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RATINGS: 522   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MJGG (951) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (1745) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Refrigerated fresh 12 oz. brown bottle from JStax poured into a snifter. Pours clear light amber with small off-white head. Little lacing, medium body, low carbonation, and pine aroma. Taste is pine, herbal, and bitter finish. Not a fan.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steasy66 (885) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
12 oz into pint glass. Golden with off-white head. Big hop aroma, sweet, tropical fruit, and a little herbal. Taste is quite bitter, piney/herbal hops not a lot of the fruit I got in the nose, but nice nonetheless. Carb and body are great. Overall a very nice beer, I only wish the fruit carried over to the flavor and it had a bit more of a malt backbone.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4485) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle pours a light hazy golden amber with a big foamy white head that left all kinds of lacing Aroma of orange zest, roses and other mixed citrusy hop notes. Flavor of orange, light caramel malt notes but overall a nice crisp citrusy hop beer that is dry enough to make an amazing IPA with enough malt to balance things out. Bitterness is very smooth.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeratarian (89) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2012
The best regular ipa that I can get my hands on. I’ve had bigger and bolder but they don’t come any more balanced, if you call a crisp, dry, citrusy, piney beer balanced. If you love hops than you must try this one. This is the beer that will get you hooked on hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle shared by atom. I love me some IPAs, and this beer has plenty of hype, so hopefully it lives up to my expectations. Clear, copper orange color with a nice, frothy white head. Grapefruit, orange, light fruit in the aroma. Reminds me a bit of Two Hearted to be honest. Fairly bitter with lots of grapefruit. The bitterness is a tad much for me. I wish there was a touch more malt character to help balance this out. This is a pretty damn good beer, but it reminds me too much of Two Hearted. I guess that isn’t a bad thing but I find Two Hearted to be more balanced and much more accessible locally.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2218) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle from JStax ! Pours a nice orange color with a two finger sticky foam. Big citrus, pineapple and even some peach notes lingering and mingling with a nice caramel malt backbone. Nice crisp carbonation. Big bitter finish. Nice IPA...

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours deep golden with a fluffy white head. Aroma is very tropical fruity, citric and fresh hop resin, perfectly balanced with some sweet doughy notes. Flavor is exactly the same, tropical and citrus, very fresh hoppiness, delicious all around.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7443) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2013 World-class IPA right here. Smell could be better but it is still good. Big hop flavor. Medium to high bitterness. West-coast style. The Simcoe dry hopped cask version is even more spectacular.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michcam8 (297) - Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2012
12 oz. bottle poured to a pint glass. Clear yellow tint with a nice fluffy white head....good amount of carbination. Strong citrus aroma, grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple. Taste is a hop bomb...flavors of pine, grapefruit, orange with a bitter bite at the end. Good flavor profile with a balance between bitter and sweet. An enjoyable IPA that I was looking forward to trying. It lived up to the high scores. Very good IPA.


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