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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   IBU: 61   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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A Western North Carolina take on the West Coast style IPA. Huge citrus hop aromas make this a Hop Head’s dream. Its full body balances well with the bitterness and allows the drinker to enjoy its depth of hop flavors and aromas.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (11455) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Keg at the brewpub, Asheville, 17/02/15. Clear golden amber with a moderately appointed off white cap. Nose is caramel, light pine, citric rinds, bitter orange, straw. Taste comrpises melon, orange pith, tangerine. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light hop strains in a bitter close. Average IPA.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11891) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2015
12oz body. Medium off-white head atop lightly hazed amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, lemon, pine, light grass. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, caramel, light bread, lemon. Light-medium body, light resin.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
terefere (259) - Durham, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden, average head. Aroma bread, citrus, pear. Taste: lemony, malt. Feels quite dry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Itzjerm (1577) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Sorry guys this is more like a hop heads nod. Nice orange grapefruit rind flavors. Some citrus on the tongue. In general seems citrus sour. I wouldn’t call it west coast or even my kind of IPA. Thin head. Average.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3575) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2015
bottle. amber orange with one finger head. caramel malt with big citrus flavor. hops are present, but not very bitter. interesting take on an IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Murrow (87) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours pale to medium amber with nice off-white head. Mild, slightly citrusy, hop aroma with some malt intermingled. Pleasant opening. Light, slightly fruity and tart resolving into nice balance of piney hop and rich malt. Finishes dry and somewhat bitter, certainly not overwhelming in bitterness. The bitterness lingers for a bit. Nice mouthfeel, not too heavy or light. Moderate carbonation, which suits it. Overall, quite a tasty, not-too-in-your-face IPA with good balance between malt and hops. First time drinking a beer from this brewery, and I’m certainly pleased.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (4444) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Location: 12 oz bottle from Bruisin’ Ales, 1/12/15

Aroma: The nose is lightly resiny, with some floral hops, sweet caramel, and a toasty malts
Appearance: A mostly clear orange color with a thick, frothy off-white/beige head and sticky lace
Flavor: The flavor is fairly malty/sweet, decent bitterness as well, but definitely sweet for the style
Palate: The body is medium, it has a pretty sticky mouthfeel, and a lightly dry finish
Overall Impression: I thought this was an alright, rather sweet IPA. Congrats to The Ohio State University, winning so convincingly as the 4th team in with a 3rd string QB in the 2nd round of the 1st college football playoff. Wow. As for the beer... This is decent, but I can’t really give it a higher compliment than that.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6506) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2015
so i walk in to this building. i get a glass of gold amber liquid. has bubbles and a good foam topper. i look around. i stare at the attractive alternative bartender. sip. sip. gulp. nice balanced bitterness. a bit floral. toasty. resin. i finish my glass and high five the bartender. the dj too. i get my fedora from the hat rack and run to catch my bus. fin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (3650) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Draft pour at hi-wire brewey. Very dark orange with a ton of frothy head. Huge citrus grapefruit and hoppy taste. Wicked bitter ending. Good brew

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Amber pour with a frothy white head and sheets of lace. Grapefruit, white peach and tangerine hop aromas with subtle bready and caramel malt backing. Flavor is similar throughout with lengthy bitterness on the end. No sweetness coming through and well balanced. Solid stuff.


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