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RATINGS: 524   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Our ďEast CoastĒ version of a West Coast-style IPA. Intense hop flavors and aromas of tropical and citrus fruits and pine dominate. A subtle malt sweetness brings the beer into balance.

ThisWangsChung's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
500ml bottle into a New Belgium goblet. A: Pours a hazy orange-copper color. Very hazy, actually. About two fingers of fluffy, off-white head is formed, and the retention is fabulous. The lacing left on the glass is both sudsy and plentiful. S: Unsurprisingly, itís loaded with citrusy hops. I notice grapefruit, mango, apricot, and melon alongside some more typical pine notes. Slight biscuity maltiness is evident, too. While it didnít quite blow me away like I expected it to, itís still a great aroma, head-and-shoulders above many IPAs. T: The citrus notes are even more evident on the flavor profile. A huge opening of fresh grapefruit, apricot, melon, and mango provides an evocative juiciness that I love. Mild pine bitterness and slight biscuity tones appear on an otherwise clean finish. This really does a fantastic job of showcasing fruity hops in a balanced manner. M: Pretty much ideal here: clean, crisp, bone-dry, low bitterness, and light. Iíd call it íeasy to drinkí, but this is one of those beers I donít want to end. Soft carbonation adds to the wonderful mouthfeel. O: Itís easy to see why this is hyped. As far as east-coast IPAs go, I canít think of one thatís on this level - maybe super-fresh Troegs Perpetual IPA or Flower Power? Obviously I havenít sampled any of the (supposed) Vermont masterpieces, but Iíd still imagine this one is really high up the totem pole regardless. And to think I was ready to complain about MBC pricing before sampling this - Iíd gladly pay $8/500ml for this one again. And again, and again, and again...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (7580) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Lemon and pine dominated nose and flavor. A touch more bitter than the Trilliums or the Treehouse. 4th for me in that line-up, but thatís by no fault - still an awesome brew. All 8.5ís...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3827) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Sample at taproom. Pours golden with a thin white head. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Not getting a lot on the nose. Big floral and grapefruit on the tongue. Finished clean. Solid but not feeling it as much as another one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1410) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Pours medium orange with a one finer white head with excellent lacing. Aroma is of citrus (mainly grapefruit), pine, tropical fruits, light grassy hops, and some light bready malts. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, moderately bitter, long finish. Overall, a fantastic west coast style IPA that tastes like something you would expect Alpine to brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (4376) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2015
7/12/2011 11:52:39 AM Bottle from Brattleboro Food Co-op. Fantastic. Nice hazy amber body with huge head. Nose of pines and fruits, grapefruit at that. Taste is also very heavenly hops and pines. Nice fruit tastes. Really, really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
migwell (140) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2015
On tap at the Foundry, served in a tulip. Very nice, well rounded IPA, priced out of the competitive range, however for what it is and how many similar offerings are available. Certainly this has the citrus aroma and flavor of some left coast favorites and a decent bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElManana (1238) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle thanks to a trade. Bitter, but very tropical with a very nice malty backbone to balance it out. Great beer, loved every sip of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (9796) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2015
Tap at the brewery. It pours clear gold with a small white head. The nose is soft, juicy, clean, tropical fruit action, peach, tangerine and mango. The taste is crisp, clean, bitter, light minerals, bitter orange, peach, apricot, grapefruit, straw and some grass with a dry, peppery finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Crisp, clean, bitter and fruity. Very drinkable stuff. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (496) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Cloudy goldenrod, ample white head. Big fresh notes of pine resin, grapefruit. Some lighter tropical fruits. Quite bitter, very muted malt character. Dry. Oily mouthfeel, strongish effervescence, medium body. Finish really lingers. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hivemind (811) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2015
5oz draft at the brewery. Darker gold than the Beautiful Little. Bright hoppiness to it with subtle pine notes and a bit of spice. High carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (5837) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2015
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate dank hops, citrus, and a hint of lemon. Ccc the flavor starts with citrus and a hint of tropical fruits. The finish has moderate grapefruit with a touch of lemon. Itís light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.

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