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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Hoptimistic IPA(India pale ale) has intense hop bitterness and flavor. This ale is further characterized by fruity, floral and citrus-like aromas due to American-variety hops. This copper/orange hued ale has a nicely balanced medium maltiness which contributes to a medium body that goes down easy, leaving a lingering bitterness that is hard to resist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2743) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy burnt orange with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and grapefruit. Flavor of floral hops, caramel, citrus,and pine with a drying bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (862) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Bomber. Pours light golden brown with a big nearly white head. Aroma is peach, white bread, a touch of lemon. Fairly sweet up front with some peach, floral and a slight plasticy off flavor. Grapefruit peel bitter in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZacM612 (215) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Amber with white lacing head. Floral aroma with a little fruit. Bitter finish, with a touch of citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6975) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2014
12oz bottle picked up from Lukas Liquors in Missouri during my stay for RBSG. Newer label with an oval on it. Mostly clear orange color. Thin off-white head, leaves good ridges of lace. Nice big resiny hop aroma. Grapefruit citrus, light pine. Very light caramel malt, more toasty. Moderate, kind of bigger bitter taste. Light to moderate sweet balance. Medium-plus body, lightly slick. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Very easy to drink, much more so than expected. Buying an IPA with no date on it is like Russian Roulette, but this was extra-solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle from RGSG share table. Hazed orange pour with clinging off white head and lace. Aroma is light bready malt and almost no hop aroma. Sweet bready malt start with a touch of floral bitter hops on the end. An ok pale ale but lacks the hop kick for the IPA tag. No off flavors just not what you expect from an IPA. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 26, 2014
On tap @ Bailey’s Range. An orange pour with a white head. This is an IPA? Okay... Sweet apple, bread, and caramel. A bit of melon and lots of peach. Quite estery. Nothing much different on the palate. Sweet malt, sugar, and esters. Fair amount of peach and melon. Sweet bread and caramel malt all the way through. Very light citrus peel hop notes. Minimal bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcnielsen (2265) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
On tap at Bailey’s Range during RBSG. Pours a golden color with white head. Big hoppy, grassy, piney flavors. Relatively minimal aroma. Alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (9470) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2014
On tap @ Baileys. Pours a bit hazy golden orange appearance with a white head. Slight candy, pineapple, grapefruit, caramel aroma. Kind of goopy and overly bitter. Caramel sugary, dull citrusy flavor. Eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tortman18 (188) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Pours a very hazy amber, almost identical to apple cider, with a very thin cap of white head. Decent carbonation. Very little lacing. Nose is loaded with hops. A lot of resin and citrus, with some bitterness. Mouth is almost identical. VERY bitter, with a lot of grapefruit, pineapple and pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FestDecBeet (237) - - APR 16, 2014
Serving: draft Look: pours golden color, small head disappears to webs Smell: citrus flavors, lemons Taste: grapefruit, lemon Feel: light crisp feel. Heavy carbonation Overall: not bad, has a heavy bitter after taste. Not as smooth as other hip heavy beers First drank: March 20, 2014

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