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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Our year round ode to the Pacific Northwest hop. At DEBC, we like hops, but we like American hops most of all. Here we use some of our absolute favorites. However, they might not be used like you may expect, by using varieties with high alpha acid contents (which means more potential for bitterness) and using them in ways to emphasize the flavor and aroma we can render a rather bitter ale with over the top tropical fruit, citrus, pine, floral, and more hop derived aroma and flavor. Style: American-style India Pale Ale Hops: Citra, Amarillo, Chinook, Palisade, and Summit Malts: Pale Ale, Vienna, Honey, and White Wheat Yeast: English Ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocJitsu (1688) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Pours a clear copper-golden color with a sudsy, off white head. Pine and citrus nose. Pliny the Elder-like bouquet. Powdery crispness to the texture. A bit of cannabis-like umami underlies and provides structure to the pine/grapefruit hop flavors. The perfect balance of sweetness from the malt efficiently does it’s job without interference at any point during the process. Excellent effort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2013
On tap at the brewery on Halloween. I don’t get a lot of the tropical notes that the tasting description seems to indicate, but it is certainly hoppy. Smooth and drinkable, but slightly boozy considering the low-ish ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cavie (4305) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Can. Pours a hazy reddish orange color with a foamy head response. Aroma is very hoppy, citrus, resin, tree sap and lots of sweetness. Flavor is also a nice hoppy mixture. Good citrus flavor and hop resin. Finishes very flavorful. One of my favorites from DEBC. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Aroma of piney citrus hops. Very good IPA look. Taste is well balanced, a little on the malty side w a touch of Munich(?). Clean but somewhat heavy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (7323) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Slightly hazy bright copper with a thin foamy white head. Nose is rich with dank resinous NW hops, rich ruby grapefruit, and amazing amounts of caramel. Flavor has much in the way of floral and grapefruity dankness, but the bitterness is restrained enough to enjoy it easily, and it helps that it’s citrusy/caramelly sweet. Full and balanced and lovely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2809) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Large, off white head with good retention and lacing. Hazy, copper/orange color. Nose of pine and light citrus, little floral maybe. Medium bodied, sorta fizzy carbonation with a certain, tang? i cant really describe.Weird, citrus flavors, spicy, hint of pine and earth, lil pee? Dry finish, tame bite.12oz can from fiveacestx. Thanks man!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartzMimic (84) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Poured a half-inch foamy head. Burnt orange (it is a Texas beer, after all). Faint citrus and orange nose, with a touch of hops. Those same things carry over to taste, with a bit of pine. Nothing big at all, certainly not like the hoppy IPAs I usually enjoy. Extremely well-balanced. I liked this one a lot.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TylerGreenDC (794) - - OCT 2, 2013
On draft at Brewed. Yellowish-copper color. Citrus and pine nose. From there it gets unusual... starts fizzy, moves thru some pine and citrus hops and finishes with acute tartness that stays in the mouth. And then maybe even more fizzy. Quite unusual. Also, fizzy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thome50 (1285) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Can from Eric. Pours a hazy golden with thin white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is piney, herbal, odd citrus something going on. Taste is a little too malty for my IPA taste. Some orange rind, zest and pith. Not horrible but doesn’t really jump out as a very hoppy IPA. Not overly bitter or sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (10000) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Can thanks to a trade! Pours a near clear amber orange with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of onion, weed and pine with a backing sweet grain note. Flavor starts with bitter pine and weed with a touch of earthy grains.

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