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RATINGS: 454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 140   ABV: 4.65%
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Sometimes you want a beer, then you realize how much crap you need to do before you call it a day. This is it. Nicely dosed with Big, Round Hop Flavors and a Toasty Malt Foundation to satisfy your every need. But it still lets you stay in the game to do what needs to be done. Yup.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle:   Pale golden, vibrant, clear, light carbonation, moderate to large frothy white head, nice lacing.   Soft hoppy nose, minor floral and citrus notes, very minor.   Similar tongue, a bit spritzy, minor hops with a little bit of sweet floral and citrus notes.   Feels more like a Pale Ale to me, a good one.   Light for an IPA... then again, @ 4.65% it is a light IPA.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Clean finish, very light on the hops by this time.   Makes me think this is even a lighter Pale Ale.   Gotta say not a great IPA, but a fairly good and light PNW style Pale Ale.   Iíll give it that much.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmerz (694) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Draught. First our second pull of the keg. beautiful fresh floral and tropical fruit hop profile and taste. Nice grassy malts. Soft lovely MF. such a nice surprise.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Reviewed 10/14. 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. A: Pours a medium straw color with fantastic clarity. Iíd say it looks like a pilsner, but not many pilsners Iíve seen featured the kind of frothy, thick head this one does. The two finger eggshell colored head retains acceptably. S: This has the smell Iím accustomed to from Lagunitas IPAs, with a combination of herbal ígreen-nessí and grapefruit peel. Just a faint hint of sweetness abounds, as well. T: The malts here are very neutral and crackery, and are seemingly only there to provide a canvas for the hops to shine. Speaking of, the hops start out as being slightly piny and herbal, before gradually transitioning to a citrusy finish. This has a combination of lightness and balance, which equals massive drinkability. M: Clean, dry, and refreshing. There are some accumulating hop oils after a while, but hardly enough to ruin drinkability. Itís not íwateryí per se, but it goes down like hop-flavored water. O: Iím not normally this much above the rAvg on one of my reviews, and even less normally willing to give out 20ís, but this has everything I look for in an IPA. Itís light, crisp, juicy, somewhat inexpensive, and even slightly complex. Put simply, I could buy this stuff by the case and never get tired of it.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1653) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Pours clear gold with a fluffy white head. Aroma is pine, citrus, grass and tropical. Taste is sweet with moderate bitters. Light bodied with a sticky yet very smooth texture. Just a great session IPA, it smells fantastic and tastes just as good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2012
12oz bottle pours clear gold with thin off white head of foam. The aroma is nice and citrusy with a mix of grapefruit and tangelo with little else going on. But with this little beer what more could you want? On a somewhat thin watery palate the taste delivers the same citrus notes noted in the nose. It has a mix of bitter citrus like hops that get meekly filled in by thin streams of citrusy hop flavor. Nice flavorful session brew but good gravy was this expensive, almost $11 for a six? What! So that bothered me and Iíd easily plunk down $9.99 instead for some Sugga or Undercover or better yet GnarlyWine. For me the high price takes away from the experience.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (2545) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Pours light golden with thin and sticky head. Great crisp hoppy aroma. Super good IPA with the low ABV. Best I have had like it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Purchased at Evolution Wine & Spirits in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on a Saturday afternoon while doing some song writing. I didnít take notes while having this, but I remember this being a nice, crisp and light pale ale with a pronounced hoppy, citrus profile. Very good, refreshing stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (3924) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2012
12 oz bottle from Spirits Crossroads. Poured a good looking clear golden body with an average sized frothy bright white head. Aroma is awesome, could smell this all day. Notes of citrus, apricot, mango, sweet hop cones,, tropical fruits and citrus rinds. The palate is solid with a medium body and strong carbonation with small tight bubbles that is pleasant and an average duration on the aftertaste. Favor sadly isnít as great as the aroma, the tropical fruits start to take over a bit and the citrus takes a back seat to a point, there is also a slight touch bad citrus fruits along with dry grains and a midway flavor of ad butterscotch. Great beer overall and I think the flavor could be rounded out a bit to make this an outstanding beer, especially with the lower ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3611) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 18, 2012
good easy drinker, a little on the bland side, grassy and soem citrus in there, very simple

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2289) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Clear golden pour, thin white bubbly frothy head .... sticky lacing .... aroma of grapefruits, mangos, piney and fresh lemony hops ... Taste of fruity citrusy lemony hops, grapefruit and piney, malty toasted and caramel flavors on the backend ... Bitterness is subtle not too intense... Dry malty and bitter finish ... Resiny and a bit rindy. Delicious.


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