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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed and fermented in Puerto Rico, dry-hopped exclusively with Simcoe hops in the shipping container back to Tampa where it was canned at Cigar City Brewing. The voyage truly makes this a Caribbean-style India Pale Ale.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1518) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Canned 12 days ago. This beer fucken LIFTS. pours a clear honey color with a large white head that lasts a while, giving you low carb in the beer once it settles. Aromas of urine. Taste is bitter upfront, supported by a huge malty backbone. Finishes semi-dry with a lingering cat piss bitterness. Very comparable to weyerbacher double simcoe. #partyin

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (6297) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Draft at Alla Spina with Pat. Pours a light orange body with white head. Aroma is pale malt, caramel malt, and muted hop. Mouthfeel is medium to light with notes of orange, wheat, grass hop, spice, grain and bitter hop. Overall, pretty boring ipa with a strong malt base. I’d like to try this at the source to ensure freshness, because I really get no Simcoe character at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2416) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Draft at craft ale house. Pours clear yellow with a medium sized white head, light lacing. The aroma is fairly floral, piney, very light citrus notes. The taste is dry bitter, some tropical fruit, really long lasting bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1719) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Can. Pours a rusty orange color with a small head. Nose is all sweet citrus with hops and pine. A very pleasant nose. Taste is very bitter with deep pine and resin notes. Notes of tropical fruits as well but not like the nose. Finishes very bitterly immediately on the palate and lingers and lingers. Great IPA for hopheads. Nice Quaff Score 8 / 10

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zgaier (1643) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Pours a clear golden orange with a white head and strong hoppy, piney aroma. Taste is bitter up front, with hops, pine, resin, and tropical fruits -mango and grapefruit, leading to a big bitter, hoppy finish. Tasty, strong bitterness IPA

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2431) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Tap. Moderate aromas of roasted grain for the malt, moderate to heavy pine and grapefruit for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with pepper and light dried fruit in the background. Head is average size, frothy, white with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear light amber. Flavor starts slightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a lively carbonation and a dry finish. Light, refreshing and full of IPA goodness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4786) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2013
12oz cans from CCB. Pours a mostly clear yellow-orange with a white head. Nose is a nice burst of simcoe- piney with hints of grapefruit and a nice caramel backbone to balance it out. Flavor is similar- nice caramel and malt backbone in front of this pine and grapefruit treat. Medium in body, a nice assertive bitterness that doesn’t drag its nails in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
capricho4 (17) - - OCT 21, 2013
A little more translucent than a JAi Alai. Slighty sticky lacing. Aroma was slightly dank with some sweeter fruit aroma of pineapple and mango. Flavor off the bat reminded of coconut water. Then the dry acidity of the hops. traditional Jai Alai finish. The coconut water really stood out to me. Pretty nice beer. Good balance overall.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2170) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2013
since my rating of this I will do it again you nuking douche. can courtesy of Daniel719. pours golden with a white foam head that leaves a thick lacing coat. mango, tangerine, ample bitterness from beginning to end. some cattyness on the finish. an excellent example. many thanks.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevencon (510) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2013
From can to glass. Fluffy white head with good lacing. Light haze copper orange. Floral and pine hop aroma light cat pee and cracker malt. Cracker malty sweetness with dry Hoppy finish. Pine and cat pee finish. A lot like a west coast IPA with good balance. Good but I prefer jai alai.


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