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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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If your not a hop head put this beer back. We use crisp desert water, a strong malt profile and a double dose of dry hopping will make you a believer.


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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
steview (1026) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 17, 2012
I wouldnít have thought this to be an IPA. Why insist on a strong malt profile? The hops are cloaked. Shouldíve quadrupled the dry hopping... Itís really like a dirty pale ale. Itís good to me, but neither what I wanted or expected.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Livendadream (123) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Btl pours murky yellow with a thick head that lingers leaving some spots of lace. Aromas of bread citrus and toffee. Tastes of sweet caramel and bitter hops. Medium body, average carbonation, slick mouthfeel and a tingly mineral finish. Average IPA not too bad!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pailhead (5024) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Can: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy caramel, fruit, and aged citrus hops. It pours a hazy amber with a one finger off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with moderate caramel, toffee, citrus, and fruit. The finish has aged citrus hops and light cardboard. Itís medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, this has way too much caramel for an IPA, and the hop flavors lead me to believe this is an old can.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmicelli (3) - Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2014 does not count
Poured from a chilled 12oz bottle into a tulip glass, nice head formation that falls within a few minutes leaving a small amount of lacing. Color is dark amber/copper and the head is cream/wheat off-white. Beer starts with a smooth, sweet (light, not overly sweet) malty profile thatís quickly followed by a strong spicy/bitter dry hop taste and finishes with a weird metallic aftertaste. This beer really pleases my palate, i love the balance of malts to hops, much more malt than most IPAs while still retaining a nice hoppy kick. I really dislike the strong metallic taste though. If it was a bit lower in alc (7.2%, which i should mention is very well masked) I would consider this to be a good session beer. It doesnít leave a heavy feeling in my stomach and the dryness always leaves me wanting another sip. I would buy this beer for myself again, I would recommend this beer to my friends.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zoucrew102 (576) - - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle from BevMo, Phoenix. A lot more malt than hops in the aroma than I was expecting, as well as some citrus. Pours an opaque golden color with a thin white head and scant lacing. Taste is like the aroma with a lot of malt up front with some citrus. The finish had the dry hoppy bite of an IPA though. Not a bad beer, but didn't seem to have the right balance for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeworrall (83) - USA - OCT 26, 2013
Poured from a can, it has a stone fruit aroma, but thereís some pine in the flavor. Not bad for a small brewery in the middle of the desert!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4100) - SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2013
Can 1 oz. Pours clear copper amber with a nice beige head. Aroma is malty caramel almost too swet hoppy citric piny fruity. Flavor is like aroma; nicely sweet malty with a good bitter bite, lots of piny and grapefruit character, longlived finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (4926) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Can thanks to a friend. Crisp gold/cream head. Nose is malts, light hop, sweet, and bitter. Easy palate, malty, bitter hops, faint citrus.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (4094) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 21, 2013
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours copper with an off-white head. Aroma of floral hops, pale and cereal malts, plus some weird notes. Flavor the same with very little hops. Average texture. I hope this bottle might be bad or old or something, because itís not the best beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2013 12oz can. Rating #37. Fizzy copper pour with lots of bubbles and a big off-white head. Nice citrus nose with a decent malt backbone as well. Malty with a citrus bite in the finish. (2832)

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
umich03jm (2114) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle, extra from trade with my friend Randy in Arizona. Pour is a foamy mess. Light orange color with a huge foamy head that fades slowly. Somewhat faint aroma, oranges and flowers mostly. Taste is ok, light sweetness with moderate bitterness. Mostly floral in taste but the malt is noticeable too. The problem with this beer is the overcarbonation. Every sip foams up in my mouth. The finish is pretty dry too. Not a fan of this.


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