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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2013
pint can as a nice extra from my buddy deftim. thanks, tim! pours a clear, pale gold capped by a fluffy, dense white head that leaves soapy rings of lace. aroma is great with big citrus notes of lemon zest, oranges, limes, and white grapefruit backed by pine resins, grass, and subtle, sweet florals. flavor is absolutely excellent with a blast of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, and pear skins up front backed by a hefty dose of bitter hop resins, grass, herbs, and biscuits. palate is medium bodied with smooth carbonation and a great, dry, bitter finish. overall, a definite world class ipa and i dig the pint can.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (1871) - 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 (4820) - 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. Its light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, Id love it if this stuff came to Michigan. This drinks too easy for 7.2%.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (3836) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Cat piss and apricot nose, rather nice. Clear amber, thin head. Unmalted barley rosehips, whole orange, tangerine. Resinous medium body, smooth. Delicious and surprisingly quaffable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4604) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Can via trade. Slightly hazy amber pour with a small head. Really nice balance on the bright nose. Honeyed bread and a bit of caramel supports floral hops. Dank tropical fruits. Not overly aggressive. Similarly balanced flavor. Dry grassy bitterness. Honeyed papaya. Underarm. Lemon drops. Very clean dry finish. Medium body, active carbonation. Great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Tallboy can courtesy of jackl. Thanks! Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a large creamy off-white head. Good head retention. I can smell the beer from two feet away and it portends good things to come. Aroma of dank, earthy, citrus, melon hops, crackery and raw malts. The taste is lemon, citrus, earthy, dank, resin hops, pale malt and a bit of raw malt, mild bubblegum. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, strong lingering bitterness. Very nice IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (2029) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Delicious and deceptively bitter brew. Big on tropical fruits in the aroma and on the palate. Bitterness sneaks up in you on the finish. Fruity and sweet, yet bitter and still refreshing. Pretty well done IPA

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (2715) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 19, 2014
On tap at pub. Pours out a nice golden topped with cream head. Is nice kick of hops pine citrus tropical fruit and some caramel sweetness. Taste is as the nose with a nice hop combo good grapefruit bitterness and nice malt balance.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1828) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2014
16oz can from a trade on BA. Pour a slightly hazy gold with a thin off-white head. Aroma and taste of citrus, pine and floral hop. Nicely bitter but not the hop bomb I was expecting but still a nice IPA.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerdedDave (339) - - AUG 13, 2014
pint can; amber color; great citrusy hop aroma; fantastic citrusy hop flavor on a medium bodied bready malt base; tons of citrusy hop character; about as good as it gets

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TChrome (1418) - Bedford, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Oh my gosh. This beer is freaking awesome. Massive hop assault in the nose; juicy grapefruit, dripping from the glass. Taste is full on bitter. There is no subtlety here. A hop monster for hop heads like me. I only wish I could buy it in Texas!


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