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RATINGS: 741   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


ekarmst's rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ekarmst (44) - Ames, Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2012
Huge citrus hop aroma, firm bitterness without astringency. Sweet malt balances well. Finish is crisp and flavorful. One of my favorite IPAs.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2733) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2015
Can. Nice enough, caramel maltiness, light hoppiness, bit of citrus. Alright.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hop_Hedonist (323) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2015
Solid IPA - slightly malt dominant - a good amount of herbal, fruity hops - a bit two dimensional - light on the tongue - decent bitterness - a quaffer - not exciting and wouldn’t seek it out but wouldn’t turn it down if offered.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jinroh (738) - ESTONIA - JUL 19, 2015
Lighter amber, clear, nice foam that doesn’t stay too long. Aroma has a bit of grains, hay freshness and not too much anything else. Taste is bitter, hoppy, somewhat simple. Long bitter aftertaste. Solid simple IPA, even sessionable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (4120) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2015
Amber color. Caramel and grapefruit in the nose. Medium body. Light bitterness. Simple straight forward ipa .

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chadje (193) - California, USA - JUL 17, 2015
12oz can poured into a pint glass. A nice hoppy head and a strong grapefruit citrus taste to it. A solid IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Austin_Ripper (56) - Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Smells like pine and citrus... pours a deep copper color. Flavor starts with your normal citrus fruits and finishes with a piney bitterness. A little more bitter than the transitional IPAs i’ve tried, and have to say that at this rate IPAs may start to creep into one of my favorite types of beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vandc01 (188) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2015
12oz bottle dated 10/23/14 - so it appears to be pretty old. Aroma - hints of caramel, probably from sitting too long. Hints of tropical goodness. Nice lingering taste... I would like to try it fresh and see what the difference is. Not too bad considering it is old for an IPA

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1221) - 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 (128) - - 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 (336) - 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.


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