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RATINGS: 1501   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fraternie (843) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Pours with a medium head and a copper body. Pleasing aromas of grapefruit and pine are complemented by lifted hops on the nose. Dominant hop presence on the palate gives way to more subtly integrated grapefruit, and medium caramel malt and bread elements. Finishes long and hopped up, with a bit of a metallic note.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerspotting (3) - Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2010 does not count
This is a standard great Colorado IPA. Just a super sessionable option for the lovers of Maharaja.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2010
From Point Roberts (WA) Marketplace. Poured a nice clear body of clear copper beneath a creamy whiate head. Aroma was deliciously hopped as was the taste. Damned good to drink, and it finished as expected - good!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cornfed (16) - Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2010
While this is a better beer than I was expecting, overall it is still average. New Belgium made it hoppier than I was expecting as I had it pegged as another Alaskan IPA(barely a pale ale in my opinion). It has a pretty good nose on it but that is the only thing above-average about it. This beer will do in a pinch but there are many other standard, 6-7% / 60-70ibu beers I would rather drink

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hero12 (180) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Bottle pours golden with a small white head and decent lacing. Crisp pine aroma and subtle citrus hints. Bitter taste, obviously, hops aside, there are hints of lemon and orange peel. Medium carbonation and body, not as sticky as other ipa’s. Fat Tire has been so over rated lately that I almost didn’t try this.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CptGreencoat (95) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Bottle from a variety pack. Pours to a very clear amber with a rocky cream head. Nose is piney hop resin, very pleasant. It has a very crisp bitterness and a very full, crystal malty profile. I may be tasting some fruity esters? This is a very good every-day IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Bottle and served in my NB worthy glass: Golden hue with a lasting small head and minimal lace. The aroma has notes of grapefruit and light dank resiny hop esters, some clove and pepper, light biscuity malt and some mineral water. The taste is acidic hop bitters with a light spicy finish with just a background of some hop, pretty much one-note and simplistic complexity. The Simcoe and Cascade hops shine but there is a minor astrengent tone that got a tad annoying. The mouth feel is lively enough and mostly refreshing. It is a solid IPA nothing more, nothing less.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkSong (295) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly orange golden color with a very small white head. It has a very clean and slightly citrus hop aroma. It has a wonderful hop bitterness, with a lot of grapefruit hop taste and a slight sweet orange taste to it.. It also has a pine taste and some spice flavor. I really enjoyed this beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thewade (328) - USA - MAY 5, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2011 Nice seasonal. Taste is "sprucy"...if that’s a word. Definitely a step up from its competitors. This is a good one!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
12 oz. bottle purchased at BevMo Long Beach. Nice hoppy aroma, not so overpowering that the malt is masked. Pours a golden yellow with a white head. Taste-wise the hops are very present but they strike a very nice balance with the malt. There’s a bit of an earthy finish with the hops that I particularly enjoyed. Not as hop-heavy as many West Coast offerings, but, as in this case, thats not always a bad thing. Nice carbonation and body. Overall a very enjoyable session IPA. I was worried this beer would be under-hopped, but I was pleasantly surprised to find a very well-balanced IPA, and definitely recommend this one.


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