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RATINGS: 602   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Our IPA is created from a base of Pale and Crystal malts and is aggressively hopped throughout the brewing process with a final hop addition in the conditioning vessel. A beautiful flowery hop aroma will greet you as you dive into this hop lover’s dream. A middle caramel malt presence balances high hop bitterness with hop flavor end to end... learn to love hops! (Editor’s Note: originally brewed by Humboldt Brewing Company under the name "Humboldt IPA Nectar" until their acquisition by Firestone Walker.)


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M82 (284) - Kansas, USA - JUN 10, 2014
A vibrant sunny clear amber body sits beneath a loosely structured 2" off white head, falling in a couple minutes to a frothy cap and ring with erratic splotchy lace all around

Juicy sweet citrus highlights rich floral notes with pine and melon accents with little bitterness, over a sweet caramely malt base, all on an exceptionally smooth, lightly drying medium body with well controlled carbonation

12oz bottle served at 45º into Spiegelau IPA glass


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2014
[Bottle] Pour is a deep amber color with about a half inch of dense white head. Strong floral hop nose is accented with caramel and lighter tropical fruits. Taste comes across as more bitter. Pine sap and grapefruit hoppiness. Sticky caramel provides balance. Syrupy, with low carbonation. Tasting notes from early 2012.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2014
12oz bottle, brownish pour, hop aroma...YES!!! An interesting hoppy brew. Not as hoppy as I would like, but not sweet either. A nice balance, good hop flavors, hints of caramel and grassy hops. Good brew, definitely worth the try!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2006) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 18, 2014
@ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Aroma of citrus and malt. Deep amber color, long-lasting rocky light tan head, sheets and swirls of lace. Taste is smooth honey malt going in that adds citrus hops deep in the palate, only to relent and grow sweeter as it fades. A nice drinking beer. Recommended.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13555) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2014
On tap at the Yard House, Houston. As Yard House IPA. A small, dense off-white head sits on top of a hazy, golden-orange body. The aroma is mostly on the piney side, with orange peel, some apricots and a little malty touch. Some bitterness in the mouth, should have more I think. Orange peel, pine cones and a little malty sweetness. Full body, nice co2 level. A bit short in the end, but there’s at least a nice piney flavor and some orange. Overall, sure a nice one, easy drinkable and next to quenching. 140514

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2635) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a well retained, medium, ivory head, with some lacing, over a very slightly hazy amber (SRM 12) body.....nose is typical American hops, with pine, citrus, resin, light floral notes, malts are lead by light toffee/caramel notes, slightly sweet hints, minimal esters....taste is lightly sweet, with toffee/caramel notes, leading to light cereal, pine, resin, citrus peel, finishing with a moderate bitterness, minimal esters....mouth feel, body medium, light alcohol warmth, carbonation makes a light acid finish. This is a quite typical American IPA. It is hop dominated in both aroma and flavors, comes close to being balanced between the malt and hop backbones, and has a clean finish. BJCP 8/3/16/4/8

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bammers54 (39) - Camberely, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
I really liked this IPA, loads of body, interesting aroma and fruity aftertaste, beautiful balance, a very good new wave IPA

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (655) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2014
Aroma of citrus and hops, caramel colour small head. Bitter taste of hops with a bitter palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CamMoore (32) - Hawaii, USA - APR 15, 2014
On tap @ Murphy's. Very nice hoppy aroma piny. Light tan medium bubbles head. Good copper color. Strong IPA flavor. Good balance on the hops with a slight malty flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (1953) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2014
Hazy dark orange to copper pour with a 2 finger, creamy, off white-yellow head that has good retention and leaves some lacing. Aroma is caramel, candy-like fruity notes, lots of floral hops, some citrus, caramel and a little dust oxidization. Flavor is full of candy fruitiness, lots of sweet Crystal malt, some biscuit, lots of candied citrus, artificial strawberry flavor and some bitter and fruity citrus hops to the finish. Light to medium body, syrupy, creamy entry, medium, blanketing and quite sharp carbonation and off dry, but slightly juicy finish with a pretty noticeable hoppy-acidic bite. Good stuff overall, a little too candy like and too loaded with Crystal malt, but enjoyable nevertheless.


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