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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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This IPA is big and brimming with the flavors and aromas of the new breed of hops coming out of Australia and the Pacific Northwest.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a semi-hazy orange color. The head is two fingers high, with a shade thatís just off-white. Retaining itself acceptably, it has a rocky texture and leaves goodly lacing behind. S: Citrus, and lots of it. Predominantly grapefruit, with a side of orange and just a suggestion of tropical fruit. Thereís also a fair bit of sweet caramel malt, but it seems to be very well integrated with the hop character - creating an illusion of orange juice. Very promising aroma. T: Itís slightly maltier than the aroma suggested, but still nothing that can be called a sweet mess. The hops are clustered on the front of the palate - bringing their citrusy goodness - while the finish brings forth an almost nutty tone. Some herbal, peppery bitterness (and, later, melon) augments the beer post-swallow. Itís not intrinsically BALANCED per se, but the hop/malt combination is a unique combination that doesnít clash in any manner. M: Crisp like an IPA should be. Thereís a bit too much body for my tastes, though. Luckily, this goes down easily thanks to its semi-bitter finish, healthy carbonation, and slightly coarse texture. O: This one is really delicious. Itís prolific malt backbone actually helps it instead of detracting. Though I tend to prefer leaner, less malty IPAs, thereís more than enough here to warrant another 6 pack purchase.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3269) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Aroma of orange and melon. Flavors of pine resin. Bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (969) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle, 2 months old, aroma is big fruity melons and light citrus. Taste is similar with a well balanced and dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
veronneaupy (135) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
Au nez, on sent le cote résineux du houblon et une belle odeur de malt. En bouche, le mélange d'amertume et de malt se mêle et se termine par un léger goût d'alcool. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperTiti33 (532) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Blonde dorée. Peu de collet. Limpide. Nez: caramel. Houblon. Florale. Fruité. Abricot. Bouche: belle amertume. Bien houblonné. Fruité. Exotique. Passion. Résineuse Bien.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hershiser2 (1227) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Golden amber with a large off-white head. Smells of apricot, citrus, and pine. Taste is pine, hops, glue.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (889) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Deep orange pour, big foamy off-white head. Huge spicy pine aroma, notes of orange and tangerine. Aroma is big pine flavor, with orange notes, and an unpleasant bubble-gum sweet finish, marring an otherwise great brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHopster (794) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2014
(Bottle). Pours a slightly hazy golden complexion with abundant white head. Bitter hop flavor with lingering finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (757) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Clear blonde colour. Terrific aroma of hops, grass, pine, flowers, citrus, berries, strawberries, raspberries. Thin body, hoppy content, fruity finish. Fairly bitter on the end. Clean. Cool label.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass. The color is a somewhat cloudy light yellowish/gold with a finger of foamy white head and some nice lacing. The hops come out in the nose and are really inviting with some nice floral hop aroma. There is a touch of tangy sweetness here with some slight citrus and sweet malt in the background. The taste is bitter at first, of coarse, with hops engulfing a slight citrus flavor mixed with tangerine and a little peach flavor is hiding in there as well. There is a sweetness there that does come out to put a nice break in the bitterness. The feel of this beer is lighter then other IPAs in itís class. It has a drinkable feel and goes down well with only a slight kick toward the end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yiannnos (867) - , CYPRUS - AUG 24, 2014
Golden colour. Grapefruit and tropical fruit aroma and flavour. Finishes bitter


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