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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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A heavily-hopped, West Coast-style IPA. Bold, complex flavors with a solid malt backbone and assertive hop profile, along with cold conditioning give this beer its crisp, clean finish.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
szinck1 (25) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2013
From the can poured in to tulip. Pours hazy copper color with orangish white head and good lacing. Good pine, grass hop aromas. Initial taste has solid malt moving quickly to hoppy resin pine needles and a bit of citrus and clean slightly bitter finish.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (654) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours copper with a off white head. Biscuity malt, citrus and pine aroma. Flavor is a malt start with sweet citrus. Scallion and pine flavors present with a big grapefruit finish. Some lingering bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3825) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 26, 2014
12 ounce can thanks to Brian. Big orange pour. Some citrus with grapefruit, pine, malt. Decent aroma. Nice.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (1596) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2014
Can, I think from WillRunForBeer. Moderate hop nose, mostly grassy but not that tropical or citrus. Flavor is initially malty with moderate hop bitterness. Hop flavor is kind of flat and just grassy with some harshness in the finish, slightly astringent. just ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (545) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2014
Can. Pours orange gold with a big white head. Aroma of dish soap, citrus. Has a pretty sweey, slightly caramel malt backbone with plenty of grapefruit and floral hops to balance.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Firecape (30) - - MAR 25, 2014
Very clean, hoppy beer with a nice dry finish that is not too sweet. Nice floral and citrus notes throughout ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayorOfSudz (30) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Drinking straight from 12oz can, so disregard aroma/appearance scores. This is my fourth or fifth can, spread out over several weeks of various tastings. This is a smooth IPA that delivers some nice bitter hop notes towards the end. There are some nice spice and pine notes hidden throughout the middle and late turns. Beginning is quite smooth and very drinkable. Very well played at 6.9% (the sneaky 7). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hockeybeerguy (1468) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance is slightly hazy amber/orange body with a slowly rising carbonation that is seen. There is a small white one centimeter head forms and lasts for about a minute. The lacing is foamy, spotty and ringy. The smell is balanced with hops, grapefruit, pine and malts The taste has a sweet malty character up front with a decent bitterness through the hops, grapefruit and pine in the background, slight caramel malt is tasted in the background as well. The palate it sits about a light to medium, comes across fairly sessionable with some harshness surrounding the mouth and tongue, no aftertaste, harsh finish. Overall, I like this for an AIPA, I’d come back to this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (1826) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Draught: This one pours a darker hazy orangish color. There was very little head on it. Nice aroma. Big whiff of pine hops. Some grapefruit and orange in the background. The taste is good. A nice hop bite. Mainly pine hops to the taste. There is a decent malt body behind it. Some earthiness. Nice

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Fresh Summer 2011 cans
Darker than a "West Coast" IPA usually is, with deeper orange and ambers. Clear, with a fair amount of white head that shows moderate retention.
Bitter, acidic hops in the nose are immediately joined by bready, earthy, dry malts. The hop pungency is mainly citric, with a touch of pine on the end, especially with warming, where I also get a touch of alcohol. Medium strength of aroma, quite hoppy, but more acidic than aromatic.
Hard crystal malt and acidic, citric hops wash over the palate, with a strong carbonation that does its best to fight the high acidity and maltiness. Citrus and pine and very straightforward, while there is probably more malt depth than hop. Sweet, candied orange is produced from the malt and citric hoppiness, while some dry, earthy flavors linger on the finish, along with a fair amount of pine sap and heavy acid bite. Way too heavy-handed for my tastes, lacking any finesse or subtlety. Seems much more in the vein of the old "East Coast" IPAs.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (1671) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
Can 355ml. Pours orange with medium beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of malt, pine, caramel, herbs, faint alcohol, pineapples. Taste is of caramel, pine, sugar, earthy bitterness, citrus, sugar. Palate: Medium body. Balance is on the sweet side. Overall: Good, but sweet. Not too "clean".


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