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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Like fresh powder, it’s a seize-the-moment kind of thing. This year we’ve chased down Virgil Gamache farms, famed amarillo hops. At harvest, we rush the hops from the vine to our kettles to ensure we capture the purest, juiciest essence of the hop flower in every beer. Enjoy the bright, bold aroma and flavor that comes but once a year


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GriffDaddy (64) - - NOV 26, 2013
Very, very nice. Yellow, straw colored pour. Light head, aroma is much lighter than expected. Hop-centric beers I expect to have a powerful smell but this was much more restrained and delicate. Sort of like the taste, which was relatively light, a bit sweet, lemony, hint of pine. Thick malty backbone, a lot going on here. Expecting a hop bomb and getting a rich, balanced, highly enjoyable beer. No piney, resiny, oily aftertaste, just a pleasant lasting bitterness. Nicely done. Would I drink again? absolutely. Would I order again? n/a, but definitely yes.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
dripke (7) - Chico, California, USA - NOV 26, 2013 does not count
That "windex-y" taste I really don't prefer. I can drink it, but not a favorite. Must be a single hop. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Anova167 (281) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Yellow pour with a nice tight head. Big aroma of apricot, pepper, lemon. Lovely flavor with a bit of bread followed punchy hop flavors. Great bitter dry finish. Nice beer with an interesting hop flavor. Even though I know it is Amarillo, it doesn’t taste like your typical Amarillo heavy beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5568) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2013
On tap at the Holy Grail. Yellow pour with a white head. The aroma is full of pine with some orange and biscuit malt notes. The flavor is full of resinous pine with some orange citrus, biscuit malt and a medium amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (487) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bomber. Pale yellow with a thin white head, light sediment on the bottom of the bottle. Resinous hops, black peppercorns, yeasty bread, lemon rind. Quite sweet with a resinous bitter finish. Light to medium bodied, light sticky feel. Interesting flavor, solid IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2013
pours a semi-clear sunshine yellow with a medium size white head, and great lacing. smell has some citrus, lagerish, hops, and a touch floral. taste is a bit tangy, bitter hops, some citrus, a little pine, more hops hanging out in the back, and the malt really don’t not come through. ends day and nicely bitter.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - NOV 21, 2013
pours a golden yellow with a big white head. This beer is delicious!! There is an awesome grapefruit taste and a mild sweet and spicy flavor. There is a bit of floral that follows.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (1998) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2013
22 oz bottle shared from Evergreen Discount. Fresh citrus hop aroma with tropical fruit, pine, medium bitterness and light floral. Similar flavor, fresh and fruity with medium sweetness. Pretty dank and juicy.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arondee (545) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Pours a golden honey yellow color with a nice white head. Aroma is Amarillo hops! Citrusy, honey, a bit muted aroma if I’m being honest. The taste is really nicely balanced and very fresh tasting. Slightly malty with a really nice Amarillo taste and good bitterness. It could use some additional dry hopping to bring out the aroma but it tastes delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2013
22oz bomber pours with a clear gold body that supports a tight near white head of foam. The aroma offers up soft pear like cotton candy, a bit of mango lime and earthy dank hops as well as a spicy woody type note. The taste begins with sweet malts and mild apricot fruitiness. It then quickly rolls into more and more bitter hop lime and mango and a little bit of dank garlic like earthy hops. Between those notes it gets a bit resiny with hops from time to time. Pretty nice.


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