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RATINGS: 562   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1621) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2012
On draft, straw yellow pour, citrus and resiny hops in the aroma. Taste is similar with a toasted malt profile. Good stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - DEC 8, 2012
light gold pour, white head, slightly cloudy - strong hop (pine/grapefruit) aroma - lemon/pine/grapefruit on the tongue with little malt - finishes grapefruit

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6349) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Fresh citric hops, almost tropical, with floral and piney notes, and a light pale malty base. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (933) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Dec. 2, 2012 (purchased the 6-pack for $9.99 at Plaza Wine & Spirits in Mira Mesa (San Diego) on Dec. 2, 2012. Golden pale with about a finger of white head with a pretty weak retention all-around. Very good smell right from the get-go. Got sharp bitter hops right away, giving way to floral hops. Original hops seemed to be citrus with grapefruit, orange and pine coming in. Tasted a lot like the smell, but not as potent. Got the bitter hops up front - grapefruit, orange, tangerine and pine. Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish. A very good beer from a very good brewery. No surprise here.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
foosnbrews (145) - Parker, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Beer pours a brilliant pale yellow with constant streams of bubbles and a quickly fading white head. Aroma is very strong with a danky pine note coming forward. Taste gives citrus hops with little malt presence. Beer palate comes in the back of the mouth and fades quickly. Overall this beer would be a great summertime yard beer. Itís extremely easy to drink and is very refreshing. If there was a category for session beers, this one would dominate the category. As a IPA, itís very different and has a lot of competition!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdInSaltLake (672) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 1, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2014 Nice grapefruit hop aroma; light bready malt. Grapefruit citrus, mild pepper hop flavor. Really light malt, and moderated bitterness Gave this a 14 overall in the previous review, so it looks like I did indeed like this beer more in the summer.

(12/1/12) Fruity, herbal hop flavor and aroma. Really light malt flavor. Should try again if itís still around in the summer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1848) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Pours translucent golden amber capped by a small off white head. Nose is bustling with light caramel, grapefruit, and mango. Taste is even more an explosion of tropical fruit. Bitterness is solid and over balances. Medium to light body make this extremely gulpable. I would still have a tough time make this a session as it is too drying to the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Sampled in a six pack. Has a nice hop palate. Smooth drinking and quality malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2012
12oz bottled August 22nd 2012. Served at around 40F.

Pours mostly clear, ever so slightly hazy gold with a two finger white head that recedes to a nice cap and leaves pretty drippy rings of lacing behind.

Aroma is citrus, primarily lemon, floral hops, light bready malt. Very good strength. Simple, but effective.

Flavor follows suit with juicy lemon hops, a little grapefruit and orange, hint of pine, bready/cracker malt which is light and unobtrusive, nice bitterness, no alcohol. Finishes dry and light.

Mouthfeel is light/medium bodied, a little sticky, good carbonation.

IMO they nailed it on this one. Really nice hop aroma and flavor, good bitterness, but keepiní the alcohol low, making for a very tasty Session IPA. Even at 3 months old itís still got big aroma and flavor. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4478) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Thereís a little grapefruit in all of this. The smell makes it a decent IPA from the get-go. Not much malt, just a crisp, hoppy IPA. Has good lacing, pours golden clear. Leave is minimal without much palate. Medium carbonation. On tap at Blue Monk.


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