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RATINGS: 622   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   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.


brewskis' rating

4.4
   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..


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LetsGoState (743) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Appearance is small white head with clear amber. Aroma is hoppy. Taste is bitter, earthy hops. Overall a pretty solid IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Narizao84 (19) - Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Excellent beer overall. Aroma is good. Flavor and bitterness is amazing. Refreshing. Frutty touches. Personally i'm a IPA lover and this is top of the line ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (565) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2016
BOD 8/24/15. Clear copper pour. Outstanding head volume, world class lacing and retention. Outstanding nose of classic pine and grapefruit rind over biscuit. As it warms subtle orange and dank notes are added. Almost medium body that is quite smooth in texture and has creamy and oily aspects. World class carbonation with a burst of effervescence in the middle and a finely bubbled rollicking prickly finish. The flavor profile is world class. Intense hop flavor in the west coast style that is balanced by a bready biscuit with a moderate bitterness sums this one up. It begins with an assault of pine and grapefruit rind hop flavor that slowly transitions to orange and mango as the biscuit sweetness arrives coupled with a touch of caramel. The middle delivers a moderate bitterness that adds a dank quality as it begins to fade. Alcohol is very well covered with just a hint of astringency emerging in the dry finish. A subtle bitterness lingers, but the main component is wonderful rind and dank flavor over a sweet background.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 3, 2016
Rating #1627 - #CBC2015 Beer 12 - Welcome Reception - Pours a golden amber with a creamy white foam. Aroma of grapefruit rind, pinecone. Palate is more sweet citrus, orange, grapefruit, with a lovely piney note that finishes with assertive bitterness. Lovely IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowe1983 (1415) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Pours an amber color with a white head. Aroma itís pretty strong pic the citrus hops and caramel malts. Flavor is well balanced with the Curtis and caramel malts. Decent bitter finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
raymow (1232) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2016
on tap at Hulmeville Inn - hoppy grapefruity aroma and flavor. Pale golden in color. Excellent IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
My Bottom Line:
This quintessential American IPA develops plenty of flowers, citrus fruit and pine on a honey-laced cereal base balanced out by resinous bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A foam tuft tops the bright pale amber.
-Pineapple fruitiness is also quite engaging.
-Malts share a few biscuity angles as well.
-This one is not reinventing the wheel. But it is a beautifully designed and efficient example.

Bottles.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1111) - Iowa, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear golden with small white head. Nose and taste is citrus and pineapple. Nice sweetness in the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2364) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle at home while visiting Jacksonville. Pours gold with a white head. Lovely fruity, dank hoppiness, light veg aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Pine, lemon, grapefruit, light mango, light toast, tangerine, light caramel, very light metal in the bitter finish. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (2253) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Draft at Moriartys. Slightly hazy orange amber pour with a frothy off-white head. Complex mix of dry hops. Earthy citrus resins. Medium blonde caramel malts but the hops are rugged enough to overcome the sugars. Notes of burnt grapefruit. Spruce pinecones. Candied orange peels. Autumn leaves. Mangos. Celery stalks. Nicely full-bodied. A great IPA. Feels larger and harsher than the listed 7.5% ABV but kudos for keeping it untamed.


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