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RATINGS: 236   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
b3shine (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs). Looks solid; malty though. A mostly transparent deep orange with off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of mostly bitter hops with a touch of fruit and a big pale malt backbone. Average (at best) on the palate with what seems like a bit of hot booziness. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. An underwhelming example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (10411) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate sour citrus hop and malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. Good brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (1924) - Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Rich amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, pine hops, & some citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, pine hops, caramel, citrus (notably grapefruit), and some biscuit notes; Finish is bitter; Fairly decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrSilverworm (5928) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2013
12oz bottle. Clear orange red color. Little ring of khaki head, no lace. Medium body. Lighter carbonation. More dry texture. Kind of a metallic malt taste to it, more bittering hop than aroma. Not a good IPA. Very disappointing. Not drinkable. Off-putting aroma, hard to do more than sip this. Drain pour. Did Cisco really send a bunch of old product to Ohio for their launch, or is this always this weak? Didn’t see a bottle date, so I can’t be sure

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (728) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2013
12 oz can pours a dark orange color with a nice white head. Aromas of citrus, sweet malt, pine. Medium bodied, nicely balanced, very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
taestee (52) - USA - NOV 19, 2013
Nice beer overall. Nice thick head that lingers and laces on the way down. Amber in color. The taste and aroma is definitely malt-heavy. A bit of stick and bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2013
Picked up from the foreign bottle bar (Biers Sans Frontiers), GBBF 13, ¾ pint bottle. Clear amber coloured body. Two-finger sized off-white head with good retention. Spotty lacing down the glassware. Dusty hops and mid-sweet, earthy malts to the nose. Flavours of malty sweetness nicely blended with fresh apricot and lemon. Dry bitter endnotes. Refreshing with fine drinkability (shared with Finn H at his place in Tromsø 30.10.2013).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
14th September 2013
Lightly hazy amber beer, good white head. Palate is light and dry. Fine minerally carbonation. Odd flavour of hazlenuts! The hops are mellow pine and citrus. Light caramel. Different!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3116) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Clear, very dark amber body with an off-white head. Spicy citrus aroma. Resiny - more spruce than pine. This has a strange flavor profile to it. Bitter and dry. I can’t identify where the strange flavor comes from.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - OCT 23, 2013
FROM NOTES: June 29, ’12 Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. A: The aroma is resiny and citrusy, but more subtle than other IPAs. A: Pours a dark, oily, orange, with a nice white, finger-width head that clings nicely to the side of the glass and leaves nice lacing. T: Surprisingly, this doesn’t have the hop kick that I suspected, but has a nice balanced mixed of hops over a noticeable malt backbone. After a few more sips, the complexity of this American IPA becomes evident, despite missing the hop overload one would expect. P: A smooth mouth-feel with a good deal of carbonation. Quite sticky with the hop after taste, as well as a malt touch in the front of the mouth. O: This is a very quaffable brew that is perhaps to subtle for it’s own good. While initially subdued, the finish is very hoppy, but still short of what I would think an American IPA should be.

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