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RATINGS: 3421   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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India Pale Ale style well suited for Hemingway-esque trips to the Upper Peninsula. American malts and enormous hop additions give this beer a crisp finish and incredible floral hop aroma.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (654) - - DEC 6, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2015 A totally solid IPA. May not be my favourite ever - but would say it is to IPA what Sierra Nevada is to pale ale. The bar has been set high. Pours a hazy orange color with a decent one finger cream head with staying power. Taste is nicely balanced- citrus, malty, floral, sweet, grapefruit, hint of grass (the good kind). Finishes dry- perhaps a bit more than I would expect. Sort of leaves a puckery feeling after each sip. But, it is an IPA, after all. Well balanced and solid. Not 100 in my book, but if it ain’t broke....... 1/3/2015 Still delicious. Floral notes dominate. Nice slickness to it. Definitely bitter/astrigent in the finish. Appropriately so for an IPA, just have to be prepared for this one. 07/05/2015 On tap at Mezzaluna. Even better than the bottle. Super crisp finish- somewhat less bitter. Delicious.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lutz2jm (194) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Nice balance of hops and malt. This is a definite must try for people that are new to the beer scene. Delicious and dependable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fernans (41) - Rhode Island, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Interesting IPA. Maltier than most. Distinctive amongst every other run of the mill IPA out there.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ESPh (103) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Poured it into a red cup which didn’t help me fully appreciate the aroma or get a good view of the beer. Does have a nice creamy white head. Piney with light grapefruit and floral notes. Nice malt backbone and bitter finish. Good stuff; wish I could get it at home!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BRW (1470) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle. 5 months old, I’ll try to get a fresher one and rerate. Orange colour with white head. Caramel aroma. Sweet, caramel, malt taste, some fruitness and citric taste. Medium body.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MacNJ (5) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2015 does not count
This is my favorite IPA! Check it out at Pinocchio’s in Media, PA. They have it in 16 oz cans. Also, Bell Bev in South Philly sometimes has it on sale. If you like IPAs, it will surely make your top five. Cheers!

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
climberbob (290) - Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle into tulip. Decent white head on hazy Amber beer. Pleasant enticing aroma of resin, yeast, bread that is most pronounced when first poured but goes as the head dissipates. strong sharp hop on the front which is mellowed by malt but finishes w a bitter hop aftertaste. Palate is wrecked a bit by the hop overload. Can't taste much as a result - some pine, floral notes. First few sips were quite nice but it is getting harder to drink the more I try. Will be a struggle to get through it. I can see why all the hop heads give it a good rating but i will not be returning to this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jules1211 (14) - - AUG 15, 2015
Excellent balance between floral and piney hips and a bready malt backbone. Very clean. One of the best shelf IPAs around.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CountPrattula (53) - - AUG 15, 2015
The old standby...Piney hop aroma, with a great balance of pine/citrus hops and malt backbone.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
linnymtu (18) - - AUG 15, 2015
A staple from Michigan. Great hop character and an easy favorite ipa especially given its easy availability.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
aenima (318) - Askim, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2015
Aroma of grass, flowers and spices. Spicy very balanced taste. Nothing sticks out. A little alcohol in the finish. A little boring.


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