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RATINGS: 1260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Enter, if you will, all the glorious aromatic complexity of the hop. This big, bold IPA’s intense multi-hop kick gets a subtle dose of restraint from select Crystal and Carastan malts. For discriminating hop heads.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
w0nderb0b (6) - Lacey, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2006 does not count
I love hops, that alone makes me love this beer. its way out of balance and over hoped but i like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 24, 2006
12 oz. Pours a light amber, small head, medium to high carbonation, and tons of lacing. Strong grassy notes and citrus sting the nose. It goes done oily with a big hop hit, floral notes and of course, citrus. There is a strange bitterness burn that is left in the back of your mouth, not typical of a well balanced IPA. Overall, not bad, but definitely better NW IPA’s out there.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2388) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2006
Hoppy, creamy, fruity aroma; nice. Beautiful, red, murky, reddish amber. Beautiful, sheet lace, frothy. Appearance doesn’t get better than this. I really like the stronghop. No harshness. A tad light. Not outstanding, but really good. A little harsh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2008 Tastes very similar to quail springs, but a crap ton more hops added. Very bitter, almost too bitter in my opinion, doesn’t balance well. Quail springs was a easily drinkable IPA, but I guess they felt the pressure of the massive hopped PNW IPA trend so this was born. Lightly sweet up front, caramel and light fruitiness. Finish has a strong bitterness with a mass of citrus hops. Very creamy body and grapefruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2006
(07.26.06) 12 oz brown bottle from Liquid Solutions. 6.8% ABV. Best by 9/12/06. Lot 082EG. Hoppy malty aroma. Poured hazy amber with medium white head. No discernable carbonation. Medium bodied ale that starts with light malt sweetness and mouth blasting citrus (grapefruit) hop flavors. Hop bitterness increases in intensity in the middle. Finished with lingering hop bitterness. Somewhat unbalanced with very little malt foundation to support giant hop presence. Tastes like concentrated hop tea. Hop heads take note.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9107) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2009 Has a musty, leafy and grassy nop nose; even feels acidic on the nostrils while smelling this beer. Dry and musty yeast all over this beer, with the hop presence certainly there, but it doesn’t have any juiciness or sweetness, it’s just dry and caustic from the hops. Crisp up front on the lips, musty and starchy on the back of the tongue, full of metallic hops. Really not my kind of IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivnizub (10096) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2006
Bottle: Slightly hazy, copper coloured, small foamy layer; impressive herbal to "medical" dry resinous hoppy nose with traces of sweet malt in the background; very strong dry bitter flavour, light to medium bodied, extremely well hidden alcohol; crisp, strong, dry herbal hoppy, a bit citrousy finish with a never ending bitter aftertaste. Oh, hoppy day ! Herzlichen Dank, Jonas - genau mein Geschmack...!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (12141) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2006
GABF-on tap- pours an offwhite head. Taste is light/medium citrus-grapefruit hops, upfront bang/bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2006
Cloudy orange-copper body with a small white head. My tasting sampler was too small to word a meaningful description. I can only say that its overall earthy profile, great balance and strong “rough” bitterness was just the type of IPA that does it to me. Must get bottles of that stuff. I sure had no aversion for this Inversion.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2566) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2006
on nitro tap: aroma is subdued PNW hops. Usual notes of grapefruit, pine, citrus, other fruits, caramel, blah blah. However, the nitro thing completely killed this for me. It subdued the aroma and flavor.. as well as the bitterness. I also didn’t like the nitro mouthfeel for an IPA. Basically, I thought this was a mess because of one thing.


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