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This one's a beauty; a rich and full bodied India Pale Ale with complex malt character blended with cascade and noble hops. The end result is a beer that satisfies the "hop head" out there and won't chase away the newcomer. Drink it. It's good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JAN 8, 2014
This beer pours a hazy orange with golden hues and ha s fat creamy head of foam. No bottling date. Nose is fabulous with grapefruit and bright citrus. The ripe orange and vibrant citrus zest come forward with some grass and a light herbal. Light caramel on the nose from the malt.

On the palate this light. So light it drinks like juice. The hops are vibrant and lively with fruit. grapefruit and grapefruit pith, ripe orange and pine needles. Lemon zest keeps it lively and thereís the lightest malt sweetness. A touch of sugar. Not really even as heavy as honey. As it finishes with a sharp pine and a lighter bitter it leaves tremendous fruit sweetness at the back of the throat to linger. As it warms some softer fruit qualities come forward like a ripe peach. Just fabulous. Tastes a lot like a pale ale with plenty of crispness to the mouthfeel.

Drinks so easily and no alcohol on the nose or the palate. Like ti says on the can "Drink it. Itís good."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mep3222 (582) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Nice floral hop aroma, taste is more bitter and piney than the aroma would make me think it is. Full flavored but too much bitterness in the finish and an odd aftertaste. Descent ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burg326 (3890) - Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Poised a light orange color from the can with aromas of light biscuits, tropical fruit and some malt. Flavors were the same a light bitter orange peel flavor in the aftertaste but a basic IPA overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Blind #9 - 12oz can A: Appropriate gas exchange on pulling tab. Pours a hazy copper ale with a single finger of cream foam which falls to rolling hills of the same. Spotty on cobweb lacing. (3.5) S: Pine and fruits up front. Plenty of resiny hop character. Sweet character from the hops. Hints of apricot and apple meat. (3) T: really, really bitter. Alcohol is present and not well guarded. The bitterness is of orange peels. There are some flavors of onion and charred beef. Iím not too sure how I feel about this. Itís hardcore. (3) M: Medium-on-heavy bodied with high carbonation. Dry. (3) O: Iím on the fence with this beer. I did not anticipate the level of bitterness this holds. The alcohol seems poorly approached. I would call this average. (3) Guess: an IPA from someone - not enough malt to justify IIPA. Reveal: Sea Hag IPA Still not sure about this one - a bit too bitter for my preferences. Serving type: can 05-29-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
WanderinCelt87 (188) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Pours a lovely gold with a thick white head. Has a soft hop aroma with a nice bitter taste that I would expect but didnít wow me. Leaves an almost piney after taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2258) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw/Mild Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick White Head, Decent Lacing S: Crackers, Piney, Mild Bittering Hops T: Piney, Crackers M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Drying Overall, a pretty nice and readily available IPA, nothing that will blow you away but doesnt disappoint either, good filling IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaBeer1972 (1369) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Six pack of cans from Manchester W&L. Pours out a very ugly looking light honey color- very cloudy with lots and lots of chunks floating around. Classic Cascade aromas and flavors. Bitter citrus-spice finish, some malts but otherwise bitter and sticky. Good bite though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msnelling09 (154) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2013
The beer pours like dehydrated piss with a creamy, slight off-white head of small sized bubbles that fizzle away a touch too quickly. In body the beer is golden yellow and clean of particles, but with a slight haze and opacity to it. On the nose, the beer smells of bitter, caramel pine needles. Big sticky resin mixes with bready caramel in an intriguing dance on the nostrils. A touch of dactyl might be present in the nose since the caramel does get a touch buttery. From the can the pine scent is much more resinous with a touch of dankness added. On the tongue, the beer is nicely bitter with a slightly warming sweetness that moves as you sip and balances the palate wrecking bitters nicely. The finish and aftertaste are surprisingly dry in comparison to the sweetness that is perceived during the sip. There is also a gentle acidity. In flavor the beer begins as pine pitch and bitter grapefruit. Medicinal bitters move in on the finish and aftertaste along with smooth, caramel bread. From the can, the caramel is more present in the middle of the sip and gives a nice balance to the beer. In the mouth, the beer feels medium in body with a middling carbonation and just a touch of astringency from the bitters. The mouthfeel is crisp with a touch of syrupiness. Overall, this is a solid IPA that I would love to have as a regular in my fridge. Great American IPA bitterness; this is not a super juicy or tropical IPA, itís just classic bitters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (779) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Can curtesy of UDBeernut. Poured with a nice Orange color with thick white head. Aroma is full of Citrus and hint of malt sweetness. Bitter with pine, grapefruit, citrus. Medium body. I thought is was pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10145) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Can courtesy of sonnycheeba. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is pear, peach, and apricot fruity esters, pine and citrus hops with biscuit malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, light malt and fruity esters with a dry and spicy finish. Medium body and carbonation.

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