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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Hop aroma and flavor dominate this IPA. However, the malt character of this deep amber colored ale nicely balances the hop component thus avoiding a harsh bitterness. A truly quaffable beverage!


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Can from Mike, thank! Pour is a clear copper, light white head that fades very quickly, but leaves nice lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, light pine and citrus hops. Tastes pretty much like it smells, a bit spicier than the aroma lets on. Not bad, but nothing really catching.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2483) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Medium sized off white head with fair retention and nice lacing. Clear, gold hued ale. Nose of pine and citrus, touch of peach. Medium bodied, good carbonation, lightly chewy. Dry malts, touch toasty, slight tea bag/iced tea flavors, caramel malts. little leafy and grassy. Dry finish, tame bite. Better than expected. Can from my friend eaglefan. Thanks for nettin me S.D. B!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ineedbeer (734) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 10, 2014
From notes at Great Nebraska Beer Festival. Aroma has a moderate amount of malt character with quite a bit of caramel and some cracker notes. Medium light pine resin and grapefruit hop notes with some grass present as well. Pours a clear, dark golden orange with a thick white head that shows quite a bit of retention. Flavor is similar to the aroma with quite a bit of malt character. Lots of cracker and biscuit with moderate caramel notes. Medium grapefruit and pine resin with some grass notes. Moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, I found this IPA to be too malty with a rather boring and somewhat grassy hop flavor. Oh well, I ticked South Dakota.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eaglefan538 (2890) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Pour was golden with an ok head and lots of lacing. Aroma of citrus and pine. Flavor followed and included toffee and tea bags and pine. Mouthfeel average. Bitter finish. Decent but average.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DW78715816 (61) - Kansas, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Pretty standard IPA. In the Black Hills this goes for $12 a 6 pack of cans. Was hoping for more. Much better IPA's out there at a better price. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Can @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has affruity malty citrus hoppy bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gendv138 (1328) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
During RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Yellow with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus. Tastes of caramel, pine, citrus. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (2863) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
This is a pretty run-of-the-mill IPA. It delivers the hops but doesn’t have the fresh, vibrant character the best of the style has. It is pretty standard across the board otherwise. There’s citrus and pine in the nose. It’s a bit sweet which brings out some mango and tangerine notes and it’s medium boded and a bit sticky w/ resinous bitterness in the finish. It sounds good on paper but it’s pretty muted generally. It is drinkable but unexceptional.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (1886) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Shared at RBSG 2014. Nose is orange and citrus with some fruitiness. Taste is initially bitter then opens up some hop flavor. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2014
From notes. Draft. Hazy orange amber color, small off white head. Aroma of floral citrus. Taste is more malt forward, but with a bit of earthiness as well. Overall not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nakedwhendrunk (2081) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - APR 30, 2014
Recieved in trade. The appearance was a clear golden close to a yellow colored body with a super thick one and a half fingered white foamy head. It rises a tad and drops at a nice pace yet it still maintains a decent level head for the most part, lacing is sporadic and clings all over the place - for the most part - its a nice show. The smell has a nice piney and somewhat floral sort of aroma gracing my nose in a somewhat earthy/herbal sort of way. The taste was sweet piney and floral-ness coming through and leaves no aftertaste but a slightly dry finish. On the palate, it sat at/about a light to medium, hmmmm...sessionable - sure - I think I could see this with some pepperoni pizza. Carbonation is just right for an AIPA. Overall, in my opinion, this is a good AIPA, well worthy of anyone who seeks it, nothing wrong with it however, there’s nothing spectacular either.


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