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RATINGS: 484   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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We like to think this is an ale for everyone who believes you make your own luck. We sure did. And the result is a well-balanced, soulful IPA with just the right amount of hoppiness. An even keeled ale that goes down clean and refreshing, but still lets you know it’s been doted on by the Brewmaster. It’s true to it’s IPA heritage, but also highly drinkable. Lucky U. And we seriously mean that.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mybrainhurts (352) - North Dakota, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Orange-ish pour, short lasting white puffy head. Aroma is not real hot. Some grains, dusty hops, Micky D’s french fries. Flavors of caramel, burnt toast, and citrus. Oily, earthy, and a rather harsh finish. This is a mess. I like the small batch beers from these guys. Everything else seems blah.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Light copper pour with minimal head. Light citrus hoppy aroma and flavor. A good, if somewhat light IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear red-copper-orange with off white foamy head which sicks around. Smells of hops, lemon citrus, slight buttered chicken like smell. Taste is pretty balanced but hop dominating, water noticeable, hard to characterize the malts. This is not bad, drinkable, sure, sessionable, though it wouldn’t be my first pick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (3769) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Draft at Brewvival: Orange peel and tea nose. Hazy amber, thin head. Dry malty flavor of tea, with a tinny finish. Distinctly an English style IPA, fairly nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Pours a slightly hazy copper. Clean light and slightly fruity hop aroma. Flavor is not overwhelmingly hoppy, which is nice for a change. Theres a good hint of background bitterness though. Crisp and Dry. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Block (1360) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2010
I thought this was pretty good. Light body with some nice hops. Citrus and fruit aroma. Not too strong and pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (5368) - Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2010
12 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a clear amber color with a small beige head that disappears quickly. The nose started off with a slight rotten veggie hint before becoming a standard caramel malt/citrus hop IPA. The flavor had moderate orange citrus, biscuity malt and moderate bitterness. There is nothing really too exciting about this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (4016) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Looks a little like pale lager but perhaps a tad darker. Smell is dull IPA, not floral. Big bitter flavor that borders on double IPA. Quite strong with lots of personality. Could have a few more manners.Oily mouth coating palate with just a little carbonation. I’m not so lucky, eh? Bitter long medicinal finish that hangs witcha.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ilovedarkbeer (2279) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Pours a dark amber color with a foamy white head. Notes of metal, caramel, citrus, and earth. Not particularly exciting but surpassingly in balance. Average mouthfeel and finish length.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Sampled December 2009
A vigorous pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a two finger thick, tightly beaded, pale tan colored head that leaves some layered lacing on the sides of my glass. the beer is a rich cranberry stained, amber color that shows an almost brilliantly clear, copper-amber color when held up to the light. The aroma has an up front pine-like hoppiness that is then anchored by caramelized crystal malt notes and candied orange zest aromatics. This is a bit heavier on the crystal malt aromatics than I might prefer, but it is not so much that it keeps this from being clean and light. Underneath the malt there is a nice hop character of tangerine zest, lychee and some mixed citrus zest complexity.

Fairly dry tasting upon my first sip, and with all the citrus hop character it is also a touch tartness. There is a nice, firm bitterness that is quite nice. This balances a malt character that isn’t quite as distinct as the nose would have suggested, but still contributes a soft creamy fullness to the otherwise quaffable body, a hint of sweet tea flavor, and a caramelized note that lingers a bit in the finish. A touch of pine character and a definite herbal note that leans towards menthol are met, and even surpassed by notes of tangerine, grapefruit and kumquat zest as well as notes of lychee and tangelo flesh.

This is definitely a serviceable IPA, not the greatest thing in the world, but there are definitely enough hops to hold in check the malt character. The hop character can get a touch too astringent in the finish at times, but this is definitely a beer any hop lover should try at least once.

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