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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a true West Coast IPA–it is pale in color, with with bracing bitterness, high alcohol content (about 7.3% abv) and a fruity/floral/citrus hop aroma. It is made from a simple malt bill: North American base and pale caramel malt. We use copious amounts of Northwest hops all throughout the boil, with most of it going in within the last 15 minutes. After fermentation is complete, we dry hop it with approximately 1 boatload of each of the same hop varieties. 16.5°


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (668) - - JUN 19, 2015
Draft. A stunning brew, brilliantly clear and shiny copper in color with a sticky head of pure white. The aroma is equally powerful, with a pungent blend of strawberry, grapefruit, grass and orange blossom honey. All these are present in the flavor as well, though grassy bitterness is most prominent and toasty crackers are added at the finish. Silky medium-light body; fairly high pinching CO2. Finishes sparkling clean with moderate bitterness. Maybe the best IPA in the state.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 22, 2015
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Light grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and caramel flavor. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Light grapefruit and light caramel linger with light pine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glucose (4) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2015 does not count
On tap at the Dragoon taproom on Grant Rd in Tucson, Arizona As excellent as our first taste 2 years ago at the Tanque Verde Guest Ranch. Lovely no-nonsense IPA with citrusy/pine aroma, taste to match. Nice light golden color. Perfect balance of hop aspect: not excessively bitter or overly dry-hopped. Mouth feel is nice and light. Head a quickly disappating white .

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (912) - Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2015
On tap. Gold color with almost no head. Big tropical fruit aroma. Flavor had some pine and tropical fruit. Less than the aroma though.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernesto987 (4709) - Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2015
OOF, strong stale malts and no hops, hopefully this isn’t as intended, I will try again at brewery but until then it sucks, sorry, draft at fate

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3018) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2014
From the tap poured a copper color with a small amount of head. Bitter hoppy flavor with a lingering aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (12614) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2014
Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is pine, fruit, malt, caramel. Flavour is pine, fruit, malt, caramel, citrus, grapefruit. Bitter finish. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2014

[ As Dragoon IPA ].
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, pale malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, grapefruit, fruity hops, hoppy, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140516]

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1716) - Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2015 Draft at tasting room. Clear gold with a good sized fully lasting creamy white head. Super fresh hoppy. Floral. Gardeny Pine. Grapefruit. Caramel. Creamy oily medium body. Quite bitter. Awesomely fresh hoppiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2781) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was from my AZ trip back in April this year. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking hazy orange to amber color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light lacing trickling along the glass. The smell had a floral and citrus hoppiness up front letting some light caramel malts try to balance but still the hops are on the main stage. The taste was a very nice bittersweet floral to citrus flavoring with a delicate light extra fruitiness. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp but placed itself on the harshness as it rolled over my tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good AIPA well worthy of having again.


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