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RATINGS: 534   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2011 After popping open one of the bottles I brought back from Cleveland, I had to increase the aroma score. Just an amazing amount of hops contained in this bottle. Awesome!

On draft at Fat Heads in Cleveland.
I finally got a chance to try this one, been waiting awhile. Hit the brewpub on the way home after a weekend in Cleveland. You can tell this beer is extremely fresh. Itís exploding with aromas of citrus and hop resin. Full flavor as well, with lots of juicy hops... more citrus and pine with what seems to be very little malt. ( I was also lucky enough to try the cask conditioned version of this was just a tasty with an extremely smooth palate and soft carbonation.) And to top it off, I was very pleased to find that they had 4-packs available, just bottle 3 days ago! Luckily with family in Cleveland, I always have an excuse to make the trip to restock.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4156) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured clear golden/orange with a decent white head. Straight hoppy here. Not bitter or resinous. Leafy, earthy, honey-like malt sweetness for balance and a vegetable/root quality.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gorditoabd (624) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
12 oz. Strong, solid aroma of hops and pine... some light citrus notes that I suspect will come out in the taste. Taste is solid citrus and pine. Wonderful. Not better than Sculpin, but still great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Veldrid (120) - Canton, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Poured a clear gold color from the growler with thick white head. It has big citrus, floral hop, and pine aroma. The citrus grapefruit flavor as well as pine come through in the taste. There is a bit of a malt flavor as well. The hops are not as prominent on the palette as they are on the nose. There is a hop bitterness to the beer but I really wish is was a lot more. Overall I solid IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11226) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear golden-orange color with a nice big white head and some moderate lacing. S: Smells really quite nice. Plenty of pine that is very resinous along with a big grapefruit aroma and plenty of citrus in general. Thereís a touch of grassy hop smell and not really much malt at all. T: Unfortunately, the flavor falls off a little bit. Certainly a lot of pine and grapefruit, as well as a solid bitterness. Thereís more malt presence on the palate and just a bit of a step backward in terms of the hop intensity. M: The body is medium with a lively carbonation and a nice dry and slightly bitter finish. D: I really want to give this beer a better score, but the flavor just let me down after what was a very nice nose.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1511) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 16, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2012 Bottle and growler from stfun... Nice nose of pine, grapefruit and citrus.. Glowing orange color, decent head. Lots of pine and grapefruit... Nice bitterness but well balanced. Dry... lots of bitterness and grass in the after taste. Medium body. Overall: A nice little IPA. HopHeads delight. Thanks josh

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2011
I thought this was a very flavorful IPA. I had tried 3 IPAs, Palate Wrecker and a Hopsecutioner and this beer was better than either of those. Great aroma of hops and slight citris. A good thick pour that coated my glass and palate. Very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6703) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Bottle as an extra in a trade with tobiasfunke5 over at BA. Pours a clear orange amber with a medium to large sized creamy white head. Big resinous citrus hops, pungent and dank, with a clean crisp malt backbone. Medium bodied, smooth and malty, with a big bright citrus hop component. Moves to a tropical fruit and grapefruit bitter finish, lingering with some quinine notes. Fantastic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (4093) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Thanks turdferguson. Pours clean, sharp, and golden with one finger of sticky white head. Nose is awesome. Very rich, clean, and fresh. Grapefruit upfront with some peach and mandarin orange and a hint of resinous pine. Nice zesty flavor with a rich oily hop character and mildly grassy notes. Not as much delicate character as the aroma but still nice. Very nice body with a resinous hop bitterness and dry finish. Very nice-uh

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pottygok (484) - Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2011
Draft at Fat Headís Aroma: Citrus and pine, with a light floral aroma. Lots of hops--very intense and complex. Appearance: Clear golden orange with a white head that dissipates almost immediately. Taste: Light sweetness tempering a medium bitterness with a slight sourness in the back. Palate: Medium-Full body, Crisp Texture, Lively Carbonation and a long, complex finish. Overall: This is an extremely well crafted and thought out beer. Itís not over the top like some IPAs, but itís not meant to be either. Itís strong and developed enough to hold its own against the competition. A great beer for one to sip slowly and enjoy the many layers.


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