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RATINGS: 1307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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It’s not as heavy bodied and malty as many IPA’s, in contrast the palate is more crisp and dry. If you consider yourself a "hop-head" you owe it to yourself to grab this beer.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2006
$1.59. The beer pours to a flat looking caramel/bronze body. Nice visible carbonation, ultra thin white head. The aroma is pine, grapefruit, pale malts. The flavor is piney, bitter, spruce, resin. The palate is bitter, oily, resiny, medium bodied, lightly drying. Buttery crackers made this beer better. Nice belch character.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (1751) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2006 Lots of hops! Little aroma, but lots of bitter taste from front to back. Very cloudy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2006
Hazy brown and a medium light tan head with pretty good retention. Piney aroma with a hint ofspice. Medium body, somewhat resinous. A little light honey sweetness, but hops are what this is about. Bitter citrus, spice, and a long dry finish. Refreshing and easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4739) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2006
Big thanks to Beerdrenched for picking this nice IPA up for me. Pours medium / dark brownish bronze with a large dense light tan head. Lots of wooden piney hops on the aroma with traces of floral hops. There is some malt in the background, but this is mainly hops. Medium body (lighter than expected from the appearance and aroma) with nice soft carbonation. Starts with some smooth caramel malt and floral hops - nice blend. Finish brings out the piney hop presence - sharp hops. Nice IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2006
Bottle from Steve (punkrkr27) Thanks! Pours out a dark brown color with a nice white head. Smell is pine, grapefruit, hops, and grass. Taste is rich and creamy, and very full bodied. Pretty solid IPA, very easy to drink. Reminds me of 2 hearted, just more cloudy. Nice one. I would drink this for a session beer quite a bit if I l lived in MI. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2006
From the Columbus gathering, brough by bgburdman9. Orange color with an off-white head. The aroma was grassy with a bit of caramel malt. The flavor was very malty with enough burn and hops to make things even. Pretty nice brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rudolf (2344) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Thx. Illinismitty. Nose is lemon/citrus hops, oranges, caramel. Flavor is light malt, light caramel, piney hops. Some citrus in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 1, 2006
12 Oz Bottle. Rich floral aroma of ruby red, replete with Cascade and a tinge of lemon peel. A hazed pour of light hazel, with an gentle orange fringe. Flavor is a loose flowing sweet cream and candied peaches, bolstered with a heavenly rich sinuous curve of candied resin hops. The malt is in nice balance, I feel. The alcohol plays sweet and helps carry the hop flavors. It all mingles together in general harmony. If I have much bad to say, it’s that the malt body is a touch thin and the hop character a little one dimensional, lacking diversity and a bit too vegetal. Otherwise, a rich quenching IPA with nice flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bgburdman9 (861) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2006 Columbus gathering beer#7. Brought by me. Sweet caramel malt and bitterness in the aroma. Little alcohol burn in the aroma. Had a little tanginess and very sweet. Pretty good IPA. Had this again, very easy to drink ipa. Not a crapload of hops like some others but a solid amount that goes down easy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2006
Can’t remember if I had this at Ashley’s or at the fest. Oh well. Hazy orange, frothy small head with some good lacing. Wonderful citrus aroma. Wonderful citrus hops taste - lots of lemon citrus. Fairly one dimensional, but enough body to back it up. I liked it a lot.


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