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RATINGS: 580   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Cloudy copper pour, big head and lace. Major sweet hop aroma. Lots of piny hops, nice carb, with significant candy sweetness. Thick on the palate with some alcohol. Dusty dark fruits and a hint of vanilla. Yum

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Can into Tulip. Pours amber and clear with an off white head; tight and lively. Juicy aroma of passion fruit, grapefruit, watermellon gum and oranges. Round flavors of fruit (grapefruit, orange) at the start followed by a sharper pine and grass pinch on the back of the tongue. Very smooth and easy to drink. Excellent lacing and an overall gorgeous IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2009
12oz can. Clear amber color with a big off-white head. Crisp citrus hop aroma with a bit of malt. Bitter hop flavor with tons of citrus and malt calming on the back end. Cheers to another canned beer that really impresses.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Can. Pours hazy orange amber with a nice off-white head. Initial aroma is big, sweet, and fruity- grapefruit and pineapple- later more floral and grassy. Taste is full of pine, grass, grapefruit, and earth, and maybe some caramel if you look hard enough. Medium body, great bitter grassy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2009
12oz. Can: Thanks glkaiser! Aroma of hops, pine, resin, slight caramel, and a hint of malt. Poured orange/amber in color with a large, creamy, dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of hops, pine, resin, slight caramel, light toasted malts, and some biscuit. Medium body. Smooth texture. Hoppy, pine and toasted malt finish. Very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Great pine hops aroma. Nice head. Well balanced bitterness with decent carbonation. Relatively smooth mouthfeel and incredibly drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Always happy to drink beer from a can, it just feels like all is right with the world. Especially when you consider its delicious. A nice hoppy little number citrus fruits abound. Some seet malty present as well, nice balance.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Can, served in a shaker glass. Pours a lightly hazed light amber with a decent sized off-white head that lasts for most of the glass. Smells of citrus, nuts, caramel, and grass. Nicely balanced flavor with citrus, pine, and toffee. Sweet at first sip but transitions into bitterness. Has a full, coating mouthfeel. Finishes clean and bitter. Quite possibly the most balanced IPA I can recall having, especially from the West Coast. Tons of flavor and body for its relatively light 6.1% abv. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Nice, light hoppy aroma...some notes of citrus and pine. Flavor is hoppy with pine, resin and herbal notes prevalent...nice sweet malt backbone to complement the hops. A very nice session IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Can. Dark amber pour. Short white head. Nose is hoppy, slightly piney with sweet malt caramel and grapefruit juice. Taste is piney with more caramel, sweet malts, citrus oils, light grapefruit and spicy hops. Body is creamy, light oily/resinous feel with a medium overall feel on the palate. Ends with more caramel, citrus, spicy hops, light pine and toasted malt. Tasty!


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