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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Family always comes first. Just when you thought that your poor tongue couldnít stand any more humulus lupulus, The Sister comes home to prove you wrong. Using the same unbreakable malt backbone of The Brother to balance out a truckload of Calypso and Bravo hops, The Sister weighs in at approximately a billion IBUs.

Down & Dirty: 2-Row, Wheat, Vienna & Dextrapils malts with Amarillo, Columbus, Cascade, Chinook, Calypso & Bravo hops. 8.5% ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcon25 (229) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle pour at home 22oz,golden copper pour, sweet citrus hop aroma, very nice bite, great hop flavor not overwhelming, very solid imp IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (7575) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
Draft - Tropical fruits and caramel notes. Clear gold with a rich white head. Piney, resin bitterness and a it of a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2935) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2015
651 ml. bottle. Bottled 03/12/15. Pours a medium, gradually dissipating, ivory head, with slight lacing, over a slightly hazy light amber (SRM 7) body......nose is citrus, pine, resin, pear, apple, from the hops, light cereal from the malts, balance to the hops.....taste is slightly sweet, with pear, apple notes, light anise, tropical fruits, primarily citrus, tinged with hints of pineapple, light cereal malts, finishing with a moderate bitterness, balance to the hops.....mouth feel, medium body, slightly sticky, mild alcohol warmth present, carbonation adds a slightly creamy texture. This is a wonderful display of the panoply of aromas and flavor in the varieties of American hops. The malt backbone is relatively hidden and needs some minor tweaking with the addition of more toasted (higher lovibond) malts. BJCP 9/3/16/4/7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (3217) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Meridian Pint for the Founders/Fremont SAVOR event. Shared by solidfunk, thanks! Golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral, pine. Tastes of citrus, floral, pine and resin. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (5171) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Lots of citrus peel here. Pours golden amber with good head. Finish is pretty bitter. Quite a big malt backbone here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 1, 2015
22 oz Bottle. Tasted on 5/29/15. Bottle from Moore Liquor. Drank from Spiegal IPA glass. Definitely a NW IPA with a slightly funk or dank aroma to it. Taste is slightly sweet on the from followed by a good bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fcjack1 (234) - Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Can from pint defiance. Pours golden in color. White head. Scent is nice and dank. Taste is sweet and hoppy. Very crisp. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
knickskicks (879) - - MAY 22, 2015
Canned 3/30. Orange pour. Nose is initially piney but after it breathes for a few minutes it takes on a sweet maltiness to the nose and taste that overpowers the hops. I will rerate if I try it fresh, though no other hoppy can Iíve had close to 2 months old has never tasted this malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (285) - USA - MAY 19, 2015
Cracking the cap on this bottle was a bit worrisome; in a package sent by a friend who wasnít in a position to keep the beer in the best of situations. I opened the bottle and was struck by the aroma of musky flowers and pine, and felt much better. A bit of drowned spicy fruit, each intake of breath bringing those lighter accents deep, sweeping over the heavier foundation of pine. It smells bitter. In a very good way... The liquid is light tangerine in hue, the dense, off-white head is two fingers deep in my tulip and Iím having one hell of a time getting the aroma through it. I draw sharply through the head, pull in my first mouthful, push the beer in circles over my gums and behind my tongue to get the best initial reaction. A warm malt backbone is present and although the beer is lining the back and sides of my tongue with a raw edge, itís so wonderfully balanced that at first, I canít tell Iím being bitten. Like a good kiss. Very nice. I do like my IBUs high. The well-carbonated medium body is a bit sticky, the foam adhering to the sides as I drain the glass and the depth of the flavor is wonderful. Itís a wonderfully comfortably uncomfortable beer with a hugely flavorful bitterness. The finish is beautiful, but if you are going to drink this, you make it the last beer (or two) of the night. There is no way this doesnít create an experience that leaves you void of the possibility of tasting anything else after the first sip. I love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JMCtime (73) - Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Somewhat sour and slightly fruity aroma. Full of flavor, the taste is sweet and a little fruity on the tip of the tongue but very sour on the back of the tongue. Leaves a slightly sour and bitter but not unpleasant aftertaste.

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