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RATINGS: 344   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5624) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Strong floral aroma with light pine and a touch of grapefruit skin. Pours a hazy golden tone with a gigantic head. Sweet and malty initially followed by a strong hoppy bitterness. Floral and piney, a little astringent. Lots of floral perfumey bitterness lingers in the mouth.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2008 Big-time drink for serious IPA-fans only. Cloudy golden body with a huge billowing head. Moderate caramel sweetness with a very nice bready malt character. Floral hops all over the place with a good pine component and light citrus tones. Full bodied, creamy smooth mouthfeel. Everything you want out of a PNW IPA. Glad I picked this one up.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2008
bright leafy pine hop aroma, more pale than most iipas and an aggressive stark white head. maybe it’s the suggestive title, but i love how this beer has that full whole leaf character. it’s not as oily as others, but full bodied and stands out more with the paler malt base. beers with this quality can fall sharply, but this beer rides the wave consistently. very very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2008
RBSG ’08: Poured a hazy light brownish yellow color with a creamy off-white head. Citrusy aroma was decent but lacking. Sweet malt flavor with a pine hop end and bitter finish. Light to medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Bottle from ditmier. Thanks!
Pour is a nice clear amber with a big lasting whitish head. Smell is nice and fruity, slightly sweet maltiness, and hoppy. Nicely balanced. Taste is balanced as well. Sweetness and fruity hops go back and forth across the tongue and a light bitterness lingers. Not overly bitter, but nicely hopped with some pine and sweet fruit. Very solid beer overall and surprised by the low style percentile.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Bottle shared by sick_boy282. Pours with a slightly cloudy orange body topped by a medium thick head with some lacing. It’s bitter and hoppy with piney notes, some grapefruit notes and an underlying sweet maltiness. Medium bodied, tingly and a touch dry.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Bomber. Pours a hazy honey color with one finger off white head and decent lacing. Nose is citrus and pine mostly with some faint malts. Taste is light caramel malt upfront that gives way to pink grapefruit and a puckering resin finish. Medium, semi-creamy mouth feel. Hides the alcohol well but a bit unbalanced for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcox90 (1587) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 8, 2008
22 oz bottle courtesy of jake65. Pours a lovely amber gold with a thick white head and gobs of white lacing. I’m gonna agree with the individual just below me here and say this was a pretty one dimensional beer. Hops, hops, and more hops. In the nose and in the flavor. Still an enjoyable brew well worth my time. If you’re a hop head, seek this one out.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Bottle from PC Market of Choice in Ashland, OR. This one had a lot of hops, so I’m assuming it was triple-hopped. There wasn’t much in the way of depth to this one. It was more like a dare to see how much hop they could fit into a beer. That’s cool, but it loses some overall satisfaction for the one-dimensional approach. Still, it was good stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 4, 2008
Tasted from bottle at RBSG. Cool name. Cloudy yellow color. Not so hoppy. Medium bitterness. Leans sweet.


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