Butcher’s Free Range IPA
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Our seasonal release IPA brewed with heaps of Summit and Nelson Sauvin Hops. Summer nights call for something special at the end of a long day. Crack this bottle open and notice a sweet wave of hop aroma sweep over you. This IPA has a crisp medium body that hints at toasted malts and rye that cascades to a bittersweet finish. At the bottom of your glass is a feeling of accomplishment and a job well done. We love that feeling, and we love this beer even more, so we decided to share it with you.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jgb9348 (5717) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Perfect hazy golden orange coloured body with a thick, three centimetre tall tan head with a brilliant glow that shows very well when held to a light. Aroma of sticky, resiny hops with a ton of apricots, grapefruit, pine and a bit of alcohol tucked in - mouth watering. Medium-bodied; Super assertive grassy and resiny hops with an awesome piney and grapefruity bitterness that is pure hop. Aftertaste is mouth watering and horribly bittering all at the same time - great for the style. A touch of alcohol on the tail end, some apricots and fruity sweetness to temper the bitterness and a great deep finish. Overall, one of the best IPAs I’ve had in the last year easily, perhaps one of the best I’ve ever had. This gives AleSmith IPA a run for it’s money, as the best pure (non Imperial) IPA in my opinion. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Olive Tree Market Place in San Diego, California on 01-May-2012 for US$7.99 sampled at home in Washington on 04-June-2012, but i’d easily pay US$12 for this one, as it is such a good beer for the style!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
On tap. Clear medium yellow with a fizzy white head. Faint citrus hops aroma. Earthy slightly herbal citrus and caramel taste with a fruity finish. Silky palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8557) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle. Amber beer with a dark cream head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with backing tropical fruit. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and tropical fruit lingers with pine and light earth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (11398) - Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Normal I am not a summit fan but it works here. It is a sharply bitter one with a great yeast presence and good fruitiness from the Sauvin hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14162) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours hazy apricot with a creamy white head. Aroma is moderate cat pee with some light stone fruit and arguably rye spice. Near full bodied with lots of cat pee, peach/apricot and pretty sure floral. The finish is spicy rye with all those hops. It’s dry in the finish, but malt hovers. This is a most brilliant ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2012
22oz bomber pours crystal clear copper with thin off white head. The aroma offers up a good load of tangelo and mango like hoppy notes followed by lesser amounts of pine sap bitterness and sugary malts. The taste is much the same with mango and bitter tangelo mixing with an odd blend of pine bitter hops and a bit too much sugary malts that seems to pull this apart. The taste is bold and near brash and a lot IIPA like, which I am enjoying.

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