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Our “East Coast” 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.


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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
SpongeRuiner (880) - Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
A huge thanks to tectactoe. Pours a dark frosted mango color with a fluffy bubbly white head. A smooth hop flavor. Very piney. A tropical note comes in at the end that refreshes a bit then again followed by the pine. A very good IPA.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LuckyDog (576) - - APR 18, 2015
This is an amazing IPA. Beautiful balance. Grapefruit notes. Not distributed much at all, but find it if you can.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yourilevesque (165) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
IPA complexe au parfums de fruits tropicaux, cette bière est une fière représentante de son style. D’une riche robe blonde/orangée, cette bière est surmontée d’un épais collet blanc et onctueux qui fait saliver. Mise en garde: servir délicatement! Au nez cette bière est un aller simple pour les tropiques. Ça transpire le punch aux fruits: kiwis, ananas, fraises, noyau de pêche. Mon Dieu que c’est frais et plein de vie! Une avalanche de fines bulles émanent sans relâche du fond du verre et invite à une dégustation des plus rafraîchissantes! En bouche on poursuit dans la même veine et l’effervescence piquotle agréablement le palais et confère à cette bière une texture plus sèche et minérale qu’attendue. Un côté marin s’ajoute aux fruits. Nous sommes vraiment au sein d’un splendide voyage sous les tropiques dont on ne veut revenir! C’est frais, nerveux, complexe et long en bouche. La présence du malt est parfaitement balancée aux houblons. Un énorme coup de coeur pour moi!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tommynh (64) - - APR 8, 2015
Very nice ipa with a pleasant nose, nice golden color, very nice taste, a nice combination with an overall great taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (579) - Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2015
After looking for this beer for nearly a year, I poured it into my IPA glass and though "no way this will live up to my expectation." It did, as good as an IPA gets. Golden with big off-white head. Aroma of fresh juicy pineapple and mango and a hint of something akin to vanilla. As an IPA and not a DIPA it has a medium malt body, not sweet and syrupy but just the perfect amount to transfer the lovely hop flavors to you without being invisible. Hop character is mango, pear, pineapple and some pine. Tropical finish that lingers a while. Will buy again any time I see it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
e303 (172) - - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle to ipa glass. Pours a pretty golden with a big white head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine with a touch of citrus notes behind. Taste is very grapefruit forward with a decent malt character and some sweetness to balance. Pretty bitter finish on the tongue. Overall a well made beer just not something I love. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopbag (132) - - MAR 23, 2015
Big head. Great tropical, grapefruit, and pine hop aroma. Honey colored and a little cloudy. In the same family of IPAs as Pliny (which I only know from clones), but what?s especially nice is the finish. I get a more delicate lemon and biscuit at the end with a tart and puckering sensation. Very drinkable despite the intense piney middle. Must be good water treatment (reminds me a little of TG but with more bite). Mineral taste?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1208) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Gold, small off white head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, pear. Flavor is big pine, grapefruit, quite bitter, light toasty malt. Medium body, fresh grassy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (996) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 20, 2015
UPDATED: APR 13, 2015 Bottle from high spirits. Light-amber-gold, slight haze, 2 inches of warm frothy creme brulee head that fades at a moderate rate to ocean foam. Aroma is strong berry, moderate orange, sweet grapefruit, some passion fruit, lychee, a touch of floral-honey sweetness underneath it all. Body is light-medium-light, watery-oily a touch starchy, medium-light carbonation of moderate coarseness, soft and soapy on the palate with light burn. Surprisingly inviscid. Flavor is lots of sweet orange, bit of sweet grapefruit, some passion fruit and gauva, pear. Green sap leading into foresty bitterness that doesn’t linger and certainly has no astringency. A refreshing finish. I am thoroughly impressed. I worry that these beers will suffer as the fill they shelves. Storage/distribution is part of the reason why the beers are so good. Wonder why Limbo IPA isn’t as good as it was when it first came out? That’s exactly why. Refrigeration is key though, so I’m hopeful! Of course, selling these at 8$ a bottle is likely not sustainable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChiGuy68 (440) - Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Tasted on tap at Headquarters Beercade. It poured a rich, clear amber with a quickly dissipating white head and streaky lacing. Grapefruit aroma with a powerful hop taste, a citrus backbone and a bitter finish. Tasty! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4329) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2015
Pours clear blonde , OK white head . Smell is citrussy , bitter . Taste is bitter , rather dry . Grassy , citrus , fruity tastes light for the ABV . Fresh , fruity, and slightly grainy finish .


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