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RATINGS: 1351   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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
knickskicks (1120) - - 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 (1203) - 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 (37) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1453) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle. Dirty brown color. Big frothy head. Aroma is spice and hops, pepper notes. Malt backbone. Caramel malt, grass hops. Some spice. Not bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsmerig (1461) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Pours a cloudy caramel with a light head. Aroma of lemon citrus. Taste is lightly malt with a bit of black tea mixed in. Stiff bitterness mixed with a bit of peppery spice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1462) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2016
Hazy reddish pour. Hoppy and resinous with a but of malts. Similar palate. Big and delicious amd has great length.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglebones (104) - Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Draft. Copper color and thin white head. Aroma is grapefruit and pine. Medium body and carb. Grapefruit and lemon rind flavors nicely balanced by the sweetness of the malts. Really enjoyable IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Msdrbeat (349) - Darnestown, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2016
On tap at Fieldhouse. Pours Amber with white lacing. Fruit at the nose with slight grass. Smooth mouthfeel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gbe75 (130) - ICELAND - APR 28, 2016
Probably far too cold when I drank the beer. Hazy and nice bronze colour. Not the bitterness I was expecting.


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