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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnGalt1 (831) - , Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2013
12oz can picked up at Brewforia Meridan for $2... Pours with a nice 2 finger white head that supplies great sheets of lacing.. the beer is slightly hazed orange. Nose leans toward the tropical fruity hops with some tangerine and grapefruit.... a fair amount of residual maltiness seems out of lace and carries too much caramel malt. The caramel malts now carry something that I automatically associate with diacetyle... a bit butter/slick for sure... good bitterness and flavor hops help this brew out, but I cannot get past the malty messiness. Body is light with a light/medium carbonation... still pretty drinkable despite my above negatives.... just needs some work.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (5746) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2015
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Bottle: The aroma consists of grapefruit, citrus, and a hint of dank hops. It’s a transparent golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus and tropical fruits. The finish has moderate grapefruit and light dank notes. It’s light bodied with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2867) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2015
12oz can. Canned on August 11 consumed August 27. Sixteen-day-old IPA, not bad. Picked up from fridge section of University Village QFC. Poured into a can shape glass, to be precise its Free State’s Burroughser Weisse. Pours with medium head and average retention. Lacing is light. Color is clear dark gold. Aroma is mostly green hops but not over-the-top, not resinous, mostly piney-herbal mix. A light layer of floral and citrus underneath that. Bitterness is moderate on the nose. Flavor is similar but the hop bitterness is lower than anticipated. The beer finishes dry but not acrid. Malt is just a touch present, just a bit there balancing out some of the bitterness. This is a perfect example of a well made IPA that isn’t even the hops that appeal to me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wombata (534) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2015
Aroma: Pine, grapefruit, mango, fresh hop resins with floral and resin aromas. Palate: Medium. Flavor: Dry mango, grapefruit, floral hop resin with a light funk.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5487) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Gold pour with white head and lace. Aroma is dominated by nice citrus notes. Flavor is bready with a good floral/citrus finish. A touch ashy as well. Medium body with good carbonation. BL from S,W.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2954) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Deep amber body, small creamy head, thick lacing. Aroma equal parts malt and hops, taste favors the caramel malts. Good, but not as good as expected.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3982) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Can thanks to further: Poured a orange color with a white head. Aroma is mosaic, citrus fruity hops. Taste is a nice rugged fruity hops which reminded me why I like good IPAs.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (11041) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Can thanks to wchesser. Pours yellow gold white head. Nose/taste of green onion, citrus, cracker malt, toasted grain, grapefruit pith and orange peel - medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1694) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Tap @ Merchant’s Cafe & Saloon: Gold color with a super yummy aroma of apricots and juniper. Similar flavor follows. Tasty IPA out of the wine country of WA!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
furthur (455) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Can, slightly cloudy amber beer, bubbly white head. Aroma pale malt, lilikoi, fresh cut grass. Taste is mint, lemon, orange, spruce, and citrus rind bitter. Is there a hint of alium? Maybe not. Palate is smooth, finish is bitter hops. Carbonation bright. Classic west coast IPA, done well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3965) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2015
Robe dorée et sa mousse qui reste petite. Au nez, des agrumes et cette bonne vieille base maltée caramélisée qui ne l’est pas trop. Au goût, c’est une huile de conifères, des fleurs et des pamplemousses en gang. Les céréales s’amusent à être discrètes. En bouche, le corps m’apparaît être de moyenne densité. Les bulles s’accélèrent et nettoient mon palais avec efficacité. En finale, les houblons procurent ce que j’appelle une verte sécheresse.


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