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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   IBU: 103   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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We hit this full bodied IPA with “nookie” four times during the brewing process to give this ale its trademark Chinook hop character. We then “dry nookied” this flavorful ale to further enhance its grapefruit and pine aroma.
O.G. 15.1


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2012
12 ounce bottle
Another fresh beer was drunk pretty soon after returning from a trip. This one was purchased based on the bottle but did not disappoint too much. It was not the best IPA yet good enough not to pour down the drain.

Aroma / Appearance - The cloudy base is a brackish brown color with orange tints. A dense half finger head sticks to the top like thick snowfall. Polished maple, grapefruits, and the smell of clean waxed floorboards sharpen the senses. This is simultaneously malty and hoppy.

Flavor / Palate - Bitter pine rubs at the palate almost immediately. Orange, cloves, and grapefruit combine into a drinkable experience. The one flaw might be too much of an emphasis on the malt profile. Maybe this falls off faster than I expected but it could be better.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1310) - - NOV 22, 2012
Pours copper colored. Aroma is piney and citrusy hops. Taste is also heavy on the hops. The citrus comes forward a bit in the taste. Enough of a malt backbone to not be overwhelming. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2012
The aroma is very hoppy with citrus, pine, and grass. The malts are sweet with caramel and a touch of maple syrup. The appearance is copper with an average head and lots of floating particles. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall it has a unique maple syrup element that I like but a couple of flaws, still a very good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badwhale (347) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle to glass mug. Pours a cloudy brownish orange with a off white head. Great aroma of grapefruit & citrus. The flavor is heavy on the pine / grapefruit spectrum. Not much malt character to this. Unique IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tcane7 (1651) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber with tannish head. Solid hop bitterness and some piney taste and aroma but the roasted malt really dominate this beer. Almost ashtray like aftertaste. I didn’t pick up on any of the pineapple I typically taste in Chinook beers just a little in the nose. Pretty good beer but too much roasted malt for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3749) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2012
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours amber/copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and piney hops plus a nice amount of caramel malts. Flavor the same, with a lot of hop presence. Average texture. A pretty good IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmikolich (1427) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2012
FH IPA Fest 2012, a piney resinous IPA, straight chinook hops give me this impression, a reason i’ve never preferred them.. but its not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5139) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Draft to pint. Looks okay; dark for an IPA though. Smells and tastes decent; hoppy and malty. Average on the palate. An okay (malty) IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2146) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2012
At kildares penn state. Served by a girl in a semi tilted kilt outfit. Very cool label. Decent. Somewhat malty at the start. Dry hoppy finish. Nose of German hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (2948) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2012
From a bottle poured an amber color with a good amount of head. Nice bitter hoppy flavor with a lingering finish.


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