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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
Our spring 2012 collaboration features a low alcohol, highly hopped, session-style IPA! Brewed with our friends Kevin, Matt, Scott & Wes just for Montbeerlier! In celebration of locally grown.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10244) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Light in body and alcohol, but that’s about it. Hugr hoppy aroma and flavor. Not as much depth as the double ipa, but for a 3% beer (and really more an american pale ale no matter what they call it) it’s pretty stinking good, and very refreshing. Kudos!"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2953) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
A: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, White Head, Some Lacing S: Grainy, Resin T: Resin, Grainy M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Drying Overall, a very nice grainy hoppy beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9140) - Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. The aroma has citrus, sweet fruits, herbal notes and grass. It definitely pops for a 3.5% beer. The flavor has some citrus, but more grass, toasted malts, herbal notes with mild bitterness. Pretty good for a low alcohol beer. The nose was better than the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate complex earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This a good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2012
22oz bottle, thanks to b3shine for sharing. Mildly hazy golden color. Good thin off-white head. Nice orange-peel spice nose. Some dots of lace. Soft, lighter smooth carbonation. Dry texture. Nice hop flavor. Hay, grass. Flavor is what you’d expect from a good dry-hopped pale ale of higher ABV. Great session ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (8191) - Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Bomber to snifter (thanks daknole). Looks good; a hazy orange with thin white lacing. Smells good too; hoppy and OUTSTANDING for a 3.5% beer. Tastes solid, but obviously not as strong as it smells. Average on the palate. A GREAT session IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (6302) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Draft at the Three Penny Taproom on 7 July 2012. Also had in bottle. (this is a lost rating from notes) Gold with amber like hues. I smell centennial hops. Taste is real amazing given the low ABV. I get grain, citrus and some grassy notes. Bitterness is on the short side. Real clean and light. I respect what the brewer did here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Courtesy of BOLTZ7555. 22oz bomber pours clear deep gold with thin light tan head of foam. The aroma offers up rich wonderful dank hoppy goodness followed by some citrusy grapefruit. Wow, solid aroma. It took me a good 10 minutes of savoring before I took a taste. Sadly the taste couldn’t hold a candle to the aroma. It was watery thin and runs into grapefruit like hop resin bitterness and then a sort of dry mineral note into the finish. It seems a bit of body and a bit of hope flavor could round this thing out. Wait! 3.5% I see. Not so watery for such a wonderful session brew. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Just discovered that this was a low ABV brew. Given that, it changes my perception a bit. Big juicy grapefruit and orange peel whiff rises from a golden tangerine pour that had a tightly packed eggshell capped perched above. Assertive aroma. Bold. Flavor is less so with a dusty hay, grassy undertone accompanying the bright citrus. Knowing I could drink this all day long makes a difference. Not as aggressive as I anticipated seeing it was an IPA but recognizing its a low ABV beer...outstanding!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Sparkling gold pour, white head. Aroma is loaded with grassy hops, come citrus peel, resin, caramel malt mixed in. Flavor is hoppy, juicy, grassy, fruity, just awesome!

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