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RATINGS: 595   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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 loverís dream. A middle caramel malt presence balances high hop bitterness with hop flavor end to end... learn to love hops! (Editorís Note: originally brewed by Humboldt Brewing Company under the name "Humboldt IPA Nectar" until their acquisition by Firestone Walker.)


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, - SEP 24, 2012
My Bottom Line :
Grapefruit rinds, flower petals and light resins adorn this IPAís comfortable mouthfeel, creating a perfumy experience.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A creamy head of foam covers the clear amber.
-Caramel malts balance out the hop profile, and linger on in the finish.
-This is not a powerhouse of a West Coast IPA, but it is very drinkable and friendly.
-The mouthfeel was truly pleasant.

Bottle.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (1171) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2014
A very nice sweet malty hoppy beer. very light on hop but enjoyable non the less. FAding head. Good on the tongue very enjoyable. Sweet as nectar, brewed in Cali? Well they did what you said. Could be hoppy but I understand.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mverity (263) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Pours a nice light amber brown with half an inch of cream colored head that faded into wisps, a medium collar and very good lacing. Aroma is toasty/bready malt, with faint pint and citrus hops. Taste is appropriately bitter, with the bready malt taking main stage. Thereís some earthy and piney hops behind the big malt presence. Nice bitter bite on the tongue, medium body and med-high carbonation.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bpreo (1520) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Not my cup of tea (bottle of beer). Itís an IPA for sure, but it is lacking somehow. It would probably taste good if I was drinking it while touring the brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M82 (269) - 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 45ļ into Spiegelau IPA glass


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2422) - 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 (950) - 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 (1824) - 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 (13204) - 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 thereís 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 (2584) - 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


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