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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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresyourball (529) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2823) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
draft at a sampling event. From notes. Grapefruit and floral notes. I could drink this everyday.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3662) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Poured from 22oz bottle. Bright yellow orange pour. White head. A unique and amazing IPA. Zesty tropical and floral aroma. Mild hops. Slight bitterness. Just as easy to drink and good as any IPA I could imagine

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
brinehart (212) - Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Pours a hazy straw color with white head. Wonderful beer. Big time hop flavors - fresh cut grass backed up by grapefruit and just a hint of resin. Perfect balance with bitterness checked by caramel and doughy malts.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bjshades (156) - Iowa, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Pours a light golden color, floral aroma, hop explosion on the palate, very tasty

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (1701) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Everything about this beer Is great. Love the Amarillo hopps. This one is perfectly balanced and tastes hoppy and bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Transparent straw pour with very active carbonation. Aroma is somewhat light but piney with hints of apricot and citrus. Flavor is resinous pine, grapefruit, lemon, and orange. Off-dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3279) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 29, 2013
This is a pretty solid fresh hop ale, but its potency and freshness can’t compare to Stone’s or even Sierra Nevada’s offerings. Still, well-balanced, bright and clean taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeworrall (85) - USA - OCT 29, 2013
Drinking thus after a CD Galactica, it seems almost like a light ipa! It features fresh Amarillo hops that are really lemony, with just a hint of pine. Crisp & slightly sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
That1Guy (2025) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Bomber pours surprisingly light golden color with a sticky white head. Aroma is very grapefruity, but I swear there are some simcoe hops in there. Get a strong aroma of cat piss. Very light-bodied and nice to drink. No real hint of the alcohol, maybe a bit of ethyl acetate. A nice ipa.


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