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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This distinctive unfiltered pale ale is brewed especially for hop lovers. It is assertively hopped with Mt. Hood, Amarillo, and Ahtanum.

2007 and before - 7.3% ABV

2008 - 6% ABV


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (265) - - JUN 18, 2014
on tap at the brewpub; dark amber color; piney hops and caramel malt aroma; piney, citrusy hops on a medium-bodied caramel malt base

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1046) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
From notes, consumed on 5/28/13. Bottle poured into a tulip. Pours dark gold/amber with 2 fingers of off-white head. Head fades moderately, good head retention and lacing. Bits of floating sediment throughout. Aromas of toast, pine/resin, light lemon/lime, apple, caramel. Tasting notes of big hops, pine, grapefruit, citrus fruit and rind, toasty malt. Medium body with a bitter dry finish. Good carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Amber brown with minimal head poured from a tap. A little citrus taste but overall a little more hops. Decent ipa

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1876) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 14, 2013
On tap 4 oz. taste at DC Beer Fest at Nationals Park in SE Washington, DC. Clear, medium-dark amber with an off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of caramel, pine, citrus, floral hops and light fruit. Taste of caramel, pine, floral hops, citrus and light fruit. Medium body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopTsing (414) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
From the tap came a light amber brew with white head. Aromas of stink foot, malt, and hops. Full bodied with flavors of malt and more hops on the tounge than in the nose.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (465) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Poured as a 2 oz sampler at Virginia Beer Live 2013. May have been suffering from palate blowout. Pine and orange notes in the aroma. More complex than I first expected, but definitely balanced towards hop/bitterness. Aromas were very reminiscent, but more pleasant in my mind, than Heady Topper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1258) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Draft at Savory Grain This was an excellent pale ale with a complex aroma and flavor. There is a resin like taste of pine and citrus. The ale poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head with some lacing. The ale has medium body with soft carbonation. The ale finishes with a bitter finish of moderate to long duration. This was fun, I hope to have more.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (2980) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

16th Anniversary

7/08/2010: Legend Hopfest... Aroma: Orange and grapefruit citrus candy. Appearance: Vibrant orange color; off-white ring of foam. Flavor: Definitely a hop party with a moderate level of bitterness; tinny toffee maltiness. Palate: Medium body; average mouthfeel. Overall: Really easy to drink since it doesn’t come across as overly alcoholic.

1 pint 6 fluid ounce bottle (7% ABV) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #97 for this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tia (862) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2013
polandap. Light copper with dissipating head. Smells like heavy wet earthy botanical stuff. Like a really amped up pilsner. Tastes lightly sweet and very dry and bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (3510) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a smallish white head. Nose is quite floral and hoppy with some slight pine notes. Taste is slightly bitter, but balanced quite well. Easy drink.


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