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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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, - JUN 12, 2010
From bottle. Pours lovely with slight orange hue and white head with large pourous bubbles. The head fades rather fast but the aroma is of orange and grass. The hops also seem a bit cheesy which departs from the overall experience. The flavor is interesting with tastes of plums, caramel and strawberry. Slight cardboard taste suggests that this bottle is not the freshest. I would like to sample on tap next trip to Montana.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LesArgen (211) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2014
A very dry aroma of citrus and honey. Heaps of hops in the mouth with a nice malt structure underneath. Good length, nice palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4529) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle - Orange, caramel and woody hops. Clear copper with a decent white head. Caramel, woody and earthy hops. On the sweet side, but easy drinking.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alanthebeerguy (159) - - OCT 18, 2014
Draught at Winston's in Saskatoon. Underachieving IPA. Weak nose. Hop add little flavour, more for bitterness. Better as an ESB. Average. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
not aromatic enough for my tastes...not for an ipa anyway. would have made a nice, bitter pale. as it stands, this is an average beer, which makes it an under average ipa for this hop lover."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1743) - - OCT 16, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-28-14- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color a two finger of white colored foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer has a big smell of a bready and citrus nature with the citrus being mainly of a grapefruit hop smell, but containing some aromas a sweet orange. Along with the grapefruit hop comes aromas of pine and a bit of an earthy smell as well. Taste – The taste begins with a bready and very citrusy flavor with the presence of a bit of orange sweetness mixed with a grapefruit hop. Other fruity flavors of a tropical fruit nature (tangerine, mango, pineapple) are present from the start as well with these fading as the flavor advances on more toward the end of the taste. The bready flavors take on some more biscuit like notes as the taste advances with the hop really ramping it up toward the middle to the end. While initially only a grapefruit hop being present, hop flavors of pine and a floral nature, as well as an increase in the grapefruit come to fruition more at the end of the taste. With all these changes and a bit of the tropical flavors really coming back strong at the end, one is left with a decently hopped and smooth flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the rather high side. Both actually fit the beers flavor profile quite well with the higher carbonation really enhancing the crispness of the brew all while the medium body did the same, but upheld the nice blend of hop flavors. Overall – This was a rather easy drinking and quite enjoyable IPA overall. Rather tasty.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aholmb1 (110) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Appearance: almost opaque color- darn amber color with dense head and great lacing on glass Aroma: hoppy citrusy Taste: not as much flavor as I expected but you can taste the hops Palette: bitter at end Overall: a pretty good ipa but not the best that I have tasted ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KeefOz (942) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2014
Poured a hazy orange amber colour with a three- to four-finger off-white foamy head that diminished slowly and laced well. Carbonation high and fine. Aroma of sweet tropical fruits followed by beautiful citrus flavours. Taste starts with a short sweetness then turns to quite bitter (a bit too bitter) citrus/grapefruits and pine. Light body. Dry grapefruit bitterness on a short finish. Very nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jado (550) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2014
From 12 fl oz can. Pours a clear copper-amber with a fluffy, lasting white head and lively carbonation. Aromas of pine, lemon, crusty bread and flowers. Taste is caramel sweetness at first before a crisp pine resin/lemon zest bitterness sweeps through. Orange and some malt towards the end. Lingering finish with a lemony aftertaste. Nice showcase for Simcoe hops. Great stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1471) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2014
With Z, pours a rusty amber color with a small head, Nose is heavy bitter citrus with pine and resin notes. Taste is bitter sweet with bold citrus notes and strong pine and resin. Finish is moderately bitter and ends on the same tasting notes with a moderately long finish. A solid IPA from The Treasure State . Quaff Score 8 / 10

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1422) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark amber orange with a beige head and aroma of hops, pine and malt. Taste is of hops, pine, and resin with malt and caramel as well leading to a bitter, piney, dry finish.


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