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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Full bodied, orange hued ale. A variety of toasted and caramel malts create a nice backdrop to the aggressive citrus and floral hop notes.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 11, 2010
12oz bottle courtesy of CaptainCougar. Medium, beige head atop clear copper body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, peach, orange, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, bread, some orange, light cantaloupe. Light-medium body, some chewiness, ridiculously drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Murky amber with a thin off-white head and flame lacing. Aroma of citrus, caramel and floral hops. Flavor comes across too vegetal with floral hops and mild caramel, some orange as well. A little too sweet and not as aggressive as most pale ales. Itís okay.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle thanks to nuplastikk: Pours a transparent deep golden amber with a wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of fresh piny grapefruity hops and some sweet caramely malt. Starts with pretty good fullness and sweet toasty pale malty notes with a nice resiny hop balance before a drier, crisp bittersweet finish. An enjoyable IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kseecs16 (1182) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle, purchased at the pub. Pours a hazy copper amber with noticeable effervescence. Head is thin, off-white and leaves thing lines and dots of laing. Aroma is rich, spicy with some hints of orange citrus. Flavor is soapy, citrus with some pine. Finishes spicily bitter. Medium bodied with a moderate lingering bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7001) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Bottled. Poured hazy, rich amber with a dense cap of beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, juicy oranges and grapefruit over caramel and bready notes.. very, very, very sweet, but I was feeling the candied aspect. The flavor found sweet caramel and orange meat at the core, with orange peel and floral bitterness around.. lots of residual sugars on the back.. again a lot like moderately hopped-up candy. Medium-bodied and sweeter than it needed to be on the palate.. very easy to drink, with a decent flow across the palate.. Iíd probably have another.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2010
12oz bottle. Hazy, thick, in no way filtered amber-orange color. Rather straightforward as far as US IPAs go, with a nice depth of malt and hop balance. A sweet, sandy caramel malt upfront tone is washed away in a sea of smooth, earthy, green hops. Somewhat clean in itís lack of alcohol taste, sticky and sweet malt and hop residue. This IPA nails it, classic new school taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2010
Hazy, light amber color with a diminished head of tiny bubbles forming a lid and a nice sheet of lace. Initial burst of fresh hops slowly gives way to some caramel and floor malt scents. Hops continue to stay in the background, but do not always require full attention. Moderately sweet. A floral hops presence. Some caramel and dough flavors creep in. A very light fruitiness. Call it east coast or traditional, I like it. Perhaps it leans toward just being a pale ale, but it doesnít show itís strength. Balanced and drinkable.


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