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RATINGS: 558   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.25%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (2168) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Standard IPA aroma with a hoppy floral flavor that leads to a strong finish. The alcohol content is well masked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2667) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2011
On tap at Barcade, Brooklyn, New York, NY. An amber/gold coloured pour with a small white head on top. Hoppy, caramel aroma. Tastes hoppy, caramel, sweet, bitter, slightly sticky in the American DIPA way. Barman said it was the best beer on tap that day so I checked it out. Really nice stuff, I guzzled 2 pints of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2011
22 oz. bottle - from Plaza Liquors - Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a half finger thick off white head. Light spotty lacing. Aroma is resin, pine, and herbal hops with a touch of steamed veggies. Flavor is the same as the aroma with the addition of some lightly sweetened malt. The bitterness lingers in the finish. Medium to full body. The bottled version, which I am rating, is not quite as good as the draft version I had a couple months ago. Since I can’t find my notes on the draft version, the bottled will have to do. Anyways... This is a decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3318) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Hazy gold under a tall sticky mostly white head. Juicy malt and pine hop aroma. The flavor has lots of bitterness to it, more so than most IIPAs, this will be more like a regular IPA, hop wise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (5810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2011
This poured a darker yellow to almost orange with an off white head. Aroma was lots of citrusy hops and mild alcohol. Flavor was mainly citrus hops and deep bitterness, alcohol there as well. A bit one dimensional but overall still pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hapjydeuce (990) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 4, 2011
On tap, backlogged rating. Clear pale gold color with a white ring of head. Mild bitterness in the flavor, with some sweet ripe cherry hanging in there. Clove sticks through before hops bitterness becomes noticeable. Alcohol is definitely there too. Eh, whatever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2011
pours clear dark amber with a thin white head and some lacing. citrus aroma with hints of caramel and mint. thin body for this style. taste is bitter and simple with some pronounced acidity and notes of grapefruit peel. finish is long and dull with a mild alcohol burn.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (4881) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Yep, this is your typical over the top IPA but with tdouble the hops and so I guess its on style. Had this on tap at the bocktown in monaca. Thicker aroma of hops, like the acceptable and attractive BO of your favorite mate. Big strong initial flovor onslaught of chewing on grapefruit rinds that have yet to get ripe. On nasty style. Difficult for a lager lover. Big rude strong and again terribly on style. Wew, my taste buds have been ruined for a day. Cannot handle the long bitter over the top hops finish. Yewwww.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3047) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 Gift from a good friend of mine at Bellmore Beer. The aroma is caramel, earthy hops. The appearaqnce is red, clear, white head. The flavor is caramel, bread, pine, earth. The finish is rsiny, earthy hops. Medium/thick in body, sticky mouthfeel. Not an exceptional IIPA, and not unique, but well crafted. A straight up the middle serviceable IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2011
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo. bronze, golden pour, sweet malts seem to dominate a bit here in terms of aroma. Sweet rich malts with almost prominent piney resiny hops in the background. Solid flavor, peanut skins, rich malts, with a good dose of sticky hops, fuller mouthfeel. Good but a bit more hops in there to offset the rich maltiness

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