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RATINGS: 1206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Itís not as heavy bodied and malty as many IPAís, 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2007
A very nice IPA. A bit one dimensional, in that itís hoppy and little else, but the hops character is very well done, pleasant, and delicious. Tasty, not an overwhelmingly hoppy beer, and highly drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Pours and extremely cloudy, dark copper color with a lot of leftovers in the bottom of the glass. Had a very nice fluffy, thick head with great retention and great lacing. It looked as if it was very full bodied and viscous but this is not either...it is actually quite light to medium bodied, with a very pale malty dryness. The bready feel leads the way to a very solid hop overload. The complexity isnít quite there, and the balance isnít traditionally good, but its a very good alternative IPA style. I enjoyed this one

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
deline7 (13) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Cloudy, orange juice. Aroma that is divine of Americana hops. Malt sweetness strikes a great balance with the hop bitterness and flavor. Finshes mostly clean. Very drinkable. Hop addict approved.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmikolich (1446) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2007
meh, 12oz bottle, pretty middle of the road, nothing exceptional, but nothing disappointing, easy drinking tho which helps.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Poured from a 12oz bottle and served in a shaker. This IPA poured a hazy, amber/orange with a thin, beige head that had decent retention. Some thick, chunky lace was left around the glass. The aroma of the beer was made up of caramel, toffee, grass, and pine. The flavor consisted of grapefruit, pine, and caramel. Excellent balance of flavors, finishing of with a dry, citrus bitterness. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied and slightly oily with minimal carbonation. Overall, this was a very well done IPA, and quite quaffable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2007
UPDATED: APR 3, 2009 Had this on tap and I have a feeling that really helped. Smelled really nice, fresh oranges, tropical fruit, piney hops. Taste was very well balanced, citrus body, with a distant malt backbone that faded into a nice hop finish. Really enjoyed it. re-rate: I really enjoy this beer. Almost equal to two hearted for me. Great on draft, great out of a bottle. Nice dark orange color. Huge tangerine and pine. Super solid across the board.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Thanks to JK for sharing. Orange body with creamy head and a nice hoppy nose. bitter hop body with a little sweetness, but not too much.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4441) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2007
This was a good surprise, better than an average ipa. Full hop aroma with lots of citrus and some pine. Medium sweet malt in the flavor and a lot more hops, one of the most hop intense new beers I have had in some time. Great palate on this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KrispyKirk (15) - USA - SEP 7, 2007
(bottle) Right off I thought I got a bad bottle. The pour resembled dirty dishwater with a shot of orange juice (pulp kind) in it. But...since I looooove unfilitered brews, I give this appearance a perfect 5. Fortunately the taste is nearly as perfect. Chewy grapefruitínípine cones, light on the malt, nice acidic after-burps. Went well with wasabi-drenched sushi. Easy drinking for such a nasty looking liquid. Bravo Dark Horse!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 05/11/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip

hazy orange, thin beige head, brutal floral hop aroma with light sweet carmel malt, creamy body, basic hopped carmel malt flavor, nice medium bitter finish
-------- /> Date: 04/07/2007
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Score: 2.7 to 3.4

big citrus hop aroma, lots of hop flavor on a slightly sweet caramel malt base,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4


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