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RATINGS: 535   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. 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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle, purchased by a buddy who recently went to Pittsburgh. Pours a clear light copper with a fading white head. Intense dank/tropical fruit hop nose. Flavor is just blasting and oozing with piney, fruity, ciitrusy hop goodness - light malt base with a slight tinge of biscuit. Classic PacNW level of lingering resinous bitterness. Medium bodied on the palate with moderate carbonation. Probably the best IPA I have had in the past couple years or so.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Bottle pours bright orange medium frothy white head. Aroma jumps out of the class with big citrus and pine. Flavor is big toast and nutty malt with massive herbal dank bitterness. Slight metallic notes as well. Outstanding.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9387) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2012 Growler… This beer rocks!… Pours hazy and golden with a large, foamy, white head. Great retention. The wonderful aroma is just bursting-at-the-seams with freshly sliced fuzzy fruits – peach and apricot – probably a little grapefruit too. Medium-bodied with vibrant carbonation. Although I’m not a big hophead, the flavor is quite nice. Tons of fruity lupulin flavor up front, then the bitterness really kicks in. Thoughtful hop bill and schedule. I normally don’t like IPAs much, but this one is so very savory, and the bitterness isn’t overbearing or offensive. Lengthy, crisp, medium bitter finish. Kudos to miketd for shipping this 64 oz growler of world class beer my way! I drank the whole thing myself as my wife (a total hophead) was a bit under-the-weather and this brew was just too good to let oxidize in the fridge for even a day.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
In short: A wonderful citrusy/tropical IPA
How: Growler shared at RBSG 2011 grand tasting
The look: Clear shinning light-golden body topped by persitent small white head
In long: Nose is an explosion of citrusy/tropical hops with apricots, peaches, grapefruits, etc. A solid malt pale malts backbone that provides body but only adds some crackers and abit of caramel to the flavor elements spectrum. Citrusy/tropical fruity hops and more citrusy/tropical fruity hops. Not too resinous, remains refreshing. My second-to-last RBSG 2011 grand tasting rating. And do I remember what I did after the tasting? Of course I don’t. No need to anymore, there’s youtube :(

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3521) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Apparently this batch experimented with a liquid hop extract so it’s not as potent as other reports. Nice pine sol on the nose. Pours clear yellow from tap with a thin white head. Grapefruit and pinesol on the tongue without much bitterness. Clean finisher. Good version of the style but not as out there as I was expecting.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Brian orange with a frothy head. Fantastic orange and tropical hop aroma. Piney, plenty bitter, and good malt character. Medium dry bitter finish. Really nice stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13761) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Cloudy yellow/golden - white head. Grape fruits, yeasty, zesty, sweetness, marmelade, fruity, harsh, medium malty. OK.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11590) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Growler, RBSG grand tasting. Small white head, crystal clear apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, catty/marijuana, light orange/grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pine, apricot. Resinous medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011

Bottle 12fl.oz.

light unclear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramlel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, grapefruit, pine, resin notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, orange fruity, peel bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110622]

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21310) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of citrus. Fruity flavour of hops, pine needles and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.


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