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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This big, glowing, powerful IPA is packed with assertive Northwest hops that are floral, citrusy and resinous. A healthy dose of Munich malt helps to provide backbone and balance against the hoppy attack. The result? Explosive! Brewed with Gambrinus Organic Pilsner and Munich Malt, Centennial and Cascade hops. 7.0% ABV, 75 BU


UnionBeerCzar's rating

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
UnionBeerCzar (82) - Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle to tulip glass. I think this must have been waaaay past itís prime, if I ever get a chance to score a fresh one I will re-rate. Pours golden cloudy orangey with a lot foamy white head. Munich malts on the nose, no hop presence whatsoever, this smelled like a run of the mill APA. Taste was more of the same, this has to be long past itís time of goodness. Bitterness is quite low, the malt presence is pretty much all Iím tasting. Based on all the other characteristics of this beer you can tell its well made, the mouthfeel and carbonation are both very pleasing and again probably quite nice when fresh. This came across the country in a car and was one of the last beers I got after. Better luck next time methinks!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2273) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2016
Interesting whatever thing here - instant impressions and mind tricks telling me this is a pilsner. Grainy, slight must, loaf, tangerine, light honey, weak pine. My hand is fairly infected with dozens of wild rose bush thorns that I keep forgetting to take out - I kinda figure that the body will just push them out sooner or later and I kind of want that satisfaction but this shit better start asap. The taste is pretty satisfying yet not quite what I was hoping for. Heavy on the citrus and seriously bitter, this is a goddamn light beer. Grains, acidic backbone, Sweet tasting bread, pineapple, some other things. Doesnít hold my hoity toity attention span.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1377) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2016
Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, citrus,clove and earthiness. Taste is Munich malts, honey and caramel, tart and citrus. Some tanin and passion fruit . Appearance is a gold body with medium sediment in suspension. The pearl head retains fairly well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4219) - Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2016
500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/8/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light honey, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/piney hops and moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light honey, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness after the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange zest, citrus rind, pine, light honey, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky/resinous, and lightly creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (20697) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2015
8th December 2015
Hazy gold beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth with modest fine carbonation. Airy pale malts, a little creamy sweetness. Mild orange and a little orange peel. Very mild hop spice. Light finish. Lacks sufficient hop wallop but itís okay.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3470) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2015
500 ml bottle
Third in the flight, this release promised a bit more than it delivered. Even so if Iíd picked up a bottle to take home I would not have been too disappointed depending on the price. If higher gravity IPAs are your thing or you like supporting the Oregon craft beer industry pick up a bottle. Otherwise find something similar from your friendly local brewpub.

Aroma / Appearance - A semitransparent mandarin base circles beneath offwhite head. Resin, grass, and fresh hop textures float upwards with a lazy focus.

Flavor / Palate - Malt and citrus leave an assertive opening presence that sets the tone for the rest of the experience. Vibrant rosy notes sweep to a balanced finish that feels well done but doesnít inspire a strong reaction one way or the other. Overall this well done IPA gets the job done while blending into a dense crowd.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Tap at brewery. Pours clear orange with white head. Aroma is extreme grain, cereal, honey, citrus. Taste is malt forward, definitely leans to the malty side of IPAs, bitter finish, medium carbonation, medium bodied. Overall, okay.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (7578) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2015
16/X/15 - 50cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: XI/26/14 (although it only hit the shelves somewhere this summer) (2015-1483) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!

Clear orange beer, big irregular creamy big bubbled head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: very yeasty, bit malty. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: little bitter, malty, bit sweet, dry, fruity touch. Aftertaste: bitter, dry, sweet malts as well, caramel, fruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (2110) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle a dark golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy citrus pineapple grapefruits earthly notes and bitter hops flavor malts spicy citrus fruits pineapple eartly notes and a spicy bitter hoppy aftertaste

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2471) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Right of the bottle, strong resin, flowers, slightly catty, moderate bitterness, medium body with a long drying finish,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (6917) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2015
Thanks to Erwin! 500 ml. bottle sampled @ ďTimís orgasmic Trillium tastingĒ. Bottled on 23/12/14. Hazy orange, small creamy white head. Nose is oranges, floral, odd mint note, muted by age, base malts are clearly evident giving it some Turkish delight like sweetness. Taste is odd mineral, floral, light mint, thinned by age with Turkish delight malt sweetness, old paper, some yeast, touch candy. Body is thinned & yeasty. Obviously too old to properly judge. Distribution might be potentially to blame here since the guy who brought this apparently purchased this rather recently. The malt base is decent enough for this to be somewhat okay still but clear signs of age are still heavily evident.


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