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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Hoppiest Brew Works beer ever? The smell of grapefruit, a sweet malt flavor, and oh by the way, lots of hop bitterness. Brewed in the tradition of West Coast ales, we have put loads of malt and hops in our kettle to come up with this sensational ale. Brewed with pale, and crystal malts, hopped with Tomahawks for Yakima Valley, WA. This beer styled has made many a microbrewery famous and this one is sure to please all those who love hops.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
GNeeson88 (19) - Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Carmel color with a nice white head. Hints of grapefruit with a nice balance malt taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7904) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle at home, thanks to an IP trade with Kurt, 20/12/12. Opaque mid amber/orange with a thin off white head that retains at the edge and as a film. Nose is caramel malt, floral hops, light pine, touch of grass and sugars. Taste comprises caramel malt, orange, touch of grpaefruit, citrus notes, hops, pine. Medium bodied, soft carb, good feel, hop bitterness in the finish. A decent well balanced IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Pours a beautiful murky caramel with average size white foamy head.  Aroma of floral hops.  Tastes of citrus and grassy hops with a nice bitterness. 

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
vtafro (2794) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle. Orange pour with a bit of beige head. Fresh hop flavors have almost entirely dropped out, some spice and herbal tones remain.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (4702) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Bottle last night, nose quite hoppy, some citrus and lychee, caramel and vanilla pudding, lightly spicy dough but faintly so. Deep and hazy amber with a rocky off-white head. Watery body, taste lightly sweet, light-medium bitterness, dries out significantly as the resins take over. Alcohol reasonably well hidden, some grapefruit rind. Like the hops here but reminds more of juice than beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Pours hazy amber with thin white head and some lace. Aroma is grapefruit dominant, taste sweet malt, grapefruit, lemon, spice. good bitterness with a mild spicy finish.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TEJA (1261) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2012
Draught at OT, Sweden. Short thinn off white head. Opaque golden color. Pungent hop aroma. Hoppy taste with a little bite but balanced by malty sweetness. Semi lasting bitterness. Unfortunantly the aroma lowers the whole impression.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2012
12oz bottle from jtclockwork, thanks James! Pours a cloudy golden colored body with a two finger-width, dense and foamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is big grapefruits up front with a bit of a lemon-peel, a light earth, and a lightly spiced pine. Somewhat bready pale malts with a light caramel and crystal malt sweetness. Flavor is chewy crystal malts and big grapefruit citruses up front with an earthy, spiced pine throughout. Somewhat bready malts with a light caramel sweetness and a touch of toast before this finishes dry, leafy and resiny, earthy, and moderately bitter with a good amount of sweet grapefruits. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderately lively carbonation. Overall, a decent IPA. Fairly bitter with lots of grapefruit and a distinct crystal malt backing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2278) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Clear copper pour, thin bubbly head with striped lacing .... Aroma of caramel malts and subtle lemony grapefruity hops ... Taste is of caramel malts and mild grapefruit and lemony hops with a bitter dry hopped and malty backbone that lingered for a bit ... Abv hidden well ... Simple and tasty ipa

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Oak Tree Liquors. Pours a pale amber color with a thin foamy tan head. Average head retention. Aroma of huge, fresh citrus and the faintest bit of caramel. The taste is bitter citrus hops, almost pithy. Grapefruit and lemon. Faint caramel malts. Light bodied, spritzy carbonation, lingering bitterness. I’m not sure how a beer can be one-note but also interesting but this one does it.


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