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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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For the severe IPA drinker, stronger and rich with hop oils, overflowing with flavor.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (3100) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Draft @ Toroando, SF. Was it fair that I sampled a Fresh Squeezed right before this? No, it was not. This beer has a weak herbal hop note and lots of caramel/ sweet malt. Reminds me of a English IPA or bitter. The malt is the main character and really not much in the way of bitterness or real hop flavors. Overly sweet, tastes like an old American Pale ale that has sat around to long. I will not remember this.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (1853) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Draft at Flavor. Draft at some place that ran out of malt liquor drafts. Nose is very floral with a light lemon citrus character. Taste is immediately bitter with a pithy character. Unpleasantly sharp. Too much bad bitterness

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2014
On tap in Santa Rosa. Slightly hazy golden with a foamy, off white head. Aroma is very floral and soapy. Harshly bitter flavor, again that is very soapy. Some slight citrus. Green hops. Eh. I really didn’t like this one.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SNL (223) - - MAY 29, 2014
On tap. Pale golden pour, small white head. Malty nose, notes of citrus. Mainly malty taste. On the light side of IPA’s, not a favourite. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5336) - ITALY - MAY 24, 2014
leggermente ambrata buona schiuma floreale agrumato resinoso amaro intenso secca

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8100) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
Keg at Flavor, Santa Rosa, 28/04/14. Hazed orange amber with a god sized off white head that thins then retains. Nose is toasted malt, bitter orange, citric peel, grassy, light grapefruit. Taste comprises pink grapefruit, orange pith, straw, toasty malts, citric peel. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close laced with hop bitterness. Decent enough IPA - easy drinking and a good balance, no world beater though.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (548) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Golden, straw yellow hue with a foamy off white head that coats the glass as it goes down. S- Pine, grass, herbal T- Slightly herbal, biscuity with pine notes that lead into a huge wave of bitter piney hops. M- Medium bodied with medium carbonation. D- This was a fantastic IPA and frankly i’m surprised it’s not rated higher.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (4545) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2014
On cask at Toronado, February 2014. (my first one from this brewery) Clear light amber with a small white head. Aroma and taste of grass, citrus, caramel and some pineapple. Easy to drink and quite refreshing.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamJackson (2524) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Cloudy burnt orange. 1 finger fluffy head. Sticky. Orange peels nose. Lots of oranges there’s that moonlight astringency that’s very easy to detect. It has a robittusin finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
On cask at Toronado San Francisco, pours a clear golden with a small bubbly white head. Aroma brings out piney hops, herbal notes, and toasted bread. Flavour brings out herbal hops, English malts, and toasted rye herbal bread. Very soft on the palate, due to the cask pour. Pretty strong herbal hops dominate this. Solid stuff.


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