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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This beer is defined by its pronounced hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. It has a solid malt backbone that works with the citrusy American hops. The hop bouquet resonates like flavors of tangerine and ruby red grapefruit. The mouth feel is crisp and dry leaving a balance of bitterness and rich malt on the palate. It is golden honey in color.
Hops: Chinook, Columbus, Cascade, Summit, Eldorado, Amarillo


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitterbrewer (52) - Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Great IPA. Hoppy aroma with citrus predominating. Well balanced bitterness with citrus piney resinous hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (5312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2013
@ South Denver Beer Fest 2013. Slightly hazy golden with a small foamy white head. Aroma was lovely and full of floral hop resin and loads of caramel. Flavor starts with a nice bitter hoppiness mixed with floral and caramel tones like from the nose, with a resiny finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mensch (280) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
On tap at the inaugural Front Range Ralley in Loveland, CO and growler. This stuff rocks. My new favorite IPA. Beats others in quality AND QUANTITY of aroma and flavor. I’m getting a load of citrus- more orange than grapefruit - as well as pine and floral notes. Very low onion. Explodes on the palate with carmel malt and then a plethora of hop flavors, almost overshadowing the substantial bitterness. A very slight astringent/mineral taste in the finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DenverLogan (862) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Tasted on tap at brewery and at home in growler. Poured from growler into Maudite tulip glass. Orange-gold-copper color. Significant head and lace. Aroma of citrus hops, orange peel, dry scones, floral herbs. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel, Flavors of citrus hops, tangerine zest, white pepper, bitter hops. Overall big and bold, flavorful with a hoppy, bitter bite.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11092) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2013
On tap at Fate poured a hazy gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of biscuit, grapefruit, lemon zest, light pine and light kind bud. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, lemon zest, pine and light kind bud with a smooth dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3292) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2013
On tap at Fate. Pour is hazy yellow with a big white head and great lacing. Big pine, grass, a touch of citrus, biscuit, light orange, sweet fruits, mango, and pine in the aroma. Taste is fruity, weedy, grass, pine, light citrus, biscuit, straw, and resin with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with medium-to-soft carbonation. Damn decent IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Tap @ Fate. Pours a bit hazy yellow orange appearance with a white head. Fairly snappy, spicy hoppy, mango tropical fruity hoppy aroma. Somewhat dank, grapefruit, tropical fruity, a bit piney hoppy flavor with a nice malty backbone. Solid stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (2163) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
Draught at the brewery. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, tropical fruits, floral hops and pine. Very smooth body. Bitter finish with grapefruit. Very nice IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brouwerij (957) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Growler thanks to jesse. Pours a hazy orange gold with a finger of fine white head. Decent retention and some thin lacing. Aroma is hoppy, piney, resinous, mildly citrus and spicy. Flavor is hoppy, resinous, piney. Soft carbonation, medium body, and smooth texture. Very drinkable. A smooth, citrusy, mellow hoppy ipa. (reviewed 3/26/13)

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8553) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2013 hazed gold body with a fine white head. strong American hop nose ( lemon / citrus, dried grass, a lot of floral character, light dish soap foam). medium-full body with high bitterness, a lot of hop alpha acids. moderate sweetness does little to balance the aggressive bitterness, but I prefer this to higher sweetness as the same bitterness. still it’s a bit too brash for my tastes, and the yeast seems to mute it all and wash out the hop flavor especially, but it also provides a softness to the body that helps. overall and fairly nice IPA -pale, not too sweet, mostly clean, and thankfully there’s little pine resin or oil orange hop character.

first taste was 3.5-level. second try is 2.6 (watery, pasty and a bit sour)


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