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RATINGS: 579   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This mouthwateringly delicious IPA gets its flavor from a heavy helping of citra and mosaic hops. Don’t worry, no fruit was harmed in the making of this beer.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (1955) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Bronze pour with a 3-4 finger, fluffy, oily khaki head that has excellent retention and leaves very nice lacing. Aroma is loaded with pine, cat box and passion fruit, lots of citrus and tropical notes in there, but those are the three hop notes I really pick up on, the hops pretty much drown everything else out, a little toast and caramel and some sweet fruity notes, smells very juicy and delicious. Flavor is again, loaded with pine cat box and passion fruit, some sweet orange, berry, chewy caramel, nice toast and biscuit notes in the middle, and rolling in toward the finish come tons of fruity esters and (largely tropical) fruity and citrus hop notes. Medium body, chewy, juicy feel throughout with a light to moderate strength, blanketing carbonation. Very good, it reminds me of some of my better heavily dry hopped+keg hopped homebrews. Seriously good beer. One of the best, new to me IPAs in a while.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mensch (251) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Great hop aroma - light fruits and perfume - but even better hop flavor. Plenty of malty backbone on top of those juicy hops almost makes it too sweet; I’d like a bit more bitters for the finish. Still an excellent choice among IPAs.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2272) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Tap. Moderate roasted and caramel for the malt, Moderate orangey hops, light soap and cheese for the yeast, with dried fruit in the background. Head is small, frothy, white with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is clear copper. Flavor starts lightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finshes lightly sweet, acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, oily, with a lively carbonation and a bit of a saccharin aftertaste. Super orange juice like hops in this unique and super tasty IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beastmaster (270) - Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Draft. Pours amIber red. Solid citra aroma but not much else. Flavor is great sweet ipa with no biterness. Will drink again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OneHotPepper (49) - - SEP 27, 2014
Poured from bottle. Very citrus taste, but not overly tart or bitter. Great Summer beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMerritt (1806) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottled. Persimmon in color with a medium sized tan head. Big spruce nose with some sweet peach and nectarine highlights. Mellow bitterness, a bit leathery, with black pepper spice. Decent, not phenomenal, but really tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1417) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2014
SBWF 2014. Pours a clear light amber with a large frothy white head. Aromas of peach, caramel, apricot, hay. Taste is peach, apricot, caramel, resin and some grassy hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (1400) - SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2014
Pours clear amber with low white head Aromas of sweet fruits, caramel, Taste has caramel, sweet fruits, resin

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tia (927) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Tap @ Yard House. The looks and smell of this had me really anticipating. Nice copper color with decent head and lacing. Wonderful boxwood and pith aroma. But the flavor did not live up to it- I almost wonder if the tap lines were dirty. Just sort of moderately bitter with a light hop finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackfrost9p (272) - California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Very nice IPA, hoppy, crisps and very refreshing. Another great beer from Deschutes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2210) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Draft at gold nugget. Surprised I hadn't rated this before. I really like the draft version as it has perfect balance and finishes like the quintessential draft IPA. The bottles version can be slightly cloying. Excellent!


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