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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Our first beer brewed and released to the market. The IPA style was developed by the British to enable beer to survive a long voyage by ship from Britain to the colonies in India to supply the troops during the late 1700s and early 1800s. Beer usually spoiled on the trip, so a higher alcohol content and additional hops were used as natural preservatives. Our version is the American style, using a higher hopping rate than the British style, and American hops that produce citrusy and herbal/floral aromas. Moderate bitterness.

Heromark's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Heromark (42) - - DEC 17, 2013
One of my favorite beers! Bold, hoppy flavor. Much better on draft, but still really good in a bottle. I highly recommend it!! Revere Stryker dog!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (6377) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle. Orange-amber, with an appealingly huge top. Despite the big visuals, this ends up being a bit hollow overall. I’d call it a mellow pale ale, very thin to the feel, tilted to the bitter side. (#6314, 8/2016)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (3837) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 22, 2016
Bottled on 07/28/16. This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a crisp transparent burnt orange color with a thin white foamy head. Dissipates nice and slow. Messy thin cap of a somewhat sustaining head with lacing. The aroma starts off with some sweet citrus pulp and then bitter rind. Subtle herbal/grassiness slides in nicely. The flavor takes the previously mentioned aromas to try and combine but the bitterness comes forth a bit more than expected. Lingering grassy hops aftertaste with finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable feel to it. Carbonation feels fine. Overall, it’s a decent AIPA that could come back to if I saw it, but might seem out some others before this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
eaglefan538 (3032) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 24, 2016
On draft in Merced. Orange pour with a thin head. Decent lacing though. Aroma of pine and floral and maybe caramel. Flavor the same with a sweet and somewhat astringent base. Herbal notes underneath. Some citrus. Mouthfeel moderate. More carbonation may have helped.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewNet (8) - San Ramon, California, USA - APR 17, 2016 does not count
Hazy (good resinous dank look) orange straw color. White dense head. Piney hop flavor that goes on too long after initial tasting. Some sweet grain huskiness as if mashed at too low temperature. Not unpleasant, just noticeably unique for an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (12153) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 13, 2016
[1/31/16] Bottle sample at a hotel lobby bottle share during RBWG 2016 in Santa Rosa. Golden. Piney and citric hops aroma. Sweetish malt flavor, with bitter piney and citric hops, a bit resinous. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (10483) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with small white head that lasts. The aroma is tropical fruit and spruce. Medium mouth, grapefruit, herbal, light bitter finish, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (18668) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2016
Bottle shared during RBWG 2016. Pours clear gold with a frothy white head. Floral and piney hops in the nose, with hints of citrus. Mediums sweet flavor with harsh grassy bitterness, some oily pine, orange rind. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Resinous finish, lightly warming, with more pine, grass. Pretty so so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (9514) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2016
Bottle shared at the the rbwg 2016. Clear orange golden golden pour with a lasting white head. Aroma is resinous pine, caramel, grassy hop. Flavour is caramel, pine, grassy hop. Palate is semi sweet, highish carbonation, sticky hop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (2500) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2015
Tap at the alley, mariposa. Amber color, white head. Aroma has crispy hops and malty sweetness. Nice fresh hoppy taste, some malts, leafs. Very pure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (6745) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2015
650 ml bottle, in Nevada City, probably from Costco, Sacramento.Deep golden to orange colour, white head. A typical West Coast IPA with citrussy and piney hops, but not as extreme as some. The hops are fairly well balanced with the malts. I really liked this one.

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