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RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.


StewardofGondor's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Buffed and translucent caramel orange in color with a stiff froth riding high in the tulip. Orange skins, aluminum, caramelized blood oranges, orange toffee bark and balsamic mandarins give basted, aromatic citric indices. Flavor keeps with a talc and toffee current amidst the orange graham cracker and marshmallow like sweetness. Casual carbonation treats with the rutabaga and orange rind sequence. Balsam and orange butter cream bring it home with a honeyed graham backbone.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
shaihulud (12) - Kentucky, USA - JUL 19, 2014
YES, this is beer and it tastes good. Letís face it, there is no god, he abandoned us and went to mars, but at least this beer is good. I might be biased since I like IPAs, but Iím not really since this beer is really nucking futs. So in all, I would rather drink Sea Hag than not drink Sea Hag since this hag is a GMILF

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Can from Nick... Thanks! From the can. Aroma of citrus and fruity hops. Taste follows, crisp and clean... Maybe some lime in there? Super easy drinking. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2485) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bonus in a recent trade that I was pleasantly surprised by. Nice tropical hop profile. A little more body and a bigger hop finish. Bit of metallic bitterness on the finish. Otherwise a nice citra like hop profile that is surprisingly enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmart6969 (6) - - JUN 3, 2014 does not count
Toast, bubblegum, bread, caramel, roasty, cereal, toast, nuts, cooked vegetables, basement aromas

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigda83 (130) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Poured a golden straw color, pretty clear, large sudsy head and lots of sticky lacing. Aroma was dankness, some citrus, and some sweet malts mixed in. Taste was a bit off to me, enjoyed the smell more. It reminded me of Cintra Mantra (if youíve ever tried it). Light body, medium bitter. Not bad, but not for my tastes. Would like to try some other New England offerings to compare.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33 (273) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 15, 2014
On tap at WilliBrew: Pours cloudy golden with a decent white head. Aroma is heavy citrus and floral. Taste is more of the same, with a very dry finish. Not as juicy as Gandhi Bot, but this is a pretty damn good IPA for something that is always available. Medium body, good carbonation, very dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
budznsudz (554) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Pours cloudy orange with a fluffy white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, fruit, and grass. Taste follows with a crisp hoppy bite. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hockeybeerguy (1635) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Consumed May 23, 2013. The appearance was light hazy yet almost slightly clear orange/brown body with a two finger white foamy head, foamy clingy lacing. Some carbonation was seen rising. The smell had a hoppy citrus/pine up front, malts are coming through as it warms, sorta bready in the smell. The taste was crisp citrus/pine again. Breadiness was a bit stronger, malts stayed in the background, dry crisp aftertaste and finish. The palate was about a medium, semi-sessionable, adequate carbonation, smooth yet crisp. Overall, this is very good for its style and very good to me as I would have this again if I could get it again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAR 16, 2014
Very stable dense head, cloudy body. Very solid bitterness. Citrus hops, clean yeast, very tasty. Hop forward and honest. (33cl can from and shared with Simon of La Cave ŗ Bulles)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2014 Golden hay from a bottle. White thin head with some lacing. Nose is grassy. Taste is similar with a hair of grapefruit in finish. Solid.


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