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RATINGS: 475   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
22oz bottle: Pours a clear deep golden with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet caramel malty nose with a good amount of citrusy hops. Starts with good fullness and chewy pale malty sweetness with some resiny hoppy balance before a drier, slightly warming bittersweet finish. Has a lot of hops and sweet malt, but could be a little more balanced.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
Sweet and sugary nose with lots of citrus. Taste is moderately sweet, moderately bitter, lots of cotton candy, lots of caramel, lots of tangerine and grapefruit.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10139) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toast), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol, apricot, and pineapple. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toast), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol, apricot, and pineapple. Medium-full body, medium warmth and carbonation with a sweet texture and dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
Orange yellow pour. Not much head, looks pretty inert. Toasted malt and caramel. Citrus hops and grapefruit. Light pine. Insanely sweet with toasted malt. Citrusy, herbal hops. Biting finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2011
On tap at Vintner. My girlfriend had this, so I drank some of hers. She was fond of it; I was not. Run of the mill double IPA with a cool label. Yellowish color with a white head. Fruity, floral hop aroma. Taste is kind of bitter, somewhat hoppy, with kind of a stale taste. She liked it, so whatever. It wasnt as "refreshing" as double IPA’s usually are.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2011
22oz bottle - Pours a hazy orange with a foamy off white head and plenty of lacing. Nose is spicy hops, sweet, candies, pine, citrus, and floral. Flavor is sweet with caramel and plenty of hops, citrus and pine to go around. Full bodied, floral bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jayb0 (1052) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2011
An overrated double IPA, I think. For me the flavors did not mesh, just kind of a shipwreck of a beer, actually.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39 (3160) - Montana, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Bottle pours a cloudy amber with a thin off white head. Scent of sweet malt and bread. Taste is citrus, caramel and bread.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holy (834) - GERMANY - FEB 15, 2011
Bottle. Strong citrus and flowers throughout the sip. Bitter overtones dominate the entire experience. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Nose is nice and fruity, hoppy up front with notes of pale malt sweetness, and some caramel - toast, light iced tea, some residual sugars. Nice fruity up front with some floral notes as well. Pours bright amber, nice head, lace, clarity, brightness. The flavor is leafy initially, fruity - grapefruit, orange, some tropical notes. Caramel malt sweetness, toast, pale malts, Fruity medium bitter finish. Nice drinkability with only minimal alcohol presence.


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