. Medium bodied, a bit grainy, somewhat oily, bright, with a long piney hop finish. Good, balanced English-American IPA. Really drinkable, definitely not over the top or in your face, as announced. I think it’s a bit underrated.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
rolfc81 (38) - - AUG 9, 2014
Battle creek, Michigan. Solid IPA...............................at Vinnys. ..........

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
shrubber85 (7554) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Draft. Light tangerine malt and metallic orange peel aroma. Golden yellow with large head. Sweet light orange malt and moderately bitter metallic orange peel flavor.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosco (165) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Dark, amber/orange. Sharp up front, right to the point IPA. Kind of soda-poppy with some absence of developed flavors. $9.99/multi six pack from Binnys Beverage Depot, Elmwood Park,IL

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiveacestx (579) - Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle - cloudy rust color with a small head, earthy malty taste. Not much to it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (577) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2014
On tap at Dan's. The pour is a clearish gold, with notes of amber. There is a nice white head that fades down quickly with some great lacing. The aroma is big on the citrus fruits. The piney resin comes blasting in and then rolls through a good hoppiness on the back end. The flavor is a little more reserved. There is more of a malty presence up front moving through a light nuttiness before the hops and bitterness kick back in. The mouth feel is a bit light, with a minimal carbonation and an aftertaste that is se what awkwardly nutty but bitter ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (3578) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle: Pours hazy orange/amber with a small, off-white head. Breadheel, caramel, earthy hop aroma. Taste is subdued, lightly peppery/earthy hop bittering..caramel malt, florals. Pretty good...nothing exciting, but fairly solid.


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