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RATINGS: 529   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (2761) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2010
On cask at GTMW 2010 - Was looking forward to this one a lot before the fest, and it was a pretty big letdown. Clear yellow pour with a big white foamy head. Huge citrus and pine hops on the nose, with a nice honey maltiness. Taste is tons of pine and tree sap, with lots of sweet malt. Hops are way too dry for my taste, and left a nasty aftertaste in my mouth. Smooth, slick and medium-bodied, it feels good in the mouth, but I didnít want any more than the sample poured into my taster.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16948) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2010
Growler. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy piny grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor with hints of pine needles. Has a fruity hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Light-amber in color, very clear with decent lacing down the glass. Explosive citrus hops aroma. Light-medium bodied, well-carbonated - a little acidic- with a long lasting finish. The flavor is dominated by assertive and bitter citrus hops with a spicey hop finish. A punch to the tastebuds this one is!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1933) - USA - JUL 5, 2010
Simcoe and Columbus hops really on display here... Aroma very piney and grassy, Cascade definitely overshadowed by the flavor from the Simcoe and Columbus hops, very herbal flavor with a nice dry finish, reminiscent of the West Coast varieties... Well done!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2808) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2010
On tap in Pittsburgh. Pours an orange caramel color with a soapy white head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit-noticeable and inoffensive. Flavor of grapefruit, pine, and some hop bitterness. Very well-balanced. I was a bit surprised at how good this was!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (8322) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Sample at the brewpub. This beer is a clear orange color with a medium thin and foamy white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of grapefruit and herbal hops. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, caramel malt and a bit of pepper. The finish is moderately hoppy with a lingering grapefruit aftertaste. Solid IPA all around, itís easy to see how this won an award.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4411) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2010
On tap at Pittís brewpub location. Pours a golden yellow, with foamy white head. Grapefruit, citrus, floral hops, light caramel, and balanced grainy malt. Good IPA, but doesnít quite match up to the west coast offerings... I am spoiled.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3590) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Growler, thanks Rciesla for sharing, via MikeTD. Golden orange pour with some white head. Citrusy, pine and grapefruit hop aroma. Pine forward flavor with some citrus notes. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3584) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2013 draft - Pours hazy copper and has a very nice pine and citrus hops aroma. The flavor is bitter with pleasant pine and underlying citrus notes. The malt supports it well and itís overall a great IPA. Rerate 8/27/2013, tap - Not as impressed the 2nd time. Still good, but not great. 7/3/7/4/13. Averaged with first rating of 9/3/8/4/16.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Picked up a pine at DLD 2010. Great citrus piney nose with slight malt in the background. some malt sweetness and bitterness linger. Not overwhelmingly strong in flavor just very sessionable and balanced.


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