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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Did someone ask for hops? Tired of beers that promise a full lupulin experience, but never deliver more than richly malted bitterness? It’s no secret that this is what we excel at. We’ve been brewing world class IPAs for years. Our flagship is the culmination of a decades worth of studying and brewing. Take a step above and acclimate to what an IPA should be.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3199) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2013 Can, 473 ml, gift from Philippe Boutin (merci!), savoured on October 30 2013; eye: orangey with a caramel hue, hazy, tan head that turns into a tiny ring, nice lacing; nose: pine, light tangerine, resinous hops, citrusy, light malt; mouth: pine, light tangerine, resinous hops, bittering hops, mild astringency, citrusy, slight malt, slight Cointreau, dry finale in resinous hops with light presence of orange, full body, rather bitter, slightly sweet, lightly harsh but also soft texture; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Canette, 473 ml, 7,2 %, cadeau de Philippe Boutin (merci!), savourée le 30 octobre 2013; œil : orangée avec une teinte caramel, voilée, mousse fauve qui se transforme en un petit anneau, bonne dentelle; nez : pin, léger tangerine, houblon résineux, citrique, très léger malt; bouche : pin, léger tangerine, houblon résineux, houblon amérisant, astringence moyenne, citrique, très léger malt, très léger Cointreau, finale sèche en houblon résineux avec légère présence d’orange, corsée, plutôt amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture très légèrement rugueuse mais aussi douce; en résumé : bien bon

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimho777 (7) - - OCT 29, 2013 does not count
Astounding. Exactly what I like in an ipa, bright citrus hop flavor, and pours a true pint out of a can. World class.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5882) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Can courtesy of Vinny shared at Eric’s October 2013 tasting. Pours a hazy, copper orange body with white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is fresh fruit and lots of pine resin. Mouthfeel is medium to light, almost soft, with notes of melon, grapefruit, pine resin and grass. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (5469) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Sampled at GABF. Pours a clear orange with some frothy, white head. Nose of chive, scallion, malt, lime, lemon, grapefruit. Flavor is malty, honey, lemon, chive, scallion, pine. Zesty and refreshing finish. Very well balanced and drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TylerGreenDC (490) - - OCT 12, 2013
At GABF. Big sweet hops flavor, almost like roasted map led. Great West Coast IPA. World class.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3692) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Fresh can, pours hazy copper orange with medium to large white head, good lace. Aromas of pineapple, grapefruit, dank pine, and resin. Flavor is most of the same with skunky hops and lots of tropical fruit. Medium to fuller bodied with active carbonation. For the ibu’s, this wasn’t that bitter. Top notch IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Getbetter (937) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
From a can thanks to BOOurns on the coachella message board.The pour is a huge white frothy head with a yellow-orange color.An grapefruit pine hop flavor with a slick and sticky texture.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maltman53 (424) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Pours hazy apricot color, hoppy citrus, pine, grapefruit nose, head retention dissipates rather quickly, sweet cooked marmalade malt palate, finishing fresh and refreshing for 100 IBUs.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (1176) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Can from a NM friend passing through town Glad I’m almost through the top 10 IPAs. Pours a clear light orange/golden color with soapy white head. Aroma is grapefruit and orange pulp. Some mild spice as well, almost thyme. Taste is a very dry grapefruit and pithy ipa. Not sweet at all which is a nice change of pace. Really nice mouth feel that is again dry but very interesting. The can was almost two months old but shows no real signs of faded hops etc. I love canned IPA!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Can. Thanks Chris & Samira! Heavy pine and lupulin musk aroma. Vibrant, grassy, and tough. Flavors are bristlingly bitter and dry, which I appreciate, instead of a soppy, wet, sugary mess (like Heady Topper). Alcohols are well integrated, the bitterness is distinct, clean, and balancing, and except for a bit too much Simcoe-esque cat-pee mid-palate, a pretty pleasing set of hop flavors.


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