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Defiant Medusa IPA
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   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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2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tonkun (756) - 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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (2939) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 5, 2014
12 oz. bottle thanks to jcwattsrugger, much thanks! Copper color with low carbonation. Aroma is mostly herbs with a light vegetal note.

Flavor is much like the aroma. Light skunky yeast, herbal hops with a very distracting vegetable flavor in the finish. Was the wort boiled long enough and up to temperature? Perhaps more carbonation would help. Yeah this is just off. I would be willing to re- rate if I can make it to the brewery for a draft sample.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rrauth (1115) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Imported from untappd iphone. comes as close to my memory as possible. Thanks Canon

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2627) - 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 (8351) - 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 (2191) - 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 (1976) - 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 (1970) - 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 (204) - - 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 (1418) - 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.


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