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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (789) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Aroma of citra hops amber coloured, not much head. Bitter taste with a bitter palate. Not much complexity to it.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nasmith003 (98) - Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Flowery aroma and a golden color. Hoppy front end with it lingering on the palate. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
22oz bottle - I really wish this was available in 12oz bottles/6-packs because this would rival SN IMO, and is a better option. An aggressively hopped beer, balanced by a nice showing of malts and barely balanced enough to call it a pale ale. Aroma is incredibly citrusy and it doesn’t stray too far from that. Clean, refreshing bitterness on the palate, lots of citrus and hop resin, subtle piney sap too. The malts provided seems to also give it a tropical fruit-like taste at times. My only issue is the price, and I’m sure there’s tons of hops used in the beer but because of the price I don’t get to visit this as often as I would like.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (882) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Pours a crisp golden color with a fluffy white head. Dank hop, orange, grapefruit, mango, floral and pine aroma. Dank hop, grapefruit, mango, orange, pine, floral and malt flavors. Medium light body with average carbonation and a slightly bitter mouth-feel. Citrus finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
On tap at GABF 2013, big citrus juicy hops aroma, taste is a big bitter citrus, nice.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ddemmingjr (720) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle: pours clear deep golden, frothy pillows of white head. Nice lacing. Fresh citrus, grapefruit, fruity hops, some herbal burn on the nose. Light to medium bodied with resinous dryness, grassy and orange hops, just enough caramel malt sweetness. Comes off really fresh greenery. Pretty good

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
651mL. Pours a clear, deep orange. Weaker foam. Nose is butterscotch, vanilla, rich marzipan, yellow cake. Taste is big butterscotch, orange peel, sugary tea. Thicker, rich. Not really bright or even that Citra forward. Just a nice, juicy malt backbone. Perhaps not so fresh. Still, yummy.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maltman53 (386) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - SEP 29, 2013
It’s got hop-intensity and malt-density. Huge West Coast hoppy nose, sweet marmalade malt palate, refreshing finish. An excellent example of the West Coast IPA style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle:   Dull orangish amber, slight haze, moderate to large frothy white head, nice lacing.   Pith and floral notes on the nose.   Faint mountain shrubbiness too.   Muted floral notes and soft pith on the tongue.   Light to moderate sweetness.   Average body and mouthfeel.   Flavorfull, but a little dull.   Certainly not all that bitter either.   Decent, even if a little dull.   Lingering shrubby notes.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (1943) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle in Santa Barbara.

Deep golden-orange pour, decent head. In addition to the grapefruit, one really does pick up passionfruit in the aroma. Flavor is dry with a resinous close. I don’t get so much lime as white grapefruit pith. A bit of heat late seems off for the style.


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