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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Our West Coast inspired India Pale Ale is rich in flavor and abundant in citrus, pine, and floral aromatics created through a wonderful infusion of Citra hops. Completely refreshing and possessing a medium mouthfeel, crisp bitterness, and nearly balanced malts. Finishes dry with a head that creates beautiful lacing down the entire glass. A truly inspired and coveted IPA.

2011 LA International Commercial Beer Competition Silver Medal – American Style India Pale Ale



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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Pours amber with three fingers of off white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, pine, grass and a slightly sweet maltiness. Taste is mostly pine, a little grapefruit, lingering bitterness. Pretty dull and thin mouth feel. Overall this is a pleasant, easy drinking IPA.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8657) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2014
12 ounce can from Beer Run, opened 10/3/14. Pours a clear dark amber with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of piney, resin, green hops. The taste is earthy, piney, resin hops, caramel malt. Medium bodied, decent balance, moderate lingering bitterness. Nice IPA

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1304) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
12 oz can The IPA poured a clear amber color with frothy head and lacing. The off white head had good retention. The nose detected pine and citrus hops. The medium body ale had average carbonation. The flavor favored the resin hops with moderate bitterness. Quiet bitterness grows into the swallow for a clean, gentle finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
degbert (1168) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Can. Pours a very nice dark gold with a bone-white, medium-grained, lacy head. Nose is lime, rose, spruce, and rosemary. Bitter but not astringent on the tongue, with a caramel-orange malt background to balance things out very nicely. Mouthfeel is incredible -- velvety and rich without being cloying, and the finish is long, tingly, bitter, and yet smooth and elegant. Very nice IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roxtersoxter (336) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Pours clear amber with small tan head out of can. Strong aroma of pine with dry hops. Flavor of strong hops with citrus. Dang good beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
HuskerTan (541) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Can. A- Citrus, piney, spruce, resin, hoppy. A- Copper color, clear liquid, off white head. T- Bitter, subtle citrus, pine, resin. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. O- A lot more bitterness and pine than I was expecting for the Citra hops and a lot less citrus. If you like IPA’s this is pretty solid, but personally, I was not a fan. I am feeling less and less enthusiastic about the strongest brewer from my home state.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (5081) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2014
12oz can pours a clear, dark orange with creamy, lacing white head. Nose caramel, some root veg, soap, some pine, some orange. Flavor follows, some malt, a little caramel, some roasted carrot, orange, pine, grass, mild cardboard. Medium bodied, crisp finish. Standard.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1417) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Quenching IPA with an extremely bitter hop profile. Dry finish. Plenty of citrus notes, and a grassy, herbal complexity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
twindadplus2 (597) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Slightly hazy copper color with a creamy two finger head. Aroma is pine and floral hops with a hint of malt. Flavor is a nice blend of bitter grapefruit and medicinal hops with creamy malt throughout. Creamy and medium bodied with a nice long dry herbal finish to round this one out nicely.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3204) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Tap. Deep amber with small head. Moderate malt base. Slightly aboverage, but not very unique.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (558) - Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
12oz can. Cooper with one finger head. Grapefruit and citrus aroma. The taste is grapefruit and ends bitter. Smooth. Very good IPA.


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