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Harbor City Full Tilt IPA

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Harbor City Full Tilt IPA
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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Full Tiltís assertive aroma and flavor are derived from the generous use of fresh hops, which are added during the brewing and fermenation. The five different speciality malts give it depth of flavor and a suprising mouthfeel.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Gusher! When I popped the top off, this one proceeded to erupt on my desk (when will I learn not to open beers up over my desk). Other than pouring all head (off white in color), poured a deeper orange color. Aromas of citrus, a little musty, and a light breadiness. Tastes of bread, citrus, and light caramel. Bready. I really couldnít detect much of a bitterness to this. I would not have guessed this was an IPA.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (8598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Hazy straw orange color. Bitter and medicinal up front, with some vague orange notes and a slick, bitter, wet hop flavor. Almost turning sour in the finish, and certainly acidic. Turns into something that is not very fun to drink. A 7th percentile IPA for sure.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7361) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2007
Bottled. Poured clear medium orange with a tall, rather creamy cap of off-white head.. lots of rising carbonation. Aroma was of dusty... well.. just dust actually... some grassy notes and some caramel sweetness.. but mostly dust. The flavor was more substantial, with caramel and grapefruit meat at the core with dusty grassy and pine bitterness surrounding... not really good, but drinkable. Moderate bitterness and dusty... not too good, but never offensive.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2005
Pours a clear deep amber with a thick, frothy cream-colored head. Aroma is dry, sweaty, and musky with a touch of earthy hops. Body almost tastes like there are some additional spices added, like perhaps cinnamon or ginger. Itís either that or some weird type of hop Iím not used to. Tastes more like a winter warmer than an IPA. Has mild, but respectable complexity, but I would like more of a fresh citrusy hop aroma and flavor, than the muddy, holiday-spiced, earthy one this has.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (6831) - Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Had on tap at a restaurant in Madison. The beer was okay, but the aroma was all pee and the flavor was much too bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BBB63 (6442) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Bottle: Bright orangy amber glow with a small but lasting head and very good lace. The aroma has notes biscuit and pale malts, subdued pine and grassy hops, and a dusty yeast ester. The taste is quite a letdown, sharp bitters at the beginning but quickly fades away to a thin chalky finish. Little depth on the palate. TChrome is spot on, forgetable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2005
Muddy orange with a big pile of small bubbles above it. Grassy aroma. Bitter, earthy beer, with an herbal/citric tinge, but not as fruity as many American IPAs. Good beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2005
An okay IPA, but not very exciting. Itís a hazy orange color with a tightly-bubbled, off-white head. The aroma is mainly a citric hop one, orange rind predominating. It has a decent sweet malt backbone, but the hop bitterness dominates the flavor. Not that itís strong, just dominant, with the flavor turning more herbal and earthy. The finish is short and bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Strykzone (5526) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Funny thing about this beer, it started out quite tasty but slowly lost its appeal. It is a handsome beer albeit with some sort of heavier than beer material that sank to the bottom of the glass.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (5360) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark gold body with a frothy white head that left some heavy patchy lacing. The nose isnít especially bad, itís just extremely light on the hops, some light bready and crackery malt. The flavor is quite bitter though with minimal hoppiness. Lingering harsh bitterness. Light bodied with fizzy prickly carbonation. This wasnít offensive, but there just wasnít much to this. Just a bit too raw and harsh.


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