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RATINGS: 758   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
This big, rich IPA features Simcoe hops which give it both a fruity, piney hop nose and a clean, ringing bitterness. IN-between, the malt flavor is slightly caramel for a touch of malt sweetness. This IPA is well-balanced and very expressive with hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Bottle. This is more like it! I had this right after Jockamo IPA, and there is no comparison. Pours a nice amber color with decent head and lacing. Nose is citrusy hops. Palate is grapefruit mostly with a malty backround. Bitter sticky aftertaste. A very decent IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2189) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2008
pour is a semi-cloudy amber with a small light beige head, excellent lacing. smell is of grapefruit, some caramel, touch of citrus. taste is crisp, medium body, citrus up front, some caramel and pineapple in the middle, bitter grapefruit hops in the end. overall a creamy light bitter finish, yet not overpowering and a hint of malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3905) - Kansas, USA - FEB 16, 2008
12 oz. bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle, WA - enjoyed with tjthresh. Pour is orange with a dirty white head. Aroma is sweet citrus with some earthy grassiness. Taste is a nice blend of malt and hops - more of the citrus sweetness. Tastes like a fresh orange. Medium palate with a bitter finish. Very fresh tasting, and a very tasty IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2008 12 ounce bottle shared by Tim. Pours hazy amber orange with a good lasting khaki head. Pungant Juicey Fruit cirtusy aroma. Flavors of pine needles and floor cleaner. Not really in a bad way. Iím just trying to illustrate the pine character. Very fresh. Very bitter. Long lasting aftertaste. Medium body. Average carbonation. Dry bitter finish. This is a really nice sessionable IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fantomasus (291) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 13, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2011 Pours a perfect amber with a big tightly packed head that quickly dissapates. Smells big of pine and hops. Excellent aroma. Tastes start of caramel and malt and end on a big hop finish that gets ALMOST mettallic (in a good way). Really leaves the tongue tingling. Good, rock solid IPA. Iíll be drinking again soon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 3, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear amber, medium head and lively carbonation. Aroma and flavor of citrus, pine and a sweet caramel malt backing. Medium mouthfeel with a nice long hop finish. In fact, this is quite a hopped up IPA, just the way I prefer it. Good job BSB!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 3, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2008 Nice hop flavor....pine, crisp fruit and some herbal. Subtle sweet malt to balance the hop. The only issue is a sourness that is present after a few mouthfulls.....I have found this to be the case in run-of-the-mill IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2008
pours from the tap a dark copper color with a thin white head which leaves behind some spotty lace work. the aroma is full of piney hops, rosemary, caramel, malt, orange and itís cousin the kumquat. the hoppy aroma creates an almost menthol burning sensation in my face and chest... cool. the flavor is much more balanced than the aroma... light pine, citrus and grass are kept in check with some malty sweetness. the finish is nice and dry. more piney goodness lingers in the aftertaste. medium body with prickly carbonation... this is WAY better fresh from the taps.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (3252) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2008
An incredible IPA. Just when I think the style is dead with me something comes around and smacks me in the face. I love simcoe hops which are very distinct in the aroma and taste. Some malt in the aroma also. Pour was a beautiful dark amber with a generous 2 finger off white head. Taste was in your face hoppy. This beer says "You will take your hops and like it". Some malt sweetness in an out, but the simcoe drives this ship. Nice bitter aftertaste. I havenít been excited about an IPA for a long time since now. Great!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
posikyle (165) - Alabama, USA - JAN 18, 2008
Pours a deep copper color, quickly dissipating head. Aroma is fruity, and maltier than Iím accustomed to in an IPA. Very hoppy, hoppier than a lot of "IPAs" out there. Well balanced, would definitely recommend.

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