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Mountain Sun FYIPA (Batch 420)
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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2619) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Draught at the Power Plant Strong Ale Fest í07. 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 (772) - 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...thereís 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....Iíve 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 Iíll 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 (1865) - 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 (1223) - 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 (7132) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Date: 10/14/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

clear dark amber, fine dirty white head, streaks of drippy lace, bits of lace, sweet caramel malt aroma with loads of citrus hops, sweet caramel malt flavor, well balanced with citrus hops,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
pamoja (57) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Very well poutring beer with amber color. nice medium head with great balance of hoppyness and smothness. classic pale ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fro2218 (470) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Med. orange color, aroma of fresh hops - very hoppy aroma. Also, tastes of fresh green grassy and citrus hops.


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