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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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BJís own handcrafted classic American-style India Pale Ale made with six hop varieties. An intense hop aroma with balanced bitterness. Now available year round.
Formerly Tempest IPA


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (820) - Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Draft at restaurant in Frederick, MD. Served in a footed pilsner glass, clear ambery-golden color with white head. Aroma of citrus/pine/slight fruity hops with malt backing. Taste seems to lean more pine/earth bitterness and caramel malt sweetness. Light body, moderate carbonation, bitter, sweet with equal finish. Strange enough not a huge hop step up from their pale ale, just an okay IPA.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerdedDave (339) - - SEP 4, 2014
on tap at the Albuquerque location; amber color; citrusy hop aroma; dry, citrusy hop flavor on a medium bodied, bready malt base

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (1879) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
"Nice, balanced ipa. Not huge on the hops or bitterness, but the hop profile (while light) was quite complex. Fruity sweet grapefruit, tropical fruit, floral, and pine. Just mellower. Decent malty backbone as well. Not great, but Iíd get again."

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tbone14 (2) - Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
This beer pours golden brown with minimal head. Right off the bat you can smell the hops. This is one of my favorite IPAs to drink, it is crisp and refreshing, without any bitter after taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (868) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Tap. Clear yellow orange pour. Citrus, fruit and pine. Medium body. Well balanced. Citrus and slight bitter finish in a medium body. Nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiveacestx (595) - Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2014
On tap - part of a flight and decent head even five minutes after the beers were delivered. Nice lacing with a grapefruit hoppy aroma. Resinous mouthfeel. Decent dry mouthfeel. Not bad at all.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sloshgator (426) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2014
BJís Hopstorm is a surprisingly good IPA from a long time brewhouse chain. Strong floral aroma coming from a bright yellow pour with a fluffy white head. Taste is well balanced with a solid malt backbone with an intoxicating mix of floral notes. BJís turns out a top notch IPA that competes with the best.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kathouse (1015) - Nevada, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Amber with a moderate foam. Citrus aroma, some hay. Body is lightly bitter without real depth. Light malts and average hop bitterness finishes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Troupis (45) - - JUL 3, 2014
A chain-restaurant IPA. I like BJs (pun semi-intended) and want it to be good but their beer seems to aim for the path of least resistance despite a corporate culture (I have a close relative who is high up there) that I actually think would welcome more innovation than their brutally bland safe beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Sample at BJís Polaris on 6/27/14. Clear gold to amber in color with a thick white head. Aroma of malt with grassy and citrusy hops. Malty and piney flavor with grapefruit bitterness and a slight astrigency in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gooball201 (39) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Nothing to write home about. Not overly hoppy. Should be a pale ale. Nice head n color.


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