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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Hop heads beware, this is a big beer coming in at about 8% ABV! Brewed with a malty background but balanced nicely with 3 style hops – Warrior (bittering and aroma) Amarillo (Flavor & Aroma) and Cascade (Flavor & Aroma) – that give this beer a nice spicy hop bittering and flavor profile with a big floral aroma.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Tasted 9/26/11. Growler from the Brewpub. The listing on the chalkboard listed this at 8.5% at time of purchase. Pours mildly hazy with a rosy, orange amber hue. Spiraling off white head. Aromas of bready malts and grapefruit rind. Sweet sugary citrus nose. Full bodied with a solid palate and nice, dry flavors. Medium roasted malts with a slightly nutty and fruity nuance. Nice mix of sweet, sticky and tart in the front. The finish is lingering with a mix of bitter and tart. The high gravity contributes to the sweet and sugary flavors, but the alcohol itself doesn’t really overtake the rest of the palate. The hops are bitter, floral and citrusy. Citrus rind and grapefruit. Grassy and mildly resinous. Tasty!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Draft on tap at the brewery (Florissant, MO). Pours a nice amber orange hue, just a kiss of haze with deeper striking glow atop, frothy offwhite head with decent stick around, a filmy layer laces small. Aromas show touches of gumball, gentle citrus and a faint waft of crystal malt. Some caramel, bready elements meet freshw afts of floral hops. Some deadened feels. Initial is firmer bodied, a bit of bitterness starts to grow. Crystal malt and cotton candy, gumball meet some decent to firm hop elements. Bitter florals, some grapefruit juice and rind, mellow pine element. Middle is a bit sweet, some chutzpah with a touch of body. Touches of sweetness as the bitter finish starts to grow in a wave. The body isn’t big, it’s pretty palateable but the sweetness and bigger fruit element is significant. Backend and finish is bitter, a bit more dry and hoppy with a manageable body, some citric grapefruit rind and nice florals. A touch sweet and odd, but a firmer fresh hop presence is nice. Mixed feelings but the hop profile is fairly trendy and enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6514) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear golden amber with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of sweet citrus with a touch or grapefruit and an underlying sweet grain. Flavor has more earthy citrus with a touch of pine and a strong sweet grain backbone.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4928) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 16, 2013
This draft brew from the brewery poured a head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were and left behind a softly carbonated hazy orange brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The deep aroma was hoppy. The semi-thick crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. The strong flavor contained notes of hops. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3175) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Pour is a nice copper with a white head. Aroma is a nice floral hop with an almost sweet berry. Flavor is again a nice sweet floral fruity hop. Not much in the way of malts but hops shine here.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2005) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4 oz sampler at Ferguson. Pours a copper color with white head. Hoppy, grassy, garlic flavors. A touch boozy but decent imperial ipa.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Tap @ Ferguson. Pours a clear, burnt orange appearance with a creamy, light brown head. Rich grapefruit, a bit spicy, lightly resiny aroma. Some retro nasal burn. Slightly boozy, creamy, nice grapefruity flavor. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wxman (1398) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2012
On draft at the St Louis Microfest. Pours a cloudy pale amber with a small off white head. Caramel aroma. Sweet malt taste along with bubble gum and a sharp citrus character. Very good.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
gregwilsonstl (1034) - Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Somewhat sour, tasted off. Pretty disappointed. Hot from alcohol. No where near hoppy enough.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1392) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2012
On tap- Served a hazy copper color with a small head and good lacing. Aroma of citrus, bit of pine and sweet malt with fresh grain. Taste of citrus, roasted malt with a nice bitterness and a dry finish. Fairly medium body, crisp and refreshing. Nice balance. No hint of the alcohol. Nice beer, quite enjoyable. Well worth a try.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Tap from the brewery. Poured a hazy yellowish orange color. Pillow white head that left lacing on the glass as it went. Fresh hops, pine aroma. Flavor was pine, citrus and grass. Oily textuare. Not as bitter as I would have like, still very good and drinkable.


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