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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Heavily dry hopped with Australian-grown galaxy hops; semi-dry & quaffable with bold passion fruit, peach & mango aromatics.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Draft at Arsenal the morning of Snallygaster 2016. Hoppy grains, tropical fruit. Dry. Excellent for the style and quite good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Msdrbeat (498) - East Lansing, USA - JUN 15, 2016
On tap at Bluejacket. The most interesting of this style I've had. Dry hopped gives for his hoppy yet quickly dissipating bitterness. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
magsinva (1105) - Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Tap @ Bluejacket- pours hazy yellow, tons of lacing on the glass. Hops very present on the nose, big piney, apricot, stone fruit sort of thing, but light on the bitterness. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (456) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2016
A really tasty hopped version of a Kolsch. Tropical fruit, fresh lemon and a spritz of orange and peach. Grain flavoured malts and a healthy carbonation help support this really refreshing 4.2% summer offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10249) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 17, 2016
I like this one both because the base is a nice crisp kolsch, and of course that it’s nicely Galaxy hopped, making it not so much a classic kolsch, but a very nice dry fruit forward crushable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2016
From draft at the brewery. It’s a one-dimensional lemon-focused hoppy golden ale with little malt character, whatever is there is overwhelmed by the raw pellet bitterness, the effect in the mouth is bitter and pointed and parched.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (4029) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 23, 2016
On tap at Bluejacket. Not feeling the love that’s been dished out for this. Lacking the crisp bite and frothy, lively nature of the original. Soft, grainy aroma and taste, dry finish, but could use a little "pop".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ctipping (1425) - Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2016
750 mL bottle. Clear yellow. Big white head. Smells tropical. Light grain. Taste is equally tropical. Really nice hop flavor. Masks everything else. Faint grain flavor behind it. Light body. Pretty crisp. Low bitterness. It’s really hardly a Kolsch, but that’s ok. I was looking for a little more bitterness and maltiness. Maybe I just can’t taste it because of the dry-hopping.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HonusWagner (2127) - Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Is it true to style? Not really. This is basically an IPA with how post-2009 varietal hoppy it is, but it smells great, tastes great, and drinks great, so it’s a great beer regardless of what you call it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnTheTrail (365) - Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Light straw color. Aroma is strong peach. Maybe some hay. Taste is also strong peach, a bit hoppy. A distinctive and tasty beer.

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