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RATINGS: 469   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Brewed with extra hops and malt in the English tradition, but with West Coast style. This deep golden India Pale Ale is artfully balanced with a fresh, powerful aroma and a luscious finish.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (3122) - Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle: slightly hazed amber center with some gold around the edges; big, chunky light-beige head that leaves very nice lacing behind. Aroma contains a lightly ashy, piney, & herbal hop profile on top of a seemingly sticky sweet malt background with caramel & toffee. Smells both bitter & sweet. Taste is sticky toffee malt up front with a lighter hop presence on top of it. Light citrus peel & pine notes, but mostly toffee, caramel, & light butterscotch malt notes. Sweet, toasty bread finish. Not bad, but not what I look for in an IPA - too large of a malt presence for such a modest hop bill.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CacheManyHose (402) - HONG KONG - AUG 28, 2015
From QC. Clear light brown-orange, thin white creamy head, wet foamy lacing. Smells of maple syrup malt, spicy woody hop, chrysanthemum. Taste is bitter resin floral hop, light lemon. Body is lemony, fluffy, light, a bit of pepper, watery finish. Really nice, esp. in aroma and palate. Floral and hoppy and interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (469) - HONG KONG - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle from QClub at home. Translucent goldenrod pour dense sticky head. Aroma is big and really nice - like a floral grapefruit peel. Sharp but sweet and citrusy. Taste is similar, big bright floral hops followed by grapefruit peel bitterness. Really interesting. Good lasting bitter boozy bite. Unusually floral hop flavor - delicious IPA. Would definitely get again.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TorbenJensen (792) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
Close foaming covers a large portion of the flavoring. Only a little weak smoked malt breaks through. The taste is very lightly smoked and has a little touch of anise, before dominating hop bitterness takes over the whole impression. Its hop bitterness is full of exotic fruit and a sensible portion of citrus. It’s a real American IPA, that with lots of hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badhack (423) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 1, 2015
A malt and roasted malt brew with a bitter, fresh hop finish. Refreshing, straightforward and a great drink. Orange, amber, medium body.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
euniceradio (213) - Colton, California, USA - JUN 28, 2015
12oz bottle to pint. Pours hazy orange amber. Short white cream head. Aroma is HUGE fresh WC hops...pine and citrus. Taste is hop forward, roasty caramel malt backbone. Carb is low. Mouthfeel is medium-light. Finish is fresh dry hops...pine and light citrus. Good for a hopped-up bitch.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
OliverJ1990 (6) - - JUN 20, 2015 does not count
Excellent IPA! Really enjoyable in a tulip glass with some kettle corn. Nose: Hops, slight malt Tasting notes: Dry hops, with a little kettle oil. Barley malt out the ying yang! Excellent mouthfeel: Has 65 IBUs, for the fellow Hopheads out there

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barnacle_Ed (40) - Milpitas, California, USA - APR 16, 2015
Bottle pour. Golden and hazy with generous head that dissipated fairly quickly. Pine and citrus smells with some wheaty malt, but fairly weak in the nose. Taste is well-balanced between hops and malt, along with some sweeter notes making their way in. Lightly oily mouthfeel without being oppressive. Very good for the price I paid for it ($7 for a 6-pack) but not sure I’d go out of my way to pick it up again.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ffbot (76) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 14, 2015
Aroma: roasty, grass, some spice or other unidentifiable. Color is clear, sparkling, with no head or lacing. Taste is nice, loooong aftertaste that lingers. Some interesting hoppiness. Solid IPA comparable to most

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Criz (235) - - APR 11, 2015
16oz draft. The best thing about this beer is the taste. Very weak ln the aroma and color. Flavors of bubblegum, lemongrass. Easy drinking.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2495) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2015
Seems to be an American IPA with some Brit accents. Appearance is good with a very long lasting, cream-colored head, some lace, and a clear amber color. Aroma is mostly caramel malt with bit of hop. Flavor is strongly hop bitter, carbonic tang up front, malt sweet in back with a very long hop bitter resin finish. Palate is good.Good drinking beer.


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