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RATINGS: 1434   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Draft at Taco Mac. Pours hazy orange with thin white head. Aroma of citrus hops. Taste is grassy hops and grapefruit. Smooth and easy drinking. One of my new favorite IPA’s. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2010
22oz. Bottle (from trade with phaleslu): Faint aroma of hops, slight grain, and crystal malt. Poured gold/amber in color with a small to medium-sized, creamy, rocky, off-white head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium to heavily bitter. Tastes of hops, pine, and crystal malt. Medium body. Tingly, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Lightly bitter, slightly sweet, crystal malt and hop finish is a bit dry.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Pours a copper golden color with bright white head. Aroma is reminiscent of a mango pine tree. Sweet fruity flavors of mango, pine, and the finish is a little short.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shakesbeere (212) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2010 12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear gold. A promising aroma. Smells of hops , citrus, and pine. Taste is bitter -- a lot of hops with some pine flavor. A minimal citrus flavor. Overall, the taste is not very complex. Palate is smooth. A fine brew, but not the best ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1440) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Clear, light copper pour with a decent frothy head. Nice earthy hoppy aroma. Strong citrus notes in the flavor, as well as a good kick of hops. A different beer for New Belgium. I like it!

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
sickboy79 (66) - USA - JUN 24, 2010
Bottle - I like it. A nicely hopped IPA. Not too aggressive but - that signature hop pallete is there. It has that signature New Belgium flavor to it - if that makes sense. There’s a malty quality too - similar to what I taste in the Fat Tire. It’s a good solid IPA. I’d buy it again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenDover (201) - Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Pours a yellow/orange, a bit lighter than most IPA’s, also fairly transparent, with a good bit of dense white foam. Aroma of hops and citrus fruit, and strangely, just a bit of a burnt kind of smell, maybe roasty malts or something. Taste is hops, grassy/wheaty, not as complex as I’d like but not bad at all.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bigirish311 (3) - USA - JUN 22, 2010 does not count
Rich amber color with white frothy head that disappears a bit too quickly. Mild hoppy aroma. Well balanced hoppy profile that is flavorful without being too bitter. Very enjoyable IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
0o9i (438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Tap...orange-hued body w/white head that became a ring and laced many rings around the glass. Hoppy aroma of floral grassy piny hops. Medium body with light carb and a bit dry. Lightly sweet front followed by a fairly bitter finish of pine and flowers. A decent IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheOldKid (46) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Nice thick head that leaves good rings on the glass. Aroma is floral and very hoppy with slight citrus. Taste is pretty bitter, strong hop flavor. Medium body that is on the thicker side for IPA, though it has a lively carbonation. Finish is all hops though. Overall, a nice hop rich beer. If you like Hops, you’ll like this, but there are some better IPA’s out there. Better as I went through it.


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