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RATINGS: 240   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2009
This poured copper in color with a thin off-white head. The aromas were on the simply side showing off some soapy citrus (orange pulp), light caramel and a bit of florals. In the mouth it was medium-bodied with nice balance and a mildly dry and bitter finish.


1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ernest (6221) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Can. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is dark amber. Aroma is lightly malty (caramel), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot), with notes of diacetyl, sour fruit (kumquat, sour apple, tomato, etc.), lightly to moderately yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, moderately bitter, unclean. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Off-smelling, dirty, and very sour. Undrinkable. Cisco continues to have problems with infections, obviously. Bummer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1246) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Pours a clear amber brown with a foamy off white head. Aroma of caramel and grape. Taste is lightly sweet start to finish with a nice midpoint of hop bitterness that finishes with candied citrus notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2226) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 20, 2014
I thought this smelled excellent. Lots of piney hops with a weird old smell that I like. Unfortunately, the old smell also permeated into the flavor, as it just seemed a bit flat and alcohol-present. Bummer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9697) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours hazy dark amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is moderate citrus, tropical and dank hops, biscuit malt, grassy notes and pear esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, supporting crisp biscuit malt, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nakedwhendrunk (2132) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This one was poured into a pint glass and a tulip. There wasn’t any difference between the two. The appearance had a nice red-orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute and left some light glossy spider web lacing. The smell had a "fruity" apricot to grapefruit aroma with a nice bittering underneath of some light spicy hops. The taste had a nice citrusy to apricot-like flavoring coat my taste buds fairly nicely. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a fairly decent sessionable aspect about it. The carbonation seemed just a tad under for the IPA style, but honestly wasn’t too bad to me. Overall, for the most part, I say this was a good IPA worthy of having again.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BLADT (625) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Tap pour @ Cisco. Clean amber in glass. Slight lacing. Straight forward nose. Dank hops, faint lemon. Taste sticks with the aforementioned notes. Basic malt backing. Bitter on the finish. Decent carbonation. There are better IPAs on offer on site.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sonnycheeba (3560) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle from sampler pack. Pours clear amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma is biscuit and cracker malts, floral notes, light fruits, and faint toast. Flavor is dry malt base, medium hop bitterness, and some grassiness; dry finish with a touch of lingering bitterness. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JHeath99 (951) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle from a sampler. Pours a transparent amber with thin off white head. Aroma of hops and malts. Taste of bitterness and grasses.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rondphoto (2017) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 15, 2014
@ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Clear medium-dark amber, generous sudsy off-white head, puffs of lace. Taste is malt that moves into the palate carrying a load of citrus hops and sour apricot with it before adding the taste of Ry-Krisp crackers into the finish. Kind of a mess of a beer, sending odd tangents out in all directions. A little more order, please.


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