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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Eagle Claw Fist utilizes the same Chico yeast that shaped Hoppy Feet and Brown Angel. Canadian Two Row, English Crystal, and a little English Black Patent malt provide a sweet, balanced backbone. Simcoe, Centennial, and Citra work together to create a unique hop assault, with an intense bitterness that manages to leave your palate in one piece and is harmonized by the flavors of tropical fruits and flowers. The finish is dry.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Deep amber color. The head on this beer was awesome. Lasting cream colored and sticky. The head itself tasted creamy and of hops. The Aroma was very strong pine and citrus. The taste starts out mildly sweet then hits you with the hops. Very bitter finish. Taste, like the aroma, of pine and citrus. heavy bitterness and medium bodies. This is alittle unbalanced for me, VERY bitter. After your palate gets used to the bitterness itís pretty good. Also, it seems to mellow a bit when it warms.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7835) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Bottle via a trade. Pours with a medium sized, creamy, off-white head with good retention and lacing. Body is a murky brown to bronze hue. Clarity is pretty poor. Aroma is first and foremost hops, featuring notes of pine, citrus, orange, light mango, and tropical fruits. Lightly sweet, caramel malt presence that goes towards toffee and brown sugar at certain moments. Lightly grainy and bready. Floral, tangerine. Medium esters. Flavors are dry, bitter, lightly astringent up front. Medium malt sweetness on the mid palate, finishing with a fruity (tropical, citrus, tangerine) hop presence accompanied by an assertive bitterness, and a bit husky and chalky as well. Aftertaste is a bit of a bready grain character with a bit of fruit (esters and hops). Medium to long duration. Bitter balance. Lightly roasty, which is a touch off-putting. A bit of a grassy, vegital hop presence is also noticeable. Medium to lively carbonation, a touch creamy. A bit astringent. Medium alcohol presence. A decent beer overall but some harsh astringencies (married to the slight roast flavor) are a bit off-putting for me. Nice hop bill though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAY 8, 2011
(22 oz. bottle) Pours dark brownish-amber with a finger or so of tan head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Nice, light slightly weepy rings of lacing that are well-retained. Flavor of citrus and pine with light sweat over caramel. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Gets alot better as it warms with a nice caramel-chocolate malt presence. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3258) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Pours a medium towards dark amber brown, OK head. Aroma is slight caramel and a fist of coarse piney hops. Flavor is a match - a tiny bit of grapefruit intercedes, but this is surprisingly piney, to the point I would have called Columbus. Wait a second, I just read the label, unlike the description above, they did use Columbus! Totally unjustified feeling of perceptive superiority washes over me. Nice beer - like it more than I usually like pine bombs.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11353) - Washington DC, USA - APR 27, 2011
22oz bottle. Large beige head atop lightly hazed dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, melon, berry, grapefruit/orange. Taste is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, light berry. Soft medium body, some resin.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 19, 2011
Bottle @ Goodbar Beer Club. Hazy brown, white head. Nose is tropical & big caramel malt sweetness, some burnt notes. Flavor is caramel, berries, orange. Too much bitterness here along with ashy & astringent notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2011
Draft at Villains. Pours a deep reddish amber with an offwhite head. Nose is full and fruity. Tropical fruits and a caramel dominate. Kind ofa candy type sweetness. Pretty pleasant nose, really. On taste, it is mildly sweet, but it is also a good level of hopping. Bitterness keeps it from cloying. Full flavored and medium full body. Lots of Tropical hop flavors. Pretty solid, actually.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (1843) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2011
Tasted on 4/7/11 from a bomber bottle. Pours hazy light amber with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to thin lace and a nice collar. The nose is toasted rye bread, chocolate malt, and some resinous bitter hops. The flavor is light chocolate malt up front, and then intense resin bitterness takes over and dominates the rest of the palate. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a long resin bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2011
22oz bottle. Pours a cloudy, brown colored body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma has lots of piney citruses and tropical fruits with a really nice caramel sweetness to balance. Some crystal malts and bread along with some melon, orange peel, and a light spicy earth. Flavor is quite bitter. Lots of piney, aggressive hops with a bit of an earthy spice. Orange peel and grapefruit-citruses with a bready caramel maltiness and some crystal sweetness. A touch of alcohol heat towards the end as this finishes dry and bitter with lots of pines, some citrus, and a light bready caramel before leaving a very lengthy aftertaste. Medium, smooth body and moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid beer. Itís definitely one-dimensional when it comes to the aggressive bitterness, but there is a distinct, light citrus note thanks to the Citra hops and a nice bready caramel to balance. I enjoyed this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5187) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2011
Bottle. Dark, rusty amber pour with a tall, fluffy beige head. Aroma is big spicy hops, citrus oils, orange rind, soft caramel and pine. Taste is big pine and citrus with spicy hops, faint caramel, melon, and tropical fruit. Body is medium with a strong lingering bitterness and moderate carbonation. Finishes very dry and bitter with aspirin notes, citrus rind, spicy hops, caramel, melon, light tea notes and pine.


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