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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Fresh, aromatic, and green as a Leprechaunís skivvies, Certified Salmon Safe Oregon Hops are picked fresh off the vine and trucked directly to our brew kettle.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3962) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Pours clear light copper with an off-white head. The aroma has mint, fruit, pine, caramel and rich malt offsetting. For some reason Sterling hops remind me of winter. It has a medium / full body with mild sharp carbonation. The flavor begins with a balance of minty / piney hops and dry caramel bready malt. The finish has spice, light alcohol and some medicine traits. It is quite nice and more balanced that most fresh hop beers, but the hops still show nicely. Nice value for the price as well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onslow (1154) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Pour form a 24oz bomber. Golden clear ale with two fingers of head that fades. Ample lacing. Aroma of a fantasy hops garden - pineapple, resin, aromatic floral tones. No weakness in the aroma. Taste in perfectly balanced - mildly sweet malt at the very start, hops jump in very early with a solid bitter resin wave that breaks into complex notes of spice, earth and citrus. Smooth palate. One of the best balanced IPAs New Belgium brews. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Bomber. Pours a clear gold with a massive sudsy head and aromas of resin and pineapple. Flavor has a juicy fruit front end and a pine backside. Mouthfeel is thin and there is a bit of a chunky graininess that comes through from time to time.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Poured from a bomber. Aroma is pine, pepper, and grainy cereal. Flavors are pine, black pepper, slight citrus, caramel and a grainy cereal flavor. Decent fresh hop, actually kind of spicy and bitter. Not overly aggressive or anything just kind of meh.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (3824) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Aroma is citrus, light fruit/juice and a hint of spices. The flavor is citrus, spices, light grapefruit, fruit and a bitter/dry but relatively smooth (for an IPA) finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmcgavin12 (486) - Madison, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Hazy yellow pour with thick frothy head. Aroma is dominant with grapefruit, resin, and a subtle pine cone. Flavor is moderate sweet with a crisp bitter finish. Very average but also quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3256) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Draft. Golden pour with white head. Herbal and grassy aromas. Light gassy and light hop flavors.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5696) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle. Nice seductive pour of bright amber, the headís a little bit relenting, but is sticky as heck. This drinks with a nice viscous palate, the floral and semi-acidic hops are in the forefront, but thereís a nice firm malt backdrop, too. Exceptional west coast IPA. (#5338, 11/21/2013)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bill Becker (312) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Bought at Liquor Shed, best by Feb 23, 2014. A nice medium gold pour, 2 finger head of foam that leaves some lacing behind. The smell is pretty hoppy..notes of pine & grapefruit with some grass thrown in for good measure. A light sweetness sits firmly in the background. First sip in and I get that it isnít quite as hoppy as the smell suggested. I get some citrus mixed with the grass and pine but they seem to bring more bitterness than actual hoppy flavours. The malt is a bit more apparent; notes of biscuit and hints of caramel. The mouthfeel is good, nice medium body, sort of lightish on the carbonation. There are no weird ingredients thrown in this brew but it still doesnít hit my palate on all cylinders. Itís not bad though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kayres (459) - , Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Clear yellow with a thin white head. Light hoppy fresh green and floral. Medium bodied and very fresh ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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