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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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A light colored, heavy flavored ale with a strong hop characteristic.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2010
A little more bitter than your avg ipa but not a hop bitter but like a sour bitter. Still considering how mutedandwatery the othe faultlines were this did have more hops and was better than I expected. Some fruity citrus is prominent. Not much carbonation or head.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6781) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 12, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours clear copper with a decent off-white head and a floral aroma. There is an excellent caramel malt base with some subtle tasty hop bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Draught at the brewpub. Gold with a small white head. Big, expressive fruity hop aroma with lots of peach and pine. The flavor starts out with a light caramel malt sweetness, and transitions into a peach, tangerine, and pine hop flavor. Bitter, but not harsh finish. Medium body with good carbonation. Lots of fruity hop flavor. Nice stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Grapefruit pine and mild marijuana aroma. Bright palate and a very nice grapefruit and caramel taste layered with citrus and a pleasant bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2010
On tap at the brewery, this beer is suprisingly low on bitterness and high on flavor and aroma for an IPA. Extremely fresh and tasty, I definately went back for another beer. Very well balanced IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
On tap. Clear amber golden with an off-white head. Lightly citrusy hop aroma. Medium body, sweet caramel and fruit. Discreet bitterness. I wonder if they are afraid of hops at Faultline? 250709

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32033) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2009
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden yellow to light orange with a fully gone head. Crisp hops fruity aroma. Fruity, peachy and mild orange flavoured. Bitter, light sweetness and subdued bitterness into the far finish. Medium dry and bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2007
pint cask at brewpub - Aroma is citrus hops and caramel malt. Pours yellow with a small head and good lacing. Flavor is crisp citrus hops with a nice smooth malty finish. Cask giving the proper temp and carbonation right away which was nice since I was in a hurry. Palate is tart and creamy. While this IPA isnít anything special, it was still quite tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luvcasks (178) - USA - FEB 3, 2006
My comments of tasting a cask conditioned version of the IPA (Yup, I luv cask conditioned beers) Appearance Nice golden color with a touch of haze from the dry hopping. For a cask-conditioned beer has a nice bit of lace on the glass Aroma Being cask-conditioned has a wonderful aroma of cascade hops yielding to a sweet malty bacground Flavor Served at the right temp for a cask-conditioned beer, starts of with nice malty flavor to be immediately followed by hop flavor and then the bitterness. Finshes off nice and dry. Since it is cask conditioned the malt background shows through well making it delightful Palate A very good beer from an excellent brewer. Seems to have a slightly higher final gravity for an IPA. I like that that for an IPA does not have a tongue numbing bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 15, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2007 10/25 rerate: What the heck happened to this beer. It went from one of the greatest Iíve ever tried to something barely palatable. Tasted bland, grainy, stale. I guess thatís the diversity you can get with beer brewed in small batches. Iíd give this IPA about a 2. My rating will be the avg. Original: Had this one on tap at the restaurant... WOW. I have NEVER tasted a brew with this much grapefruit flavor/aroma. I loved it. I have had so many beers with citrus hops but donít even come close to this amount of grapefruit. Iím thinking maybe they use an s-load of chinook. Iím a homebrewer and I would love to take a shot at making this IPA. Next time Iím down there Iím going to pick thethe brewmasters mind and see what heís using. Fantastic. Nicely balanced with malt. Very light body goes great with the citrus flavors. SO refreshing! I havenít been this excited about a brew in a long time. Bottoms up!


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