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RATINGS: 580   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.


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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1940) - - JAN 17, 2013
Pours ruby with a fluffy dissipating head. Aroma is incredible. Huge citrus and grapefruit, with some piney notes. Taste is bitter and spicy with a prominent lemon note. Moderate carb. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
FITIPA (1) - Deerfield Beach, Alabama, USA - MAY 29, 2015 does not count
Tap at whole foods, Pours a crisp bright citrus color. Nice white finger of head. The nose pops with Grate fruit, orange, pine, plenty of hope. The taste is classic IPA bold, bright, crisp, very west coast feel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (5927) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Been wanting to try this one for years. Glad it finally found its way my way. Orange pour with a white head. The aroma has some very nice tropical fruit notes as well as some biscuit malt. The flavor is similar. There is a great bit of pineapple and resin, as well as some biscuit. Medium bitterness. Everything about this IPA goes perfectly, making it an exceptional drinker. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (608) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Tap at brewery in Portland. Copper with small white head. Super piney citrus pine nose. Dry and very hoppy. Pine. One note but really true to that note. All in on tasty strong hop. If youíre looking for a straightforward aggressive true ipa , this is a good one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (824) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2015
On tap at taphouse in Portland. Appearance: finger white head, clear, golden color, ok lacing. Aroma: light citrus, pine, caramel. Palate: medium body, average carbonation, bitter finish, sticky texture, dry finish. Taste: sweet caramel into a light thinness for a split second, on into full pine bitterness with light orange rind notes. Overall, very smooth, bitterness lingers a bit, but not overly. Very nice.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ahuth (6) - - MAY 18, 2015 does not count
Over all best ipa ever. Smooth with a great hop blend. Citrus and piney that complements the hops great. Smoothest iPa

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (2937) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle share, thanks to Colin. Hazy orange, still, small foamy off-white head, sparse lacing. Aroma is mango, toffee. Body is medium, foamy, low carbonation. Taste is grapefruit, pine, caramel, light astringency, dry with a nice rouded bitterness. Pretty good. Archetypal American IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12174) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle split at the Bespin Cloud City W2, from an IP trade with an Ohibro, 05/05/15. Lightly hazed golden with a decent white cap. Nose is a juicy hop shower, straw, citric pith, pine trace, apricot. Taste comprises pine needle, caramel malt strokes, orange pith, light grapefruit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi aggressive hop bitterness in the close. Xolid IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (5015) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle shared at Leightons place. Thanks to Colin for this one. Clear orange / golden coloured pour with a fine white head. Aroma is composed of spice pine needles, grassy hop, caramel malts, resin. Flavour is composed of light caramel, toffee malts, resin, pine hop, little burnt grass. Palate is medium bodied, sticky resin on the tongue, highish carbonation. Really drinkable all rounder. Classic old school West coast Ipa.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (2021) - DŁsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2015
Thanks to Mark! Bottle is just over 5 months old so not particularly fresh. Pours a clear light amber color with a tan head. The smell is pine and citrus, some sweet fruit as well. The taste is piney and bitter initially then following that is some dry, crisp citrus with the ending being dry, and somewhat bitter. Medium - in body with about average carbonation with some prickle. My finding is that a 5 month old Head Hunter is OK but not great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13605) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Colin. Pours clear orange with a frothy white head. The nose has some piney hops, jammy citrus, melon. Medium sweet flavor, lots of piney and grassy bitterness, grapefruit, rind, orange, some pale bread. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes with lots of piney resin, bitter grass, ripe citrus fruits. Not bad overall.


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