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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Extensively hopped and dryhopped with a big roster of hops – Simcoe, Centennial, Cascade, Ahtanum, Chinook, and Amarillo – it’s big, bright, and floral, with just enough malt to balance. This American-style I.P.A. stands head and shoulders above its hoppy brethren, blending pale and honey malts to balance the palate without interfering in your herbal reverie, and creating a new American classic.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3337) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2014
Can thnx to Dan ! Drank from the can , no info on the pour . Smell is hoppy , floral , balanced intensity , pine , sweet , some spices ( ? ) Taste is bitter , pine , intence yet light mouthfeel . Good carbonation . Bitter and malty back . Balanced , but perhaps a bit too thin and common . Very nice tjough ! Edit - never looked at the abv . Drinks like an DIPA , so expected this to be like 8-9 abv . At 6,5 , this is quite damn nice , so a well deserved 4+ !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2587) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Pours deeper amber into the glass with a decent head. Aroma is really nice bringing a conglomeration of sweet and piney hops, pine forward. The flavor is definitely piney hops that build and lay like residue on the tongue, but nicely! It is definite more bitter than normal, but good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (693) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Can, thanks to Joel. Pours yellow gold with a big puffy white head. Aroma is floral, pineapple, slight grassy earth. Flavor is bready, with pineapple, grapefruit hops leading to a grassy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsandman (320) - New York, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Pours a clear orange with fluffy white head. Aroma is mondo tropical fruits, pineapple, guava, fresh grass, spruce.. Up front fruit let's me know I want to crush this. Flavor is chewy bready malt, pineapple, piney bitter on the finish. Med mouthfeel, solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrian910ss (2361) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2014
12 oz can shared with my bro day before Lida’s Pohoron. A few months old can. Pours a clear deep gold color with a medium white head. Aroma of faint floral notes, honey malts and light grapefruit. Taste of mild bitter hops, light honey and grapefruit.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hiptothehops (1) - Hanover, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 28, 2014 does not count
This is a great beer. Aroma is solid and the it’s hop forward without any cloying sweetness that ruins lots of IPA’s in my humble opinion. Would love a little citra pop in there but some of my favorite hop shining through and was glad to have picked up a six pack. 3 down/3 to go :) Great Job CBC!!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhatB420 (628) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Draft in great Barrington, MA. Soft citrus aroma, mild peach color with gold, nice clean hop/floral flavor. A bit dry and bitter but refreshing through and through.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1833) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle zhzred with hakes drive at club w dek bar.. clear yellowizh pour with white head... hoppy aroma fro. Heaven..taste is aeome.. love it

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mashman1 (2) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2014 does not count
12 oz can best by 9/28/2014. Drank from Sam Adams Glass. Appearance is golden with light orange hue and hop haze. Aroma is clear pine + citrus with notes of tropical from the Amarillo. This aroma is really persistent. Substantial hop taste of grapefruit fades to a smooth bitterness and a dry finish. The smooth dry finish and the persistent aroma are the strengths of this beer. This is not a balanced beer, but if you are drinking an American IPA, and you are looking for a great example that clearly and cleanly shows hop aroma and taste, then this beer is a great example.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ScipioA (304) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Fairly standard IPA appearance, maybe a bit more yellow and less copper than most. Aroma also good but unexceptional, standard piney/floral IPA stuff. The flavor is where this really shines. Multilayered citrus/flora/pine IPA flavors, lots of lemon. Some sweet caramel malt provides a solid foundation to it all before yielding to a bitter pine aftertaste. Refreshing mouthfeel that avoids stickiness. The name welcomes comparisons to the more famous floral-themed Northeastern IPA, and this drink definitely matches.


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