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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8510) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Growler from Whole Foods Bowery in NYC. Orange amber, clear with rocky foam. Sticky protein lace. Nose is floral, citrusy, easy Centennial or other 3C style American hops. Taste is nutty, citrusy, moderately sticky with full bitterness. Fairly aggressive but a typical, fresher, well done American IPA. No off character.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fsbw21086 (334) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Super IPA. Hoppy with a slightly sweet flavor to it. Medium bodied and very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slipstream (2042) - USA - OCT 9, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2012 Draft at Whole Foods. Dark amber pour with a thick head. Light aroma of piney hops, yeast, and a touch of skank. The taste is very good - loads of sprucey, resinous hops that jump out, then back, then re-emerge in the finish. There are malt and menthol notes, along with some warmth and lemon peel. Very good IPA. This was my first from Empire and hopefully not the last. The craft beer scene in New York continues to grow.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (6148) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Draft. Pours gold with a thin white head. Earthy and spicy hop aroma with pale malty notes. The flavor is relatively well balanced, with pale malts, and spicy, earthy, and floral hops. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Orange copper with small off-white head. Citrus and floral hop aroma with some grain background. Medium body, no alcohol. Nice solid bitterness, citrus, grass, and good balance of malt flavors which do not add much sweetness. Not bad, would have it again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2203) - New York, USA - SEP 2, 2011
On tap somewhere in Chelsea Market. Pours orange with light head. Smells quite nice of citrus hops. Taste is or tangerines, floral, hops. Its plenty bitter and well carbonated. solid and drinkable

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3458) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2011
On draught at the 2011 North Fork Beer and Wine Festival. Pours a hazy coppery gold with an off-white head. Pleasant aroma of malt along with grapefruit and pine. The flavor is malt followed by a solid dose of pithy grapefruit and pine. Moderate-strong bitterness at the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2011
A very solid IPA. Hoppy, but not overly so. Citrus-sy, but not overly so. Very refreshing!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Golden copper with some white head. Very nice strong hp aroma with citrus, lots of grapefruit, some floral notes. More hop on the palate along with a bit of malt. Decent amount of bitterness but not overwhelming. A solid IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (5854) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2010
En fût. Verre de dégustation directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Légère odeur d’agrumes avec une pointe de pins. Apparence: La couleur est blonde avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de pamplemousse et de pins. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #3091)


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