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RATINGS: 97   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jasond612 (280) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2013
10/11/13 can given to me in a trade with Derek. Rich copper color with a big white head. HUGE pine and citrus notes that filled the room as soon as it was opened. Could be the best IPA I've drank after FW Double Jack. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Caytinator (962) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Pint on tap. Clear beer, bright yellow, good lacing, small persistent head. Actually a light, simple aroma. Taste is very good, medium mouthfeel, nice medium bitter aftertaste. All the flavors you want. Recommended.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bravesooner10 (1) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 8, 2014 does not count
Great piney, floral and citrus aroma that is very powerful as soon as the can is opened. Appearance is very pale. Lighter than a lot of IPA’s. Pretty looking beer! Very hop forward from the beginning with a complex hop flavor consisting of citrus and spruce. Not a strong malt build, which I like in an IPA, but a small amount of light sweetness. Medium to high bitterness. Light to medium body. Lots of resin in the texture. Lively carbonation and finishes with a long lasting hop bitterness and flavor, but very clean. Great beer! My go-to beer to start most nights at the bar.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
twgordon (39) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 5, 2014
This is not for the hop haters out there. Strong, pine aroma and taste. Very stout palate that sticks with you. Despite it's hoppy nature and high alcohol content, a very smooth and easy to drink beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TylerGreenDC (341) - - OCT 3, 2014
On draft. Aroma of pine, citrus and honey. Flavors of orange, peach, guava with a faintly chocolate malt presence. Sophisticated and layered.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bwa5879 (689) - Portage, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Can given to me from some fine folks passing through Bell’s Eccentric Cafe from Montana/Oklahoma. Medium copper pour with small amount of effervescent bubbles rising to a quarter inch of white head. Scent is light, full of toffee, grain, florals. Soft carbonation, pillowy mouthfeel, tacky finish that leaves teeth dry. Taste is predominantly pine mixed well with floral and citrus zest, really soft and subtle, milky sour with toffee as well, grain is indistinct in flavor but very apparent in mouthfeel. Nice IPA with some regional uniqueness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4062) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 28, 2014
16 ounce can thanks to Angelo. Super balanced malt build. Nicely hopped with just the right citrus flavors coming through. Really well done.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (4582) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2014
16oz can. Slightly hazy orange body, steady off-white head. Oily, resinous hop aroma..some pink grapefruit..mostly pine. A pretty decent IPA. The hops aren’t that exciting, tastes like a run of the mill IPA from ten years back. Not one I’d go back for more of. Surprised this hit 100 IBUs. Nothing super off, but mediocre and not that desirable either.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Draft at TapWerks. Pours a clear orange color with a thin head. Thick, hoppy aroma with some citrus notes. Dry, hoppy taste with some tart notes. Really good IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2536) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 7, 2014
16oz can from pinkzambia Hazy orange amber with a small white fine head. Nice malty citrusy hop aroma. Some papery malt flavors but plenty of pithy juicy west coast hop flavors. Good IPA

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1515) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Can: cloudy lemony orange color with a small off white head. Hoppy aroma with notes of freshly ironed polyester and grapefruit rind. Tangy and citrusy hop flavors with a crisp bitterness. Average body and pretty nice.


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