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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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You can run, but you can’t hide from the hops in this true Northwest IPA brewed by hop lovers, for hop lovers.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle straight from Portland. Big aromas & flavors of citrusy, bitter, oily hops. Malt balance is there, but the hops really shine. Very fresh & bright tasting. Quite enjoyable.


3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ARH (481) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2014
12oz can poured into a shaker. The initial aroma of caramel fades, and gives way to pine, dank herbal, and damp notes as well as bread crust and citrus peel coming in late. The beer pours a clear amber yellow with a soapy, white head that reduces to a medium ring and a light, cloudy surface with a very light lace. The beer is highly bitter with a light sweet. The slick, waxy texture has a light fizz carbonation. The medium light body holds notes of crusty bread, bitter grapefruit peel, herbs, as well as pine. There?s a dry, waxy quality to the finish that lingers into the aftertaste with some citrus and pine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldMrCrow (1870) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Draft at Din Tai Fung

This is hands-down one of the best IPAs I’ve ever had. I’m sure I have a number of four point something IPAs from the 20-0-somethings, But to break 4.0 in the 20-teens takes something special. This one has that something. Deep hazy yellow pour with a fine creamy white head. Citrus nose reflects deep citrus flavors that aren’t the least bit hop-oily, just juicy and delicious, an abundance of hop flavor almost without hop bitterness. This is really, really well done. I’m very impressed by Hop Valley thus far: Citrus Mistress was really good, and this is even better.

Let’s see if the bottle in my fridge comes anywhere close...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1294) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Golden amber with a two finger white head that dissipates to a thick layer, with lots of lace. Aroma of citrus, piney and slightly dank hops and bready malt. Flavor is semi-sweet mildly caramel malt, citrus hops with a light piney component. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, lively carbonation and a crisp dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle from The Beer Junction, Seattle
Cloudy golden color with small head. The aroma is a bit piney and citrusy. The mouthfeel is rather dry, there is some caramel and toffee flavor, strong bitterness, but not enough hop qualities.
I wonder if there is a problem of freshness, but there is no date on the bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmonster (979) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Can served in a tulip. Pours hazy orange with a medium sized head. Decent retention and nice lacing. Nose has spruce, grass, and cereal malt. No citrus. Medium bitter, minimally sweet flavor. Medium body, creamy-sticky texture and a long, oily, very bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malrubius (1768) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Can from Joe’s. Hazy goldwith small head and lace. Fresh orangy citrus aroma with a little grainy bready malt. Orangy mild honey crackery sweetness with fresh citrusy orange rind bitterness and and little lingering pine. Medium body nice carbo accentuates hops. Just your average excellent IPA. And just because it seems almost everybody can make an excellent IPA these days doesn’t mean that they’re still not excellent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salmoniform (832) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Poured from can to glass. Golden hue with fizzy white head. Aroma is melon, grapefruit, pine, citrus oil, grassy. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness followed by a nice hop bitterness that borders astringent in the finish. Overall this is an ok IPA but has a metallic/astringency in the finish that isn’t overly appealing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8259) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Sample at the DBLDP on 08/31/2014. Hazy golden color with a medium bone white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, grapefruit and malt. Medium body with flavors of piney hops, citrus and malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a citrusy hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Buongiorgio00 (779) - - SEP 1, 2014
Più che ottima ipa dall’aroma intenso di agrumi e un gusto esplosivo, fruttato e amaro che riempie la bocca e strega i sensi.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (1398) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2014 Pours a lightly hazy golden with a small white rim that leaves some lacing. Nose is of fruited, resiny, artificial hops. Taste is pretty highly bitter, features perfumey fruity hops. It is bitter for the sake of bitterness and feels like hop extract overall. It feels pretty much like 7%, pretty rough. Body is medium, carbonation too. Overall this was a bit harsh and artificial, not something I would seek again.


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