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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Deep amber-colored ale with a light smoky aroma balancing subtle floral hop notes. At 8% abv, a full malty backbone and dank hoppy bitterness intertwine with its complex, smokey body to pair very favorably with grilled foods.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1252) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Orange amber with an off-white head, decent retention and very nice lace. Smokiness jumps out in the aroma, which other wise is composed of light caramel malt and grassy hops that is almost hidden. Caramel sweetness is balanced quickly by a crisp hop bitterness that lingers as a resinous pine. Smoke blends in nicely. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, generously carbonated, and a crisp finish.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wittales (635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Appearance was hazy orangish gold with diminishing creamy off white 1 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are malt forward with hint of smoke, then some citrus fruits and pine come to play. Taste are sweet pale, crystal malt upfront, then grapefruit, orange, pine and lemon with touch of smoke on the back. Palate was creamy smooth CO2 with medium-full body, then lasting malty fruity smokey finish. A unique smoke IPA, A for effort.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1646) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle shared at Proof. Clear amber pour with a small white head. Aroma of caramel malt, grapefruit and faint smoke. Flavor is much more smokey, with grapefruit and citrus and caramel malt sweetness. Not too shabby.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarapeaches1990 (12) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Can brew with extreme bitterness. Sat in cooler at a bachelorette party...have had good IPAs. But tis is not one...may be on beach but not here....and bad vibes when my parents house burned down during fire storms...no good

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gtb1973 (22) - - FEB 19, 2014
A double IPA for a fortnight and a day #14...Pretty much all these beers have the copper/orange appearance thing with lots of clarity and average head. Aroma was lacking in the hop department, imparted more sweetness than hoppiness. Same with the taste, mild hopping, sweetness stood out more, came off as an English ipa. Mild citrus flavor, very mild for XXIPA

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1880) - USA - FEB 8, 2014
Light citrus hop aroma, hint of smoke.... Golden in color... Crisp, light bodied with caramel malts, citrus hold... Notes of smoke throughout... Solid IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Can. A hazy golden color with a white head. A great job integrating the smoke. It was extremely well balanced and did not mask the IPA hops and malt base.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1277) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Not really smokey at all but enjoyable basic ipa no aroma. No head. Easy drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2014
A steady pour into my Sierra Nevada IPA glass produces a two finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a rich copper amber hue that shows a clear, golden hue when held up to the light. The aroma has an up front fruitiness to it that leans towards ripe tangelo, guava, and lychee that is backed by nutty, toasted malt notes and a light, smooth phenolic note that really doesn’t seem like smoke. As the beer warms up it starts to smell a bit more like smoke

Light smoky notes up front (with a rounded rich, savory smokiness) yields to bright hop notes in the middle and then phenolic, slightly plastic like smokiness in the finish as well as a light, but lingering bitterness in the finish. Up front the smokiness accentuates a savory, nutty, toasted pale malt character. Hop notes of grapefruit zest, ripe tangerine zest, perhaps a touch of lychee, pine like woody notes, and the last is accentuated by a savory smoky woodiness that comes out as the beer warms up; there is almost a woody, oak like note that.

Quite interesting, I was actually quite excited to try this, though didn’t quite know how this would work. Luckily the smoke character is subtle enough that it really doesn’t clash with the hop character. Extra points for being the first beer I have tried on a concept I have been thinking about for years.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brenhophead (558) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2014
440mL Can. Pours clear copper with a big white head and a nice floral/perfume like aroma with notes of sherbet + burnt smokey notes once think head starts to fade. Bitter resinous bitter hit straight of the bat with a sweet citrus follow and burnt bacon on the back end.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6438) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
On tap at Mikkeller San Francisco, pours a clear golden orange with a medium beige / tan head. Aroma is quite fruity, with resinous hops, some tropical fruits, and fruity caramel malt. Flavour is rather dry and woody, bringing out wet wood, some cardboard, piney hops, and dry woody malts. Unusually woody for a IIPA, but the flavours mesh well enough, leaving no residual sugars. Competent IIPA, just nothing special.


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