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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Our flagship IPA is a well-balanced yet aggressive West Coast IPA that showcases Yakima Valley hops at their finest. Late additions of Simcoe®, Citra®, Ahtanum™, and Mosaic® give this beer its complex citrus, fruity, and floral aroma and flavor. Named for a unique piece of farm equipment that removes hop vines from the trellis during the annual hop harvest, Topcutter IPA delivers loads of hoppiness all year long. - See more at: http://www.balebreaker.com/beer/detail.html?varietyid=1#sthash.4gWdeMkF.dpuf


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
Draught at Stumbling Monk, Seattle
Hazy golden color with creamy head. Penetrating hop aroma, with an animal accent. Smooth mouthfeel, a bit dry; toffeish malt flavor, strong bitterness, orange peel, hop resins, but also a light chicory touch.
Very fresh and oily hops, pleasant juice, but something in the final still needs to be tuned.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12687) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Keg at Pacific Brewing & Malting, Tacoma, 07/11/14. Clear golden amber with a moderate of white covering. Nose is juicy citrics, light floral, pine, tangerine, solid hop wafts. Taste comprises bitter grapefruit, pine, orange squash, straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi aggressive hop bitterness in the close. Solid IPA, blew the house beers out of the sky!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12440) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Can from LetsPour.com. Pours light amber with a transient white head. Aroma is a mix of floral/fruit. Maybe citrus. Med + body. Flavor is very "mosaic" with floral/melon/fruit. Arguably some of the harshness is citrus. Harsh? Yes, lots of hop. This is very NW, except it’s not all pine and/or citrus. Definite hop burn. Really good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (9323) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
On tap at Seattle Winter Beer Festival 2014, pours a crystal clear golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of piney hops, along with some biscuity malt. Flavour brings out more of mineral water, piney hops, and dry biscuity malt. Very well-balanced, with a nice dry palate. Nice IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (8540) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2014
12oz can, thanks to umich03jm! Mostly hazy orange golden amber color. Good thin off-white head, with good retention. Leaves good, thicker sheets of lace. Fantastic pine and grapefruit citrus up front. Some sweet caramel malt. Medium body. Super smooth, kind of fluffy texture. Lighter, creamy carbonation. Lightly slick. Moderate sweet taste, moderate bitter. A tasty hoppy IPA without being too dry. Good malt sweetness to back up the big hop. I like it a lot, despite it being sweeter (doesn’t skimp on the hop). Looks like a pretty complex bouqet, reading from the ratebeer description... No wonder! Super delicious big hop, yet super swiggable. What’s not to love. The bigger sweetness makes this a great pairing with my sandwich. Much better than expected!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7991) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Can, RBAG 2014 prelim. Very hazy amber gold, average off white head. Tropical fruit and light pine, medium-sweetness caramel malts, long bitterness. $1.00 per can? Holy shit!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (7655) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
Draft - Leafy hops, like your in a garden. Clear gold with a good white head. Mandarin, peach and lots of fruit. Sweet, bitter and well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7549) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 15, 2014
12oz can from bhensonb. Pours orange gold with an attractive white head and a floral citrus aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with a great hop profile that features the earthy Mosaic. Refreshing and tasty.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6686) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Can. Thanks s! Pours a clear medium amber with a loose white head. Big bracing dry penetrating freshcut grass and resin nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Bright toasty grass and pine resin mid palate, with a dust storm dry resiny finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Clear amber color with ivory head. Big dank, tropical fruit, spicy hop aromas. Medium bodied. Nice hoppy bitter pine, citrus, spicy flavors with a lightly dry cracker malt base brew--- drying finish----very tasty.


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