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RATINGS: 623   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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.)

larryLSB's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
larryLSB (474) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Thought I should rate this before FW stops making it. 6 pack from AJ’s in Soquel, glad they still have. Poured clear golden-orange with a nice sized off white head. Sweet nose, fruity and malt; taste is well balanced, very drinkable. Medium -light bodied, good mouthfeel a bit oily, with a nice long aftertaste. One of my favorite IPA’s.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gmillerstl (11) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Very heavy hops in this one. Nice citrus and floral character. Overall very good, maybe a little out of balance with the bitterness but definitely still enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerdedDave (882) - - AUG 7, 2015
beautiful deep amber-red color; nice,citrusy hop aroma; great citrusy hop flavor with mild tropical fruit notes; medium bodied, bready malt base

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewMaster0912 (49) - Marysville, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2015
This beer has a very nice amber color and a very foamy head. has a flowery aroma, it smells great. At first its a little sweet and the aftertaste is slightly bitter, lots of flavor to this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (6254) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2015
On tap at Hopjacks. Pours a cloudy yellow with small off white head. The aroma is floral hop and citrus. Thin mouth, sweet honey malt, light citrus, easy to drink, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
demitriustown (1140) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2015
12 oz bottle: Aroma has got a nice pungent hop note, juicy grapefruit, and a very light malt presence. Appearance is a light amber with a thick white head that lingers around for quite a while. Taste has got a bitter hop upfront with a nice grapefruit note with a light malt characteristic. Palate has got a nice hop texture all the way through. Overall, Decent stuff. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
terefere (290) - Durham, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber, clear, average head, nice lacing. Aroma of pomelo, lychee, citrus, pine, grain. Taste: lychee, pine, grapefruit zest, earthy,sweet malts. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Draught at the Firestone Walker Barrelworks, Buellton, CA as Firestone Walker Hammersmith IPA.
Clear deep golden colour with a small off-white head. Fruity and piney hops and sweet caramel malt in the aroma. Sweet darkish fruity hops and dryish malt in the flavour. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1718) - Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2015
Attractive clear radiant ambery orange. Small off white head. I worry maybe this is past its prime, as it does not have the expected hoppiness, so I’m giving it the benefit of the doubt. Plenty malty. Fruity. Citrus. Pine. Earth. Caramel. Medium body. Moderate bitterness. Fair dryness. A little sticky

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
screigh (513) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2015
Pours a clear copper color. Nice sized white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Earthy hop aroma with a hint of caramel. A spicy floral hop flavor that turns into a sweet earthy malt flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
paintedmaple (567) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2015
Tap...very mellow, but well balanced and tasty IPA with a honey like (hence the name?) taste that was very appealing. Hops were floral and subdued making for a nice change of pace experience in an IPA.

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