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Bootleggers Eliminator IPA

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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A new IPA dry hopped with Sorachi Ace and Centennial.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (5662) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Clear amber color/ ivory head. Very nice tropical fruit, floral, honey pale malt aromas. medium bodied with average co2. Super tasty pine, mint, floral, tropical fruit hoppy flavors in a pale malt base brew, nicely bitter finish--very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7835) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
On tap at Provisions. Very proud of myself that I guessed the hops tasting this blind. That aside, pours with a clear golden orange body with a white head that leaves tons of lace sticking all over the glass. Aroma are very dank and a bit catty, pungent, ripe fruit and clearly Centennial. Aromas are very fresh and almost all hops. Vibrant, and well crafted (even if you don’t necessarily love the hops used). Flavors are bitter, grassy, orange, grapefruit and tell tale Sorachi Ace (read: pinesol and dill). Solid bitterness that lasts throughout. Medium bubbles. Solid IPA. Hop combo is a bit pungent and strange, but it is dry (minimal crystal), vibrant, juicy, dry hopped and fresh: which adds up to at least a decent IPA.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Pours a light orange. Aroma is harsh and floral. Good hop bitterness but a metallic tang to it. Sub par for this brewery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1007) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - NOV 5, 2011
On tap at Bootleggers 11.4.11. Pours an amber color with dusty white head that lasts through entire glass. Aroma is pine with some light citrus but nothing overwhelming. Taste is initially a little hop bitter but then comes the Christmas trees! This part of the taste is awesome as it tastes like the sap you get on your hands after you freshly cut a pine tree. I love this aspect of the beer but then comes some malt profile that I’m not a huge fan of and the rest of the beer is a bit of a wash. Overall I love the Christmas aspect but it is not pronounced enough to really take this to another level.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Visited on IPA Day 2011 which happened to be the day they released this. Clear amber brew with a small amount of white head. Aroma is heavy on the citrus with some lemon, caramel malt, and dank hops. Flavor is quite bitter with some spicy hops and a decent malt backbone.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2567) - California, USA - AUG 20, 2011
19 Aug 2011, tap at brewery. med yellow, clear, no bubbles. malty ale w/ lemony hop aroma. med body and mildly fizzy. decent all around ipa. malty background with astringent grassy hop dominance. not too big or aggressive.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BobbyAnalog (327) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Tastes like aspirin water. This brew is way too medicinal to have complex, multidimensional flavors. Disappointing considering that Knuckle Sandwich is one of the best IPAs you’re likely to christen your lips with. Eliminator is sharp, insipid, rough. Not likely to be a contender as one of this brewery’s mainstays.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 7, 2011
A: The pour is a clear golden amber color with a finger of white head. S: As an IPA should, this smells quite citrusy with a fair bit of lemon, likely from the Sorachi Ace. A somewhat herbal and piney hop aroma with some mild bready malt character and a hint of grapefruit. T: The flavor has some nice pine and bitterness with a decent grapefruit peel note. Some of the lemon that was present on the nose, but not as strong. Mild malt content with a bit of herbal hops and grass. M: Medium in body with a medium carbonation. O: Not Bootlegger’s best IPA, but I enjoyed my glass.


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