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RATINGS: 130   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4706) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle. Nice lace. Rough hop aroma. Big growing hop flavour. Touches of clover and honey.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmonster (982) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Bottled. Pours light orange with hop dust floaties. Good sized head and a nice sticky lace. Aroma is sweet orange citrus and grass. Palate starts off light, juicy sweet quickly followed by a soft, persistent bitterness. Light-med body, sticky-creamy texture, and a very dry, bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3347) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
Une bouteille de 65 cl bue dans mon camp de chasse. Version 2013 mettant en vedette le houblon Amarillo. Meilleure avant le 18 décembre 2013. Une robe dorée qui est finement voilée. Un anneau qui génère une épaisse dentelle. Au nez, je sens de la marijuana, des fleurs sauvages, du blé américain, des malts pils et des épices. Au goût brillent des notes houblonnées qui ne sont pas fatiguées. Ces foutus cultivars sont encore bien verts. Ils dégagent même des saveurs de citronnelle, d’herbes folles, de poivre et de fleurs résineuses. En bouche, j’intercepte un corps presque léger avec ses bulles actives et une texture qui est à peine huileuse. En finale, une évidente montée humide de houblons qui mordent avec appétit l’intérieur de ma bouche. Une IPA intéressante qui est loin d’être morte.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2305) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 11, 2013
golden pour with a nice white head. aroma is fresh orange, floral hops, melon, and a light herbal note. sweet dough and biscuit as well. flavor is sweet up front with orange, dough, and biscuit. a bit of floral and grassy hops, melon, and a touch of peach. mild bitterness

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (938) - Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle. A: Dark yellow verging on orange. Lax white head that decides it’s not interested. N: Lemon, grapefruit, tangerines and oranges. Very fruity. Some toffee and pine. T: Fruity and bitter. The malt adds a touch of sweetness on the front end. Kind of light for the style, but I get where they were headed with this. Can get rather astringent. M: Medium-light body with a fair amount of alcohol and good carbonation. O: An interesting take on a fresh hop IPA. I like it and then I don’t when it starts to bite in an non-pleasant hop manner.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfishho (599) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2013
The perfect expression of what one of these fresh hop pale ales should be. Beautiful bright pine and citrus hop flavors. Malts play background music. Super herbal and citrus in the aroma. Extremely well balanced. Lovely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2372) - 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 (3431) - 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 (157) - 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 (6416) - Lansing, Michigan, 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.


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