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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (5646) - 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 (539) - 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 (1862) - 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 (3267) - 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 (5546) - Montréal-Nord, 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)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2010
Tap at Governors Island Brewfest. A rather English style IPA. Poured a mostly clear copper-amber with a medium, white head. Nose of earthy and piney hops. Some light caramel sweetness in the flavor, but mostly strong bitterness. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Could use a bit more sweetness to balance out the hop bite, I would say, but the hops still satisfy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Tap at Empire. Pours a hazy light copper with a thin white head- some lace. Aroma is sharp zesty piny hops, light mint, grass, some citrus and light tropical notes- light toasty malts, Flavor is grassy a slight bit harsh on the bittering acids, green piney resinous, tacky, some citrus and mango. Seemed pretty raw especially in the finish but still it was quite enjoyable.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamherbert (1229) - Syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2009
The color is a hazy dark yellow with an icy ring of lace. Dark yellow -- or a very light orange. Strong grapefruity and citrusy (I was told Amarillo) hop smell. Very sweet and fresh. Really unique and sweet with a tinge of bitterness. Superior smell. Impeccably bitter but citrusy flavor. Has a fruity hop at first, before a woody finish. Fruity hop character but also bitter and spicy. Excellent. Feels bubbly and creamy, but easy nice and easy drinkin’. A strong and bitter/sweet brew. Only the strong bitterness might prevent repeats.


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