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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Made with hops grown in the good ’ol USA... you’ll 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.


Garbageman's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2012
From bottle. Hazy orange color. Small to no head. Small hops aroma. Taste is beard with a bitter hop bite. Needs a little more sweetness to balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, 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. I’m glad to have tried this one but in the future I think I’ll stick to other styles from Mother Earth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Overall good ipa, tap at CoBO in Boone, hoppy and citrus and piney good stuff

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
firemarshal (106) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle into shaker. Very cloudy copper color. Aroma is malty caramel, floral and honey hops. Taste is malty up front, spicy in the middle and long bitter finish. Medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish. Great example of a micro IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (705) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2013
A really good dry hopped ipa. Very hoppy And bitter. Smells fruity and malty. Has a bitter finish and pours a color in color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
tillmac62 (135) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2013
The whole 6 pack was severely flawed by a metallic taste, which can come from a variety of causes. The bottles had a bottled on field on the label, which was left blank. I have never tasted a beer with such a huge overwhelming metallic flaw as this one. I assume it was a bad batch, based on other reviews.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5190) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Trade with drowland - thanks! Pours a sightly murky dark orange with a thin but sticky eggshell white head. Aroma has some fruit salad accents, a touch of spruce and mint. Flavor is full bodied and tangy with some citrus bitterness, some maple syrup sweetness, a bit of nuttiness and some cake mix sweetness in the finish, Mouthfeel is full and sticky. Pretty solid.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3594) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 5, 2013
Nice and not so bitter. Was nice to drink at a nice place at downtoan of Atlante. Nice floral aroma there.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1736) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2013
The appearance of the beer comes off with a nice hazy orange tint to it, no sediment, with a mild creamy head that clung to the side somewhat, decent carbonation. (almost like a hefeweizen). The smell is a mild citrus smell and has some residual hoppy smell too (IMO the worst part of this beer but I dont buy beer to smell them). The taste starts off mild until you swallow then you get a nice hoppy taste with some malty flavors to it too (a nice combination that isn’t overpowering but maintains a good taste). The mouthfeel is a very nice hoppy holdover, again, not overpowering but lingering well. Overall, this is a very nice beer from a brewer that I have not experienced before. If the rest of their beers are brewed this well, I look forward to trying more of them. My best friend was kind enough to bring me up a sixer from Charlotte and I have asked him for more of it.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rosenbergh (6070) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
12 oz bottle. Bottled 05/01/13. (Beverage World) Fort Oglethorpe, GA.
Clear golden colour with a small white head. Very mild aroma. Weak. Some sweet hops... Sweet hops, mild bitterness and malt in the flavour. Quite strange IPA. Weak. No good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GSH1976 (193) - Delaware, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Pours a very hazy (lots of particles) orange with a little head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is caramel malt with some feint citrus along with other indiscernible notes. Taste follows the nose with perhaps some grassiness mixed and a strong bitterness that lingers. Medium bodied. Definitely more malty than the West Coast IPAs which I prefer. I have no trouble drinking this one but there are way better IPAs out there.


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