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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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°


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9042) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (3564) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Location: Draft at O.H.S.O., 3/8/14

Aroma: It has a nice resiny/pine aroma, with some nice citrus, and some spice notes
Appearance: This one pours a clear golden color with a nice white head on it
Flavor: The taste is much the same, with a big hoppy bitterness, and a clean hop finish
Palate: The body is medium-plus, it has a clean feel, and a nice, dry finish
Overall Impression: This was another really tasty beer from Dragoon. It wasn’t quite as good as their Red IPA, but it was a heck of a beer. Excluding the much ballyhooed Wilderness (which totally lived up to the hype), I think Dragoon may have been the Arizona brewery that impressed me to the most on my trip.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metallion66 (103) - - FEB 21, 2014
Definitely up there for best IPA’s in Arizona. Fresh, dank, piney aroma. Perfect balance of bittering hops, clean finish, Always a go to when I see it on tap.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (2035) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
Draft - Pine and skunk. Clear gold with a thick white head. Piney and skunky with a nice balance of bitterness. Reminds me of Green Flash, which is a good thing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (1865) - New York, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Tap at OHSO. Pours Amber with puffy head. Nose is big citrus. Tastes of juicy grapefruit, very resinous, caramel,and some spruce. Quite bitter but very tasty and drinkable. Well carbonated and nice lingering palate. I was beat from hiking in heat but this brought me back to life

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (936) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Solid, crisp IPA. Nice citrus notes. Not malt forward but not lacking there either. Good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nike (889) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2014
draft. golden pour with thick off white head. Flavors of hops, spices, citrus hops and balanced with caramel backbone. Good brew!!!

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
BK7 (694) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2014
On tap at OHSO in Phoenix. Grapefruit, Oranges, Pineapple, Mango, Pine and Caramel, Complex but well balanced. Strong pine bitterness throughout. Solid IPA finish. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgianBeerGal (3018) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Draft sample at OHSO. Clear gold color with bubbly carbonation and a thin white head. Wow big orange, hoppy aroma. Great flavor that balances sweet mandarin oranges with piney bitterness. Great IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewery, slightly hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought big pungent hoppy tones with juicy orange, grapefruit, lots of pine, nice mango in there as well, nice zesty hops balance it into some caramel, slight biscuit but it’s all about the hops. Taste is a mix of orange, grapefruit, mango and pineapple, into some grass, herbal and spicy hops, slight caramel, toffee notes, finishing with more sweet orange, grapefruit, and a slight piney note as well. Very well done.


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