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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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There is something really intriguing about a beer that is light in color, yet still infused with huge aroma and flavor, isn’t there? It deceives the senses in a pleasant, yet completely surprising way; tasting great beer tends to be like that. So much of what we "expect" to taste, influences our opinion even before we actually do the tasting. Today, we ask that you set any preconceived notions aside so that you can take in the unexpected. A simple grain bill of pils, light crystal, and a bit of wheat, combined with a vigorous hop dosing of Mosaic and Simcoe make this beer just bookoo enough. Just don’t call it "too bookoo!"


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7297) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours reddish amber with a thick off-white head and a massive floral citrus aroma. There is a hearty pale malt flavor with an earthy mosaic finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1034) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Type: 12-oz. can Glass: Hotel water glass From: Barons Market in Alpine, Calif. Price: $10.99 for a 6-pack Purchased: May 13, 2015 Consumed: May 14, 2015 Misc.: Enjoy by Aug. 20, 2015; Reviewing at the Courtyard Marriott in Culver City, Calif. Poured a golden, honey, clear color with 4-to-5 fingers of rocky white head. Almost looked like dehydrated urine. Average amount of foamy, spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. Above average-to-good retention. (Sight - 3.88) Smelled a great whiff of hops - Mosaic, floral and light Simcoe - caramel, buttery malts and faint grapefruit rind. (Smell - 4.13) Tasted similar to the nose, getting those Mosaic, floral and light Simcoe hops, some Citra hops, and those caramel, buttery, earthy malts and slightly spoiled grapefruit rind. Took me awhile to figure out, but reminded me slightly of a Duet, so we’ll call it a poor man’s Duet. (Taste - 4.00) Light body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, slightly bitter finish. (Feel - 3.88) This was a really good IPA overall. I’d have it again (and will with my other five in the 6-pack). (Overall - 4.00) 4.01 90 A-

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hapjydeuce (970) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 14, 2015
22oz bomber. Light gold in color; good carbonation. Aroma is simcoe, hay, light fruit, apple. Flavor is grainy with a slight metallic tone of pils malt and wheat. Interesting take on an IPA. Really easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersmithbacon (77) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Fair IPA, not a great one but better character than their others. Some pineapple some citrus. Fairly good mouthfeel. Huge pillow cloud like rocky head. Could have hurt aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rick_91709 (225) - USA - MAY 13, 2015
Poured from a can. Cloudy gold, big head with lots of lacing. Pineapple aroma. Pineapple and pine taste. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TylerGreenDC (524) - - MAY 12, 2015
Draft. Substantial apricot aroma. Soapy, wet lace. Flavors of guava, apricot, a hint of caramel, and then a water-cracker-dry finish. Superb. Subtle. Layered.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
firefly765 (180) - - MAY 8, 2015
22 ounce bottle and pour is a very very pale straw color. With moderate crisp white head and nice lacing. Very nice aroma us of citrus and floral. Light bodied high level of carbonation. Smooth even bitterness throughout very solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4828) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
Golden Amber. Light head and lace. Aroma is hoppy and a little Citra-like. Flavour is a little citrus, pine and Citra. Dry.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kroney (198) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 22, 2015
Tap at Mother Earth. Pours pale gold with a fluffy white head, moderate lacing. Aroma is pine, pineapple, citrus, but has a some funk that kind of overpowers. Taste is nice citrus, hints of pineapple, good pine bitterness. Palate is clean. Good carbonation level. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (3029) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2015
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like smooth orange, grapefruit, pleasant citrus hops, light caramel, cereal malt. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet citrus hops, light caramel, cereal malt, grapefruit, orange.


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