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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2014
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café:   Soft ipa overall, flavorful but not bitter, yet not as bright as I would have thought.   Smooth, clean, citrus peel and pith like bitterness that lingers well after the finish.   Solid, but not real bright.   Could stand to be a bit sweeter as is its pretty dry.   Good, flavorful, but wished it were a bit brighter, sweeter, with more sweet citrus or floral notes, then it would be dead on.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (5935) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4632) - Olympia, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Super hops forward flavor and finish. Lovely beer with some super flavors. I love the complex hops and added mosaic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4478) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2014
Sampled at Repeal. Dark golden and an off white head. Bigger flavor of grapefruit. Bitterness. Paler malts. Tasty stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (3083) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Draught. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a moderate head on it. Nose is nice and hoppy with some great floral elements to it. Taste was very pleasantly bitter, and easy to drink. A great drink...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
That1Guy (1868) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Sampled several times at Boulder IPA Fest. Personal highlight of the entire fest. Clean, floral, citrusy. A superior ipa, perfectly balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (1622) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAY 23, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2013 On tap at O’Malley’s in Rathdrum, ID. Pours almost clear old gold with a medium off-white head with decent retention; leaves sheeting lace. Aroma is catty, piney, very hoppy. Taste starts out sweet before quickly turning bitter and lingering through a long finish. Bit of an alcohol burn. Super good IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brenn79 (1430) - Idaho, USA - MAY 31, 2013
12 oz can- Pours hazy orange with little particles floating around and a very nice three finger head that reduces leaving a ice cream float appearance and sticky soapy lace. Aroma is fresh piney hops, some citrus, all hops. The taste is fresh tasting, I am getting some sort of melon, very exotic tasting, hoppy, very easy to drink. The body is medium but kind of light which I like in this style, and carbonation is medium. Good, very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1303) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2014
Clear orange, finger white head Smell fresh grass, citrus, clean Taste hoppy, pine, citrus tail Light body Great

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2013
On tap at the brewery (and in cans that night). Deep golden orange with a lively off-white head. I was seriously impressed by this one. Very (very) hop-forward, as it should be -- herbal and citrus notes dominate, and the malts are really only in here for weight and balance. It’s a showcase of the hops grown within a couple of miles of the brewpub (the building is surrounded by hop vines), and it’s just delicious. Not too boozy, but very full-flavored. I wouldn’t call it sessionable, but I certainly wouldn’t mind drinking this all night. A little more bitter grass than my hometown Fremont Interurban, but very similar otherwise. Great stuff.


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