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RATINGS: 473   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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A brilliant, dry pale ale with an aggressive hop character balanced with a smooth finish. A bold beer best consumed with a stiff upper lip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2008
2008-05-08.Hazy orange amber with a small creamy off white head. (3+) Pleasant hoppy aroma, light citrus and mild resin. Similarly pleasant hops in the flavour, muted resin, light citrus hints. (6+) Smooth average palate. (3+) Pretty nice, but strikes me as probably having a little more oomph to the hops when fresher or on tap. Bottle shared by Jon Walker

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (8162) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2013
12oz bottle, from Jungle Jim’s in Eastgate. Clear golden color, thin white head. Couple splecks of lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. Not bitter, nor assertive like your typical IPA. Just a moderate bitterness, light sweet taste. Some light citusy, lightly piney hop. More malt forward, but it’s not a caramel, sweet malt, more clean and biscuity. As far as IPAs go, though, this doesn’t really satisfy in the way that they usually do. Sub par for the category.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2006
Bottle, July 2006. Amber colour. Quite floral aroma. The usual resinous, piney US hops are joined by herbaceous, grassy, nettley character that makes it a little different to many US IPAs I’ve tried. I wouldn’t call the hop character particularly aggressive - rather smooth and quite easy drinking, but not short of grip and nicely balanced. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7473) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2009
bottle. Pours cloudy orange/amber with white head. Aroma is fruity (grapefruit) hops with nice caramel malt notes. Taste malty / caramel, hops with grapefruit / citrus hops with light piny mouthfeel. Overall mouthfeel is sweet and smooth finish is a mix of caramel and grapefruit with light bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (7363) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2010
Draft at Flying Saucer in Nashville. Pours a cloudy orange-gold color with a finger-thick eggshell white head. Aroma of caramel malts, grapefruit citrus, floral hops, and a touch of pine and herbs. Flavor of caramel malts, grapefruit citrus, floral hops, earthy notes, pine resin, and toast. Mild. Light-medium bodied, with average carbonation and some sweetness and bitterness on the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ibrew2or3 (7361) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Courtesy of Degarth. Pours a hazy orange with frothy white head. The mild aroma is sweet sugary malts and mild hops like grapefruit and over ripe orange. Just like the aroma it starts sweet and malty with a hint of astringency. The hops are mild with grapefruit, ripe orange and orange rind. The bitterness builds some into the finish but is overall lackluster in its assertiveness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (7337) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2011
Draught at the Flying Saucer in Columbia CS, 2008. A bit smoky and burnt. Strong flavor of burnt sugar / caramel. Medium to strong hops, slightly strange, but decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2004
Pale golden color with a puffy white head. Aroma shows a strong hop presence. Body is dry and mild with some sweetness and a touch of hops, but doesn't quite live up to what the aroma promised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2008
[1329-20080508] 12floz bottle. Pine needle aroma on a bed of grass hops. Cloudy, orange brown body with a long-lasting foamy off-white head and small bubbles around the edges. Dull grassy pine resin flavour. Medium body is a little bitter. Drinkable, nice bitterness.
(c/o manuchampions, w/ him, jerc)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6940) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Bottle thanks to emacgee. Pours a bright amber color with a medium white head. The aroma is very nice; fresh floral and citrus hop notes, lots of caramel malts as well. The flavor is also nice; resin-like hops, citrus and bitter, lots of balance provided by the caramel malt. Easygoing and flavorful. A nice aggressive hop profile and well balanced. Leaves your palate chewing on grapefruit peel.

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