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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Star Date 2012.156 Brewer’s Log - We intercepted the following alien transmission: My Imaginary Girlfriend is brewed with all the HOPS and fermented in your Mom’s basement. Hop additions were determined by the skill of a 4th Level Mage and the flick of his 8-sided polyhedral die. Best enjoyed before or after your favorite role-playing game.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (3844) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. From a trade bonus. Aroma is a ton of citrus. Lots of marmalade and orange. Pour is dark orange with a large white head. Taste is very bitter initially then some light lemon and grapefruit. Hop flavor seems a little weird. Sort of earthy as it warms. A dry finish. Lots of carbonation. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1595) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle. Aromas of resin and grass, some citrus and light caramel. Fairly complex and structured. Medium finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Sample on draft. Sweet, grassy aroma. Taste is pleasantly bitter, grass, some citrus. Wanted a whole glass but the keg kicked on my sample.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (2284) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Tap. Slightly hazy marigold with a thin white head. Aromas of grapefruit, some slight pine, a touch of fruitiness but overall solid. Flavor has smallish pine notes and leans more toward grapefruit hoppiness, and thankfully devoid of too much sweetness. Medium body with finer carbonation. Clean and solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 29, 2012
On tap. Pours a cloudy golden color with a two finger white head that lasts and leaves nice lace. Big floral hop aroma with fresh citrus and honey. Flavors of citrus and floral hops, honey, orange zest, and slightly grainy. A bit sweet on the finish. Medium carbonation and body that is smooth throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle. Gold pour, white head, good retention/some lace. Aroma of grapefruit, floral hops, light caramel, bread. Taste is moderately bitter, grapefruit, melon, some sweetness. Palate is soft, oily, bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (19949) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Draft. Hazy golden color, medium white head, decent lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and citrus. Taste is slightly boozy tropical fruit. Not bad. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davetopay (53) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Excellent session ale for those who like a hoppy beer without having to worry about spoiling their palate as the alpha acids build up. The nose is heavy on the crisp citrus and grapefruit with hints of tangy floral botanicals and a sweet feminine perfume note that is quite enticing. The beer hits the mouth and just when you are expecting a sweet syrupy malt front end on it, you realize it is very crisp, clean, and dry. Biscuity, slightly toasty and very much like a euro-pils, with the slightly estery nature of the ale yeast fermentation showing through. The hops continue with their potent aroma, and follow through with actual FLAVOR, not just bitterness. The finish is crisp, and very clean without any metal, oiliness, or off flavor. It leaves you wanting more, which at about 6%ABV, you can have!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sadads (8) - Alabama, USA - JUN 16, 2012 does not count
Drank it at the brewery from the tap. Lots of hops, but definitely going towards the floral end of the hops spectrum, so doesn’t have the overwhelming bitterness of most American IPAs. From someone who usually goes for European style beers, this was a nice refreshing craft brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5425) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2012
Location: Cask at Rustico Restaurant - Alexandria, 5/27/12

Aroma: The nose was pretty hoppy, with grapefruit and other citrus leading the way
Appearance: It pours a cloudy golden color, with a typical looking small cask-pour head
Flavor: The flavor is lightly sweet up-front leading into a medium citrus hop
Palate: This one had a light-medium body, a smooth feel, and a lightly dry finish to it
Overall Impression: I thought that this one was a solid citrus/grapefruit IPA. Those fruity hops are really the predominant feature of this beer. Overall, I thought that that this beer worked well on cask. The flavors came through nicely.

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