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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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This monstrous IPA is packed with a frightening amount of hops. Please refrain from looking directly into the glass!


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2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HoppityHop (170) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2012
All bitterness, no malt backbone, I mean NONE. Pours a little blonde for an IPA, but really what does color have to do with flavor? Big pillowy head is a plus, except when you want a pint of beer and not 10 ounces of beer and 5 ounces of foam. Slight aroma of woody hops but there’s no flavor. Strictly coarse bitterness and nothing more. Very watery for an IPA or anything else of this supposed strength. Then again, after drinking a pint on an empty stomach, I doubt it’s anywhere near 6.8%. Sadly, another let down from a very hit or miss brewery.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2561) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2014
I liked this way more than most of my ratebeer brethren. The aroma had a good amount of citrus and pine over a sweet malt base. The flavor had the hops with the malt well balanced. Crisp and refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
Drinkable fresh IPA from Growler and Gill. Mild orange citrus aroma. rough and a bit acidic.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2155) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2014
citrus fruity and nicely sugary and with a vine like infusion. there is a peppry German type of hop profile in there which could be difficult to accomplish this well. not a lot of alcohol and a little sticky in the body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slipstream (1932) - USA - FEB 24, 2014
On tap at Pacific Standard. It is pretty dry & aromatic, with some grapefruit and a touch of minerals. Fizzy on the palate. A solid IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (1732) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
2oz sample at International Great Beer Expo (Meadowlands). Pours a dark golden color with a medium off white head. Aroma of malty caramel and old citrus fruit. Taste of bitter old citrus, grapefruit, and lots if caramel maltiness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (122) - - JAN 12, 2014
bottle (I’ve had it on tap at the brewery too, but I rated it higher from the bottle) amber color with a slighth haze; citrusy hop aroma; lots of grassy, citrusy hop flavor; well balanced on a light malt base

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coldbrewky (1411) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - APR 28, 2013
Sampled at TAPNY. I would not describe this IPA as monstrously packed with hops. Moderately packed would be more appropriate. Well balances and easily consumable rounds this package out nicely. Floral nose, hop covered malts with a biting finish, leaves the taste buds wanting some more.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tonkun (609) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Tap. Golden pour with minimal head. Slight grass and fruit. Caramel and tea. Quite a bit of hop. Not bad but not exciting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (1842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2012
Sample at 20th Vermont Brewers Festival. A hazy and somewhat dark amber with faint white head. Odd aroma - more floral hoppiness then anything else but it doesn’t overwhelm everything, get some malt, caramel, and a bit of orange zest. High carbonation, moderate body, mouthfeel seems slightly off and overall unbalanced but there is a nice dryness at the end.


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