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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.

tricyclist's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricyclist (1063) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
youdictategood (435) - Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2015
On tap a couple of different places. No detailed notes - just noticed I’ve never entered it. Good session IPA - less bitter than Fixie, but similarly balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7059) - Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2015
2/20/15. On tap at the brewery. Orange pour with a nice khaki head. Great aroma, tropical, dank, citrus. Good flavor, balanced bitterness, doughy, dank hops. Tasty!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Crowler filled 2 days ago. Pours hazy golden with a small white head that fizzles quickly. Aroma is sweet honey and light floral grassy hops. Flavor follows with some bland sweet malts and honey, hardly any bitterness from the hops, extremely watery. Super light bodied, lowish carbonation. Overall this was a real disappointment. Crank is truly world class. A lot of these other IPAs they’ve come up with at Cycle are just subpar as can be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (3537) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Draft at Cycle Brewing during the RBWG 2015 bus tour. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of herbs, floral, citrus. Tastes of lemon citrus, herbs, floral. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (11057) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Draft. Pours yellow white head. Nose and taste of green onion, citrus, lemon and cracker malt. Lighter bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (6098) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2015
On tap at the brewery
Hazy straw golden with a medium sized white head, some lacing. Aroma is floral. Taste is floral and citrus

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (8705) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Sample on tap at the brewery during RBWG. Hazy golden orange color. Thin off-white head, leaving great thicker lace. Lighter body, good full feel. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Light slick texture. Nice grassy, kind of piney mild hop, with a solid biscuity bready malt. Solid SIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (16429) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2015 Draft at the source during RBWG 2015. Cloudy. Aroma of fresh hay and oats. Taste is slightly bitter orange. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (6254) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy white head. The aroma is pineapple and wheat. Light dry wheat, passionfruit, straw. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8619) - 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.

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