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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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This American style IPA is bursting with citrus and pine hop flavors and aroma. A big malt backbone balances the hop intensity. Hops are added at each step of the process for ten total additions. This is truly a beer for the hop lover. 6.7% ABV. 85 IBU


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9766) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Tap. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy and herbal hops, biscuit and straw malt, dank fruity esters. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and bitterness, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Draft at Brewery Aug ’08: Poured an orange color. The aroma was sugary pine and hops. The flavor was sweet and hoppy, some citrus and bitterness. Overall, not as good as the Punjabi, but decent non the less.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8100) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2008
Growler. Unfiltered brown amber with a small tan head. Big fruity orange nose, some melon and old pear, along with a lot of wet bread and a spicy ginger note that seems weird. Flavor has that sharp pepperiness of ginger, some citrus, light acidity. Some creamed maraschino cherries in finish. Decent, not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 27, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. Purs amber with a thin white head. Great fresh hop pine/grapefruit aroma. Great lacing. Has a tootsie roll chocolate orange flavor. Very good beer.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6260) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Draught. Head is mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin), with a note of diacetyl. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. A buttery diacetyl note kind of steals the show here, as happens with many of Coopersmith’s pale ales. Not awful, but not pleasant either.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kevin (2089) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 1, 2007
tap at the brew pub. pour is an orange tan with a nice head. aroma reminded me of cotton candy. very sweet booze flavor with a lighter than expected earthy hop taste. a sweet drinkable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Pours dark tan with a lasting beige head. Aroma is fruity hops, lots of citrus and sweet apple. Caramel malts, light butter in the palate with a generous dosing of fruity and herbal hops. Light toasted malt in the finish. Medium bodied, sticky. Typical Coops.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigcat03 (208) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 6, 2007
Draught from the brewpub poured into sampler - Pours clear amber with a white head; Floral hops, malt, and a hint of citrus to the nose; Lots of floral hops and malt on the initial taste; Bitter grassy hops backtaste; Watery medium palate; Almost no carbonation; Not bad, but I’ve had many a better APA.


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