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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Continuing our summer sun series, Spotless is named to honor our sun that has been spotless for over a year. This aggressive IPA has a rich golden color with a fruity finish. The beer is well hopped to 70 with Willamette and Zeus hops, lending the beer a bright bitterness and a rich hop flavor. Available in 22oz. bottles and draught. ABV 6.5% IBU 70


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AmEricanbrew (6722) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Glowing clear amber color/ fleeting off white head. Mild grassy, cat spray, spicy alcohol aromas. medium bodied. Bitter pine hop flavors with mild caramel, dry cardboard, alcohol. not exactly spotless.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6630) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Thanks to Hayduke for this one. Shared via Facebook chat with Ronís brother Rick. Pour is hazy effervescent golden brown. A small white head. Aroma is soft with tart hops and a hint of spice. Flavor begins with pink grapefruit which is a new taste for me. VERY bitter on the front. After a bit of warming that subsided somewhat and some tangerine and other citrus fruit showed. There was very little sweetness, especially at first. The tangerine helped but balance was never achieved. There was a unique hop mixture used which made for a fun beer to sample.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle:   Clear golden, moderate frothy white head, sparce lacing, light carbonation.   Astringent nose of hops and caustic biscuit maltiness.   Full Sail seems to have the same aroma for mos of their IPAs, and it never sits well with me.   Acrid hops and the aformentioned caustic biscuit like malt flavor.   The bitterness from this beer doesnít come from the hops.   Seems grainy in a medicinal or chemical cleaner sense.   Donít get me wrong, its not awful, but its not on my list of ever planning to drink again.   Also seems more of a Pale than an IPA, or at least 3/4 IPA.   Meh...


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (6413) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Draught at Pilsner Room Portland. Malty English IPA. Medium Body. Taste is nothing exceptional. Average.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6284) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Draft at Cafe Amsterdam. Dark orange with a creamy head. Rich with a woodsy citric bite. Tangy finish. Makes me smack my lips. (#3957, 8/1/2010)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5983) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Bottle. Amber pour with a short, off-white head. Hoppy and spicy nose with light pine and citrus and an herbal hoppiness. Taste is ripe fruit, sweet malt, caramel, citrus, spicy hops and herbal notes. Body is medium and chewy with a soft bubbly carbonation. Ends with more herbal and spicy hops, citrus, light pine, sweet malt, candy, fruit notes, and caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (5781) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Bottle pours out a golden topped with a white head. Aoma of citrus and floral hops. Taste of grapefruit peel and malts.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (5716) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2010
Bomber - lightly hazy straw color - bright, fruity aroma, with some biscuity malt and copious citric hop character - flavor is much the same - crisp, crackery malts, a bit of dry, mineral character - assertive hop bitterness at first compliments the malt base, but then gets a little too much in the long term - hops become quite spicy/peppery toward the finish - long-lingering, tongue curling bitterness overstays its welcome on the palate - some good things going on, but goes downhill near and through the finish.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
jgb9348 (5605) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Super crisp, clear orange coloured body with a very thin, fast-dying white head. Aroma of fresh hops, alcohol, malt, light apricots and TONS of metal and blood - not very nice smelling. Medium-bodied; Very assertive metal and strong alcohol flavours showing up front with some hops afterwards and a touch of dry bitterness at the end. Aftertaste shows a lot of metal, funky malt finishes and a bunch of bitter raisin/apricot flavours. Overall, not so great - the bitterness and off tastes override the hoppiness and the fruit that is picked up between the funky smells and the lingering aftertaste. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Normís in Vienna, Virginia on 01-July-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 02-September-2010.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (5577) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Grapefruit and lemon peel bouquet. Clear golden, medium yellow head. Tastes as it smells, but with the hops less prevalent and with a light maltiness to balance it out. Not bitter and barely an IPA, but pretty nice.


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