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Mountain Sun FYIPA
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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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F**k Yeah! IPA.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2013 Draft at Southern Sun in Boulder. Cloudy orange, murky, glowing, thick foamy white head, it looks delicious. Super dank and grassy hop nose at first, some pine nut and fruit develops after a few more sniffs… really quite enticing. Flavor at first is a mixture of drank, fruity hop cones and burnt almond/peanuts, chewy and full on the palate, over the middle it develops some unwelcome dried bran and oat flavors, some caramel toast as well, but overall it’s a big, sticky, dank hop bomb of an IPA. Fruity and dry at times, reverting back to the burnt almond/dried bran, then more fruity and dank hop oils. Hard to deal with how different this is sip to sip, actually, but I enjoyed it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TikiE (368) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2008
On tap: a mouthfull of hops that keeps you wanting the bitter sweet finish. Pours an orangish, blonde with a fine lacing. A delicious IPA!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2008
Reviewed on: 11-13-2006 Poured from a growler. I knew this was the one to fill my growler with the moment i tasted it. Very dark color, almost brown and quite hazy. The first taste is very hoppy and enjoyable. It does remind me of Deschutes Inversion but better.The drinkability on this one is pretty high but it seems a little strong. Highly recommended.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2707) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Draught at the Power Plant Strong Ale Fest ’07. Sweet, floral, citric aroma, nice caramel maltiness to blend with the huge hops here. Hazy medium copper color with a fine head. Flavor is rife with pungent hops, green and appropriately dominant, with a hop flavors appearing first and the bitterness arriving later. Huge pine and citrus, some pine. Fairly low in effervescence, mouthfeel is smooth and thin. Pretty tasty, if not outstanding.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2007
One of my favorite Pubs anywhere....great service, grub, and brew. This IPA could be my permanent session beer...smooth, super hop fruity aroma, even better flavor...there’s nothing to complain about with this one. The lemon grass really makes a difference with this one. Boulder is too far away to get this regularly....I’ve gotta brew up a reasonable clone of this!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - DEC 14, 2007
On tap at the Power Plant Strong Ale Festival 12/8/07. Pours a hazy orange with a small, beige head that diminishes. The nose is of big piny hops and light caramel. The palate, on the light side of medium-bodied, is slick with a dry, bitter finish. Big piny resinous hops dominate the flavor with a caramel malt backing struggling to keep the bitterness of the hops in-check. I found this one a bit too dry for my tastes, despite how much my buddies seemed to enjoy it. I suppose I’ll just have to give it another try if the opportunity presents itself.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2007
On tap at Mountain Sun. Not terribly different from the I&IPA. This is an American extreme IPA and well done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - DEC 9, 2007
On tap at the Power Plant SAF
Highly hazed yellow-orange with a creamy white head and good lace.
Aroma of papaya, mango, peach and pine.
Very piney and grassy, but very easy to drink.
Medium body. Oily. Average carbonation. Semi sweet finish.
Really a nice American IPA. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 9, 2007
On tap @ Power Plant Strong Ale festival. Hazy orange color. Piney, resiny, and citrus aroma with some candi sugar. Real nice. Taste is resiny, piney, and to a lesser extent tangerine and grapefruit. Moderate bitterness. Not a lot of sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2007
On tap at the brewpub on 10/14/07: Clear orange amber color with a wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of big fresh grapefruity hops and a light malty presence. Starts fairly full bodied with a nice pale malty sweetness and a crisp citrusy hoppy balance, finishing drier and bittersweet. A very nice IPA.


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