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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18220) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2015
Draught at BJ:s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Brea. Clear golden beer with a nice lasting offwhite/yellowish head. Fruity hop aroma, grassy, peach, pine, some caramel. Hoppy grape and pine flavor, peach, grassy bitterness, oranges, caramel, someone apples. Quite ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16772) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2012
Tap. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, caramel, pine, fruits and malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 13, 2010
A: The pour is a hazy amber/copper color, a bit too dark for my liking when it comes to an IPA. A finger or so worth of khaki colored head. S: The nose starts off nicely with some tropical fruits like pineapple and mango. Thatís about where the pleasantries end. After that I get some bubblegum, very sweet caramel malt, and toffee. T: Intensely sweet to begin, and things donít change too much. Thereís a weird spice flavor like cinnamon and nutmeg. Lots of sweet, caramel malt and toffee. Thereís a bit of bitterness, but not a very pleasant one. M: The body is medium to full with the carbonation a bit on the low side for an IPA. D: This was pretty awful, especially for something that should be easy to do, like an IPA. No real hop character to speak of...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14094) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Tap at Sacramento Venue. Pours ruddy amber with a slight white head. Citrus aroma. Med body. Citrus and caramel flavors. Decent amount of hop. Nice drink. Finishes firmly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13469) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2011
Draft. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. My expectations where met.
Earlier Rating: 10/17/2009 Total Score: 3.5
Draft at BJs - Cincinnati. Poured a hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellnet lacing. Moderate to heavy complex earthy citrus hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13284) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2009
On tap at BJís Westminster poured a clear golden amber with a small lasting off white head. Aromas of pine, grapefruit, orange zest and light carmel. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of carmel, pine, grapefruit and light tangerine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (12746) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Draft - Sweet caramel and hops. Clear gold with almost no head. Bitter and sweet with orange and some really odd notes. Smells ok, but tastes pretty poor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2010
(Draught) Pours a clear orange body with a medium creamy off-white head. Aroma of grass, herbs, pine, and citrus. Flavor of caramel, grass, grapefruit, pine, and earth with a dry, moderately bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2011
[Reno]Ėon tap-pours a big tight foamy white head and gold/amber color. Aroma is citrus/pine, some medium malt. Taste is pine/some citrus hops with some bite, secondary medium malt-with some sweet. Crisp, slightly drying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 11, 2013
Tap at BJs Aurora. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, and resin hops with biscuit and straw malt and pear esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with sweet malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

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