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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lots of malt, lots of hops.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jredmond (5025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Growler shared at Franks. Pours a clear golden copper body with thin white lacing. Aroma is caramel malt. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with sweet caramel malt flavors dominating. Not too much of a hop profile.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyCraft (2847) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2013 Growler, too much toffee and caramel. Sweet malt. Copper pour. Ehhh not a huge fan. Too many hop types and malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReggieDunlap (2926) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Pours golden orange with a medium white head. Aroma has nice citrus...justa touch of buttery/maltiness...faint though. Flavor has good bitterness...grapefruit and citrus rind...light maltiness coming through. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is grapefruity/earthy bitter and dry.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2262) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Growler shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt! The beer appears clear and orange colored, with a white head that leaves good lacing in its wake. The aroma brings a heavy dose of hops and citrus...outstanding. The malt profile is very light - only enough to support the beer - again, well done. I had this brew next to some outstanding DIPAs, and it certainly stood its ground. The beer has a slight sweetness that slowly grows as I progress through the pint, but itís nowhere near cloying. Overall, this was a fabulous beer, and one I would most definitely enjoy having again and again. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 07-05-2011

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2012
(Growler) Pours a clear golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of grass, grapefruit, pine, and caramel. Flavor of caramel, grass, citrus, and pineapple with a dry, bitter finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xpimptastikx (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Thanks to a great PA trader that hooked me up with a growler of an unbelievable "under the radar" beer. A - pours a honey color with 2 fingers of off white head. S - Floral hops, citrus, pine, malt, and some alcohol. A very big hop nose. T - All pine at first, but once it warms you get a lot of mango and pineapple. The light caramel malt provides enough balance to really show the hops off while still making it very drinkable. M/D - Oily mouthfeel with spot on carbonation for a 10%+ DIPA. So easy to drink itís dangerous. An absolutely great growler that still had good carbonation 24hrs after it was opened. My girlfriend even drank a pint and she is not a fan of IPAs or DIPAs.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2012
on tap-pours gold and an offwhite head that laces. Aroma is sweet pine/resin, some light malt. Taste is sweet pine/resin/perfumt hops with some bite, some light/medium malt.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jesterdeal (1655) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Aroma of grapefruit, subtle pine notes and a sour apple yeast. Pours light amber with a small grainy head. Tastes of floral, citrus, sourdough and alcohol. Not very balanced but the hops are there.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2011
In short: Another superb archetypical piney/fruity amber American IPA
How: Growler shared during the RSBG 2011 bus trip (called Iron Hill Kryptonite Double IPA)
The look: Slightly cloudy amber body topped by a medium off-white head with medium retention
In long: The hoppy nose is mostly pine-tree with a side of citrus fruits. Malt bill has fresh crunchy lightly toasted cereals with a moderate sweetness. Rather thick body. The pine-tree and citrus fruits hops provide an adequate balance, this is not a hop-bomb which is a good thing because the cereals were pretty damn nice. Once again, nothing new or original about this beer but I just canít get enough of very well made American IPAs. This beer is yet another reason why I drink too much. You know you are drinking too much beer when you start getting heartburns, high blood pressure and life seems to always be a lot of fun.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2402) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Growler from Maple Shade. Pours out an attractive copper color with a nice white head. Aroma is of pine, citrus and light cat piss, and maybe a few notes of malt. Taste is complex, nice juicy citrusy hops, pine, light fruit, light grainy malt notes and slight alcohol. Really tasty IIPA.


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