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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 91   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Our latest addition to our year-round lineup. For you hop heads out there, you have to try this! This American style IPA made with rye grain tops the charts at over 85 IBU (thatís a lot of bitter!). Itís starts with floral hop notes a big malty body hinting at the underlying rye grain and finishes with a nice clean bitterness.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dollarbill (13) - , California, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bought a coupla bottles of this at Vendome in Fullerton, CA. The brewery is probably less than four miles from this store, as the crow flies. Itís a very crisp and refreshing IPA. Humans can supposedly discern IBU differences within a +/- 5 IBU range, but I would not have guessed this beer clocks in at 85 IBUs, as the brewery marketing copy claims. Iím sure my palate isnít as good as many, and my hop tolerance has changed quite a bit over the years, but I just donít think itís really 85 IBUs. Maybe 50? Thatís not to say it is not an IPA. Pliny the Elder clocks in at around 100 IBUs, and it doesnít taste like 100 to me either, so I could be completely full of it. I like this beer. I paid $4 for a 22-oz bottle, and itís not bad. I donít think Iíll be jonesing for it like I jones for Pliny, but I canít get Pliny whenever I want it, so Iím always on the lookout for decent, more easily obtained IPAs. This is right up there with Stone, Alesmith, Ballast Point, and Port. Itís a decent IPA. An aside, addressed to the rating below: I used to avoid Racer 5, after having a bad bottle, but now itís part of the rotation, too. Just be careful out there, and make sure the IPA youíre buying is fresh and properly stored.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (8904) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to Sarah! Pours a clear orange gold with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains and a light fruit hop note with a hint of rue underlying. Flavor is similar with sweet grains and a bit if rye with a growing light fruit hop note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (15365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Draft at the brewery taproom. Pours clear gold, lightly effervescent, with a lasting white cream head. Lightly toasted, grainy bread in the nose, orange, faint caramel. Medium sweet flavor with piney hops, ripe orange, bread, husky grains. Medium bodied with fine carbonation and creamy texture. Lightly resinous on the finish with bitter pine, moderate sweetness, grains, citrus rind. Fair.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (15335) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2015
Draught at the brewpub in Fullerton, California. Clear golden/copper beer with a nice offwhite head. Fruity hop aroma, oranges, grapes, pine notes, some peach and ryebread. Hoppy citrus and pine flavor, herbal, grassy, floral notes. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (1605) - SPAIN - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle 65cl / Botella 65cl. @ Lucky Supermarket, San Bruno, CA, USA A: Amber / Ambar. T/S: Malt, hops, sweet, resinous / Malta tostada, lupulo, dulce, resinoso.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scotty001 (474) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2015
Poured medium orange amber with a dense off white head. Aroma of sweet fruit and light malt. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet, lightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (5332) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 11, 2015
355ml bottle. Clear, dark orangey golden colour with small, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Biscuity malty aroma, a touch of almond, hoppy overtones with a touch of orange. Taste is bitter hoppy, a zesty orange touch, malty basis with hints of almond. Not the freshest example, but doesnít evoke appetite to go for one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5971) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle from Biernavigatie, May 30th 2015, large sample. Clear golden to orange color, short frothy head. Aroma is a bit grainy, rye, slight pine, earthy. Medium bitterness, slight spicy rye. Easy going stuff. Lacks a bit hoppiness, but thats most likely the age.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (2420) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2015
Aroma of malt, caramel, tropical fruit notes, lots of pine resin, mild floral notes, hops. Flavour is light to moderate sweet with a bitter finish. Nice body, bit sticky mouthfeel. Name is well-chosen, it does have a írusticí kind of aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
25th May 2015
Mildly hazy gold - amber beer, tidy cream colour head. Palate is light, semi dry and crispy. Very light malts, mild sweetness. A little floralness and the mild orange peel and spice. Whisper of lemon. Light finish. Slightly herby - floral bitter linger. Thin but clean.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markextrae (2503) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle at home. Poured an dark golden colour with a white head. Notes of sweet caramel malts, citrus, cooked hops, parfum, malts, wet cardboard. Off weird taste, resin. Weird aftertaste. Not good

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