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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (4857) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a mostly clear dark copper body with a one finger fizzy white head that left some light lacing. The nose is nicely hoppy and fresh smelling with a hefty amount of Chinook. Just a bit of maltiness peeking out from under the hops. The flavor is a bit catty and too green tasting from all the Chinook though. I think that this is a hop that can use a little enhancement from another variety or two, less well suited than many varieties for single hopping. Some light caramel maltiness, especially on the finish after the slight piney hop flavor fades. Medium bodied without being sticky or cloying. Moderate fizzy carbonation. Pretty decent overall, but I’m not loving it. More of a personal preference thing though vs. any kind of flaws.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1833) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Copper bodied citrus aroma IPA. Chinook hops are evident not overbearing. Stronger in alcohol and weaker in hop profile than I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (1883) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2012 Hoppy and bitter with a hint of floralness. A tad citrusy, zesty, with an earthy pine flavor. Not a bad IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkSachon (551) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2012
From the 120z bottle purchased at The BeerHive in Pittsburgh. Strong pungent nose on the pour and a average size head with expected coloration. Medium body with no unique flavors tasted from the exotic hops specified on the label. Fairly average for an IPA that could have and should have been better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Pours hazy dark orange and has a frothy lasting head. Nose is intense herbal and citrus with some pine resins and lost a tart fruity aroma. Flavor is dry sweet bready and toasted malts with an intense amount of citrus and earthy herbal pine hop character. Dry finish. slightly astringent on the back en but not bad overall of you really like chinook. Centennial comes out too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (3586) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2012
12 oz from McGraths, Harrisburg. Nose is orange toffee, chocolate and earthy tea leaf. Flavor is the same. These are not bad flavors, but they are tilted to the sweet candy side, and need some more bittering. Light medium body is smoothly carbonated and has a dry finish that almost rescues the big malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2013 Draft. Average IPA. I was happy to find it amidst the domestics at the restaurant, Spoon, in East Liberty. The aroma was a piney, hop of average strength, and the appearance was a light tan indicative of a pale. The palate was a medium body, crisp texture, and the taste was a of light hops, big bitter, with a hay dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2011
12oz bottle: Pours a clear deep orange bronze with a spotty-lacing white head. Has a fresh resiny grapefruity hoppy nose with some light caramel malty sweetness. Starts with good fullness and lightly toasted malty sweetness with a clean orange citrus hop bitterness before a drier crisp bittersweet finish. Very drinkable and true to style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle at home. Helsingborg, November 2011.
Thanks Marvid! Pours orange with a small vanishing head. Weak hoppy aromas of lemon, grass and some zesty grapefruit. Bitter taste of grass, grapefruit and berries. Lacks sweetness and have an appreciative dryness! Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (1963) - Manama, BAHRAIN - NOV 9, 2011
Orange with a white head. Aroma is full of citrus, sweet tropics, pine, and light sweet malts. Medium bodied. Fresh hop flavor of light grapefruit, citrus, and a bit of pine hops. Lightly sweet yet dry finish. Quite a nice, refreshing, tasty, easy going IPA.

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