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RATINGS: 236   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.


3.3
   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 (2875) - 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 (3826) - 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 (8773) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Amber color. Smell of hops, grains, malt, pine and citrus. Taste of floral, citrus, caramel, pine, malt and hops. Very refreshing. Add more hops and its a 4!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2009 Subtle, inscrutable. The balance between the malt, hops, pine, carmel, and zesty citrus flavors is impressive. No slegehammer, but dry. Crisp yet somehow a funky grass note. Medium body and carbonation, accessible ale. A faint sneaky pair fruit note. Fitting name.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2008
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Lightly hazed orange ale with a mid-sized, frothy, off-white head. Lengthy, creamy retention. The aroma is a churning eddy of malty aromas... brown sugar, caramel, praline and toffee with some type of mystery fruit working its way into the mix. Full-bodied with a chewy mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. The sturdy malt backbone (and there is certainly one provided here) is needed to even attempt to balance-out the acrid and bitter plethora of hops thrown into the boil. Finishes bitter and then dry. A malt head’s IPA! World class, under appreciated brew! Kudos to pepsican for shipping this liquid happiness to me!


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