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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 103   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A big, joyous celebration of all things hoppy (5 different varities). Large flavors and aroma of pine, citrus, flowers, spice, pineapple, and grassiness complimented with a touch of biscuit and caramel backbone. Our most requested beer.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (20330) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Growler consumed same day. Amber color, massive beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of pure pine. Taste is very bitter pine resin. Rough trade!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (15468) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 8, 2015
On tap @ Good People. Very hazy orange pour with some white foam. Kind of on the sweet side. Has a bit of a Skittles note to it. Some lime, grapefruit, and maybe some orange. Slight pineapple and tea. A lot of caramel malt, though, which gives it much more sweetness than I normally like. Big citrus rind bitterness to the flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13163) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Can. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex hop aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.This is a solid beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11854) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, citrus, pine, and resin hops, pear esters, papaya and mango. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, light malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2015
12 ounce can from a friend. Thanks Jason! Hazy orange, large foamy off-white head, decent retention. Aroma of pithy citrus, tropical fruits, pale malt. The taste is toasted grain, orange, pith, mild tropical fruits and pine. Medium bodied, low carbonation, moderate lingering bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (10906) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Really good beer, huge citrusy notes, dry, nice bitterness, diamond in the rough.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010

Name: Snake Handler
Date: March 06, 2010
Mode: Growler
Source: HMOG
Appearance: hazy gold, frothy white head
Aroma: musty aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, spicy hops, crystal sweetness, touch of funk, light bitterness
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
Rating: 2.4/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10829) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2010
LCBS 2010. Thanks JW. Goldish pour, nice white head. Grapefruit peel in the nose all the way. Flavor has the grapefruit peel, some malty sweetness. Damn good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Can… Murky amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. Fantastic retention. The bouquet furnishes notes of caramel, toffee and citrusy, spicy, earthy hops. Full-bodied and silky with gentle carbonation. The flavor is a tea biscuit and caramel foundation that is totally overwhelmed by medium to heavy, grassy hop bitterness. Lengthy, bitter finish. Kudos to biggsbowler for sharing!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9821) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Growler shared by Jim I believe, thanks! Poured a hazy yellow gold with a white head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma was full of bitter pine with a slight grain backbone. Flavor was very similar with bitter pine throughout and a slight grain backbone.


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