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RATINGS: 1469   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


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3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TH28 (110) - - MAR 22, 2013
Appearance is a crystal clear golden color, with thick white foam cap. Aroma is great with the esters and clove of the Belgian yeast combining with the earthy pine and citrus of the hops. Taste is sweet malt almost instantly backed up with a strong hop bite. Taste isn’t as complex as I had hoped after smelling the great aroma. The hop bitterness tends to overpower the malt and isn’t as well balanced as other IPAs. Bitterness lingers on the palate long after swallowing. Still very drinkable and love the aroma, but was expecting more on the tongue.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4004) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2014
12oz can at Saana Animal Kingdom. Poured a clear medium density golden body under an average sized bright white frothy head. Aroma of rotting oranges, wet bread, floral hops, honey topped bread crusts. Fuller bodied with slightly strong carbonation and a creamy finish. Flavor of citrus rind, hop cones, dough, grass, dry orange peel. Pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2602) - Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2014
12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, best before 11/16/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep golden color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange zest, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent IPA. All around great complexity and balance of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
smallfry (12) - - SEP 10, 2014
Beautiful color and has a nice fresh flavor but a little too bitter for my taste. Nothing special; an average IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (1549) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Extra beer from an event last week - free beer is free! For an everyday, average IPA, this one is pretty nice. Big hoppy nose and taste (spicy and floral hops). Solid.

1.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Herbicles69 (51) - Parker, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Poured from a can into a pint glass purchased in Denver, CO. Honestly I probably shouldn't be grading this as I generally have a dystaste for IPA's, but this one is tolerable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Modularman (128) - - SEP 6, 2014
Aroma of pine, appearance is clear gold with little white head, taste is pine and earth with very little bitterness. Decent but lacks depth

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4677) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
9/VIII/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: 11/SEP/14 (2014-894)Thanks to Fem for the bottle!

Clear blond to orange beer, creamy beige to yellowish irregular head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very piny, grassy, little fruity, mango, resinous. MF: ok carbon, medium body. taste: very piny, sweet mango, bitter, hoppy, some citrus, lychee. Aftertaste: sweet malts, caramel, fruity, bitter, citrus, bit piny, very resinous.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Hops (53) - Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2014
In Springfld. Pine and grapefruit. Strong enough malts to balance everything out. Not bad. Serving: Bottle ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesusthug (3) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2014 does not count
Pours Golden Orange. Smell is very nice citrus aroma. Has a very nice citrus bite expected from an IPA but finishes with a slight orange after taste. Medium body closer to light than heavy. Light creamy after taste. Overall a Top Shelf IPA! Especially for one that can be found in Walmart!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jaysbeers (69) - - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle. More of a breadiness with the hops bitter. I prefer an IPA that is balanced by citrus or pine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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