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RATINGS: 469   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mansquito (3872) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2012
New Beer Distributors, NY 500ml ($7.50): Pours a very pretty orange with an excellent, well-formed, white head. Aroma is floral and citrusy. It is up there with the best IPA aroma’s I have ever sniffed. While this beer is far from hop slaughter, the hops are pronounced and diverse in this beer. The bitterness is mostly around the middle, but they linger nicely for a bit. Body is really light. Maltiness is pretty light. The aroma is the high point of this beer, but everything else is commendable. Even the burps taste good.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
e303 (165) - - 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 (128) - - 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 (1171) - 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 (983) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 20, 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 the 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 (435) - 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 (4249) - 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 .

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jflopsu (719) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Pours a light gold. Has a strong floral and grapefruit aroma. Has a strong dry taste of floral and citrus hops, but rather light. Has a lingering bitter aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VastActiv (3370) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Tap at Mugs Alehouse, New York. Colour is clear light.orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops, minerals, hops and malts. Hard to find any fruit or hop profile. This is totally different than any other IPAs I have had before. Very nice in fact. Superb drinkability.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
phikus01 (111) - New York, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Of all the hyped ipas I’ve had this one I found deserving. Balanced to perfection, not boredom (bells two hearted). This uses classic hops for a pine citrus bouquet in aroma and flavor. This would be the perfect IPA to drink everyday. Its too bad that finding it is like winning a kind of lottery and its priced like something that transcends what it is.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DesertDevil (607) - Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle. Lovely floral aroma of fresh-cut hay, pine, and grass. Pours a clear golden straw with a fresh-white head. Very floral taste of honeysuckle and lemongrass with surprisingly light bitterness when compared with the nose. Extremely clean finish. A good IPA, but, in my opinion, it doesn’t quite merit its high marks.


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