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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (7319) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2009
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (grass, resin, herbs), lightly yeasty (dough), with light notes of black tea and sulfur. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic, lightly to moderately astringent. Remarkably generic and plain, and not really very hoppy. Watery and fairly astringent. To be honest, I’m very curious what they were going for here, as it has very little notable character to offer in any way.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdoge (26) - Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2009
(Bottle) Pours a murky, dark copper color. Head is medium sized, off-white and a bit frothy - good lacing. Light citrus hop aroma. Bitter hop flavor with hints of grapefruit. Slick texture, long duration, moderate carbonation. Bitter finish was strong - too much for my liking. Seems unbalanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Short rating. Aroma of iced tea and wet, cut grass. A little skunkiness from the malt. Pours a relatively attractive burnt amber with a frothy, and lasting off white head leaving sticky lacing. Flavor is raw, brash and completely bitter. Very dry. Very aggressive hops with little malt to back it up. Woody, tree bark-ish, burnt malt. Blech. Flabby body. Unforgiving and offputting bitterness make this a mess of an IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Bottle courtesy of sparky27. Pours an orange amber with a large white head and a touch of haze. Lots of paper, Styrofoam with a bit of earthy hops behind it. Medium bodied, earthy, papery. Acrid bitterness on the finish. Overall rather empty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Bottle. Copper body, tan head with a patchy sea-foam texture. Nose: dirty bread crumb from the Munich, the honey is noticeable but doesn’t add anything, and the hops come across as crusty/herbal/metallic. Chemical cleaner and burnt orange rind. Oily and filmy texture up front, grows coarse, dry and excessively bitter across the back. Cedar, toast, burnt oranges, messy and harsh. Stewed vegetable and solvent from the yeast show up late. Terrible IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kyzr (1375) - Montana, USA - AUG 19, 2009
Pours amber with off-white head. Piny/hoppy nose with hints of malt. Flavor is piny at first, then comes the over roasted malt that takes over. medium body with burnt and bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Clear amber-orange in color. Beige two-finger head. Floral hop (and a little skunk) aromatics. Watery and light-medium body. Bitter flavor and a neverending astringint bitter finish. Certainly some malt balance, but not my favorite style. Lacks a bit on the palate and the finish is not tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
after4ever (7579) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Draft at Uber. Blecch. Pours a slightly hazy medium bronzy amber. Decent creamy off-white head that doesn’t stick around for long. Piney, solventy nose. Creamy medium body, decent carb showing. Mid-palate tastes like somebody took some old decaying pine needles, swished them around in paint thinner, and force-carbonated the result. Wow, Full Sail, hate to say it ’cause I truly love so many of your beers, but hops have not been the charmed side of recipe creation lately. Phew. Couldn’t get very far with this one. Oy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 29, 2009
so much burnt iced tea, so little time. rough grass, and tree bark are the highlights of this red brown pour that makes me long for a glass of water to wash the taste out of mouth. i have two older brothers so i know what crap tastes like. this is too close for me. too sticky of a mouthfeel coupled with an aggressive hand with the not so tasty hops makes this an unpleasant experience all around. 4 5 2 1 7

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