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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1648) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Draft at Khyber Pass. Poured a slightly hazy deep orange amber with a off-white foam which formed a lasting thick ring. Simcoe. Simcoe. Simcoe. Presented strongly but not harshly. Ends are smoother and better rounded than other Simcoe centric beers I have had (i.e. read Spice of Life). Easy drinking without being soft. Great woody, dark resin notes with some dark amber fruit. An oak tree in a glass. It takes work to make such a dry hopped brew feel so effortless and I appreciate it. Great stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1779) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear darker blond beer, small stable white head. NOSE: hoppy, sweet, herbs. TASTE: hops, bitter, florar, herbs.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1033) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Gimmick beer that didn’t quite deliver all the way. Needs more contribution on the hops.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (4896) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2013
12oz can pours a clear orange with some foamy white head. Nose has some dried malt, some wood chips, some spice, some orange, some dried pine. Flavor is malty, spicy, sweet, a little metallic, orange, something a but artificial. Dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (1974) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Growler poured a light amber color with a one finger white head that retained a thin coating. Aroma has light tropics, citrus, grass, and some light onion. Mouth feel is light with good coating and good carbonation. Flavor has big dry hops, citrus rind, tropical fruit, light bitterness, and again light onion into the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
bp (794) - Queens, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle: pours golden amber with a thin white head, citrus and hop aroma, taste is very hoppy with a very dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
A golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, nice biscuit malt with fruity esters, kiwi and mango, and citrusy floral hops, catty notes, very nice. In mouth, a smooth biscuit malt with smooth floral hops, light butterscotch, very nice. Sampled at Tørst from my neighbor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3416) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
New Beer Distributors, NYC 12oz can ($2.75): Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is a whole lot of tropical fruit, bunch of citrus, with substantial malt backbone. Taste is bitter dry-hopped. Hefty malt backbone as well. Well-balanced. Quite dry. Good IPA, but I’ve had better.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BluePhish (93) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Nose doesn't pop but has some resinous hops and light malt notes. Taste is similar. Drinkable but not memorable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brystmar (1261) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Nice aroma, plenty of hop character. Strong bitterness lingers after swallowing; a West coast IPA for sure. Not my gig.


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