Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Made with hops grown in the good íol USA... youíll proudly support American farmers when you drink beer! Light copper in color, it has an intense hop aroma and strong hop bitterness. Our hopback process uses fresh hop cones to take this IPA to unexpected placed. Prepare for a mouthful of flavor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2014
12oz bottle pours a hazy gold with an off white head. More malt than anything. I might have gotten this to late.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5679) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Crisp, very hazy bronze coloured body with a decent two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of fresh grassy and bready hops with a good yeast and malt nose, some alcohol and a touch of citrus and sugars at the finish. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and dry note up front with a good hop flavour but no malt backbone to speak of at all, just a PNW hop kick at first but nothing supporting it and no depth at all. Aftertaste shows a subdued grass note, hints of the hops but little else - no complexity and no depth here, which is too bad. Overall, a good smelling and nice tasting beer initially, but this fades fast and only a shell of a beer is left. Decent to try, but there are much better examples of the style to try than this one. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Arlington (Clarendon), Virginia on 27-July-2014 for US$2,49 sampled at home in Washington on 18-August-2014.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle from wine vinter charlotte. Very smooth and good drinking ipa. Big retained head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadRobin (2814) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JUN 24, 2014
On tap at Cedars in Penn Quarter in Washington, DC. Hazy amber with an off-white head and very good lacing. Aroma of malt, light fruit, caramel, floral hops and light citrus. Taste of caramel, intense floral hops, light fruit and mild citrus. Medium body and medium/low carbonization. I found this to be an odd IPA. It was very bitter, but without either the citrus/pine intensity nor a tropical fruit hoppiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ads135 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Not a big fan of this IPA. The bready malts and the metallic fruits were confusingly mingled. Tried this at the DC beerfest with Jess, Mark, and Matt in 2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (7614) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Some citrus and some sweet malt but comes together with a tinge of acridness that puts me off. On tap at DC Summerfest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (528) - Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2014
A mild taste with a mild IPA flavor. Builds in the middle with a slight pine. Finishes with a lingering light hoppy taste when you inhale. Perfect when you want more than. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
matte242 (3) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2014 does not count
Kind of strange, but I can't put my finger on it. Not like other IPA's that I like, but overall, just ok... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle @ home, thanks to jcnielsen. Pours a cloudy yellow orange appearance with a cream colored head. Tropical fruity, a bit woody, a bit papery aroma. A little twangy. Kind of dusty / cardboard-y flavor. Plenty of citrus. Moderate to high sweetness. High bitterness. Not in the best shape but Iím still not a huge fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3535) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2014
12 ounce bottle
A gift from a local for local trade, this was a very nice IPA with East Coast roots. While not my favorite example of the style it had a few signs of promise. If you are looking for the best this is not it. However if you want to compare how different regions interpret a ubiquitous style pick one up.

Aroma / Appearance - A frothing head creates a little concern before it begins to settle into a transparent bronze foundation. Rye, earthy grasses, lemon zest, and laid back summer breezes give this the air of a casual afternoon sitting on the porch.

Flavor / Palate - Rye, dusty floor polish, and sourdough emerge with an intent to leave a memorable mark on the palate. The bitter transition carries them towards a finish of crushed walnuts, crusty bread, and resin. Something about the whole experience feels a bit disjointed. With many potential highlights the overall result never comes together in a cohesive manner. Iím glad to have tried this one but in the future I think Iíll stick to other styles from Mother Earth.

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