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RATINGS: 643   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

brewskis' rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2013
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 Pours a classic sunset orange color with a finger length white head that goes down slowly and leaves a thick lacing. Pretty good carbonation coming off the glass. Smells like an ipa should. Lots of resinous pine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, maybe some papaya. Tiny bit of a bready malt presence. Pretty dry. Taste starts with the resinous pine, grapefruit, and orange. Then there is a decent malt presence that brings some carmel and breadiness to balance it a little. Very resinous, dry finish with more pine, grapefruit, some pineapple, papaya, along with some sweetness to cut the hops. Almost like a bubblegum flavor. The hops get more abrasive as it goes down. Pretty hefty body for a single ipa. Creamy and surprisingly clean mouthfeel for such a hoppy beer due to the lively carbonation. Extremely well done ipa that lives up to the hype in my opinion..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5361) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Pours dark gold into a shaker. Off white head with excellent retention recedes to coat surface. Pine and citrus aromas. Sweet hot resin and grapefruit upfront turning to mild sourdough before the lastin pith finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (521) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Pours a clear medium amber with a medium head of white foam. Nice citrus and pine aroma. Flavor is fairly good and somewhat sweet with just a hint of bitterness. Not too harsh. Good but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (5469) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at City Tap House during the SAVOR Week event. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral notes, light malt. Tastes of citrus, floral notes, pine, malt. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (6999) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Lots of citrus in this and a very nice malt backbone. Bitter finish. Bigger body here than most of the other hop bombs Ive had tonight. Good, but certainly not a 100/100 beer. Tap at city tap house.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HeadyDE (703) - Delaware, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Bottle pour..bottled 5.13..super fresh..pours a dipa like medium orange with 1 finger creamy head..nose is crazy good bursting with citrus..getting a nice combo of honeydew melon, cantaloupe n grapefruit..light to medium bodied..grapefruit comes through more on taste..hop hit is good from start to finish..pine character more evident in mouthfeel..solid combo of citrus n pine..coats palate with hoppy goodness and excellent bitterness to round out the equation..very tasty ipa

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malkyore (373) - - MAY 15, 2016
Super solid ipa. Very fresh tasting with solid balance. Itís got the whole double ipa hops without the double ipa commitment to being hungover via 13% behemoth beer. I like it a lot.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChadPolenz (1622) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 21A American IPA

AROMA: Fairly strong aroma of citrus and melon. Clean, bright scent with slight tea leaves or pine needles. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Orange proper hue; quite cloudy but carbonation is visible. Average, off-white, foamy head. Good retention and lacing. 2/3

FLAVOR: Intense dank bitterness. Delectable combination of fruit juice concentrate, bitter citrus pith and some pine/green tea on the finish. Malt is strong enough to offer balance, but is not sweet or distinguishable. 17/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; crisp and well carbonated. Alcohol is subtle and slightly warming but tolerable. Dry, slightly astringent aftertaste. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: A standard IPA that goes above and beyond. Palette is a bit familiar, but execution is impressive. 9/10


DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4911) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/hops/citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a peppery crisp dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (2188) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle shared by Maakun. Almost clear golden with white head. Thick pine resin with fruity notes, citrus, pineapple, rye-ish, spicy, some marijuana-like hoppiness. Over medium sweet, medium bitter. Full body, oily, resiny, almost honey-like. Lower than average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (3064) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle shared, thanks to jtclockwork for the trade! Clear orange golden with white head. Some pine needles and resin, thick sweet sugary malts, mango, toffee, caramel, pineapple. Medium sweet and bitter. Over medium bodied with nice syrupy feel.

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