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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Finally an American-style IPA from us... This beautiful red-orange ale has a full malty body balanced by a fruity apricot/grapefruit nose. Mounds of dank Summit hops in the whirlpool and dry-hop additions provide a deliciously quenching finish to this East meets West-coast ale.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sethbreaker (173) - New York, Greater London, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Herbaceous aroma, predominately malty taste with a short bitter finish. Not bad

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkgrenwel (587) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Beautiful hazy red pour with a tight creamy tan head. Color has a glow to it. Juicy fruity nose. Sweet tropical fruit and a touch of pine. Huge flavor right up front. Candy sweetness, covered at all times by a firm hop bitterness and finishing dry. The two play nicely together, keeping the beer balanced, despite an aggressive hop bitterness. Lots of crystal, but not in the right way. Hop flavor is not direct. Pine resin and big grapefruit are absolutely there, but they are largely married to the malt. They blend into the malt sweetness bringing out cherry and strawberry notes. Hints of black pepper o the finish. This actually reminds me a bit of an IPA version of Bigfoot. Touches on my memory of what Hop Devil perhaps once was. Definitely doing something different than the quintessential west coast IPA, but absolutely succeeds at finding a new niche in the style. Epically drinkable, but seriously robust. One of my favorite go-to local beers.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jondsimmons89 (22) - Carol stream, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Good aroma, fairly hoppy and bitter. Malt doesn’t stand up as well as I’d like against the hops. Decent IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palidor19 (3006) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2012
this beer is unique. its doesn’t have hardly any malts flavor nor aroma but it does have a very strong hoppy flavor.goes kinda bland at he end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
scarletfire65 (1001) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Pours a mostly clear amber. The aroma is Christmassy, pine, spruce, rosemary, orange, and spice. High carbonation, slightly thin on the palate, tastes of resinous hops, fruity, orange juice, a touch of caramel malt, great bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (1947) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Bold and bitter, with a nice hoppy taste overall. Hints of citrus zest, spice, and a touch of malt. Not too floral and smooth in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4278) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2012
The aroma is hoppy and malty with grassy, citrus, and pine hops and the malts being caramel. The appearance is hazy amber with a huge head. The taste is like the aroma but neither sweet nor astringent. The palate is thin but OK. The beer is overall quite interesting yet not completely satisfying.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Poured golden orange with decent head that faded quickly. Smelled of grass and hops. Tasted grassy with nice bitter hop finish

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cleverlobo (319) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 19, 2012
bottle; clear dark orange with medium off-white head; aroma-resin, spruce, grapefruit; tastemedium sweetness, very bitter, medium body, thin feel, lively, bitter finish. Quite good

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6133) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
12oz bottle from Premier Gourmet. Hazy amber with a huge fluffy off-white lasting head. Solid citrus and leafy aroma, quite juicy yet dry. Taste follows, a bit of cocoa roast, earthy .... dry, a bit tart. Average body, astringent, mild carbonation, long gritty/resin finish. Not bad.


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