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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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“There’s a lot going on in this beer with two yeast strains, copious amounts of wheat malt, and a big focus on ‘C’ hops to deliver a citrus explosion,” explains Green Flash Brewmaster, Chuck Silva. “In fact we lined up more than a dozen hop varieties in the brewery to select three hops with the biggest citrus character to dry hop the beer. “This golden beer pours with beautiful, frothy white beer foam that lasts due to bottle conditioning. Gently rousing the yeast that settles in the bottle will result in a fuller texture and a more cloudy white appearance. The citrus aromas that jump from the glass are largely tangerine up front with other types of citrus notes that mingle with the Belgian yeast esters. Hop flavors of bitter orange zest dominate the brew and linger to the finish with a nice play of American and Belgian yeast combo.” A beer with so many components can be held together with a “Linchpin”. The official “Linchpin” of this beer is the skillful collaboration between the two breweries to create a unique hop-forward brew. Linchpins are symbolic: two simple shapes that combine to strengthen a bond amongst many different pieces.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3878) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 4, 2013
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours amber with a fluffy, off-white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, some spiciness and wheat and light fruits, and caramel malts. Flavor the same with a good amount of hops and malts to balance it out. Average texture. A pretty interesting IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Slightly hazy golden with a foamy/rocky head. Nose of slightly sour orange zest and clove-y wheat. Flavor is nicely hoppy bitter with acidic citrus zest, spicy clove, and a dry clove and dusty finish. A little bitter but I still like it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chuckaduck (640) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Pours gold-yellow with a big, white frothy head. Aroma is amazing; incredibly floral; citrus, pine, caramel. Taste is citrus, pine, caramel sweetness. Great full flavor. Superbly balanced. Medium carbonation; nice for the aromatic hops. This is a really excellent beer from two incredible breweries. It tastes wonderful and is incredibly balanced. This beer truly wins in the nose. The aromatics are worth the whole bottle. If you see this in stores, grab a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1413) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Beautiful hazy golden yellow appearance with a frothy sudsy white head. Nose is citrus and fresh florals, quite pleasant. Taste is citrusy and pine, and light and drinkable, Finish is bitter sweet and short, carbonation medium with a mild to moderate texture. Flavorful, would not expect anything less from two great microbreweries. Quaff Score 9 / 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1369) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Pours golden with a white head and aroma of hops and floral notes. Taste is well balanced, of fresh hops, citrus, floral notes, and malt with a bitter, smooth finish. Very drinkable, tasty brew collaboration

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Draft (the week it came out, massive backlog). Pours with a hazed golden-yellow hued body with a large white head. Aromas are medium phenolic, estery, stone fruit, straw and hay. Flavors are grassy, bready, noble like hops, citrus, zesty, marmalade, bready, wheat, lightly earthy. Phenolic. Medium bodied, medium-medium high carbonation. Dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Palidor19 (2936) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2012
to astringent, its looks like a nice Belgian wit beer. definitely has some spicy and high bitterness. it taste too bitter to enjoy the rest of the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4213) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2012
The aroma is very hoppy and sweet with spices and citrus. The appearance is golden with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma and quite bitter. The palate is smooth. Overall this is good but really bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8380) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 27, 2012
651mL from Norm’s in Vienna, VA. Last bottle of theirs I think. Late to the bandwagon on this one. Pours cloudy, glowing orange. Enormous, billowing white head. Huge webby lacing and volcanic retention. Nose is pomelo, white grapefruit, chamomile, mild dusty/woody/barrel, biscuit, pale wort. Soft, herbal, not stale. Taste is similar- dusty, herbal, quite dry with some spices, melon rind, bitter grapefruit juice. Very enjoyable even if not super fresh. Maybe this is the secret to IPA longevity: Black IPAs and White IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
StormCoat (106) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Picked up a bomber bottle at Best Damn Beer Shop in San Diego, CA. Tasted from a tulip glass. Pours golden with a slight haze and a big frothy off-white head. Nice, large bands of lacing. Aromas of piny/citrusy hops, citrus, and spicy yeast. Sweet, lemony flavors, combining with a light maltiness and the wonderful zestiness of the hops and yeast. Medium-bodied, with a long, resinous, lightly bitter finish. A very interesting beer. Excellent.

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