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RATINGS: 520   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. 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1305) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 13, 2014
Piney aroma with some grapes. Dark gold with huge lacing. This one is all about the bitterness. Massive massive amount of bitterness. Might be one of the most bitter IPAīs Iīve had. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (467) - - JUN 11, 2014
12 oz bottle bought at Caponeís. Pours a clear orange in color with a finger of white head that leaves a small amount of lacing. Aroma has a pleasant citrus scent, along with some floral and tropical fruit notes. Flavor is fresh hop presence throughout. Finishes with a tangy bitterness and lingers on the palate. Alcohol is very well masked. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
falco242 (257) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Nice overall - just a good example of a really well done west coast style. Resin on the finish, a bit fruity in the mouthfeel, and definitely some pine in there too.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pulfson (1) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2014 does not count
Super resin aroma of what Iím guessing is Simcoe and Cascade. About as much hop aroma as you could ever squeeze in to a beer. Slight woody and earthy smell. Slight off-white head that lingers for a few minutes and dissipates to a slight white film over the beer. The taste of the beer is surprisingly balanced considering the hop-heavy aroma. Although the beer is very much hop forward. A sticky hop flavor that lingers on your tongue for quite a while.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (372) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Received from Local Swap with awlcordell -- Poured into my brand new Prairie Dino glass. Pours a clear golden with quickly dissipating two finger head. Great aroma, bitter forward beer. Pretty solid malt base, definitely a bitter hop IPA not a flavor first IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1099) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2014
On tap at Mad Mex. Poured light orange with ok white head. Nice aroma of citrus but not overpowering. Light carb med bod. Light bitter resin taste. Balanced and easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dunn4040 (125) - Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to artmcd8. Pours an opaque golden amber color with a creamy one finger white head. Aroma is sweet tangerines, grapefruit, pine resin, honey, apple, and pineapple. Aroma is really on point with this one. Flavor is big hops on the front end, coating your palate in a bitter spiciness. There are some sweet citrus flavors peaking through but the hop flavors really stand at the front of this one. Finish is dry with a hint of spice. Overall a very nice IPA. Surprised I havenít heard more about this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Light orange pour, head fades quickly. Aroma of lychee, orange, apricot. Flavor is lightly hoppy, citrus rind, grapefruit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Anova167 (286) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - MAY 20, 2014
This beer is a nice "west coast" IPA. This is lot like Stone IPA, it is a bit thinner in mouth feel and you can taste and smell the harsher nature of the Simcoe, but it is still very reminiscent of Stone. Even a bit more dry and bitter on the finish. This is good, but nothing new.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigda83 (204) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Pours orange and a bit cludy with a foamy white head and plenty of sticky lacing. Aroma was a bit dank and very citrus hop forward. Taste was citrus all around and pretty bitter throughout. I didnít get much sweetness, pretty much bitter from start to end, but darn good.


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