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RATINGS: 1352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2008
Hazy amber with tiny off white head. Hoppy aroma with caramel and grapefruit notes. Hoppy flavor with grapefruit and caramel notes. Ends solid bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Baneboot (7) - USA - SEP 2, 2008 does not count
With and unfiltered chunky pour, this beer produces a thin cream colored head. The beer is that beautiful orange/red reminiscent of a tequila sunrise. Nice first pour aroma - very hoppy, but dissipates almost immediately. A little sticky on the finish. High bitterness, but does no clean the palate well. Too much left behind to make this a real winner. The light carbonation is not enough to help cleanse the tongue. The mouthfeel has a surprisingly light viscosity. Overall good, not great.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (12113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2008
@Indiana Beerfest-on tap-pours a thin off white head and cloudy gold color. Aroma is (simcoe?) northwest/citrus-orange zest/resin hops, secondary medium malt. Taste is (simcoe?) northwest/citrus-orange zest/resin/herbal hops-semi dry/bitter, secondary medium malt. Mild carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Bottled poured hazy dark amber, chunk-style with tons of sediment. Nice lacy head. Aroma has caramel sweetness and boatloads of resinous hops and yeast. Flavor is strongly weighted toward pine hops balanced by biscuity malt. Commercial description holds true - it lacks the syrupy mouthfeel of other IPAs, opting for a dry finish. Definitely a nice variation on the Midwestern IPA theme.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2008
12oz bottle thanks to mmm/beer. Pours a cloudy, muddy brown color with a thin off-white head and floaties. Pine hops with caramel malts prominent. Taste is funky for an IPA with a heavy malt presence and a peachy hops taste. Mouthfeel is resinous from all the sediment and rather dry for an IPA. Not quite as bitter as most IPAs.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
surlysober (41) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2008
NTH TRIAL: pours a dirty orange-y-brown with lots of sediment/floaties and almost no head; smells like orange-peel, grapefruit citrus, and a hint of pine; taste is delicious, hoppy goodness with nice citrus and piney notes that dominate and very little malt flavor, but there’s still a substantial body to support the hops; finish is just bitter and just dry enough to bring a smile to my face. Overall, this is a wonderful beer despite it’s less-than-spectacular appearance. A fantastic everyday IPA; it’s one of the few beers I consistently purchase by the six-pack. I’m actually a little surprised by it’s style-percentile rating here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PolakPorter (83) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2008
Nice crispy hoppage and such. Citrussy goodness. Not the greatest of IPAs but certainly worth checking out.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GJF (1492) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 30, 2008
A lucky find at Wine Sellers in Macomb. Hadn’t heard of it, but I glad I found it. Lots of hops in the aroma, a grassy hop flavor and a nice dry bitter finish. Pretty standard stylewise for a midwest IPA, but it’s done quite well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jameswolfe (160) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2008
The thing that strikes me most about this beer is all the floaties in it. Other than that its a pretty standard IPA. Good but not great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Pours sweet potato skin orange with 2 finger light tan head that fades to a thin layer that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma is almost all piney hops with a bit of yeasty funk. Flavor is a little biscuity malt at first, then all citrus and bitter hops. It is definitely more dry than your average IPA, and a little more refreshing but loses some complexity and that satisfying, think mouthfeel.


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