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RATINGS: 1426   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


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 13, 2010
22 oz bimber from Bevmo. Nice orange amber with pinky head to lace. Nose stinky pot smelling hints wrapped by citrus and mango and pine. Taste is big sweet pop with bitterness behind. Light in the mouth. Good taste, but not a lot of it. Your friends who fear the big beers will like this one. I like this one though, and I like the big beers. Sessionable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Taverner (1081) - San Ramon, California, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Not the tongue buckling bitter that most IPAs have, this is a much more floral type. Nice malt base (kind of like 2 Below or Fat Tire) and nice grassy hop notes in the nose. Finishes clean with a nice back of the tongue resin.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2010
On tap at the Flying Saucer in KC. Pours a crystal clear, golden orange body with a dense, frothy, finger-width, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is a bit lighter than I anticipated. Some bright, very flowery grapefruit rind and fresh grass. A light amount of limes, peaches, and tangerines go with a very light amount of sweet caramels. Flavor is better with a nice hop kick. Not an overpowering amount of hops, but on the higher said for a lighter bodied IPA. Bright, flowery grapefruits, freshly cut grass, lemons, limes, tangerines, and a touch of toasty bread malt sweetness that keeps it nicely balanced. Finishes dry and smooth with a touch of sweetness and a floral hop aftertaste that lingers for a lengthy duration. Light body with a moderate carbonation. Overall, a nice tasting, very fresh and balanced beer. A quaffable IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (1848) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2010
12 oz single. Average looking IPA.Light orange/gold with a good sized bubbly white head. Resiny, hop aromas,little herbal and lemony. Sweet lemon drop hopping, light malts balance..shortish finish for an IPA. Liked the palate..zesty and refreshing. Overall an average IPA on the lighter side of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JW32Hoops (70) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Floral, floral, floral...right off the bat, thatís what Iím getting from the aroma and even taste. Love the color, pours a perfect translucent light copper. Not tremendously hoppy but it does have a decent bitter bite to it. Refreshing and tasty, this could be a pretty solid go-to session brew when Iím in the mood for a sweet, floral IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shakespeare33 (197) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Pours a butternut blonde with a ocean foam that slowly dwindles down...the aroma is potent with turrets of pine and oak hops lacing my nostrils.. the initial hit to the palate is fuzed with a bitterness of hops, the taste solidifys the aroma.. spruce, resin, grassy hops that masturbate in unison with each sip....a bit much for my palate but I must say I do enjoy how crisp the flavoring is am surprised at how little of an aftertaste Im left with.. caramel can be sensed on the very back end... definite hop monster compared to its other lighter beers.. this is not an instant classic for me but still a decent example of hop chop blasted IPA

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (3719) - - FEB 12, 2010
12oz bottle. clear orange beer under a huge white head. great big juicy mandarin orange and floral hop aroma with a sweet malt balance. flavor has notes of pear, flowers, apple, and caramel. palate is very smooth and easy to drink. silky. oh yeah...good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Juelze (1137) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Bottle. Pours a rich amber color with light off white head with lots of lacing as the brew is consumed. Aroma is of piney, grass and earth resinous hops with a nice biscuity malt backbone. Taste is much the same but this beer has some definite dryness to it and a bitterness that isnít as fruity as a Sierra Nevadaís IPAs and not as floral as Two Hearted. Still, not a bad IPA by any stretch.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6303) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Pours Blonde with a rich off-white head and a floral pine aroma. Nice caramel malt flavor with lots of hop bitterness. Pretty well-balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Yellow - thick white head, pine aroma, strong hoppy, sappy bitterness with a finish short with aroma hops through the nose.


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