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RATINGS: 1199   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wombata (472) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 8, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2011 Aroma: Fresh floral Cascade hops, straw, bitter orange peel, caramel. Flavor: Initial citrus, bitterness and straw flavors open up to a moderate caramel malt on the mid-palate and then returns to the citrus, bitter straw flavors on a long finish. Comment: Good flavors. I’ll buy this again ƙ/08). On Draft at P town brewpub 2009. Aroma: Malt, grassy hop, orange Flavor: Good hop & malt balance with a clean finish. Comments: This time gave it a 38 rating (10th beer in a Deschutes tasting line up so possibly had some palate fatigue? or it just wasn’t quite as good as the earlier tasting).

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 7, 2009
Bottle (in NZ). Pours a bright reddy-amber with a large foamy off-white head. Yummy hop aroma, more pine than citrus for me, combined with toffee from the malt. The hops and malt don’t combine so well on the palate, the bitterness lacks balance and the malt is nearly non-existent. The citrus dominates the pine in the flavour this time, while the finish is a touch chalky.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
montj (1) - California, USA - SEP 2, 2009 does not count
Heavy on the hops; just how I like it. I like it better than other higher rated IPAs. It has a stronger bite to it, so be careful with what you eat with it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vulcanmeister (200) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2009
From a bottle, pours a cloudy amber with a big pale tan head. The aroma is nutty and citrusy. The body is medium with average carbonation. Taste is carmel, citrus, just the right amount of sweetness and a big bitter citrusy, piney finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2009
Hazy dark copper pour, with a sudsy, sticky lace - nose of caramel and crackery, biscuity malts - grapefruit and orange - fairly full-bodied, and much more malt forward than many american ipas - those hops do come on really strong, though - they add a lot of pine/spruce character - slightly estery, which works well with the malt profile - finish of gingerbread and lingering hoppiness - a bit more distinctive than your average american ipa - nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2009
Bottle. Pours an amber body with a white head. Hoppy with a pine, and grapefruit character. Subtle malt notes caramel and some grass. Nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Caramel green apple nose with hints of pine trees. Copper colored with a big frothy head. Malty and rich, big bitterness like an unripe green apple’s skin, interesting and well balanced. Big carbonation, full bodied, and a bitter fruity smooth finish. Great IPA, fruit is huge and makes for a refreshing IPA. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2009
12oz bottle from Bubbles Liquor World. Pours clear amber with off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, dark fruits and hops. Flavor is bitter hops, bready malts, caramel, some fruit and a little citrus. Could use more hops and citrus. Average IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (2276) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2009
Bottle. An amber coloured pour with a slight head. Hoppy, fruity aroma. Hoppy, fruity, slight caramel, a little bitter, some pine. Reasonably good IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 15, 2009
Second taste of this for me, decided it was time to rate it. For a beer which doesn’t get raved about, it really is a fabulously hoppy beast. Citrus and pine are to the fore, but a searing bitter finish. The malt is no slouch either, with some nice baked bread character, and some fruity esters round out a great beer.


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