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RATINGS: 549   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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. Bistroís West Coast IPA Gold Medal 2009 & Honorable Mention 2010. Draft Magazineís 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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4568) - 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 (114) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2012
The best regular ipa that I can get my hands on. Iíve had bigger and bolder but they donít 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 isnít 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 (2398) - 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 (8181) - 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 (317) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
eachnotesecure (71) - Kentucky, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Quite simply one of the best IPAs in the world. In my humble opinion it comes in just behind Heady Topper. The bitter, aroma, and mouthfeel are about as balanced as it gets. The resinous hops leave just what I want in an aftertaste. Now if I could only get it more often, because 10$ a four pack is also a great price!

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brewston08 (2) - North Olmsted, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2012 does not count
This beer has everything an IPA should. Great balance, crisp, great hop resin on palate, another great beer from north east Ohio (neo)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (947) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Poured from single 12oz bottle - Very well crafted IPA, especially if you like drier and pine-forward IPAs. Lots of grapefruit. Long and smooth dry finish.


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