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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Originally called Longest Day IPA, this has been renamed to Bine Climber: Grain: 2 Row, Pilsner, Munich, Wheat SRM: 3.9 Hops: Columbus, Cascade, Citra, Falconerís Flight IBU: 44 "Ready to step up to any occasion, we first brewed this session-able India Pale Ale to enjoy ourselves after a hard dayís work. We hope that after your hard day of work (or play) youíll find Bine Climber as rewarding as we do. This crisp, refreshing brew is packed with loads of citrus and floral hop aromas, making Bine Climber the perfect brew for today, tomorrow, or the longest day of your week."

Original description: Allow us to introduce the most recent addition to our Anniversary series, the Longest Day IPA. This session-able IPA comes to you with a powerful citrus and floral hop aroma that lures you in, followed by a light and drinkable body that makes it perfect for drinking on a summer evening, after a long day at work.

This beer was brewed to celebrate our recent expansion, in which we added two new 80 barrel fermentation tanks to the brewery. The expansion was completed all by the hard work and dedication of our in-house staff, with a little help from a fork lift. After installing and brewing into these new tanks, we looked to create a beer that we could enjoy, and give us a pat on the back for a hard days work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (6242) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 16, 2014
Can shared at a tasting at Arielís place. Better Beer Of The Month Club. Hazy golden with a white head. Hoppy aroma with citrus, some tropical fruits and a bit of pine. Flavor is quite dry with a sweetish touch, fruity hops and a moderately bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerandbeyond (700) - ISRAEL - NOV 16, 2014
12oz can poured into a tulip glass. Slightly hazy light golden color with a firm rocky white head. Fresh hop nose, with citrus, grass and faint piney notes. Light malt flavors, pleasant fruitiness (mostly orange), medium bitterness. Light bodied, dry, a bit thin but refreshing and highly quaffable. Cool.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1318) - Syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Golden yellow color with tons of "floaties" inside. The lace lasts a long time and itís got a decent head. Aroma is soft, piney hops. The malts appear to be rye but thereís no telling for sure. Very resinous, a little imbalanced actually. Incredibly woody flavor. The prickly malts are, again, reminsicent of rye. Itís a very solid session beer. Although I canít say it blows my mind, itís on par with its class.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Can shared at the End of History tasting. Aroma of grassy pine, orange zest, and bitter floral. Pours light blond with a nice fizzy foamy head. Taste is bitter and light with floral and grass with just a little citrus peel. Tasted a tad on the old/pasteurized side but still a great hop profile. I enjoyed this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chad9976 (1226) - Albany, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Iíve drank enough session IPAs by now that Iím noticing a lot of specific flavor characteristics repeat between them. Thatís not to say Keegan Ales Bine Climber Session IPA is in any way bad, just that everything thatís here has been done before. Thatís okay, because the result is still a beer thatís plenty tasty and highly drinkable Ė isnít that the point, anyway?

I poured a 12oz can into a goblet. It was canned on 8/1/14 and cost $2.60 ($0.22 per ounce).

Appearance: Pale yellow color with a hazy body, though some carbonation is visible. Pours to a two-finger, white, foamy head which laces and retains well.

Smell: Light citrus and some pine. A hint of spicy/herbal notes.

Taste: For a session IPA, this beer has a relatively large malt and hop bill (with four of each ingredient). Though the palette itself is not all that complex, itís quite direct. A familiar taste of light grain and a hint of cracker-like wheat flavor. The hops start out initially quite dry and bitter, but eventually offer some real flavors Ė especially of lemon and a touch of pine. It finishes with a surprisingly sweet, honey-like flavor before washing away clean. Itís all enjoyable, though far from amazing. It gets the job done, though.

Drinkability: Weighing in at 4.7% ABV, Keegan Ales Bine Climber Session IPA is about average for this niche style, though just a tad overweight to truly make the ďsession beerĒ cut. It does drink and feel like a light beer, though. The mouthfeel is thin, but crisp like a lager. Refreshing while in the mouth and it goes down easily and leaves only a faint aftertaste of hops. Iím glad it comes in a can, as this is definitely the kind of beer whose portability factor would work in its favor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2014
Can at home in Salisbury, CT. Pours mostly clear burnished yellow with a frothy, lace-leaving white head.clean citrusy hop aroma with plenty of pith, along with dry pale malts, light pine, biscuits. Light sweet flavor with some further biscuity pale malts, hints of salty sourdough bread, more pithy citrus, grapefruit, subtle tangerine, lemon rind. Light bodied with average carbonation. Clean and very well balanced on the finish with lasting, lightly bitter citrus pith, some lemon rind, grapefruit, pine needles, dry pale malts. Textbook session IPA.
Earlier Rating: 12/8/2013 Total Score: 3.7
Keg at the Pony Bar Hellís Kitchen - NYC. Pours clear gold with a decent, frothy white cap. Itís a very nice and highly drinkable APA. Good dried grapefruit presence, some rindy bitterness. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Nicely balanced on the finish. Solid offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2238) - New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Can brought by Jay to End of History tasting. pours light yellow with white head. Nose is floral hops. Tastes floral, of grass, lots lemon, hint of earth. thin bodied not a lot going on here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8780) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Can at end of history tasting. Pours cloudy yellow white head. Nose/taste of lemon, pine, light toast. Light bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
vtafro (3697) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Can. Yellow pour with white head. Grassy and vegetal aromas. Light malt ad some grassy flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mep3222 (542) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Nice citrus floral hop aroma. Taste is fairly full for a session ipa. Slight malty with a bitter finish. A bit of lemon and slight barnyard funk. Good session ipa. Really reminds me of the two roads lil heaven. And seeing it is contract brewed at two roads I would not be surprised if it is the same beer relabeled?? May be a bit more bitter than lil heaven, but would like to try these side by side as I think they might be identical. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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