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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Intensely hoppy India Pale Ale with toasted malt backbone to back up a citrusy/spicy finish from aggressive hopping with a blend of hops from the Pacific northwest.
IBU 70 ABV 5.5% O.G. 14º Plato


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (5022) - Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2011
GABF 2011
Appearance: Clear golden with a medium sized white head
Aroma: Caramel and citrus
Taste: Caramel and pine
OK

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (6251) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2011
On tap at GABF. Pours a mostly clear golden color with a medium white head. The aroma is lemons, some grains, a bit of crystal I guess. The flavor is toasted malts, lemon and oranges, light bitterness. Decent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4400) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Appearance: Hazy, light copper-hued body with a whitish head. Smell: Smells of pale malts, faint sweet-scented caramel, as well as floral and pith notes, though not particularly robust or aromatic. Taste: Pale malts, a bit of modestly sweet caramel with a hint of toasted French bread. White grapefruit, lemon, and some slight florals, though, as with the aroma, it’s not quite bold, more ho-hum, really. Medium-plus bitterness. Very faintly resinous on the back end closing out with a flat, bitterish, lightly pithy finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-low carbonation. Overall: An acceptable albeit very average IPA. Again with the low carbonation here.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2939) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2011
Hazy darker blond coloured beer with some light carbonation and a very small white head. Strong hoppy nose with some flower fruity hints. Medium palate. Finish is balanced, bitter hoppy sweet hint with a dry hoppy ending.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2011
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 16/09/2010 Big hop aroma. White head. Golden coloured and very hoppy with a bitter and slightly creamy malt finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. A clean, dry, unostentatious but quite satisfying IPA. Bright orange pour with a billowy head. Fairly pungent nose, dry citrus rind and a kiss of flowers. Mouthfeel is - as per usual with ML’s beers, I came to realize - a bit insubstantial. But the beer is flavorful and refreshing and went down well on several occasions over a warm Halloween weekend.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2010 On cask (gravity pour) at the brewery. Golden with very minimal carbonation, no head. Lightly floral and hints of caramel/candy sweetness. Hoppy. Spicy and floral hops on a still but reasonably malty body. Light bodied and dry. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3138) - Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Nice clear amber with plentiful head. The hops in the aroma are a little sappy with a nicely spicy note balancing it out. Slightly ragged bitterness is balanced by sweetness of the malt. Excellent IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Clear golden with a creamy white head. Good strong citrus hops aroma and taste with caramel and grass notes and a mild bitterness to the finish.


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