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RATINGS: 1500   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Are you a hopinista? Thank our Beer Rangers for inspiring (and begging for) this well-balanced Simcoe, Cascade and Chinook hopped IPA. 70 IBUs


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Bottle pours orange-gold with a thin white head that leaves a slight amount of lace. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon, caramel, grass, light floral, and an extremely light vegetal note that I cannot put my finger on. Flavor shows the same with heavy citrus emphasis, except the malt seems to show more bread and cracker than caramel. There is even a slight cardboard note that made me recheck the date on the bottle. Nope, still fresh. Overall, light to moderate sweetness, with light to moderate bitterness. Fairly balanced, but nothing to write home about.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9498) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Bottle... Clear golden ale with a small, delicate, white head. The aroma is vegetal, but not bad Ė herbal and grassy. Is that asparagus Iím picking up? Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and zippy carbonation. Smooth, flavorful hops; not much of a bite up front. The bitterness really stands front and center in the finish Ė dries out a bit, but the bitterness hangs on.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2010
On tap, pours hazy golden. Aroma of hops and caramel malt. Flavour is standard hops with a big malty backbone. Very nice IPA.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
knights97 (107) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Falls short on all front. The aroma is rather weak with a strong pine nut taste that overpowers the citrus flavor of your typical IPAís. Rather thin in body while being rather cardonated. Didnít much care for it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2010
6-pack from Mr. Billís. Been meaning to try this one for a while, but hadnít gotten around to it. Fairly typical northwest IPA with bold citrus and pine tree aroma. Despite all the hops, beer is surprisingly easy on the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Pours a transparent golden orange color with a moderate white head. Good retention. Aroma is piney hops and a hint of citrus. Flavor is dominated by piney and citrus hops. Just a hint of caramel malt. Medium mouthfeel and clean finish. A little one-dimensional, but not a bad IPA.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoonerific (16) - USA - MAY 18, 2010
A lackluster IPA - smell was a very bland aroma of soured citrus. A very quick and sharp sour taste hit my tongue at first taste. This did not last very long and evolved into a slightly better aftertaste of pine, citrus and a nice well rounded hint of chocolate, which redeemed this beer. The aftertaste was really the only moderaely complex part of this beer. Enjoyable enough, but not enough to justify the price.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3393) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2010
Sparkling amber gold, lge lasting beige head.Piney hop nose. Astringent piney citrus hop profile.Big long citrus/bitter end Good lace.Interesting!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Pours amber with a white head. Smells of sage, some floral notes, citrus. Tastes bitter with some nice citrussy elements coming through on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2010
bottled. Modest hop aroma really hides the solid bitterness of the first sip. Assertive & complex citric pine. More of an true IPA than I expected and pleases every time. A favorite that gets extra points for easy availability.


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