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RATINGS: 635   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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An American-style India Pale Ale brewed with plenty of body and an assertive hop profile.
Grist: Premium Two Row, Munich, Crystal
Hops: Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe
Original gravity: 1.057


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10485) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
A hazed golden amber ipa with a thick frothy off white head. In aroma, nice caramel malt with nice floral hops, grapefruit pulp, classic and resinous. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity caramel malt with light floral hops, pink grapefruit, light treacle, pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
steview (1030) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 21, 2014
A little darker and maltier in what I like for an IPA. The malts really shine with the hops. I would prefer the hops to completely takeover otherwise I am expecting a stronger pale ale.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (363) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2014
Can at home. Slightly hazy orange colour, off-white creamy head. Crisp, piny, tropical fruity and bitter hops with grainy, creamy and sweet malts. Iron in the nose. Lingering piny aftertaste, dry too. Good body, refreshing but oily mouthfeel and medium-high carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SVD (661) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2014
Can at home, dark orange beer with a medium head. Fruity aroma, taste is fruit, malts, sweet-bitter, very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1403) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Pours three fingers of foamy head on a clear straw body. The aroma has pine and lemon, then a bright spot of mango and pineapple. The taste has moderate pine and lemon bitterness, balanced by big malt. Short bitter finish. The texture is crisp. Really enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lightbias (166) - USA - DEC 10, 2014
Caldera IPA pours garnet-amber into the tulip, aroma of muted hops coming through the mouth of the can. The head is frothy, off-white with a dense stickiness on the glass. Aromas of caramel and pine resin lightly glaze my olfactory senses; the sips that follow confirm and carry along a sensation that presents less flavor than bitter. The warmer it gets, the less aromatic, the more bitter; and the carbonation, although quite good at the beginning, has dropped significantly. The finish is extremely dry and long. Where I enjoy a high IBU, this is more IBU and less flavor than I prefer. There could be a better balance. My thoughts? I like it cold, but this is meant to be imbibed quickly. Don’t sit around and savor it, because it does change quite a bit in a short while.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2014
(Can, Beer Temple, Amsterdam, 24 Aug 2014) Amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, hoppy nose with notes of grapefruit, orange peel, resin and caramel. Malty, hoppy taste with grapefruit, resin, orange peel, caramel and a generous citric bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Fresh, tasty and solid IPA. Despite the impressive hop presence still in excellent balance. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
355 ml bottle. Pours a lightly hazy golden-pale amber with a short lived white head. Aroma is citrus, light resin and toast. Flavor is cereals, caramel malt and golden-brown toast. Flavor is citrus, mostly lemon, lime and grapefruit. Lingering hop flavors. Medium body, average carbonation. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (1812) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2014
mooi helder oranje/amber met licht gelige/witte kraag. aroma van zoete en frisse hoppigheid, citrus, den, zacht. Smaken zijn redelijk bittertje, redelijk zoet, zacht, caramel, den, citrus, wat gras(nat), floraal en redelijk wat exotisch fruit. laag van co2, medium body, zacht. goed biertje in blik.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2397) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2014
Can. Golden, copper color, firm white head. Nice fruity and hoppy aroma. Taste is very balanced. Bit creamy and crispy, with some mango and a malty bitterness. Very good.


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