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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   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


JeffroDH's rating

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JeffroDH (18) - - DEC 7, 2013
Meh. Incredibly bitter, not balanced well at all. Love IPAs, didn't finish the 5 ounce taster of this one. Get the brewmaster's reserve double IPA when you're at BJ's if it's available.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (5259) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2016
4-5 oz pour on draft at BJís (Gainesville, VA location) with a Mustang Sally yelling DCLawyer. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral notes, pine. Tastes of citrus, tropical fruit, floral notes, light pine. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1447) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2016
On draught. Dry, hoppy and good. Flavoursome, but Iím not sure its one for a session.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6375) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Sampled on draft at the Frederick MD location this beer poured a hazy dark golden-peach color with a huge foamy white head that left excellent lacing. The aroma was tart with lemon and grapefruit elements. The flavor was tobacco, sour caramel, grapefruit and cactus. Long finish. Medium body. Ok.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
paintedmaple (656) - Peopleís Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2016
No "hop storm" here...just a beer that might be considered average if you were dying of thirst. No need to bother with this one again.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
desurfer (1272) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Draft. Mildly hoppy but with a real off-putting soapy/chemical taste. Bad sample or just not good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (16926) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2522) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2015
On tap in Kentucky. Pours golden Amber, major haze, think off white head that is silly. Minimal nose. Taste is massive tropical... Pineapple, oranges, mango. Slight bitterness. Light body.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (598) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Draft It poured a cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma was hoppy with flavors of grapefruit and pine. Very good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zymurgeist2 (1650) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 22, 2015
On tap at San Bruno location. Aromas of bread, decaying pine needles and slight molasses. Poured mostly clear orange with white head. Taste was assertive chewy bread malt. Faint orange and dirty forest floor. Mouthfeel was a cloying - surprisingly so for the ABV. A disappointment after enjoying the Oktoberfest.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Draft served in a flight at the local brewpub. Pours a somewhat cloudy gold with an off-white head that leaves a sheet of lace and a spotty film behind. Sweet and malty and grainy. Orange, macaroon, grass, and florals provide some balance, but itís all over the place. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel starts muddled, gets too sweet in the middle, and finishes with a bit of bitterness. After some good pale ales, this one is a total mess. Maybe six hops are too many.


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