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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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%


Crash_the_dog's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crash_the_dog (161) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - APR 16, 2014
Good looking, nice nose and superb flavors. Nothing extraordinary, but well worth having again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6861) - 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 (367) - - 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 (11376) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cards04 (1823) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
A decent IPA but nothing special. Pours a light yellow with nice foamy white head and lacing. Some dank and bready aromas but otherwise uninteresting. Flavors are kind of watery... Some hop flavor. But straight forward and kind of boring.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tonkun (898) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Tap at brewery. Light orange pour with a finger of head. Citrus, pine, floral. Light body with slightly bitter finish. A bit sweet throughout. Almost juicy.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Steve_0 (2822) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bomber in Breckenridge with my dad. Pour is hazy lemon with a frothy white head and great lacing. Lemon, husky, light grass, biscuit, wet dog, bread, and ammonia in the aroma. Taste is much cleaner - lemons, earthy, caramel, dirty bready, biscuit, and oranges with a light bitter. Light body with high carboantion. Not a very good IPA and the aroma is bad.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandd1983 (2685) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Sampled at the W&C Beer Fest 2014. It poured a golden color with a white head. The aroma was of citrus and tropical hops. The taste was of crisp, carbonated fruity, earthy hops with a nice malt backbone. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5038) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Bomber. Some haze in this bright golden beer and a big off white head fills half the glass and slowly falls. I smell floral aromas with tangerine and resins. Flavors are floral, citrus, and caramel. Moderate bitterness. Nothing complicated here. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Whatup14 (786) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
En fût au brouepub. Couleur jaune pâle translucide, peu de mousse blanche laissant une légère dentelle. Arôme de houblon, pamplemousse, malt subtil. Goût de houblon résineux, pamplemousse, amertume contenue. Carbonatation moyenne-faible, corps moyen.


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