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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2232) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Clear golden pour thin soapy white head and thick banded sticky lacing ..... aroma of floral and pungent orange/tangerine amarillo hops .... taste is of bitter rindy oranges and some grapefruit with a sweet caramel and biscuity malt and a little oily in the texture/mouthfeel .... .has a dry juicy fruity citrusy finish with a light lingering biterness and oily as well .... decent

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyCraft (2845) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle cracked by Bill at his house. Poured clearish golden color. Aroma was head and shoulders shampoo and belgian stuff. Tastes are weird: sweet malts, white wine, weak but bitter hops, and bubblegum flavored grains. Medium bodied. Very disappointing ipa with a great name. Figured it would have been great especially with all the Amarillo in it. Oh well.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HoppyAlesToYou (156) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Faint floral and bubble gum aroma, not detecting any citrus. Looks fine, head is tight before fading to a disc. Tastes a bit like an English bitter / Belgian pale ale hybrid, with a touch of spiciness on the finish. Feels a bit light in the mouth. Not sure if this bottle was too old to shine, or possibly infected. Best by 12/18/13 on the label, may have been some stank hops. Maybe next year.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, hazy orange pour with thin but lacing white head, aroma brought soft biscuit, cracker, some orange peel, orange marmalade, hints of grapefruit and lemon peel as well, slight spice in there as well. Taste is a mix of sweet orange, grapefruit, some lemony notes into a hint of grass, more sweet cracker, slight biscuity notes, nice hints of spice, finishing slightly bitter, some more lemon. Tasty but very light, more like a slightly hopped pale ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkSanta410 (176) - Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
22oz bottle to glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with average white head. Aroma of big citrusy hops. Taste is the same, with grapefruit notes and moderate bitterness. Very smooth.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (517) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Grapefruit-like hop aroma and flavor. Some peppery hop flavor. Light sweet, toasty malt. Strong but smooth bitter aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1803) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2013
22oz bottle bought from Fred Meyer ,N.Salem store. $5.99 Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow colour with a large thick and frothy white head. Nice fresh hop floral and citrus aromas..touch of bread from the malts. Good. Taste is very "juicy" and floral ..quenching indeed..more pine notes right at the end..but this is a really fresh light IPA.( even with the alc %). Great palate..really well made stuff. Excellent fresh hop IPA..even in the first week of Nov..a vast improvement from last year.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (933) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
Clear golden with a good pale head. Aroma is peach, pineapple, apricot, lychee, orange blossom. Creamy mouthfeel, sweet and fruity to start with a nice bitter citrus finish and lingering aftertaste. Taste is citrus pith, lychee, mango, touch of resin.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenryXXX (201) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
The nose is floral hops. The taste is quite bitter, followed by floral hops and a light sweetness. The finish is a little bitter, but no clawing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3671) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Tap at Zios. Pours a fairly clear light golden color with a big foamy head response. Aroma is sharp hops, big and upfront. Grassy hops that are more earthy than citrus. Lemongrass type of smell. Mouthfeel is incredibly smooth. Light hops and a gentle bitterness on the finish. Interesting, not as hoppy as I was expecting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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