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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Available June to September An aggressive IPA packed with a strong hop flavor and bitterness and a solid malt character. A pleasure to drink for hop lovers. Watch out for solar flares! Available in 22oz Bottles and Draught ABV 6.2 % IBUs: 80


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steview (1018) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 15, 2008
orange, lemon and tartness, rye-like toast, but soft, nicely malty, with enough bite--it goes íround and íround as it is drunk ítill itís gone...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2008
golden bronze, dense white head left pretty lacing. lemon citrus aroma, soft and seductive. bright pointy hop character stands apart from the mild caramel and dry toast malt side that leads into a long dry biting finish. hops hops hoppy hops. incredibly smooth and almost restrained as all of this bitterness doesnít spin out of control yet continues to rest on the back of my tongue.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2069) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUN 14, 2008
650 ml bottle from Bev4less. Pours a translucent copper color with a medium white head that had fair retention. The aroma is moderate in strength with citrus--mostly oranges and grapefruit--and green pine. The flavor is biter but not extremely so. Other tastes present are citrus, herbs and caramel. The mouthfeel is full and sticky. The Finish is long with lingering biter green hops. Overall: A well crafted IPA, could easily be an everyday summer go-to beer. Recommended.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2008
22 oz. bottle from 99 Bottles in Federal Way. Massive head on the pour, leaving near perfect lacing. Orange/gold color is completely transparent. Aroma is pretty understated for an IPA, revealing more of the malt than the hops. Plenty of hops on the tongue, and a nice, sticky resinous body that allows the hops to really coat the mouth. Like many of Full Sailís IPAs, this one is very herbal and especially grassy. I enjoyed this beer, and would get it again.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
greenhorn1 (801) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 11, 2008
22 oz bottle from BottleTrek.com. Pours dark orange, big head, tons of lacing. Aroma of citrus, but lacking the big hop hit I expect in an IPA. Flavors of citrus, mainly grapfruit, pine and a solid malt backbone. Big bitter finish that lingers around forever. Overall, the beer did not start off very well, but had a strong finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2008 Thanks to John Harris for bringing this beer to the Oregon Brewers Guild websiteparty--Poured a orange-copper body with a two-finger white head. Lots of hops in the nose--spicy, grassy, earthy lupulin. Quite bitter on the tongue. Finished out with crackery maltiness. But most powered by a big bitter bite.


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