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RATINGS: 900   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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This liquid dream pours a hazy golden orange straw color with a large puffy white two-finger head. First sip of this beer rewards with a super juicy hop presence bursting with fresh orange and lemon citrus then continues to introduce toasted malt undertones.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2008
hops and nothing but hops! trying to think about what seperates this from an IPA....the color is a bit light for an IPA maybe, otherwise this is overwhelming and delicious hops dominating your palate. a bit cloudy with a foamy head that lasts, this is very floral and very drinkable. bitterness is high on the scale but very very pleasant.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 19, 2008
2008 Bottle from motortoddhead - Pours a murly orange witha massive head that would not settle, aroma is light malt, hop flowers, honey...flavour is nectar like, dry malt, great citrusy hops, not too sticky...Fresh hops deliver a much more floral experience than just bitterness, and this is a fantastic fresh hop brew

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2008
Bottle! Poured a slightly hazy orangish-gold with a huge, long-lasting shaving foam head. Beautiful pour! Aroma is about as clean and green as they come with lots of citrus hops. Taste is similarly fresh tasting and dominated by grass and peach with a lightly sweet malt backbone. Tasty as hell. Amazing amount of carbonation and a light, refreshing mouthfeel. The whole experience feels like a love note to hops and I, for one, am swooning.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2008
12oz from Sam’s, Durham. Nice cloudy orange pour, faint and somewhat quickly fading head. Aroma has some sweet malts, but is mostly dominated - as is appropriate for the style - by dank, bitter hops. Somehow, though, this particular hop combo is more citric, even uni-directional than some harvest ales. It’s not quite as rich and floral as I’d hoped, and to my taste is actually just a shade different than Harvest Centennial. Good stuff, but maybe not too much more than that.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2008
poured cloudy yellow/orange with massive head. nice lacing- aroma of citrus and hops- mouthfeel is very carbonated - flavor is hops and earthy pine and citrus - very easy to drink - very good flavor that lasts. Did I taste a leaf or was it just the picture on the bottle?

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChuxBeer23 (10) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2008
V.2008 bottle Huge fresh hop aromatics after filling the glass with a gorgeous pour of cloudy pale yellow. Pure white fluffy head and textbook lacing. Crisp, clean and way too easy to drink; moderately bitter with a nice dry finish. If you like hops, seek this one out.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimvy (131) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2008
Hops dominate the aroma (as they should!), but they aren’t resiny or offensive in any way. There’s a nice blend of citrus and pine , with some malty sweetness in the background. Appearance is dirty blond, muddy, and a rocky head that last for the entire glass. Flavor is pretty much like drinking a hop. The bitterness is there, but it’s not over the top. The malt provides a decent backbone, but it’s an afterthought. Carbonation seems a little light, but it works with this beer as it allows the hop to shine thru a bit more. Overall, gotta be one of my favorite hopped up beers. The magic of this beer is not only the hops, but the drinkability....I could drink this all night. Very nice beer and one I’ll be trying to get year in and year out. Bravo.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2008
Yes indeed. Hops hops and more hops. This one pours a sort of copper color with a big fluffy head. The aroma is hops. Piney hops. Citrusy hops. Earthy hops. Hops. The taste is hops. Bitter bitter hops. Ever bit a hop? This is the closest you can get to that in liquid form while still enjoying the beer. I can’t get enough of this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4196) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 17, 2008
Finally. The hunt is over for this one. After we started eating and drinking at NABC, someone wrote it down on the chalkboard. I got my order in. Total hops and floral aroma. Everything I love in an IPA (APA? No way. Total IPA). Bitter. Hoppy. Lovely.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LiquorLocker (2) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2008 does not count
Strong hop aroma. Pours a hazy lighter goldish-orange. Very bitter with fresh, wet, almost grassy hop notes loud and clear.Absolutely a fantastic beer.


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