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RATINGS: 519   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.25%
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A style of beer curiously born on the foggy shores of Father Junipero Serra’s first founding mission. Our own vigorous entry is one rebellious IPA, quick on the trigger, and brimming with a bounty of hop ingenuity. This is a big, bold, brazen beer, a restless vision of a new America.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1753) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Bomber from Discount. Pours an unclear orangey-copper with an off white/orange head. Terrific lacing; literally stuck to the glass in spots as I got down through the glass. Aroma has pine, citrus and resin. Taste is of sweet pine, caramel, heavy chewy resin and bitter grapefruit. Solid components for a nice IIPA. Alcohol showed more and more throughout the glass. Finishes bittersweet and alcoholly. It was very nice, a nudge less alcohol and bitterness and this would be terrific.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Um whites brown poor fix dents of Whitehead good lacing Romans pretty handsome apricot 4 loco dead mouth feel like me better taste good amount of sweetness into caramel ADrive grassy finish with alcohol warmth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2012
This is a great IPA for a non-hophead. It’s got strong hoppiness, but balanced with a sweet, if not syrupy, chewiness. I didn’t find the nose all that strong, but with the flavor came orange and grapefruit mainly. There were some undertones of honey on the nose if you pay close attention. The palate is sophisticated with a moderate thickness to start followed by a moderately dry finish.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
larry3 (7) - Exeter, USA - OCT 10, 2012 does not count
Great flavor one of my favorite beers. A double IPA that does not taste overly hoppy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Big, slightly nutty, sweet malt upfront followed by concentrated orange citrus, yellow peach and dried apricot in the middle. Big, powerful, long finish echoing sweet orange citrus, ripe peach, apricot and bitter grapefruit rind. Smooth and full-bodied, with creamy, fine carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden. There is definitely big hops in this beer, though they trend toward ripe, sweet, stonefruit, orange and tropical flavors, and not the fresh, resinous herb nuances. Should be let come up in temperature if pulled straight from the fridge. Overall, good, though I think I prefer more fresh, resinous herbs to stonefruit in my IPA's in general. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GSH1976 (227) - Delaware, USA - OCT 8, 2012
My first mission beer (I also have their IPA in the fridge). Pours a hazy amber/orange color with tan head. Aroma is citrus with some sweetness (caramel). Taste is similar with hop bitterness as well as some sweet caramel malt. The body is medium and I am surprised the abv is over 9%. Not a bad beer but compared to other DIPAs it is well below average.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foxbush (1487) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2012
22oz bomber This was purchased at Whole Foods in Western Henrico. The ale poured a cloudy light amber color. The head was white froth with large bubbles and lacing. The clerk at the Whole Foods recommended the IPA. It has a clean aroma with some sweet pine and citrus. A smooth beverage with very deceptive alcohol. Could use some bitterness in the finish. The body was light and the carbonation was soft. This brewery may be worth visiting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6035) - Utah, USA - SEP 25, 2012
22oz bottle from whole foods in SF
Appearance: Clear amber with a medium sized off white head and good lacing
Aroma: Pine and caramel
Taste: Dusty caramel and bitter pine resin
A nice solid dipa

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2636) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Medium sized tan head with fair retention and lace. Clear, copper color. Soft nose of pine and citrus, spicy. Body is medium with a soft carbonation, lil resiny and juicy. Moderately sweet malts, pine, grapefruit, earthiness. Fairly dry finish with a somewhat harsh bitterness, weird. 12oz bottle from statelineliquors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (2059) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Pours dark amber with a large frothy off white head that settles to a creamy looking foam and lacing. Aroma is very malt forward with mild, but noticeable dry hops that are earthy and piny. Taste is malty caramel and biting bitterness with dry piny resinous hops and pepper. Palate is full and sticky with a chalky drying finish. Not bad, but very malt forward!


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