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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   ABV: -
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Crisp India pale ale, dry hopped with Cascade, Perle and Magnum hops


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2903) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2012
12 ounce bottle, $2 single at HyVee, Ankeny, IA. Picked up as part of my scramble to not let November be my month with the fewest ratings ever. Screw-top crown, followed by my sin of pouring into a plain old shaker glass. Appearance is a bright amber, with plenty of thick, orange-y foam. Smell has some light citrus and grassy hop overtones. A fake store brand beer this may be, but at least they are up front about their hop bill. Taste brings up some earthy hop notes suited to an English IPA. This is more hop-forward than their web page suggests. Has a bit of a curdled aftertaste, but that may be my cold speaking. I see that I can trust the Point guys for a solid brew even when contracted.


2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigcat03 (219) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle poured into a shaker; pours a nice shade of copper with a small sudsy head and no real carbonation; a little malt to the nose...but not much else; some grassy hops to start...and end. This taste doesnít develop at all. Mouthfeel is decent which makes it a passable summer/grilling/lawnmower beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (3443) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Backlog. 12 oz via bottle. Aroma and flavor of citrus, pine and light hop resin. Crisp and pretty easy to drink. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12467) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle Julie brought from Illinois. Pours orange/copper with a slight beige head. Aroma is citrus and fruit. Med body, almost. Flavor is lightly roasty caramel, and some fruity/earthy hop. It is bitter. Might have been a big deal in 1985.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
c1raider (73) - New York, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Straight bitter hops with carbonation and a wheat grain finish. Would not buy again...

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 16, 2014
A middling IPA. Pours amber with a thickish head. Light bready sweetness and an indistinct citrus and grass character.

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
HuskerTan (771) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle. A- Citrus, hoppy, watery, pine. A- Amber color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Hoppy, bitter, unbalanced, subtle citrus, pine. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. O- I would be embarrassed to sell this beer under my name. Just a poor IPA that is very unbalanced and lacks flavor and is nothing but bitter water.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1926) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Pours a mostly clear amber color with white head. Citrus and cereal grain on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a floral note.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
1pintatatime (113) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Pours a deep amber color with a thick, creamy off-white head. The pillowy head dampens the aroma, but thereís a bit of caramel and earthiness coming through, along with some floral notes. Taste is not great. Starts out more like an amber with a sweetness thatís appealing, but then a harsh, bitter flavor comes to the fore. Itís not a subtle mix of sweet and bitter. Rather, the bitter just clobbers the malt. The finish isnít bad, but overall itís too much like average home brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (5703) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2014
12oz bottle brought back from the midwest. Poured a clear amber color with a medium white head. Aroma was heavy hop notes - earthy character, some light pine. Flavor was earthy hops, huge malt notes, caramel. A touch more malty than Iíd have liked, but it was pretty clean and easy to drink in the end.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
husk2240 (10) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 9, 2014
If you have distributors with focus on "craft" brands, without all the mainstream brands, and distributors who actually know beer and care about the quality, you sell more beer. Very simple.


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