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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An American IPA.Agressive use of fruity American hops is what this beer is all about. An intense hop bitterness, followed by a balancing hop flavor and full hop aroma. Notes of citrus and grapefruit may be detected.. This is our hoppiest beer.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jflopsu (1161) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2015 Pours a hazy orange. Has a strong citrus hop, fruit and floral aroma. Very malty fruit taste with a citrus and floral hop taste. A light bitter hop aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TylerGreenDC (762) - - NOV 29, 2013
On draft. No aroma that I can find. Slightly cloudy amber color. No lacing. Flavor is tart orange. Malts are toasty caramel. Beer finishes chewy. Good argument for IPAs being broken into two styles as this is a strong East Coast IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (3059) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
Pours cloudy golden with moderate white top. Aroma is floral and citrus hops. Taste is a bold up front floral and citrus hop bitterness with bready malts to help ease you out.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Definitely a fruitier IPA. Rather creamy for a finish. Easily my favorite from this brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (6175) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2013
This one poured a semi cloudy lighter orange color with an off white head. Aroma was of caramel malt, light dirt and herbal hops. Flavor was lightly fruity and bitter, a bit dirty and herbally. Drinkable but not good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (7176) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
10oz pour at Pony Bar HK. Pours a clear orange with some tight, white head. Nose is lightly piney, light honey, light grass, some dried lemon peel. Flavor is lightly malty, lightly sweet, light green grass, some pine, some crackers. Medium bodied, dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7319) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Draft at pony bar HK with streets and Annie. Pours a golden body with thick white lacing. Aroma is nice faint pine hop. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of bitter citrus, grapefruit, and light bitter pine.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2012
On tap at Dinosaur BBQ. Pours clear orangish amber with small white head. Aromas of caramel malts, grapefruit, and grassy hops. Flavors of sweet caramel malts, some hop bitterness, little bread, grapefruit, and touch of orange. Lacking bitterness and balance. Average IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Tap at the Bohemian Hall: Pours amber with an off white head that has okay retention. Clean C-hop aroma. Piny, citrusy and some crystal malt huskiness. Light body. Dry and husky flavor. Lots of crystal malt. As it warms it gets more husky and slightly astringent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (6814) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Keg @ Alewife, Queens. Pours deep amber with a small white head. The nose is light honeyed bread, some mild fresh citrus, grass. The taste is nicely balanced. Honey short bread, nice malt base with hints of yellow apple. There’s an assertive bitter hop presence in the finish. Light citrus and dried grass. Smooth, easy to drink. Overall, an accomplished, balanced IPA.


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