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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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3735) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2010
This beer has truly grown on me. I had it the first time about 2 months ago, and subsequently have been drinking it every week since. This is a great hopped beer. Not huge alc burn or flavor, but has a very pleasant warming sensation. Nose is sweet and grapefriuty (is that the amarillo?) Medium, to low carbonation. But the flavor is wonderfully balanced, with a very enjoyable lingering sweetness and bitterness from the hops. One of the best beers they have done. Good job.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Pours rust/copper with an off white head. Smells of resin, spicy, floral. Tastes spicy and bitter with a resiny finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rflambert (5) - Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2009 does not count
Very bitter...easy start but very strong finish...you can tell they they best at brewing "hoppy" beers but I could see this beer getting better over time...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NDbeerdrinker (166) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Pours reddish orange with a thin off white head. Aroma is nice sweet floral hops and actually a little bit nutty. Taste is those same flavors up front, but then the hops turn a little too bitter at the end adn this prevents it from being a really good beer, although it is still pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bomber. Pours orange with a stable tan head. Nose is sweet and quite hoppy. Taste is sweet hoppy and too bitter for my liking. Taste is no match for the nose.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2009
Bottle from 2008 at Squires. Freshly poured right now as I drink it. Pours clear deep copper with dark straw bottom lip and 1-finger off-white head that retains well. Nose is huge, huge mangoey hops, with caramel malt, honeydew, and canteloupe. The nose here reminds me a lot of Stone X. Tastes very hoppy, tropical fruity, with a solid malt bill, and late resiny flavor. Rich, complex flavor and palate. Waters out a bit late, with the malt taking a backseat and the heft reducing a bit, but overall, if you love hops, you’ll crave this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (1940) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 21, 2009
bottle poured an orange amber color with a big off white head that retained fairly well. aroma has nice bitter and citrus hops without being in your face. mouth feel is medium with good carbonation and nice coating. flavor starts toward the bitter hop side, sweetness picks up, light citrus pops in, good malt balance, and nutty traces. this is actually quite nice, well balanced, and plenty hoppy without being carried away.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6378) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 25, 2009
Bottle 650ml
Appearance: Deep amber brown , clear ale with good white top.< br />Nose: Citric aroma , fresh mango , grape like hints with touch of rye malt.
Flavor/Palate : Raw bitterness , hop feel with sweet amber malt as fill up. Bit rough at edges. Late alcohol burn. Felt a bit thin especially if you compare to its richness of flavours.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2009
22oz from Once Upon a Vine, Richmond. Lovely amber pour with a thick silky head, this is a delightfully fresh and flavorful entry from this slept-on brewery. Gentle hop aroma, not a face-wrecker by any means but a solid and lightly tropical IPA. Slight toasted malts in the flavor give it a nutty complement, like some sort of trail mix of IPAs or something. Mouthfeel could be a bit thicker, but this one’s very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2008
Thanks to jcwattsrugger. Deep amber with a thick fluffy white head. Aroma is a little bit nutty and sweet. There is a fairly prominent woody hop aroma along with a light tropical fruit aroma as well. Some light tangerine and a bit of herbal/spiciness. Soft bitterness over a lightly caramelly/toasty malt base. OK, but kind of underwhelming.


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