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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Part of the MEPS series. A single hop, west coast stlye american Pale Ale with intense hop flavor and aroma’s. This is a citrus bomb that has grapefruit and passion fruit aroma’s with citrus lime flavors.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (7525) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
pours clear bright golden with a small off-white head showing some retention and lacing. spicy caramel, brown and barley sugar, toasted doughy caramel maltiness - kind of sugary, tough pine needles, herbal tea, bit of perfumey flowers. average carbonation, light body - oily and a tad sugary, assertive yet balanced grassy-spicy-citrusy-piney finish. weak non extra pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2014
I mean, it’s basically an IPA haha. A Pale for the standards of the hop addicts KD, but it’s an IPA. And a good one at that! Grapefruit abound!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (3254) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Pour is copper with a thin white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of fruits, caramel and alcohol. Taste is of intense caramel, more so than I can tolerate. It comes out as toffee almost at times and there is just not enough bitterness to bring it back into positive territory (more bitter than sweet). Alcohol is not hidden that well also, blah. Body was medium and carbonation too. Overall a letdown, where are the hoppy flavors?!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11069) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
On tap at Appalachian vinter. Good hoppy aroma and taste. Solid drinkable ipa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4862) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2014
bottle. amber with one finger head. sweet malt body with big citra hops. excellent citrus flavor with medium bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle dated 7/9/14 so a month old. Pour has a dark golden color with a covering of white head that retained well Aroma has juicy citra hops like they are candy coated, mild supporting malt, a touch of bitterness, and light alcohol. Mouth feel is full for a pale ale and coats well with strong carbonation. Flavor has some bitterness upfront, super juicy citra hops, mild resins, bitter citrus rind, pine touches, and a smooth finish. This does not hide the sharpness of the citra hops at all and there is some malt to support it though the hops are the center stage here. Being 7% and as crushing as this is on the hops it is hard for me to wrap myself around this being a pale ale though the site lists it as an ipa. I wish there was a bit of sweetness to cut into the hops and soften this up a bit because the sharpness and bitterness get intense.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle and served in IPA tulip: Clean deep golden hue with an okay head and lace. Juicy melon, passionfruit, key lime and orange zest with a fair amount of rounded malt. Some dankness creeps in as it warms up. Not a lot of bitterness so I guess that is why it is not called an IPA. Like most single hopped beers it doesn’t have alot of depth.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a fluffy white head that lasts through out the beer. Aroma has lots of earthy citrus, earthy grains and a bit of bread. Flavor has lots of bread and biscuit with a good amount of bitter citrus.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (4238) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bomber from Lucky’s Market. Deep orange pour. Aroma of fresh hop, citrus peel, grass. Tastes are toffee malt, biscuity, good citrus balance - grapefruit, orange peel. Moderately bitter in the finish. Medium palate. Well constructed.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hapjydeuce (996) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottled. Slightly cloudy with medium carbonation. Toasted gold color. Aroma of wet grass, toasted biscuit and lemon rind, kind of lackluster. Juicy lemon and grapefruit flavors finish very clean, an easy tell to the single hop profile throughout. A simple beer. Mild sweetness lasting bitterness. Malt earthiness is restrained, I would definitely put this as a pale ale vs. IPA. Very tasty, but it makes me appreciate dry-hopping IPAs with multiple varieties that much more. I bet if you can get this super fresh, it’s amazing. This bottle seems to have fallen off.


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