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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
The next beer in our summer “sun” series that began with Sunspot IPA. This beer is brewed in the aggressive IPA style with Columbus hops accentuating a malt blend featuring Munich and Honey malts for a full malt flavor.

Available in 22oz Bottles and Draught

ABV 6% IBUs: 80

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Clear amber, small head, small lacing. Honey malt, some hops creep through, not the aromatics I would expect from an 80 IBU beer. Dry cotton wraps around the caramel base. Little dank. Leafy earthy hops provide ample balance and carry through the sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Sweet bonus brew from ditmier. Thanks! Pours clear amber with gold edges and off white head. The aroma has sweet malts mixing with spicy and earthiness. Mild aroma but nice. The taste is full on bright spicy hops to go along with lighter notes of grapefruit and sweet malts. The hops are mostly bittering and trying to bridge the gap over to the sweet malts but not really makig it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (5187) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Thanks IBrew2or3 for sharing this one. Pours caramel yellow-brown with a white head. Nose is caramel, pine, and grapefruit. Flavor is malt, prickly pine, and some more bitterness. Light to medium bodied and so-so overall with lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2009
GABF 2009, pretty mild IPA in terms of both aroma & bitterness, seems more APA like to me. Bitterness came off being pretty tame, Balanced but not a very exciting IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1763) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2009
On tap at Full Sail in Hood River. Colour... cloudy, amber-orange with a thick off-white head. Nose... citrusy, hoppy and some pine. Palate... a very quick bite of hops, followed by citrus and tropical fruits, and backed up by a good layer of malt. Finish is lengthy and bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 23, 2009
Poured hazy golden amber, fruity, citrus, spicey, grassy hops, caramel, little honey coating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of peaches, hops, grass and pine needles. Fruity flavour of grass, grape fruits and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (11369) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Light beige dense head. Fruits, flowers light spice and citrus in the aroma. Flavour is full of citrus, flowers, light pine and caramel. Medium to full bodied. Dry. Ends on a citric heavy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40453) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
22 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild spiced, distinct citrusy and peachy hoppy. Sweet, citrusy and mild spiced hoppy flavoured, mild sweetness. Dry and peachy flavoured finish. Nice an crisp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
Hazy amber color; medium creamy head. It has a very nice hoppy aroma, fruity (with sweet oranges), light pine needles and sweat. The body is strong enough, it has a good caramel flavor, I would probably like more sweetness (here almost absent) the final is quite powerful, getting a bit harsh, and nutty. Starts well, ends less well.

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