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RATINGS: 511   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Uncivilized and aggressive this west coast styled IPA packs wicked hop flavors and aroma. Savage amounts of Simcoe, Columbus, and Cascade hops define this brews signature pine and citrus notes. Try with our smoked wings in the Killer sauce and run the risk of a shrunken head!

Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal Winner 2010 & Bronze Medal Winner 2011! Brewing News National IPA Challenge Champion 2010 & 2012. Bistro’s West Coast IPA Gold Medal 2009 & Honorable Mention 2010. Draft Magazine’s Top 25 Beers in the World 2009, Silver Medal at the 2012 World Beer Cup in the American IPA Category. 2014 World Beer Cup Silver Medal.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (2615) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2014 12oz bottle from Andersons in Sylvania. Orange-gold pour with a thin white head and spotty lacing. Aroma is wet grass and pine. Tastes are resiny, bitter, floral, orange, grapefruit, pepper, prominent simcoe, dank, little bready, good malt backbone. Even bitter throughout. Finish is on the dry side. Medium lively palate. Yeah, lives up to billing - would drink this regularly if it was around me. Look forward to trying it on tap at the saloon in pittsburgh while eating some ridiculously big sandwich.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joshwoodward (566) - - DEC 22, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2012 Not my style, too much of a simcoe bomb. Way too piney. Not bad for what it is, a solid west-coast-style IPA. I just prefer more citrus driven hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3440) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2012
On tap at Piper’s Pub Pittsburgh. Pours a clear light orange with a thick white head. Aroma of pot, grassy and garlicky hops, tropical fruits, caramel malts. Flavor is quite grassy/garlicky and full of hops, but a strong malt component too. Slight sweetness with tropical fruit from the malt but fairly light for a strong abv IPA. This is a top notch IPA, very flavorful. 7/4/8/4/15 (3.8/5)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
My Bottom Line:
Boastful menthol moves into citrus fruity and then coniferous hop bitterness in this brash American IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the hazy yellow.
-That hop signature was clearly redolent of toothpaste...
-The flavor profile is expressive and flavorful, but lacks polish.
-There are few malt flavors.
-The body is lean and bubbly, which helps make the brew quite refreshing.

Bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8322) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Secret Santa jmikolich. Thanks! Pours a hazy copper color with a large frothy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus, floral hops and strong pale malts. The taste is bitter earthy, pine, vegetal hops, pale malts. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. Solid IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boxofrane (2093) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Shared bottle at craft ale house. Pours clear copper with minimal white head. The aroma Is big pie. Minimal floral, and some astringency, the taste is medium bitter with a dry, earthy finish. This is nice, thanks Sean.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Phillies08Champs (686) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle from the Railroad St. B&G. Pours a golden honey color with nice head that leaves sticky lacing. Nose is an intoxicating combination of bubble gum, lime, pine, floral and cumquat. first sip is a beautiful juicy fruits, sweet malt, orang bitterness takes over and balances nicely. finish is juicy fruits with a clean lingering bitterness. amazing stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Daytonbeer (641) - Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Pours a rich combination of orange, red, and brown with a big white head and good lacing. Aroma of pine and citrus hops. Taste of grapefruit, pine, alcohol, and and some carmel backbone. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sloth (2468) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Medium sized off white head with good retention and a lasting, coating lace. Lightly hazy copper colored brew. Fat, juicy, resiny hop nose, lotsa pine and citrus. Medium bodied, lil oily and resiny with a tad much carbonation, mouthwatering. A piney, citrusy hop bomb with very little in the way of malt flavors save for a little toasty hint. Woody, earthy and a hint tropical, melons and mangos. Lots happenin. Dry, faintly fruity finish with a bitterness not meant for the timid. Awesome brew! Props to MOTORTODDHEAD for the bottle. Also was lucky enough to pick a few more up at Jungle Jims when i was in OhiO last week.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MJGG (950) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
Bouteilles de 12 oz. Arômes invitants de houblons américains, plutôt portés sur les agrumes et les fruits tropicaux. Robe orangée et limpide, peu de mousse et effervescence moyenne. En bouche, le houblonnage fruité et également résineux est à l’avant-plan, mais le malt est tout de même plus présent que dans plusieurs West Coast IPA, contribuant des notes délicatement caramélisées. Finale légèrement sucrée et très amère (peut-être un peu trop). Une belle IPA, sans toutefois s’approcher des meilleurs exemples du style.


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