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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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A straightforward malt body supports the distinctive bouquet of Columbus and Falconers Flight hops that impart citrus, grapefruit and pine notes characteristic of the West Coast style. F5 is a belligerent hop reckoning.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Hazy burnt orange pour with small white head. Aroma of hops is somewhat light and citrusy, melon, and a minor woody quality. Flavor is abrasively bitter, malty backbone, and melon underlying throughout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (1886) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Can share thanks to beechbro197. Nose full of fruit and find. Little dusty but otherwise solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrewFace (783) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Can share thanks to beechner224. Murky dark orange pour. Big citrusy aroma, hoppy and yummy smell. Hoppy, piney and light citrus notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (669) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Can. Pours cloudy amber, white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, hops. Taste us strong hops, sticks around a bit. A little sweetness I. There.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fantabox (17) - USA - JAN 31, 2014
Deep golden color. Off-white head. Nice citrus flavor throughout with Columbus hops up front. Nice malt backbone and moderate bitter finish. Fantabox

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOSSbrewer (1631) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Had at the BGoA Winter tasting. Pours a golden yellow. Slight white head. Tastes somewhat soapy. Slightly bitter. Decent beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2511) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2014
The beer is sunset orange with a frothy, off-white head. Lots of citrus and grapefruit right up front. Big time grapefruit and fresh hop presence. Profoundly bitter finish, with lingering tartness. Grapefruit rind, orange rind. Dry. Yet, the feel is somehow creamy and smooth. Well done. I hadn’t heard of this beer and had no expectations. A solid beer. I’d happily drink / buy this again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4842) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Nice amber pour with an off white head. Nose is grapefruit, bitter, resin, and fresh hops. Easy palate, citrus, grapefruit, pine, fresh hops, light earth, smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (1952) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Can thanks to soonerchamps. Pours a cloudy amber color with a small foamy head that fades to a ring and leaves nice soapy lacing. Aroma is dank, juicy citrus hops with some pine and toasted malt. Taste is sweet oranges and grapefruit. Nice bread and caramel malt base. Finish adds some pine and flowers to the hop profile. A very well done West Coast IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (1381) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Nice balance with citrus notes coming through. Noticeable strength, a well done example of the style.


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