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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hivemind (737) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Tap and cans at various points this past weekend in New Mexico. Pours darkish amber with large white head. Aroma is fresh hops, mostly earthy but some citrus. Tastes very nice, loads of hops all the way through, blend between fresh/bright and earthy varieties. Medium or even low bitterness. Glad I got to crush these all weekend.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10608) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Can provided by Kevin. Pours clear copper with a large, frothy white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is fragrant citrus and fruity hops, mango and kiwi, and cereal malt. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, crisp malt, tropical fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (772) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Can to glass. Pours a light copper orangish color with an off white head. Aroma is a well balanced tropical fruit, citrus, grapefruit hops, with a caramel malt backbone. Hoppy and malty sweet in the flavor, and not overly bitter. Very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (1093) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Poured from a can. Aroma is rather hoppy with some light cracker and faint caramel malt notes. Hops are mostly citrus with grapefruit and orange dominating. Lighter tropical fruit and stone fruit with some resin to balance the fruit. Pours a clear, copper orange with a medium sized, slightly off white head. Moderate lacing and small legs. Flavor is slightly to moderately sweet with some cracker and caramel notes. High bitterness with fairly high hop flavors. Quite a bit of grapefruit and orange with lighter pineapple and mango. Light peach as well. Some alcohol spice in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a nice IPA but a bit malty for my preferences with a bit too much caramel. I like the hop profile and the bitterness but it could use more hops in the aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
conway (1938) - - APR 23, 2015
Can. Light copper with a big off white head. Nice balance between varieties of tropical fruit and caramel malt. Lots of balance, lots of nuance. Tons of beers try this and fail.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
John25 (957) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2015
UPDATED: APR 24, 2015 Can. Clear copper. Light crisp malts. Super clean fruity hops. Caramel. Refreshing. Absolutely excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - APR 12, 2015
Draft. Pours a clear copper color with thin laced head. Thick, tart aroma with a strong hop presence. Smooth taste. Citrusy with a good hop balance. Smooth with a dry finish. Really good IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sloth (2607) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2015
Gorgeous pour! Nice, sticky, tan head that lasts with schweetass lacing. Lightly hazy, deep copper color. Big ass hops in the nose, juicy, grapefruit, citrus gorged.Full bodied, chewy and resiny, lovely! Lightly sweet malts cringing under the big macidness of juicy, resiny hop flavors that are fairly nonstop.Fairly dry, resiny fruity finish with a well balanced bite. Well done Mr. Erway! No let down here, this is the real deal! Major props go out to Kevin for droppin a few cans on my ass in our last trade. Thanks much!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
High_in_NM (21) - Los Alamos NM, New Mexico, USA - MAR 28, 2015
A little over the top for an everyday brew, but quite excellent nonetheless. Smells like a spring garden bouquet of floral notes with a rich, rather oily texture. Not a great deal of head going on with this offering from a 16 oz can at the local Smith’s, nor a lot of carbonation in general. Perhaps mine is a little flat. Lots of white lacing as I drain the glass though. Nearly opaque light copper in color with a big malt presence. One of the better high end IPAs I’ve tried. Quite similar to a Stone IPA, but even maltier and better balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atom (1679) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Pint can pours a semi hazy golden/orange with a medium off-white head. Nice soft balanced hop aroma, nice spice, mildly tropical with bready caramel malt. Smooth palate, nice hop spice and bitterness all the way through, sweet and tropical, mango, full flavored bready caramel malt. Really nice smooth balance, very tasty!!


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