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RATINGS: 1357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


ThisWangsChung's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass. A: Pours a murky copper color with TONS of yeast sediment in the glass. The head is a one finger offwhite shade. Thereís a good creaminess to the texture, even if it fades moderately quickly. Still, itís not exactly an attractive beer. S: This has a pervasive biscuit quality to the aroma; it melds reasonably well with the textbook grapefruit peel and pine qualities from the hops. The maltiness is sweet and caramel-esque, like I expect. Typical, but I really like how strongly the aroma emanates from the glass. T: The biscuit from the aroma subsides a bit, being supplanted by some initial grapefruit qualities. Still, this is one of the most biscuity IPAs Iíve ever had. Pine bitterness pops up in the midtaste before seemingly washing away on the finish. No one note here really stands out from the pack - however, it compensates by coming across as a great thirst quencher with a modicum of complexity. M: While the body isnít lightweight, it manages to drink crisply anyways. Astringency is balanced well, with only a moderate bitterness accumulating on the palate. Carbonation is high yet controlled in order to preserve the refreshment qualities this provides. O: I reckon this one would really work during the summertime - in some ways, this drinks like a saison. There are better IPAs to be found, but there are also many worse ones as well.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lutz2jm (264) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Good IPA. Had at the brewery and was not disappointed. Good mix of hops give this a taste that falls between the citrus and pine zone.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (6161) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 24, 2016
Tap @RCBF 2016. Clearish redish-amber color. Small size, white head, stays. Malty, fruity and caramel in aroma. Malty, caramel, sweet and fruity in taste. Fruity and sweet in aftertaste. Drinkable, but Iíve had similar stuff before.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mandaritto (238) - LATVIA - AUG 20, 2016
Nice ballanced brew. Hops, with pleasant fruity and pine aftertaste, some geassy notes. Sticky mouthfeel

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
geologyguy (1300) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2016 Very light IPA smell, taste is medium bitter and not much else...one dimentional, no sweetness, just water and hops taste....boring, nothing good to note...double crooked is way way better

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonasdm (22) - - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle. Thick creamy head. Aroma of spices and toffee. Taste is hoppy and creamy. Long hang and medium bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (5585) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Piney grass and honeycomb aroma, not strong. Murky ochre, medium yellow head. Caramel and pine, grass, vague grapefruit. Full body easy carbonation, chewy. Nice balance, a little stale. I bet Iíd love this fresh at the brewery.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
knickskicks (1143) - - JUN 21, 2016
Hazy orange pour. Nose is toast, caramel, dank hops. Taste is orange, hop resin, sweet fruits, caramel. Sticky mouthfeel with a lingering dry finish.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
borre_m (1303) - NORWAY - JUN 18, 2016
Pours cloudy golden. Aroma is hoppy, but also diacetyl, butter. Taste is hoppy, and buttery.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zubblwump (54) - Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Pours a murky copper color with a large foamy white head that dissipates quickly. Nice strong aroma of typical IPA hops... Very bitter taste, though, and not the pleasant hop bitterness some IPAís offer, either. Under the bitterness is some citrus. Itís got many of the buzzword tastes for the style, but they donít really mesh, resulting a peculiar "off" quality for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NJJereme (385) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Pours an opaque ruddy copper color. Small creamy head. Citrus zest aroma. Crisp and toasty finish. Fairly bitter. Medium to heavily bodied.


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