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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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°


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35055) - 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]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbaaron (1244) - Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Draft. Clear amber with a good sized fully lasting creamy white head. Super floral. Pine. Grapefruit. Caramel. Creamy oily medium body. Quite bitter, maybe too much. A good beer but not quite to my tastes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nakedwhendrunk (2089) - Juneau, Alaska, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viajero (30) - - JUN 4, 2014
A fairly aggressive IPA, the bitterness coming through clearly, magnified by the highly attenuated mouthfeel. It all just felt a little much and didn’t give the hop flavor a chance to really break through.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is pine and slight grapefruity. Bitter, fruity, solid hoppy and grapefruity. Ends dry, bitter and slight herbal pine hoppy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (3140) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2014
Pours slightly hazy amber with airy white head. Clear aroma of hops and citrus, with subtle fruity notes. Intense, bitter, hoppy flavour, with notes of citrus and subtle round, fruity touches. Lingering, bitter aftertaste. A nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2014
Pours clear deep golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, orange, citrus, grape and pine. Taste is medium sweet and heavy bitter with a long orange, citrus and pine finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11124) - DENMARK - MAY 16, 2014
Clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, peach and hop. Flavour is malt, caramel, peach, little grapefruit, pine, medium sweet and quite bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeworrall (83) - USA - MAY 9, 2014
Clear & gold on tap at Whole Foods, with a very thin white head. Not a lot of aroma detected, but nice grapefruit & pine hop flavor with a bitter sweet finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9800) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2014
Poured a hazy orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of caramel, candied orange, earthiness and grapefruit zest. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, candied orange, grapefruit and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering moderatly bitter finish.


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