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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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nuplastikk (4400) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2008
750ml Belgian style bottle. Rich, thick, and murky orange color with a lasting foamy head. Dry, doughy, and bitter, with some wheat and an almost farmhouse funkiness. Mystery ABV never helps..Iíd guess around 7%. Lots of straw and mellow citrus notes. Really big head...solid lasting foam. This is a great fresh tasting American IPA, about as good as it gets.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkgrenwel (569) - Cambridge, 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2227) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Quite nice beer bordering on superb. Poured with a thick sudsy cream-colored head, some lace and a clear medium dark amber color. Aroma is malt, pine resin and a hint of weed. flavor is fairly dry but other than that everything else is well balanced which makes it easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pastor (796) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Thanks to corey0212 for sending this one along to me 22 oz Bottle poured into a pint glass produced a great white puffy head that settled down to a thick layer of lace. The body of the brew was a slightly hazy and amber in color. Aromasí were big piney resin with some light floral hops .Great IPA flavor on this one big and hoppy but with some malt sweetness to keep it from the east coast. Medium to light feel in my mouth with plenty of carbonation for my tongue. A good IPA nice and nice fresh bottle helped it as well. Thanks again Corey

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11034) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2009
Very strong offering here. Had some on tap at Rattle n Hum in NYC. Pours a nice orange hue with a medium, white head. Very hoppy nose with hints of flowers and citrus fruits. Flavor is deeply hoppy. Nice lip-smacking, bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2010
22 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear orange-amber color with a large offwhite head. Good head retention and excellent lacing. Aroma of sticky resiny hops with some citrus and a well balanced caramel malt backbone. The taste is bitter resiny hops, citrus, apricot and melon, with caramel in the background. Medium bodied with quite a bit of hop bitterness that lingers. Good beer. This brewery has barely been in Virginia a week and theyíre already impressing me a great deal.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4484) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Pours a nice golden amber with a large foamy/creamy off white head that left nice lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, light pine, mango, caramel and a touch of toasted malt. Flavor of grapefruit, light piney notes, floral, some caramel and grains, apricot and moderate hop bitterness. Well done IPA

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2008
22oz bottle. Attractive aroma of grapefruit, orange, nectarine, and caramel. There was also a whiff of toasted bread. Poured a clear dark orange color. The head was white with good retention and lacing. Light to medium bodied with moderate to high hop bitterness that suppressed the delicate sweetness. I tasted sprucy hops, toasted bread, orange, and apricot. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1293) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Rocky, foamy head atop a hazy light orange. Lots of carbonation. Head is stubborn. Color changes with light and depth/thickness. Nice floral and citrusy hops in the smell. Malts are dry and bready. Citrus and mild pine needles. Sweet, perfumey, floral; outstanding. Hops first, a little chlorine in the taste. Malts are pale and bready. A bitter IPA, which would use more of a balance. Definitely solid, could be a bit more malty. The feel is thick and creamy. Fizzy. Itís a really nice, fragrant IPA. Could have more malts in the taste. Solid, unbalanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyhwcinc (1444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Purchased at Armanettiís in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on spring forward Sunday while making dinner, one of those great unexpected early March 60 degree days. Appearance is a cloudy, dark gold/ruby with a rich white head that laces to the glass. Aroma is nice and hoppy, equal parts citrus and pine hops, smells dry hopped for sure. Taste is pretty good, not really much malt thrown in, hops dominate but itís not crazy bitter, goes down slightly smooth with mostly citrus notes, but itís not like Iím drinking hop residue. Iím pretty happy to have tried this, wasnít happy with my last Cisco brew and think this oneís the bees knees.


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