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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Our I.P.A. has a fiery amber color and weighs in at 6.6% ABV. We use a blend of American hops to give it a citrus, almost tangerine aroma from the top of the glass. As you drink the beer you can taste the sweet creamy caramel malt roll over your tongue. At the end once again taste the big hop flavor that is a trademark of all I.P.A.’s, but yet, so smooth that it won’t make you pucker at the bitterness.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtclockwork (8443) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Can at weekly tasting. Pours gold white head. Nose/taste of spent grain, soapy lemon and light malt. Lighter medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
vtafro (3437) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Can. Yellow pour with some head. Light grassy and herbal hop aromas. Flavors are hoppy grassy and herbal hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rjplumer (396) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Tangerine aroma greets you first. Hazy mild amber color with off white head. Tangy citrus bitterness with a mild sweetness. Refreshing and not overwhelmingly bitter. Well done and quite a treat.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttroha (275) - Americus, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle at Blue Hills. Clear amber with white head. Aroma of hops and citrus. Taste of malt and slightly hoppy. Light bodied. Good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jayb0 (1029) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2012
A decent IPA. Dark amber, nose of citrus and maybe dried apple. Good body, relatively thick. Great lacing is a highpoint, appetizing to look at. Taste is good although somewhat straightforward and not totally integrated. Still, totally drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Nikki’s Liquors. Pours a clear amber color with floating particles. Large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel malts with citrus and tropical hops. The taste is toasted malts and citrus hops. Faint lingering bitterness, medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (1693) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Bomber. Nice looking golden pour with a white head. Not as big on hops as most IPAs but this one is still pretty tasty and drinkable. Predominant flavors fall on the malt side.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 6, 2012
12oz Bottle poured at Real Ales for Hope - Providence, RI. Aroma had a minty, leafy green hoppiness to it. Pours a nice darker caramel amber. Compared to the Pub Draught, I prefer the darker, maltier richer body to hold up against the rather metallic hops, but am still confused by the level of hopping that they’re willing to call IPA, personally.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrapersnbeer (1481) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2012
An almost-India pale with the aroma of sugar and grapefruit. Copper beer that’s mildly turbid. Moderate head and lace. Taste is all sweet malt, with hops only perceptible in the middle. Has almost a chalky feel. Medium body, and not well carbonated. IPAs are consistently overrated here at ratebeer, and this one is no exception.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3399) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Mall Liquors, Boston 650ml ($5): Pours a amber color with a white head. Aroma is heavily slanted towards the land of malt, but some citrusy hops come through. Upon tasting it, it does taste somewhat sweet from the caramel malts. The subtle grapefruit flavor from the hops comes through and adds a nice little edge to this. This is ultimately not a particularly ambitious IPA, but a fine session ale.


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