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RATINGS: 734   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.


mbutler91c's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mbutler91c (18) - Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Overall, a great representation of the traditional IPA. Sitting at a local new brew pub in San Antonio in the summer heat...a great, relaxing, smooth IPA. Good times, good beer, and hot weather (102 right now)...life is good.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1116) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Pours cloudy copper color with thick off white head. Caramel malt aroma with citrus and pine. Flavor is crysal malt start with some fruit and mineral chewiness. Finish is bitter grapefruit and pine.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
rolfc81 (111) - - APR 19, 2015
Mix and match for Justin’s bbq. Solid IPA.............................................

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartzluke (203) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 16, 2015
12 oz pour from refrigerated bottle into Spiegelau IPA glass. Fluffy white three-finger head. Moderately clear, only a bit of hazy. Light brown in color. Nose is sweet and piney. A little floral. Mouthfeel is quite creamy. Taste is that of a solid IPA. A little pine, more flowers, a hint of citrus fruit with some sweetness there. Great IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dukeandduke (118) - Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3/30/15 (Bottle) - Copper amber pour with a generous white head and solid carbonation. Fruits, malt and pine aromas prevalent and pleasing. Taste of hops very strong and bitter and enjoyable, Clean smooth feel, enjoyable drinking. Overall very good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Getbetter (952) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAR 12, 2015
From a bottle into a glass. The body of this beer looks great to me. A dark orange with a minimum white head yet I think this an old ipa and has no date on the bottle to dis agree about the fruity taste the descripition.Carmel medium body.Would drink again.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (651) - Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Blind taste poured from a bottle. Copper with pillowey off white head. Aroma is like green tea, booze and pine. Medium sweet malt with mild bitterness up front and bitter grapefruit juice flavored finish. Thanks to wife for getting a Montana beer to Maryland for #500.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOne (261) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Pours slightly hazy orange amber. Brief head. Nicely aromatic - tropical fruit, lightly citrus and pine. Flavor follows with nice malt base, and bit of pepper. Palate is crisp, dry, with moderate malt chewiness. Finish is nicely balanced hops first, faint malt. Nice IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2229) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2015
Pours amber with a fading head. Nose shows sweet syrupy malt and some soft piny hops. Malty flavours, quite clean. Some piny hops. Not particularly complex. An assertive bitterness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1538) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2014
Pours a cloudy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit some pine and hops. Taste is moderate sweet with a moderate hop finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreatDane1632 (822) - USA - DEC 21, 2014
Rated based on notes taken 31 Mar 2012 -- This was the best beer available at Laughlin AFB when I first moved there. It steadily got better, but only a little bit. This beer was my savior.


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