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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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This 4.7% hop bomb is loaded with New Zealand hops bringing out passionfruit, pineapple and other exotic fruit aromas balanced with a mild sweetness and lingering hop finish without any bitter astringency. Straw colored and light in body, satisfies those craving hops but not a ton of alcohol as well as lighter beer drinkers looking to try something new.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricyclist (910) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Pint pour at Peg’s of an odd color yellow, somewhat bright. Nose is good citrus with plenty of grapefruit. Sharp. Flavor is somewhat off, good hop presence but a little funky? Maybe it’s just me. I can’t quite place it. Nice smooth body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8218) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
My Bottom Line:
This slender New World Pale Ale develops plenty of tropical fruit and bitter resins in a frothy and easygoing body.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sizeable head of foam produces some lacing while dipping into the cloudy pale blond.
-The tropical fruit spans from lemon to guava.
-Hops also produce sandy undertones.
-The very soft carbonation feels natural, which increases drinkability.
-Malts are mostly supportive here, even if they do build a few straw notes.

Freshly canned at the brewery taproom.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatDane1632 (657) - USA - JAN 2, 2015
On tap at the brew house -- a very light straw yellow color. Aroma is straw, grass, citrus, lemon peel. Flavor is more bitterness than aroma or hop flavor. Decent, I preferred their Fixie more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5735) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Big can courtesy of Paul. Pours a light hazy golden body with nice white lacing. Aroma is super funky, grassy and wheaty. Mouthfeel is super soft and delicate - definitely sessionable; with notes of pineapple, funky hops, funky dank character, slightly sweaty profile, wheat and grass. Really nice session ipa with huge funk character dominating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8795) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Sample at Peg’s Cantina. Slightly hazy amber-gold color with a medium white head that evaporates steadily to a wispy film. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit, hops and biscuit malt. Light-bodied with flavors of melons, citrusy hops and toasted malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a topical fruit and hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ataraxia (399) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Hazy light yellowish-orange with a frothy white head. Grapefruit, kiwi, passionfruit, and pineapple. Delicate sweetness, wine-like elements. Dry, light-bodied, lively carb, and fairly clean. Mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (3881) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2014
Draught sample at Mikkeller Bar (Viktoriagade) Three Floyds Takeover. Pours yellow with a small head, aroma of carambola, melon, chilli, flavor is bitter with melon, cucumber and some funky tones, medium bodied, great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (6459) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 15, 2014
[5/1/14] Draught at Mikkeller Bar in Copenhagen. Clear golden. Amazing aroma full of tropical fruits – melon, carambola, prickly pear, a hint of mango. Dry flavor full of fruity hops with a grainy note and great refreshing bitterness. Medium-bodied, quite rounded. A wonderful session IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9727) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Draft... Hazy straw-colored ale with a mid-sized, fizzy, white head. Good retention and interesting lacework. Not much going on in the nose, but the body and flavor are way nice. Light to medium-bodied with a raspy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. The flavor offers citrus rinds and flesh for a bright, bitter-tangy bite with a short, crisp, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (5230) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
Draft - grapefruit and tropical fruit. Hazy yellow with a rich white head. Tropical fruit and skunky hops with a little bitterness and a fruit sweet finish. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
finol (2268) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2014
Draught at Mikkeller Viktoria. Pours hazy golden with a wet head. Hoppy, dry bitterness dominated by Nelson hops. Not my cup of tea.

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