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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This full-bodied India Pale Ale is loaded with fresh hops for a powerful blend of citrus, pine and fruit aromas. The firm malt backbones works well with the bold hop finish that everyone expects from an IPA.
Hops: Amarillo, Apollo, Cascade, Citra & Columbus
Malts: Crystal & Special Roast malts


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Bottle. Floral, citrus on the nose. Flavor is the same. Chewing aspirin and not malty enough for the hop profile. Meh.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (2876) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 22, 2015
Can. Amber in the glass with a creamy off-white head that settled to a ring and left good lace. Pine and floral hop aroma. The flavor followed the same with a caramel backing also. Light to medium body, and medium bitterness throughout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (2407) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 17, 2015
Thick head nice retention. Orang and hazy. Toffee and mold citrus nose like an EPA. Thick dry palate malt dominated with caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkSong (327) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2015
12 oz bottle. It pours a dark golden or very light amber color with a massive white, long lasting head. It has the aroma of citrus and tropical fruit. It has a nice fruity flavor along with a nice and not overpowering bitterness. I also taste a floral flavor. This beer is pretty good. Iím glad I purchased it. Iím not sure I would highly recommend it, but I enjoyed it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ As Back Forty Freckle Belly IPA ].
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, fruity hops, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, fruity, hopps, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140419]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (4434) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 3, 2015
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of floral and bitter hops, some pale and caramel malts, and dough and tin. Flavor the same. Average texture. Needs a lighter malt bill, and take all of those cool hops that you burnt during the boil and use them for dry hopping. Donít waste citra and amarillo hops like that.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (3662) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Very cloudy Orange pour from bomber in Orange beach. Has the rotten fruit taste I don't like. Doesn't hide the booze well - tastes very strong for 7.5. Grapefruit and tropical notes. Fruity. Something about it I don't like but I know it isn't a bad beer

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
trichoeg85 (34) - Sumrall, Mississippi, USA - FEB 11, 2015
12oz bottle poured to sniffer. Thin white head dissipated quickly with minimal lacing. Smells malty and caramel with just a hint of piney hops. Malty, toasted sweetness to start and zing! Thereís the hops! Bitterness lingers with a nice grapefruit taste. Not what I was expecting from an IPA with the maltiness but it balances very well. Nice clear amber color.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
petergaynor (136) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 29, 2014
Pours a clear amber colour with thin dissapating head. On the nose some clean passionfruit hops. Taste is hop heavy, nice twang of bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Tasted on 11/30/14 from a capped 12oz bottle purchased at Frugal MacDoogal. Pours clear, very bright, beautiful amber with an average off-white head that leaves average lace. The nose is is primarily bright pine and citrus hops with some white peppercorn and a bit more caramelly bread malt than I get from most IPAs. The flavor is more bread and caramel up front, moving to the nicely bitter, very bright, pine and citrus peel. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long bitter pine and bright citrus peel finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2570) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2014
12 oz can pours Amber with a off white head. Aroma of pine, malts, citrus and some floral. Taste is citrus, resin and caramel.


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