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RATINGS: 519   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4633) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2012
From a growler from Fat Head’s, shared by someone who i don’t currently remember. Poured a clear golden orange color with a huge foamy white head. The aroma is heavy on the pine hop character with a decent amount of citrus. Flavor and body is crisp, pine, citrus notes. Very tasty!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bytemesis (3151) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2012 Tap at brewpub. This beer rocks. Pliny the Elder for those who cannot find Pliny the Elder. Strong grapefruit in the aroma and taste from the Simcoe hops. Wonderful pour with a solid but not overpowering head. It is a shame that this beer is not more widely available, because it is truly wonderful. Re-reviewed based on a fresh bottle as a trade extra. Can’t possibly be as good as my previous review, can it? It IS! The aroma hits you over the head from the moment the bottle is opened. The flavor is all hoppy grapefruit and citrus. My hands down favorite IPA.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SacchCerevisiae (16) - Ohio City, Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2012
Did you expect anything less than perfection? This IPA is a medal winner at GABF with great reason. The color is spot on, the nose is entrancing, the taste is to die for and you can keep sipping on it for quite some time. Doesn’t get better than that! If only it were truly sessionable, but at 7.5% you’re going to have to show some restraint and keep to a few of these. This is THE benchmark beer for me!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2012
On tap at Fat Head’s, Pittsburgh. Brilliant hop aroma, fresh and juicy with floral and fruity notes. Mild pale malt sweetness and carbonic acidity. Medium amber-golden clear, with off-white foamy lacing head. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Pale malt sweetness with a bit of caramel, aggressive hop flavor with fruity notes and a big bitter finish and bitter after.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Bottle from miked. Pours amber with a dissipating white head. Bold floral hop aroma. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Toffee esque malt backbone, but with a huge grapefruit and pine bitterness. Long dry and hoppy finish. Great IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BVery (6191) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Tap at Fat Heads. Holy crap - this is an IPA! Light pale yellow / gold pour with a small white head. Huge nose of citrus, floral, and pine. Taste is the same. Frickin awesome!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaxxDaddy (407) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Had this on tap before and in bottle once, but this is coming from a recent bottle, courtesy of miketd. Pours clear gold/orange with quickly dissipating white head. Aroma full of dank hops, some cat piss in there. Taste brings aggressive bitterness and grapefruity hops. Man, this is how you make an IPA. Palate is medium and lively. Crazy lingering bitterness in the finish. I can see why Mike says he can drink this stuff all the time. I wish I had more of this in my life.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmikolich (1446) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2012
on Tap at Fat Heads CLE, several times, they try to keep this on tap every couple of weeks. Its a nice orange color with huge hop nose, the simcoe to me really stands out, and the pine kind of takes a back seat here, which to me makes this more enjoyable. gotta have it fresh though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2012
(Growler) Pours a clear golden orange body with a medium white head. Aroma of biscuit, grapefruit, weed, Peeps candies, and light mint leaves. Flavor of grapefruit, orange, light pine, peach, and caramel with a dry, bitter finish.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2011
A gift from Nate (ney7039). Thanks man. This is such a fantastic beer. God..now I have to get more Fat Head brews. Super aroma. Pine. Grapefruit. Angel farts. Pours a beautiful gold. Crystal clear. White head. Tastes resin and is bitter but not overwhelming. The bottle says 87 IBU. Big body. Big resin. Lingering dryness. Fantastic.


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