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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFanDan17 (1084) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - AUG 8, 2009
A nice IPA. I was hoping for a bit more hops or spice, but mostly floral in nature. Nice malt balance though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7020) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 8, 2009
2009 Bottle - Pours orange with a large orange head...aroma is orange lemon and grapefruit, with some light yeast and light malt, hop flowers...flavour is caustically bitter up front and a bit grassy in the middle...like citrus floor cleaner...finish is a lingering bitterness in the back of the throat...very dry and very little balance...I don’t mind the hops, but I need me some balance...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ultracake (42) - salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2009
22 oz bottle, i think it was 5 bucks picked it up from Roths. bitter bitter bitter, had a grapefruit finish that stayed for a while and grew. i think the cookies i had before tasting really was a bad idea.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (5195) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2010 Tap at Falling Rock.
Pours a velvety smooth amber with a faint floral hops nose. Flavor is sour strawberry pine hops in a floral grapefruit salad. Average mouthfeel. Too floral to enjoy more than one at a time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Light copper body with a white head. Caramel is the first thing that hits my nose, followed by grassy & minty hops. Quite malty, especially given my expectations about a west coast IPA. Some dank fruitiness. Flavor is caramel, big bitterness, toasted malt, a tiny bit roasty. Hops are primarily dank with a bit of grapefruit pith. Finish is overly bitter with more pith than dank and moderate caramels.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Bomber courtesy of Secret Santa Summer ’09. Amora of medium, sweet malt and light citrus. Flavor was just the same. Copper body with off-white head. Rather bland for an IPA. Didn’t have the normal refreshment an IPA usually has. Thanks, Buckeye Boy, for the opportunity to try this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2009
22oz bottles. pours a hazy orange with white head. an aroma that is piney and metallic - sorta chemically but a very mild aroma. flavors has a mild piney and grassy bitterness being met with a doughy malt background. sort of your run of the mill ipa and not a very good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle:   Deep copper, large frothy light beige head, nice lacing.   Soft hoppy nose, a little mealy and astringent, with some notes of ashtray.   Hmmm, stale biting ups and astringency sum this one up.   Minor citrus aspect.   More ashtray on the backside.   Not enough malt.   This reminds me of a watered down Copperhook for some reason.   I like the color, but the aroma and taste are just a let down.   Average body and mouthfeel.   Not enough sweetness to counteract this astringency.   Backside is a little rough.   Not a refined IPA by any means.   I have had much better luck with other Full Sail IPAs, but this one just didn’t do it for me.

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