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Belching Beaver Hop Highway IPA

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Named after California’s Highway 78, this India Pale Ale was brewed in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the city of Vista. With plenty of Galaxy, Falconer’s Flight, Southern Cross and just a tad bit of Nelson hops, our latest IPA is truly sessionable. Aroma’s include grapefruit, passionfruit, and citrus.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (1036) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Type: 12-oz. can Glass: Hotel water glass From: Barons Market in Alpine, Calif. Price: $9.99 for a 6-pack Purchased: May 13, 2015 Consumed: May 14, 2015 Misc.: Born on March 12, 2015 Reviewing at the Courtyard Marriott in Culver City, Calif. Poured a honey, dark pale, hazy color with 4-to-5 fingers of frothy, white head. Could see some light bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Very nice layered, foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Good retention. (Sight - 4.13) Smelled a whiff of malty hops up front, mainly Cascade, Galaxy and Citra, then spoiled fruit, herbal hops, light menthol, sugary nectarine, caramel and orange zest. (Smell - 3.75) Tasted similar to the nose with those Galaxy hops dominating. Also Cascade hops, boozy herbal hops, grassy malts, Citra hops, nectarine rind, orange zest and caramel. (Taste - 3.63) Medium body. Creamy-to-oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, boozy finish. (Feel - 3.50) I had this in a taster flight awhile back and gave it a 4. It was nowhere near that tonight. Still have five left unfortunately. (Overall - 3.63) 3.67 83 B

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (8292) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 24, 2015
22 oz bottle. Bottled 07/15/2014. (El Cerrito Liquors) Corona, CA. Pours golden with a small white head. The aroma is earthy, malty and stoney. The flavour is earth, old hops, mild bitterness and stones. Like licking stones and eating leaves from the ground. I'm sorry... this is super un-fresh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hapjydeuce (970) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 14, 2015
Bottled. Slightly hazy blond color with thick rocky head. Aroma is white peach, floral hops and pine. Really smooth flavor that goes down easy. Galaxy hops provide a unique flavor unlike most other San Diego IPAs. Mildly sweet with a drying finish. Crisp and clean. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/20/15] Draught at Stone Brewing World in Escondido. Clear golden. nice fruity hops aroma. Sweetish flavor with juicy fruity hops and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied. Very good and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Broncowaldon (123) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Typical IPA grassy aroma, pretty bitter. Decent hop flavor. Generally pretty light body and good carbonation. I’d drink again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
X (85) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2015
In the ultra competitive IPA market in San Diego this one does not really stand out against the better ones. But its not bad by any standard.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (493) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 18, 2015
22 oz bottle. Tasted on 2/17/15. Bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar. Great west coast hop aroma from the start citrus, pine & very floral. Taste was very good & finished clean & dry. Liked this one a lot. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2015
2/9/2015. From bottle. Hazy amber color. Caramel, floral hops, light spices, tropical fruit. Not over the top bitter, but with a good malt and hop balance. Dry, bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (3042) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2015
From a bottle. Pours opaque amber with a thick, bubbly off white head and decent lacing. Tastes like caramel, grapefruit hops, booze, nutty. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like caramel, nutty, boozy, grapefruit, and citrus hops, resin.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4139) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy orange/amber with frothy off-white head. Aroma is tangerine, orange peel, floral notes, light grassy spice, and bready malts. Flavor is rich grassy and floral hop bitterness, some citrus esters, faint sweetness, and lightly toasted malts. Medium body and carbonation.


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