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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21199) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Amber color, off white head. Aroma of damp grass and hay. Taste is bitter butterscotch. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Bottled. pours copper orange with a creamy beife head. caramel malrs with citrus abd pine ubderneath. the malts seem a little past their prime. med body. bitter pine and lemon with a dirty caramel finish. ok. im sure this is best super fresh. 7/3/7/3/14

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2010
Bottle, Embarcadero Market, SF. It’s always interesting how different IPAs can be. After drinking the pale beast that is Racer 5, this is a dark amber caramelly beer, that looks beautifully rich. Still has that fresh hop hit, which, though, appears more in the taste than in the aroma, which is almost subdued in comparison. When you get the aroma, it is more ripe fruit than citrus, loads of depth and ever so slightly vineous. Peaches and cream creep in later on and there’s a gorgeous tang that coats the tongue and throat. It reminds of a Christmas/Old Ale at times. This is an all round beer that covers so many bases and gave me one of the biggest beer buzzes for a long time. Absolutely love it......

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joet (2534) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
tangy, full aroma, looks deep golden tannish with off white foam, herbal, piney, round feel, bitter sweet. "over balanced". way too much sugar. fairly new too.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AskForJenny (1066) - Ontario, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Orange liquid, thick white head. Malty and hoppy aroma, pine mostly. Bitter taste, bit thin though. Nose was best part

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2010
bottle I believe came as a recent extra poured a clear amber in color with a light tan head. aroma has bitter hops, pines, citrus, and caramel. mouth feel is good with plenty of carbonation. flavor has a medium bitterness, resins, pines, caramel sweetness, and a nice lingering finish. this is dialed in pretty well and was a nice surprise.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 7, 2010
Bottle poured a hazy copper with a large lasting amber head. Aromas of grapefruit and orange, light pine and some carmel. Palate was medium bodied and lightly resiny. Flavours of grapefruit rind, mild orange, some piney notes and mellow carmel with a lingering bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2010
Bottle. Clear dark orange pour, plenty of carbonation and a malty hop aroma. Flavor is bitter orange, hops, tons of malt, sweet and syrupy sugar and finished with a dry bitter liquer aftertaste. I bought this because it was suggested to be better than bells 2 hearted. Do I think so? No. However it is a very well done beer, but just not what I personally look for in an IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (14729) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Bottle thanks to a generous trader. Pours clear amber with tan head. Nose of floral hops and malts. Taste is tasty, a bit grainy. Some citrus with the hops and malt balance.

2.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
keokani (20) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Aroma: floral, citrus, banana, bubblegum. Appearance: amber, orange, hazy, frothy, white foam. Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Palate: full body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: This is one of my favorite IPAs, because of the perfect balance of flavors and mouthfeel. The malt character keeps the hops from dominating the flavor. The generous 6.8% alcohol content reaches you fast.


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