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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   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? Itís no secret that this is what we excel at. Weíve 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.


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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcam91 (2) - los lunas, New Mexico, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Wonderfully resiny. Drinking straight from the can its great! I feel like Iím camping kinda. Caramel backbone to hold up this strong hop presence. If you can not get this beer. Find someone who can. Its up there with the best.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (802) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Big can. Pours copper with a clingy white head. Aroma is grapefruit and grass. Flavor is quite juicy, orange, grapefruit. Cracker and a bit of caramel in the backbone. Grapefruit peel bitterness in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1483) - Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2014 Tall cans from trade. Thanks. Pours clear golden orange with a creamy yet fluffy half inch white head on top. Big hop aroma wafting out of the can and my glass with definite strong pine notes, citrus and grapefruit, grass, quite classic smelling IPA but with extra big aromatics. Flavor is dry bitter pine up front, fades into lightly sweet grapefruit and mango notes, some buscuity malts, finishing dry on the palate. Medium bodied at first but surprisingly light on the tongue, resinous, plus carbonation. This is really good, but the taste doesnít quite live up to the awesome aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2098) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 28, 2014
honey straw body with a nice lasting off white head. aroma, well...hops with a touch of honeycomb cereal. iím not the big hop head that this is aimed at, but i do like it. the hop flavors are vibrant and fresh, but does not make the error of overcompensating with too much sweetness, or going the other way of putting so much bitterness that it would leave that god awful burning note on my tongue. bit of pine, some fresh cut grass and a lingering lemon like citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (2456) - Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Can. Cloudy burnt orange pour with a white head. Nice fruity hop aromas. Wish it taste as good as it smells. Some bland grapefruit and resin hop notes give way to a big malty presence. Average body and mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bkylibra (1) - Arroyo seco, New Mexico, USA - OCT 12, 2014 does not count
Great hops flavor very bold. Iíve just started drinking IPAís (I know @ 42), but this one is one of my favorites. Plus the can cool looking.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Macegan75 (703) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Small pour during GABF. Pours light beige to yellow with nice fluffy head. Nose of tropical fruits, mild biscuits and pine. Taste is similar with a beautiful stone fruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmsulliv (172) - - OCT 3, 2014
Good IPA, a little one dimensional compared to ale smith but solid. Really hoppy and boozy. Cool can! At tractor brewing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5672) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2014
47cl (16oz) can, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, thx alot to Dirk for sharing!, complex bitter brew, bitter/fruity/woody and slightly floral, very balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2201) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Can: Thanks, Jason. Hazy, bright copper & sunburnt amber with a modest, gray collar that forms at the edges. Aroma of earthy, dank weeds, lawn trimmings, dirt, pungent hops, pine tree, mild cat urine, bitter tropical fruit peels, & a touch of sweet perfume. Taste is more bitter than expected. Strong perfume, brash ashy leaves with a big white peppery & floral presence. Hint of citrus peel, pungent bitter notes leading into the finish, light bit of crackery malt, though the bitterness is never contested. A nice IPA but the abrasive bitterness would make it hard to crush.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (5037) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
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Can: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy citrus, tangerine, light tropical fruit, and a hint of lemon. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with moderate-heavy citrus, light tangerine, and faint tropical fruit. The finish has moderate grapefruit, light floral/dank notes, pine, and a hint of lemon peel. Itís light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, Iíd love it if this stuff came to Michigan. This drinks too easy for 7.2%.


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