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RATINGS: 218   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


ThisWangsChung's rating

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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (89) - Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Golden amber, clear. Rich floral,citrus, tropical fruit aroma. Citrus, malt, hint of caramel taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2886) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2015
on tap @ Devil’s Backbone / Roseland VA --- Clear copper amber color, white head cover, curtain of lace. Taste is malt that is covered by assertive pine hops on the swallow. The hops control, but there is still malt lurking in the rear-view mirror, right to the finish. A solid brew. Recommended.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (1423) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pine and grapefruit hops. A bit of caramel malts. Perhaps some peach notes in there too.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6214) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Newport News, Va.- Farm Fresh Market - 12 oz bottle. Sparkling medium orange/light copper pour, soft eggshell white head with a fair amount of lacing, Aroma has some spruce goodness, a touch of peachy fruitiness. Flavor has a solid citrus backbone, some caramel sweetness, good nutty presence. Sticky, rich mouthfeel, Very solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (1026) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUL 6, 2015
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured clear, golden in color with a nice, generous off white head and very nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is hoppy, some grass and some pine notes. Taste is slightly bitter, hop and malt notes very well balanced. Extremely drinkable; solid IPA crisp and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2932) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Very nice brew. Pours clear Amber with a thin head. Aroma of citrus and some pine over a malty sweet base. Lots of hops in the flavor in top of the sweet malt. Nice dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bkcaldwell (22) - - JUL 1, 2015
A really good IPA. Hoppy with a pleasant aroma. Nice smooth drink that has a positive aftertaste. Very drinkable that goes well with barbecue. My favorite Virginia beer of the week.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aumentm (439) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2015
A very good and satisfying beer. This is hopped up and lightly colored. Tons of flavor.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigben873 (163) - Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Very much a bitter hoppy west coast IPA. Decent flavor but biting finish. Medium blond, Minimal head.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (2083) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle. Tidy little IPA with some decent hop wallop and an easy drinking finish.


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