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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2000
Fruity-hoppy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10969) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2008
A hazy golden IPA with a thin creamy lacing white head. A pleasant floral hops aroma, In mouth, a good balanced IPA, with good grapefruits and bitter hops. Medium bodied. On tap at brewpub, May 29 2008.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8668) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2012
On tap at the Half Pint, Manhattan - 01/03/12. Golden/Amber colour with a thin off-white head. Grapefruit and orange zest lead the citrus hop aromas. Initial sweet malt flavour gives way to the citrus fruits, grassy notes and a good level of bitterness. Medium bodied and a dry bitter finish. Decent 6/7% IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8631) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2007
The buzz of the re-opening of this place was biased toward this amarillo hop beer. It was decent, one of the better ones I tried. It is grapefruit and bitter. Lots of lace. Grapefruit aroma as well. An average IPA. Something in the balance and perhaps the carbonation that could be tilted.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8434) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8423) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Draft at pony. Pours reddish amber white head. Nose and taste of malt, spicy rye, dry grain and wood. Medium body. Abrasive.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8139) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a clear orange-amber color with a medium thin off-white head that recedes quickly to a film. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of fruit, hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of floral hops, fruit and caramel malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a short fruity hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (6111) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (5889) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2008
tap @ Ellicottvile Beer Fest. Not a very good IPA. Just didnt seem balanced to me. Hop flavor was there, aroma seemed a little off. Would try again but hopefully I just had a bad batch


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