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RATINGS: 1298   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2005) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
Tap, Zingermanís Roadhouse, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Hazy amber. Thin head. Caramel and pine resin aroma. Balanced flavour. Honey sweetness then a building long resin and mint finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagobears (435) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Pours a hazy brown/yellow color with lots of sediment. They leave the good stuff in there and I love that. I know some brewers who used to leave there IPA unfiltered and after they didnít the beer lost a lot of character and ambiance. Flavor is piney, rich, and bone dry. Excellent example of an IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Listigovers (515) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2015
Smell: Caramel, toffee, hops. Looks vibrant, ruby red, dense creamy head. Flavour is full of hops, medium bodied, long finish, very resiny, did I mention BITTER? Malts are completely dry. A real hop punch!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1880) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle a dark golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits spicy and hops flavor malts citrus pineapple spicy and bitter hops

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2607) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Deep coppery pour. Small fluffy white head. Plenty of lacing. Big fruity piney aroma. Bitter citrus and fruity taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (668) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2015
A malty pine aroma. Hazy burnt orange color. Thin off-white head. Bold bitter bite to start. Pine malt taste. Faint sweet note in the back of the palate. Dry to the finish. Has a good balance hop bitterness and malt so that neither is overwhelming. Solid IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sawbuck (440) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Faint piney aroma with a note of citrus. Almost brown in color, deep amber, huge tan head that hangs for a while. Rich malt up front. Some sweet caramel. Citrus is next. Very sweet, with hints of orange. Bitterness seeps in, fairly mild, with notes of citrus throughout. Finish intensifies till the end. Lingers a bit. Rich mouth feel for an ipa. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Savage_Night (116) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2015 Pours hazy orange with a medium white head. Head retention is great. AROMA: citrus, caramel, spruce, herbs, hop bitterness, yeasty, spice and light malt. TASTE: hop bitterness, citrus, pine, peppercorns, spice, herbs, leaves, light tropical fruit and malty. AFTER TASTE: spice, malty, hop bitterness and light citrus with an oily dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (1017) - LATVIA - JUL 10, 2015
Amber with medium white head. Smell of malt and hops. Sweet malty taste followed by strong bitterness. Fruity notes. Strong bitter aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (3241) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2015
Bottle share at Paulís 30th in Croydon. Thanks to Dave. Hazy orange, small foamy white head, light lacing. Aroma is tangerine, liquorice, floral, soft pine. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is caramel, citrus and pine, light mint, soft bitter finish. Decent.


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