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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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This pale bronze beer is medium in body with intense hop flavor and aroma. Our IPA is brewed in the style of the “west coast” with robust hop character coming from American grown varieties of hops. IPA’s are amongst the most popular craft brewed beers as they have moderate strength and tons of flavor. This is not your Grandfathers beer! 5.9% alcohol by volume, 60 IBUs


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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a crystal-clear golden color. This produces lots of head, about three fingers high, and shaded barely off-white. It fades to about one finger in a short time, featuring a decently frothy texture. Nice sheets of lacing are left behind. S: I note a lot of Simcoe hops, providing mango, melon, pine, and catty notes. Biscuity malt comes out the more it warms up. A good aroma, not an amazing one. T: This opens with slight mango and melon notes. Touches of biscuity malt fills out the middle, before it finishes with a moderate hop bitterness, both piny and herbal. The back end in particular offers a strange grassy bitterness to it; this quality is probably why I don’t like this more. M: Good crispness, but a bit heavy in texture. This would be quite drinkable if the herbal finish didn’t rub me the wrong way. Carbonation is non-intrusive. O: While I’m thankful to see a relatively local IPA hit the market, it just can’t compete with the heavy hitters in the style. There’s too much weird bitterness for me to love this. Not horrible, but I wouldn’t seek out again.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (3314) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Golden, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty - lightly grainy and sweetish aroma, light caramel and tropical fruitiness with light notes of vegetables/barn-yard, piney hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel and tropical fruitiness, some piney - light grapefruit hoppyness. Finish is average, malty - lightly grainy and lightly sweetish, light caramel and tropical fruitiness with faint notes of vegetables, piney - light grapefruit hoppynes, faint alcohol. IPA with faint notes of vegetables in aroma/finish. Bit too sweet/too much caramel - could use more bitterness to balance caramel and sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ordybill (483) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Poured from the tap into a pint glass at the Hooters in Chester, VA. Aroma- Has a strong hop aroma with some citrus tossed in. Appearance- Pours a fairly clear golden color with a large white head. Taste- A real big hop flavor with some malt added. Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate to heavy carbonation, has a big hop finish. Overall- This is a good example of a very hoppy IPA, i enjoyed it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shakespeare33 (203) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle from local grocer here in Ashburn VA. Color is a lightish translucent hue.. Aroma is spruce infused with a decent punch of hops.. Initial taste is hoprageous with a subtle bitterness aided by some heavy hops. Crisp and slightly dry on the tongue it doesnt linger long. Solid brew.. Its missing that second barrage of flavors that most Cali brewed brews have ( I know this isnt brewed in Cali but they apparently base its flavoring on that type of IPA). Its like a girl that looks good in the bar, you have fun with but then realize maybe youre better as friends! Like it, dont love it but solid.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamT (228) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2015
12oz bottle from Mom. Golden brown/dark orange hue with mostly diminishing white fizzy head. Good lacing. Citrus hop and malt aromas. Light bitter orange hop and malt up front with more of a malt finish. I thought this was a straight forward very drinkable IPA. Three went down just fine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hank1980 (963) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle from State Line Liquor. Nice IPA. Pours clear, filtered, copper with a moderate off-white head. Nose is sweet caramel, piney hops. Mouth is prickly piney hops. Taste is also sweet malt. Finish is very bitter. Mouth is prickly and carbonated. Overall, a decent, well balanced IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
c_lee_burton (161) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle from a collaboration Adventure Pack. Pours a a clean golden orange with a small off white head. Nice scent of pine, resin, and hops. Pine, resin, and hop bitterness with a little grapefruit taste. A little flat, but has a creamy smooth finish. Nice effort, but their lagers are so much better.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Matt_Foran (80) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Very solid IPA, I like anything that this brewery does. Not much on the aroma, you pick up the hops with a solid malt backbone. Finishes nicely on the palate.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2015
On tap at Brasserie Brightwell in Easton, MD. Dull hop aroma, stale hop flavor, vaguely sweet malts, dry. This wasn’t very good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (1630) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2015
12oz bottle thanks to nimbleprop, pours a pale copper/orange with a large off-white head. Aroma is sweet, dry caramel malt and mild fruity hop spice. Light caramel malt and mild hop. A well balanced mild easy drinking IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doofgoblin (401) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Pretty good; nothing over the top or exceptional. Aroma is mostly pine with some citrus notes. Taste is pine with some hidden hop character. Finish is a bit bitter with a great malt backbone to back up the hops. Nice job.


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