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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2071) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Bottled on 06/20/12
Tasted on 8/14/12 from a capped 12oz bottle purchased at Bruisin’ Ales. Pours clear orange with a thick and fluffy white head that slowly recedes to rocky lace. The nose is dried citrus peel hops with some resin and a bit of caramel/bread malt. The flavor is the same, very dry and bitter, herbal citrus hops, with a light bread and caramel malt backbone. The body is fairly light with average carbonation and a long bitter herbal and citrus hops finish.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
boxofrane (2255) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle from Trio. Pours hazy orange with a medium sized white head. The aroma is floral, grassy, but has nearly no citrus character. The taste has a mild bitterness, sweet orange and apricot, and a bit of extra sweetness on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Cloudy Orange pour at rhubarb. Frothy head. Very fruity hoppy and bitter. Grapefruit citrus note. Delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (789) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2014
A mild aroma of hops and citrus. Good looking beer cloudy caramel color with a foamy white head. Pleasant fruity taste with a bitter hops finish. Dry feel with a bitter after taste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hman43 (401) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2014
it pours a golden orange. It has a standard piney, floral aroma that is not too powerful. The taste is mostly hoppy floral and pine elements with bits of citrus in it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DWestrick (442) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2014
bottle in OBX. Pretty decent and drinkable. Wasn’t expecting much but okay.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1138) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4845) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8917) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle from wine vinter charlotte. Very smooth and good drinking ipa. Big retained head.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadRobin (2069) - Silver Spring, 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

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, 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.


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