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RATINGS: 595   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.


4.4
   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 (9182) - 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 (378) - 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 (84) - 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 (978) - San Diego, California, 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle to snifter. Glowing honey colored pour with a white collar for a head. Very complex aroma of fresh cut papaya, mango, tart green apple, and juniper berry. Taste is both tropical and resinous but the resin stands out much more. Thereís a good malt bill but it only makes a brief appearance before ducking back behind the lemon-pine hops. Very hoppy and bitter. Clean in the mouth but bitterness stays in the back of the throat. Tasty and a real palate thrasher.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pras (532) - Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Amber colored. Aroma of pine, citrus, and tropical fruit. Taste deeply bitter, with more of the same from the aroma--pine, citrus (grapefruit) and tropical fruit flavors. Finishes very dry. Bitterness is in the taste from start to finish. Wow, hop punch to the face!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Atom (1773) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2012
12oz bottle thanks to jmikolich, pours a clear bright copper with a small khaki head. Aroma of earthy resinous pine, woody pencil shavings, citrus, tropical fruits, with bready and caramel malt. Taste of sweet fruits and heavy resinous pine, sweet biscuit caramel malts, and a refreshing bitterness all the way through. From drinking would not have guessed this to be 7.5% abv. So damn good!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (9325) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2012
12 oz. bottle, sent from jmikolich (thanks Jim), pours a hazy golden orange with a medium, creamy off-white head. Aroma is extremely piney hops heavy, with some resin and buttery biscuity malts to back - very west coast-styled. Flavour delivers a pummeling of resinous, piney and citrusy hops, with some secondary fruity notes (orange rind and pineapple), and a generous buttery caramel and biscuity malt backbone. Full-bodied, with as much flavour as a IIPA tends to, without the ABV showing at all. Leaves a medium astringency, with loads of sophisticated flavour. Absolutely excellent IPA.


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