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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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.


ThisWangsChung's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - 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 that’s 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. There’s 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: It’s 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. It’s not intrinsically BALANCED per se, but the hop/malt combination is a unique combination that doesn’t clash in any manner. M: Crisp like an IPA should be. There’s 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. It’s prolific malt backbone actually helps it instead of detracting. Though I tend to prefer leaner, less malty IPAs, there’s more than enough here to warrant another 6 pack purchase.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smaynard6000 (923) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2016
12oz bottle. Pours a dark amber color with small white head. Hoppy citrus aroma. Bitter hoppy flavor with loads of citrus and a bit of pine. Medium bodied with a lingering bitter finish. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (9946) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Bottle. Nail polish, lemon toffee malt, and light orange peel aroma. Hazy golden yellow with moderate off-white head. Moderately sweet orange toffee malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel/pine flavor. Solventy finish. Good body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malaclemys (450) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 28, 2016
Pours copper with white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, mango, nut, bread, caramel. Taste is caramel, hoppy fruity, grapefruit, nice bitter finish with nut. Midlight body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (914) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2016
Pine fruit aroma. Hazy amber body with a one fingered off white head. Bold bitter start. Light fruit zestiness in the middle. Above average IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bennyss (21) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2016
Bonne IPA Américaine avec une petite odeur dhoublon. Saveur très présente du début jusqu’à la fin pour se terminer en douceur. Fin délicate. Très bonne bière.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
degargon (6) - - MAR 5, 2016 does not count
Nice hops. Bitter but with a touch of fruit. Most likely to berries. Aroma is a little absent. A little more creamier than other IPAs. Descent head.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demannu (322) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2016
An overall average ipa. Balanced flavor and aroma. Slick mouth feel dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
klaing (225) - Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Cloudy orange with minimal head. Low carbonation. Quite a rich tasting beer, with lots of citrus and tropical hops. Dry finish. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (4993) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2016
Tap at Reservoir, Waterbury. Colour is clear light orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, some pine, hops and malts.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13005) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Tap. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate complex hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. Very good complex brew.


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