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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2013
From tap at the brewpub, 8.1%. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is solid grapefruity and peachy. Smooth fruity, peachy and lingering grapefruity. Dry and crisp fruity finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15493) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11001) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2010
on tap-pours a white head and gold color. Aroma is pine/resin. Taste is pine/herbal hops bite, backbone of sweet medium malt-caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2010
Date: February 07, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy off white head
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma, lots of grapefruit
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, big citrus, slightly grassy, lots of balancing bittering hops dries it out, long bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (9832) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2010
Sample. Hazy orange/amber with off-white head. Flavour is caramel, malt, fruit and hops.

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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Cascade and Centennial orange, flowers and pine in the nose with faint match stick / phosphorus. Medium-light body, lightly sweet, medium bitterness, medium acidity and low carbonation. Body seems a bit peaked and thin. No major off-notes but altogether it’s pretty basic with a lot of pine resin / orange. Clear amber. From draft.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (5958) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Cask at the Atlanta Cask Ale Fest. Pours a clear golden orange with a bubbly white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has some bitter citrus with a touch of grapefruit, resin and a sweet grain backing. Flavor is more resinous with a bit of grapefruit and a touch of onion towards the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (5553) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5540) - 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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