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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Bright golden orange color, big citrus hop nose, immediate hop bitter upfront that leads to a nice malt balance and finishes long and dry, made with Warrior, Cascade, Simcoe and Amarillo hops backed by Munich Caramel and Pale Ale malts.
2007 vintage: 9.6% abv (draught only)
2012 vintage: 8.9% and 8.2% abv


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1002) - sacramento, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours orange copper with white head. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is bitter earthy hops with a malt finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6011) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle from BevMo, Sacramento. Pours caramel with a nice beige head and a toffee and citrus aroma. There is a hearty sweet malt flavor with a nicely bitter finish. This is a tasty alternative to West Coast IPAs.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10340) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours clear copper with a 2 finger beige head. Aroma is rich and fruity. Med + body. Flavor is lightly spicy with fruit and a caramel backdrop. Finishes hoppy, spicy bitter and maltier than the NW style. Halfway to barleywine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (1210) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2013
A red-amber pour with a nice white head. Aroma is really sweet with a great fruit distinction that I was not expecting. Almost flora. Body is medium-heavy with a lot of malts and hops. A little thick. The 8.2% alcohol is masked well. Finishes smooth and sweet. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndyW68 (811) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 19, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2013 Nearly clear orange pour with a lightly orange tinted head. Aroma is pine and citrus. Taste is pine and citrus and a little caramel. Has a nice oily mouth feel and a good bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (609) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy Orange pour with a orange head. Pine, grapefruit, citrus, caramel, dried fish, spice, flower. Floral and almost juice-like on the tongue with lighter than expected body. Slight bitter and spicy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnmike (991) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2013
On tap - the Simcoe and Amarillo hops are the best and they are the all stars here.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (2093) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Dark orange almost amber pour from 12oz bottle. Super cloudy. Prune sweet and earthy aroma. Very sweet taste too. Not what I expected. Rich earthy piney and citrus taste. Something didn't taste right about it but got it down

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (5042) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle @ Christers. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, bread, caramel, fruity hops. Flavor is malt, bread, caramel, little old fruity hops, grapefruit. Medium body, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. 100613

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (9832) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 100613


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