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RATINGS: 471   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, caramel malts, overripe fruits, some citrus. Taste of citrus, pine, metal, cardboard, and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5610) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Draft at Capone’s with Dallas and Linh. Pours a clear gold with a slight haze. Aroma is sweet malty hop that lends in giving the beer a smooth mouthfeel inviting flavors of sweet juicy citrus and pine hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1343) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Tasty malt-forward double IPA. Subtle pine/citrus aroma wafts up from a frothy head perched on a amber colored liquid. Strongly bitter, leaning more toward a massive British beer rather than its California counterparts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (1810) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Clear muted gold with a big tan head. Aroma is rather faint with a bit of tropical fruit. Taste is sweet and alcoholic with roasty notes equal in prominence to hope notes, with the exception of big ruby red grapefruit into the finish. $7/22oz

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Pours orange with minimal white lace. Nose of citrus and resinous pine, some sweet malts, light alcohol. Flavor takes a backseat to aroma, starts bitter with some sweetness in the middle with a bitter finish. Just not all that well balanced/meshed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Tap at Capones. Pours a hazed bright orange with a nice sticky resinous off white head. Aroma is nice citrus hops, but lots of sweet pale malts, carapils and some caramel in there- some pine and light tropical fruit. Flavor is a bit too sweet overall , especially in the finish when the sweetness turns to almost a corn syrup flavor and consistency- ok amounts of hops, but it just needs more- some pine hints, and mango with light citrus- clean overall, but just not where it needs to be for a DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of hops, pine, crystal malt, light tropical fruit, and light resin. Poured orange/amber in color with a large, creamy, dense, fluffy, off-white head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is light to medium sweet and medium to heavily bitter. Tastes of light caramel, cryatal malt, hops, pine, grapefruit, light tropical fruit, and resin. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Medium to heavily bitter, hops, pine, resin, and crystal malt finish is dry. 9.25%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (5183) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2010
22oz bottle pours a hazy, translucent burnt orange with a frothy, lacing, slight off white head. Nose is pretty nice, spicy hops, sweet, candies, pine, grapefruit zest, earthy, orange zest, perfume, flowers, butterscotch. Flavor is sweet, cookie dough, malty, caramel with a punch of hops, lemons, oranges, grapefruit, lemon-lime soda. Full bodied, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6769) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Pours cloudy orange with a rich white head and a toffee & pine aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with lots of citrus and some serious hop bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2010
Deep amber golden pour. Thick white head. The nose is a bit sweeter than the last one. A touch of soft malty hoppiness. Light toffee and a bit of soft grapefruity sweetness. A touch of light pine and fruity/herbal character. A bit of very assertive hoppiness. I like this but it lacks the sort of character of the Alpine brew. Tangerine and a lightly bready malt.

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