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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
Intensely complex hop profile that is supported by an equally layered malt backbone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scouser (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Pours a coppery amber with beige lacing. Smells of malt and thatís about it. Tastes the same, malty especially for an IPA. Some citrus hops. Itís ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (339) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Pours a cloudy amber color. It has decent head retention and excellent lacing. Tastes of malt and hops with a background hit of honey. A decent beer but nothing to write home over.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21680) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft at Alís. Clear amber color, medium white head. Aroma of bright fruit, caramel. Taste is earthy and very fruity. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Tap at Alís of Hampden. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, dates and earthy, pine hops with tropical fruity esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, sweet cookie malt, fruity esters and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5634) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle. Nose is doughy with strong caramel and light spice, citrus and tropical leaning fruit, low level of pine, but mostly that sweet, lovely cookie dough character that pulls every last inch of complexity out of the hops. Pours mostly amber with some golden and copper, a dense beige head. Fullish body, boozy but not burny, lots of alcohol present but itís somewhat smooth; very sweet without cloying out the lights, medium bitterness but not nearly enough to balance. There is some malt complexity in the caramel and toffee, thin citrus and mild paint thinner. All in all, goes down easy despite the flaws and is enjoyable despite the heavy middle and dull finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2014
I love what Free Will has been putting out, but this does not impress. Entirely too malt heavy with faint hoppiness. Donít get me wrong, there is bitterness, but nothing distinct.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
60minuteman (1358) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Intensely complex is right. So many dimensions to this one...I donít know where to go first. Primarily, it is hoppy. Earthy, fruity, maybe slightly toasted. No. It is definitely burnt. Love that. A subtle chocolate/toffee touch takes this beaut to another level. A certain caramel sweetness gives it good balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (5635) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2014
12oz bottle from Spirits Rt 166. Poured an unimpressive dirty orange brown body under a smaller foamy light beige head. Aroma is sweet wort, caramel, toffee, raisins, breads, very light citrus. Medeium body, chalky, lingering aftertaste, nice carbonation. Flavor is better than the aroma. Notes of dirty citrus, lemony, tropical fruit rinds, some rotting fruit, bad bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nejhleader (1460) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2014
has a nice mild pine hop aroma. Taste is a bit of some nice caramel hop taste with some caramel. a solid body, hides abv well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsmerig (1494) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2014
Pours a cloudy reddish amber with a tan head. Aroma of scotch and malt. Taste is smokey and peppery with a large hop presence. The bitterness lingers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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