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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Part of the MEPS series. An American Double India Pale Ale that packs a punch when it comes to hops. The aroma and flavors will give you citrus and pine with a slight malt sweetness that finishes dry.
Malts – a blend of Canadian, German, Chile and United Kingdom malts
Hops – Cascade, Citra, Columbus, Magnum and Hersbrucker


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2528) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Bottle. A copper color with a white head. A sticky fruity hop filled aroma with a slightly sweet long bitter hoppy flavor. It finishes dry with a long aftertaste and enough malts to keep its backbone.


3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Westchesterco (790) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2014
On tap at congregation ale house it is an opaque honey with a slight head it has the aroma of citrus and pine. The taste is bitter and strong citrus flavor that lingers bitter on the palate

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (2688) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2014
On draft at the Congregation in Pasadena. Pours a cloudy copper with a thick white head. Fruity hop nose. Flavors of orange and pine resin. Slight bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmbumb (5) - san jose, California, USA - APR 14, 2014 does not count
Nice orangy golden color. Hints of candied fruit, citrus and pine. Overall it’s pleasant, although personally wouldn’t be my go to brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bartzilla (529) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2014
Draft at Tony’s Darts Away. Smells like ba buttery pine tree nestled deep in the bowels of an untouched forest. Tastes the same. Rich and hoppy. Thick and creamy. Bombastic hops. Love it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (420) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a amber color with strong white head. Aroma of piney hops, a bit resiny, almost oily. Taste is light, smooth, a bit sticky on my tough. Hop punch isnt crazy, put strong at first. It then fades into background. The alcohol is well hidden. Pretty tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
epiphyte707 (66) - eureka, California, USA - APR 3, 2014
Pours golden light orange slightly opaque with little head. Smells super sexy like strawberry pine grapefruit little cat piss and flowers. Tastes like tropical fruits with light toffee biscuity malt and then goes into a nice bitter with citrus dank grassy flavor and some pine cone. Awesome balance a truly enjoyable hoppy beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoshuaMason (27) - - MAR 7, 2014
Vintage:2014 Appearance: Cloudy Copper, minimal off-white head, low visible carbonation, no lace. Smell: Peach, Apricot, Honey sweetness Taste: Peach, Apricot, Honey, Bitter finish Mouth-feel: Low carbonation, medium body, almost flat, midrange finish Overall: Just okay. Average Dipa. Nice bitter finish, but one note and unremarkable

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1149) - Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle from Ranch Market in Yountville. Dated 11/30/13, so more age than expected on this when I bought it. Pours a hazy copper bronze color with a one finger white head on top. Bright hop citrus aroma, grapefruits, some pine, and big toffee malts backing it up. Flavor is malt forward with only a hint of dank hops in there, some mango, grapefruit, and more toffee and malts. Crap, wish I checked the date on this. Resinous and heavy mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Overall not bad but really wish I found this fresher.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mililani (20) - - MAR 4, 2014
Really good west coast style IPA. Reminiscent of Pliny the Elder. Although, a bit more bitter. Just had one that was bottled less than a month ago. Awesome.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (9943) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
On tap @ Uncle Henry’s Deli. Hazed orange pour with a white head. Really pine and grass forward on the nose. Some sweet bready malt and biscuit. Quite resinous. Flavor is really quite bitter. Lots of pine, some grass, and a lot of orange peel. A bit of peach as well. Mild sweetness of bready malt.


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