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RATINGS: 555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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An American-style ale brewed one barrel at a time. The malt bill is built on American two-row malt and accented by crystal 10, Vienna, and white wheat malts. Magnum hops give the beer a nice clean bittering and Amarillo, Cascade, and Centennial hop varieties provide a pleasant floral and citrusy hop flavor. A healthy dose of additional Amarillo and Centennial are dry hopped to give this beer an inviting hop aroma. The beer is fermented with a neutral yeast strain and allowed to dry out so it finishes crisp and clean.

Note: Formerly known as Spring Peeper.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2013
500ml bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a hazy gold color and a three-fingers high head, shaded just off white. There’s an appropriate level of froth to the head’s texture, and an incredible amount of lacing is left behind as it recedes. S: The hops here take a grassy, mildly citrusy tone here. After a while, this gradually shifts into a spicier note. Malty sweetness is evident yet non-intrusive. T: Piny, peppery bitterness opens the palate, while the close seems to introduce a very subtle touch of grapefruit juiciness to counteract the mild bitterness. The cracker-like maltiness stays even throughout, providing a good ballast to the pleasant hoppiness. There’s a nice level of finesse here, and even a modicum of depth. M: I certainly appreciate a crisp, light feel like this one has. The body is medium in thickness and quite firm, yet with a wonderful finishing dryness. Carbonation is medium. O: This is quite good, I must say - but I have to dock points here. Simply put, it’s priced like an import, without any significant standout qualities to justify it. $6/500ml is a hard sell for something not really far off from SNPA. The increased level of refinement and subtlety compared to its peers might make it a worthwhile purchase to some, though.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (823) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle on trade. Pours a golden yellow, lots of white head. Aroma is light malt was and hops. Drinks super easy, very light bodied.some piney hops are present, with malt sweetness. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Underdogs88 (236) - New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2015
Spicy citrus hop aroma. Appearance is a pale yellow with a white head with good retention. Flavor has a pleasant citrus character. Malt flavor is way in the background and has notes of crackers. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, it's a good IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (2195) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with moderate head that settles quickly. Aromas of grapefruit, pine and biscuity malts. More lager type malt flavors with some floral notes and a bitter pine finish. Simple and clean.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1144) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2015
Pours golden with a thin soapy white head with just a little lacing. Aroma is of pine, tropical fruits, citrus, bready malts, sweet malts, and some grassy hops. Taste is tropical fruits, pine, citrus, bready malts, sweet malts, pils malts, grassy hops, and some biscuit malts. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, semi bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a tasty, refreshing, and drinkable APA that is another hit from a great up and coming brewery.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ANJELICA (5) - brighton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2015 does not count
To me it’s all about the aroma. Poured into an IPA glass from 1.9 pint bottle. i don’t know exactly what i am smelling, but, i believe it must be tropical fruit and pine. Have loved this for a while. Have to go to Gary’s in West Roxbury to get it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3454) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
Une bouteille 02-10-2015. Une bičre blonde avec une mousse épaisse blanche. Un nez d’agrumes puissant, de jus d’orange. Une bouche crémeuse, pulpeuse, juteuse, collante, bien dosé. Les saveurs intenses d’agrumes sont superbes.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cool_Bond (1839) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
Okay aromas of tropical fruits. The taste is watery and light tropical fruits. Good bitter aftertaste which fills the upper and front part of the mouth a weak moment. Good beer but too watery. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2692) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
500 ml bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours a cloudy golden colour with decent-sized, lasting white head. Aroma is floral hops with crisp grains, grass and light citrus. Citrus a little more apparent in the taste, with floral notes still prominent and solid grainy malt as well as a little grassiness. Average body. Nothing crazy but really drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UDBeernut (1978) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle in my hotel room. Nice frothy head on top of an light Amber body, but citrus notes.. Oranges, grapefruit. Moderate bitterness, medium body. Impressive.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
migwell (80) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Yes, fine brew. I do believe that if a craft brew is going to make an effective challenge on the lager/pilsener end of the spectrum, that price point is extremely important. Certainly this brew is far superior to the general adjunct lagers which dominate the beer sales landscape in the USofA, but at nearly $6 for less than two 12oz bottles of Bud total (and at a similar ABV) this is just a marketing gimmick, getting suckers to pay a premium for a small improvement. If craft beer cannot compete on price in this lighter end of the brewing scale, then making these fine but pricey brews will never catch on.


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