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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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An american style IPA with a rich malt character, assertive hop bitterness and aroma from hops grown in the Pacific Northwest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (3953) - Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2006
Bottle. Small off-white head that mostly diminished with minimal lacing, transparent, carbonated, and an orange hue. The nose was very hoppy, piney, some light malt notes, and some grapefruit. The flavor was some caramel, grapefruit, and very hoppy, piney tasting. Tingly, sticky mouthfeel. Medium body. Lots of hops in this one for those that consider themselves to be a "hophead".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2007
I grabbed a shaker glass to pour this in, but after sniffing the open bottle I opted for a Chimay goblet. This poured a deep, copper color with solid streams of carbonation and a smallish, cream-colored head. Intriguing aromas held the strong presence of mint leaves along with a cold, basement-type aroma. Flavor finds a chocolaty start to a finish of mild, yet bitter hopcit. As mentioned several times below, it seems as if there is a good mix of English and American ingredients in there.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2009
( 12oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11 ) Pours an amber body with a medium white head. Aroma of pine, some dirty socks, and citrus. Flavor of hops (pine, orange, earth, grapefruit) and caramel malt with moderate bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4662) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2009
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. nose is grapefruity, wet hops with a cream head. easy on the palate with a decent grapefruit flavor that finishes smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2012
12oz bottle from Armanetti’s. Pours a mostly clear, amber-gold colored body with some particulate floating around. Big, over-carbonated, very foamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a solid lacing. Aroma is big herbal hops with a light citrusy pine resin, a moderate caramel backing with some crystal, and a good amount of orange floral fruits. Flavor is citrus up front with a nice caramel backing before lots of orange florals come in as well as a decent piney, slightly resiny hopping. Some spiciness from the herbal hops comes on towards the end as this finishes dry and balanced with a light sweetness and moderate, piney, somewhat resiny bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a light-medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, not a bad IPA. Well hopped with a nice mixture of orange florals, piney citruses, and slightly spicy herbal hops balanced with a nice caramel. Easy drinking and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2006
Poured a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Tangerine hoppy notes in the aroma. Sweet malt as well. The flavor starts with malt with some citrusy hopps in the middle. Mild to moderate bitterness on the semi-dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2006
Orange/copper. Insignificant head. Resiny grapefruit rind hop aroma. Same flavor with just enough malt to soften the palate. Medium, balanced body. Good session IPA. Great with pizza.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2007
pours clear orange amber with a small disappearing off white head. good balanced aroma. typical ipa...a bit light for my taste.... but very good. nice citrus hop caramel malt blend. flavor sweet toasted caramel malt with some nutty notes nice bitter hop backbone. slightly weak bitter nutty hop finish. medium body nice moderate carbonation. solid but nothing i will go looking for again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (2544) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Bottle: Pours a cloudy orange with a massive white head and heavy lacing. Nose is floral, citrus, and caramel sweetness. Light and fruity aroma. Tastes dry up front with florals and light citrus. A hint of grass and herbals goes a bit malty into the tail with more some wetter hops in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Bottle. Poured a cloudy copper color with a medium white head. Good lacing. Aroma is very strong with a strong citrus/grapefruit presence. Mouthfeel is fine. Flavor is bitter. Very strong pine taste to it, to a fault. Not a bad beer, but not as good as the aroma led me to believe it would be.

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