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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This is the brewery’s newest beer, this American style IPA is liberally hopped for a taste bud adventure! Slightly malty with a citrus floral hops right up front, a true hophead dream.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2008
Things starts off great with this one as it pours a deep, mostly clear golden amber with bubbles rushing quickly to the top. The head retention is fantastic and leaves massive sheets of lacing. It’s a damn good-looking beer. The aroma is pretty muted but good with piny hops up front with a hint of citrus as well. There is a sweet malt aroma in the background as well, with hints of caramel. The taste follows the aroma and has citrus hops up front with grapefruit and some grassy hop flavors up front. The malt backbone makes an appearance before a big, slightly harsh pine bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is relatively full bodied with tons of carbonation and a dry, almost too bitter, finish. This is a decent, though not extremely complex IPA that makes for a good sessionable summer brew.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
That1Guy (1934) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2008
Lots of floral and citrus hops on the nose, so the disappointment in the lack of hops in the flavor was huge. Got my hopes up big time. Still, not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Sampled from bottle: pours a clear but dark copper colour with a faint but noticeable tan head. Aromas of citrusy hops, carmel and ginger. Taste is of astringent hops, citrus fruit- particularly grapefruit, limes and tangerine.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Pours a dark and hazy burnt orange color with a well retained, frothy, beige colored head. Swaths of sticky lacing coat the glass in jagged ring and flare patterns. The aroma shows caramel and toffee malts, glazed biscuit, cream, and citrus and pine hops. There is also a weird vegetal note that I can’t identify, but it seems out of place. Flavors include big crystal malts, caramel, and buttery toffee, with a substantial citrus hop billing lending bittering balance. Medium bodied and chalky, with balanced carbonation. Overall, this is a decent brew, but something just seemed to be a bit "off" throughout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (2975) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2008
12 oz bottle

Perhaps the replacement for an older IPA this is a nice addition to the Central Waters line. I hope it becomes a regular so that people can enjoy it either through purchase or trade. As with virtually every bottle from a great brewery this doesn’t disappoint at all.

Aroma / Appearance - A huge two finger head soon settled down. As it did the copper body rose in the pint glass. The nose was that of a classic IPA - yeasty with freshly cut grass in the foreground. Everything is neatly balanced to give it a solid profile.

Flavor / Palate - The mouthfeel was chewier than I expected which was a nice discovery. Orange, grass and a bit of resin trace a transformation from smooth to bitter. Exceptionally sessionable it would not be hard to tackle a six pack of this over the course of an evening.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Much more modern American interpretation than the Lac Du Bay. As a fan of C-hopped IPAs, nothing to complain about here.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Date: 07/01/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade

Appearance: cloudy dark amber, wispy beige head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma with lots of floral hops and a light fruity character,
Flavor: sweet calamel malt flavor, lots of earthyness leading to a well balanced bitterness, long bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drfabulous (3989) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Bought at Steve’s in Madison. Solid IPA with that Midwest hop flavor. Subtle and overall tasty. Not intense like West Coast beers, but good nonetheless. Golden.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8933) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2008
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Some suspended floaters. Aromas of pine, earth, and citrus/grapefruit. Tastes of citrus, toasted caramel, and pine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2008
Beerfest in Chilton. Smash! "Liberally hopped" is accurate. Hops aroma, hops flavor, this is a good one for hopheads, which I masquerade as. Golden yellow color.


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