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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Who doesn’t love a great IPA? The secret of this brew is that we used actual dinosaur bones.

Okay, that was a lie. But we did throw in enough hops to bury a Brontosaurus. Inspired by some of our favorite West Coast IPAs, the bold pine, citrus, peach, and tangerine hop flavors, along with a clean bitterness are balanced by a velvety malt backbone. This beautiful blend of flavor and drinkability showcases the truly unique experimental hop 05256 which we find to be delightfully juicy and dank. You don’t need tiny arms and a huge head to enjoy this mammoth IPA!


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gringo332 (554) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Pours a cloudy orange-amber color with a small head that collects to a nice ring. Aroma is juicy and fruity. Fresh squeezed oranges and grapefruit, light pine, light pineapple, and light caramel. Taste sugary sweet and very juicy. Only a light bitterness. Grapefruit juice, orange peel, pineapple, and light lemon. Very dry finish with some tartness too


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coachd (194) - Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Smells slightly sweet, slightly hoppy and has characteristics of white bread and a paper-like smell. Hazy yellow color. White bubbly head. Tons of lacing. Tastes citrusy and hoppy. Not great, kind of fake like a cheap lemon drop. Palate is decent. Not overly impressed with this one. Will be trying more selections from cedar creek but this one was a miss ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bartzilla (556) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 27, 2015
From the can. Not bad, not great. Seems a little sweet but not a show stopper. Hops shine and give way to bitterness. I think if you used the word "dank" to review this, then you just phoned it in. Wait a minute... drats. Anyway, pretty fair but not a repeat purchase. I like my IPA a little more crisp.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Orrinstaste (1) - - FEB 2, 2015 does not count
Low fill in a 16 oz can. Oxidized, no hop aroma or flavor,...oxidized crystal malt aroma and flavor...smells of sherry and almonds and cardboard. Nonexistent body (due to oxidation prob). Weak recipe, worse packaging process and the most expensive ipa on shelf space shared with a gabfest gold and bronze...go figure

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (8355) - Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2015
473ml can. Smell is peach and heavy pine, some sugar, spice. Flavor is big piney bitterness, dank, mango, and heavy malt though not caramally, just sweet and boozy. Decent ipa.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinator (1117) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Mixed feelings about this one. Nice hop aroma of floral and pine, which made it promising. Unattractive murky sand color that did not make it inviting. Upfront hoppy aroma but not overpowering. Medium to average palate for the style. Some malty sweetness to balance.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (5209) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Can @ Three Notch’d Tasting. Amber with a small head. Nose of lemon toast and marmalade. Flavor is similar. Sweet Japanese pears and orange peel. Marmalade. Some plum. Light woody bitterness. Medium body, active carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2806) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2014
16 oz. can. Pours a medium, well retained, off white head, over a hazy, gold (SRM 5) body.....nose is American style hops with pine, resin, grapefruit, light cereal malts, balance to the hops......taste is slightly floral sweet initially, with light honey tones, light cereal malts, becoming mildly bitter, with herbal hop notes, balance to the hops......mouth feel, light of medium body, slightly sticky, minimal alcohol, light but creamy carbonation. This is a relatively light IPA in both the malt and hop backbones. It is definitely "American" in the hop aromas and flavors, but is quite light in bitterness. The malt backbone is quite restrained. To make it a more typical would require additional forces for both the malts and hops. It really is not "mammoth". BJCP 7/2/13/4/6

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9618) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Can shared at a tasting, 10/6/14. Pours a hazy orange with a thin fizzy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of tropical, citrus hops, pale malt. The taste is bitter tropical, citrus, pine hops, clean pale malt. Medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fratto (2700) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Poured at the brewery. Orange pour with an off-white head. Aroma is sticky sweet, pine, and light fruit. Taste is caramel, lots of oranges, and toast.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (1991) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2014
16 oz can split with my supervisor. Murky orange pour with a great white head that sticks around. Definitely hop-forward. Aromas of pine, grass, mango, citrus, and a bit of diacetyl. Pretty dank weed flavor, and more citrus and passion fruit. Damn fine ipa, just that hint of d threw me off.


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