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RATINGS: 1145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 7, 2009
12oz pours a clear orange. Aroma is grassy and citrus. Flavor is citrus and floral.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3407) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2009
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trtade with ditmier. Pours a hazy golden amber with a large off-white head that lasted through mid-glass and laced the glass from top to bottom. Very bright aroma of fresh grapefruit with a few caramel notes as well. The flavor is less fruity and concentrates more on the bitterness. Decent caramel backbone. Bitter finish that does not linger.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (506) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Pours clear orange-amber, with a medium-thin beige head, very fine, lasting lacing. Grapefruit, pine, apricot, and caramel aromas. Medium body, velvety and mildly dry. Flavors of grass, pine, with more apricot. The hops character is fairly subtle and complex. The Medium-strong bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2566) - GERMANY - JUL 3, 2009
Light grassy hop nose, low scumy head, hazy amber. Sweet light caramel malt, big hop end but rounded that fills the mouth. Great west coast IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2009
Bottle from Sun Devil. Pours a dark shade of amber with a soapy tan head -- looks great. Smells of citrus zest and caramel. Tastes of both with additional notes of dates, flour, malt, brown sugar, and bitter hops on the mid-palate. Quite nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2009
Pours ordinary amber with generous, meringue-like jiggly head that retains a thin layer down through the pint. Nose is very fruity with some candyish aromas in there too. On the palate there’s a balance of sweet caramel malt with sharp citrusy hop flavors. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy. Very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 16, 2009
bottle- thanks to Shelby! Pours a clear burnished copper color, thin off white head that clears fast to leave a thin layer. Aroma on the muted side that delivers as advertised- earthy citrus grapefruits and oranges with some hints of pine needles in the background, and some smooth caramel sweetness. Nose is pleasant, if not especially unique or exciting. Flavor starts with earthy, resinous bitterness on a tamed scale. Hop profile shows less citrus than the nose, with much more earthy floral notes and resins; some orange and lemon citrus notes as well. Malt balance shows through with smooth, dry, semisweet caramel and biscuits. Flavor follows the nose- solid and good, but nothing especially unique. Palate is thick, full, and clean with a smooth finish and even carbonation. Overall a good, solid IPA, nothing to get too excited over but would regularly show up in my fridge if I could get it in MA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Coppery amber, smells a nice balance of hops and sweetness. Taste is nice hops, light grapefruit bitterness, middle taste is, I swear, exactly like those big orange ’Circus Peanut’ candies. Really interesting. Finish is nice bitter, not overpowering, not too watery. Nice, solid IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4737) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Super hazy deep amber coloured body with a thin off-white head. Aroma of hops and nice malt with a good nutty twang. Good bitter taste with balanced malt and a slightly hoppy taste. Good all around, but the hops definitely come out. Aftertaste shows clean flavours with some strong hops and alcohol as well. Overall, a nice beer - definitely good to try! I sampled this beer on draught at Henry’s 12th St Tavern in Portland, Oregon on 09-September-2006.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrbirmingham (37) - Kansas, USA - APR 30, 2009
Aroma: Floral, resinous, citrus and slight caramel notes. Appearance: The beer pours dark copper, clear and has a creamy off white head that persists. Flavor: Bitter with caramel malt back bone. Mouth Feel: The beer has medium body with a semi-dry finish and leaves mild tingle on the tongue. Overall Impression: The bitterness is prominent, while the hops aroma and flavor is not; a solid IPA worth drinking


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