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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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3318) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2008
On tap at the San Diego Brewing Company. Rich orange in color with a milky, off white head. Aroma of fruit, orange/citrus, caramel and earth. Flavor of toffee and caramel up front, with some grassy/earthy/citrus hopping in the finish. Decently bitter for the style. Lingering flavor. A solid, but probably average, version of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11951) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2008
(22oz. bottle) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrus, biscuit, and peach. Flavor of caramel malt and hops (pine, floral, grassy) with a bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8952) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2008
22oz bottle shared courtesy of Josh. Poured a medium and clear amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of fruitness, floral, and some caramel. Tastes of the same fruitiness, caramel, floral, and some pine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4485) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Thanks to Josh for sharing this one. Pours a lightly hazy amber with golden notes and a medium creamy/bubbly off white head. Aroma was floral, pine, mixed citrus, bready, caramel and a light nuttiness. Flavor was practically a match of the same.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
egajdzis (5341) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Poured a clear amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, citrus, floral hops, caramel malts, and tropical fruits. Taste of citrus fruits, toffee malts, toast, light pine, and flowers, with a dry, lightly spicy, hop finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye. Pours an orangey copper color with an off white head. Nose is earth, sand, and slightly catty hops. Taste is sunflower seeds, salt, metal, and finishes acidic, astringent and bitter. This does not seem to be very well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7863) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a hazed orange hue with a small off-white head. Aroma of flowery hops and honey. Taste is fruity hops with a light sweetness (but pretty watery overall). Waterlike mouthfeel with lively bubbles.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2008
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye. Pours a deep cloudy amber with white head. Aroma has nice hoppy, malty notes, with some citris, with a certain uniuqness quality I can not put my finger on....Flavor has a subtle sweetness with some malty notes with an obvious hoppy bitter. Mouthfeel is kinda watery with light-medium body. Overall, seemed like a kinda plain, good IPA......Nothing that stands out....

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedSox2004 (1272) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Poured orange/amber with a thich two-finger head and great lacing. Strong aroma of citrus hops. Hops also dominated the taste, with a gentle caramel flavor underneath. A bit of a watery mouthfeel, but great carbonation and a crisp clean hops aftertaste. The epitome of a West Coast IPA.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2008
Pours an amber with thick white head. The nose is hops & a touch of citrus. Comes across the palate extremely hoppy initially. Finishes with a mild hop finish. Very well all around balanced IPA.


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