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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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This American Style IPA is Slightly Malty with an aggressive Hop flavor and a crisp finish, that leaves you wanting another. 6.5% alcohol by volume


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2011
On tap @ Papago. Pour is gold with a white head. Aroma shows notes of caramel, candied citrus, and a touch of pine. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of mango and peach. Overall body is moderate, dry, and oily with moderate bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2011
On tap at Papago. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. The aroma is sweet citrus hops, some pine. The flavor is a nice sweet citrus dominated hop with bitterness in the finish. Very smooth and drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Piney resinous aroma in this clear orange brew. Powerful bitterness here. Very woodsy hop character. Both tongue and palate get coated.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4409) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Draft. Poured a clear light copper color, wispy sustained white head. Aroma is malts, hops. Flavor is tart grapefruit, malt notes. Not as hop forward as I expected.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2011 Pours a lacing, beige head with a deep golden, almost amber body. Aromas are tropical and honeyed. Flavor is the much the same. Finish has a very slight bitterness with some light malt sweetness. Clean and easy drinking.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Draft. Crystal clear amber body, medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, lemon, some grapefruit, sourness. Taste is moderately sweet, lemon, pine, some grapefruit, no malt to be found. Medium body, some acidity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3255) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Regional Food and Drink, DC tap ($6.50): Pours a pretty light color for an IPA and has a white head. Aroma is of piny and citrus hops. To my utmost surprise, the taste was exactly the same, which means the beer was quite bitter and left a substantial aftertaste. This was in some ways a one dimensional beer, but still had very good hop flavors and a nice feeling body. With the substantial aftertaste, I don’t know if this is a beer that makes you crave another.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5603) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2011
GLBN IPA Challenge 2011, copper colored pour, notes of caramel maltiness, floral fruity hops. English toffee, dull dirty bitterness, bready. not sharpe. avg

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (1809) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Bottle. Nice fluffy white head on a clear darker orange yellow. Very bitter hops in the aroma with lots of grass and grapefruit, touch of maltiness but not much. Really a straight hop shot for the flavor, and much grassier than in the aroma but with pine touches as well. Medium body with nice bubbly carbonation. Good drinking IPA, and really quite bitter...which I enjoy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Bottle. Translucent amber pour with a tall, foamy white head. Aroma is strong resinous hops. Big pine, grapefruit juice and wet hops in the nose. Taste is bitter hops - grapefruit juice, pine resins, wet hops - chewy caramel and floral notes. Body is medium with a moderate carbonation. Strong lingering bitterness and strong oiliness from the hops. It pretty much scrapes the enamel from your teeth. Ends with more pine, grapefruit, citrus resins, caramel and sweet malt.


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