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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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You want an IPA, you’ve got one, but with a twist. “Spring Training” breezes in like a breath of fresh air, ready to awaken your senses from a long, cold winter. Made from primarily Canadian pale malts, the recipe also incorporates Belgian carapils, aromatic and wheat malts to contribute to the beer’s complex body and straw-golden color. Ahtanum and Palisades hops were chosen for their essence of wildflowers and freshly-cut grass and to present a contrast to the piney, earthy and resiny characteristics of most IPAs. But don’t worry that these “pretty” hops won’t deliver a strong punch-in addition to extensive kettle hopping the beer is dry-hopped with 10 lbs of Ahtanums to blast your senses away.
OG: 1.060 FG: 1.010 ABV: 6.6%


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (4239) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 18, 2015
650 ml. Hazy golden topaz body has a disc of bubbles on top. Nose is orange and dark toffee. Tastes of dark caramel, earthy orange, a touch of dry cocoa. Long drying bitter of resin and sourish citrus zest. Longer finish shows some minty green herb and a bit of booze. Near-medium body is a little too fizzy for my tastes. Lightly astringent and definitely to the dry side.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (2285) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
Pours a clear golden with a small white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of nice hops, not too intense but clean and of alcohol, surprisingly. Taste is lightly sweet and moderate bitter and offers perfume and fruit flavors. Body was medium, carbonation too. Overall a fair IPA, not something I would seek again though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tom10101 (4031) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
On tap @ Cambrige Brewing Co.

Appearance: Clear golden with a small white head and little to no lacing.

Aroma: Grainy, herbal, a bit hoppy but not that much, citrusy notes and quite malty for the style.

Taste: Herbal, spices, malty but not that much it’s just that hops doesn’t takes much place so the malt is hard to miss and very light bitterness.

Palate: Medium body. A lot of small bubbles gives a moderate-medium carbonation. Prickly. Spicy and caramel finish.

Overall: Subpar IPA. Especially disappointing on the aromatic aspects. Not a malty-spicy profile that I like in that kind of beer.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (2634) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
On tap on the premise. Pours blond with low white head, some lacing. Aroma is of citrus, malt, soap. Taste is of bitterness, citrus, fruits. Palate: Light-medium body. Soft-medium carbonation.Overall: Good. Just a bit soapy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (4323) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Clear gold pour with thin white foam. Aroma is really floral, light floral hop, clover honey, light pine, delicate hoppiness, nice sweet malty Aroma. Taste is very balanced light honeycomb malt, bitter piney hop flavor. Slightly incognito pale ale, but not offensive.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3778) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 19, 2015
This was from strykzone. Poured a clear gold was a big fluffy white heed Nose of tropical fruit and citrus. Medium body. Flavor is caramel malts with lots of citrus and floral hops. Bitter finish. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Pine and grapefruit flavor with light tropical fruit and light caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine and caramel lingers with grapefruit.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozarkspops (368) - - JUL 23, 2014
Hazy yellow/orange pour. Medium white fluffy head. Earthy and spicy hop aromas. Wheat breadiness. Some banana for yeast aroma. Crisp light medium body. Flavor is spicy and earthy hops. Wheat sweetness. Mild lemon and banana. Mostly dry medium bitter finish. ---Rated via iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Yellow-orange with small white head. Aroma flowery and grassy hops. Medium body. Light carbonation. Flavor is mildly bitter. Herbal, hay-like hops. Balance is decent. A bit of skunk though maybe not so fresh. Otherwise could be a good low-key IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12596) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours gold with a white head. Aroma of light citrus, floral, earth. Med+ body - probably due to foamy carbonation. Flavor is very light caramel overtopped with citrus, earthy, floral - and perhaps many other hops. Very laid back and delicious. NIcely done.


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