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RATINGS: 256   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? 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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
playitbybeer (118) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Golden brown color with a white head. Very floral hoppy aroma. Floral and piney with a sappy sweet flavor. Clean hoppy mouthfeel and a warm dry finish.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
High_in_NM (12) - 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 Smithís, 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 Iíve 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 (1593) - 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!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Padron4KM (612) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2015
16oz can poured into a glass. Clear amber, two finger rocky head, nice retention, thick lacing.
Aroma is grapefruit, pine, dank, and sweet malt.
Flavor is pine, resin and caramel malt, with juicy grapefruit and orange on the finish. Nicely balanced. Lots of hoppy goodness, but it never gets out of control.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CarlosTheTall (14) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Pours a very nice clear, gold. Minimal head. Strong hoppy aroma. Very heavy, hoppy bitter flavor. Rich, earthy and lingers on your palate. One pint is enough.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2479) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Dark coppery pour. Slight white head. Little bit of lacing. Huge dankness. Smells like sweaty armpits. Big hops. Bitter taste if dry malt and a little hops. Not as much hops in the taste as in the nose. Bitterness left in the mouth making me want to drink some more. Slight chalkiness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (4938) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Can. Pours a cloudy orange with small wht head. Aroma is strong hop and pine. Strong bitter hop bite and finish. Really enjoyed this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5727) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Fuck yeah top ten for style bitches. Soft floral citrus nose, toast, caramel, more perfumey notes with hints of dank. just balanced. Pours orange amber, great head retention lace. Solid looking beer. Flavors of toasted malt, caramel, floral hops, a little earth, dirt, and wood. Big fruity dank finish. Toasted malts linger with a hint of sweetness. Balance here is big time. Really well done. Maybe not my favorite flavor profile from an IPA but you can definitely appreciate good work here.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
argeru (14) - - JAN 31, 2015
Tap at Taos Mesa Brewery, I can understand why this is rated so high...beautiful color beautiful aroma beautiful taste, strongly hopped, great carbonation, very refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33 (441) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Poured from a can into a snifter: Pours amber with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, floral, and tropical notes. Taste is more of the same hop notes, caramel, with a nice bitter finish. Medium body, nice carbonation, really nice IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChiGuy68 (435) - Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Tasted from a pint can. It poured a dark Amber hue with a frothy head that left streaky lacing. Hop, pineapple, and citrus aroma. A well hopped taste with a slightly bitter back. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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