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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Like fresh powder, itís a seize-the-moment kind of thing. This year weíve 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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
whitehotg8 (54) - Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Shared a bomber. Upon pour a slightly opaque yellow golden ale with a nice white head. Aroma is fruity, sweet and fresh hop flower. The palate is clean and fresh with plenty of hop bite, but never intrusive. My wife and I really enjoyed this fresh hopped offering from the brewery I consistently can not spell or say correctly ;)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilburís Fort Collins. Pours a hazy golden yellow appearance with a creamy white head. A bit chalky, grapefruity, somewhat dank, weedy, marijuana, slight lemon juicy, light tropical fruity aroma. Tangy melon, grapefruit juicy, leafy/herbal, somewhat chalky, a bit spicy hoppy flavor that finishes dry and a bit powdery. Iím not overly crazy about this but it is pretty clean and easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Narnad (1471) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Pours a very clean, pale yellow with a modest pillowy head. Aroma has an orangey citrus with a modest grapefruit acidity too it. Flavor starts off with a creamy, citrus and light sweet grain flavor which moves into a 50/50 mix of orange and grapefruit. Body is perfect with a modest body, light carbonation adds to the residual sugar body. Overall a very tasty and enjoyable beer. The hops match the color and body perfectly, not overpowering it. I cannot tell one bit that this is a 7.4% OH beer. If out in a bar setting it could of been dangerous not knowing it because it so smooth and good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8211) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle. Strong lemon, cheese rind, peach and apricot, fruit skin, lemongrass, a bit of tropical gum, some melon, sweet squash turning to green, leafy vegetables, I guess thatís what you get when wet-hopping. Strong bitterness, medium body, a bit pasty and chalky in the finish but the bitterness overwhelms that yeast roughness. I liked the release last year and Deschutes does some of these IPAs well... this one is well made and expressive and represents Amarillo I guess, itís just not one of my favorite hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3154) - Montana, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle pours a golden nectar with a white top. Citrus, pine and bread nose. Citrus, zest, crackers and pine taste. Nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1417) - Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2013
On draught at Deschutes Brewery & Public House for 2013 version. Aroma is citrus and tropical fruit fresh hops. Taste is fresh slightly bitter citrus and passion fruit. Still lighter bodied, but enjoyed it more this year. Note: 2013 version had Amarillo hops from Virgil Gamache Farms.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2948) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Decent IPA nothing too crazy, on tap at Commons Ale House in Santa Monica, lighter than other ipas

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACD (661) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 1, 2013
Bomber from Healthy Spirits SF. Hazy bright gold pour. Grass and sticky resin on the nose, some really out-there zesty citrus and dank mango too. Taste gives great resiny pine, herbal notes, some woodiness, juicy mango, tangerine. Biscuity malt gives a good clean, crisp bite to it. Lingering pine and grassy notes, with some lasting juicy tropical fruit. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chuckstout (263) - Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Grassy, earthy, grapefuit. Pour is a clear golden color with a white head. Flavors mesh with the aroma with a touch of oats and lemon body and mouthfeel let the hops dominate pretty tasty

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresyourball (517) - El Cajon, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Bomber to tulip. Pours surprisingly light yellow for an IPA; small white head. Nose is funky and somewhat foul at first, with citrus. Flavor is citrusy and not much malt. Light-bodied. Overall decent but certainly not great.


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