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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.

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   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8522) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Pour out of 12 oz can, clear golden orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of orange, lemon, slight pine, grass, touch of spice, some slight pineapple. Taste was a mix of orange, pine, slight lemon and spice notes into a bit of earth, bread, some slight herbal notes, finishing fairly bitter. Pretty simple, but tasty nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (8185) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Pint on tap at the hotel in Oxford, CT. Mostly clear golden orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good ridges of lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Light slick. Piney, citrusy hop, a nice amount of it. Moderate bitter, lighter sweet. Satisfying, swiggable IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tommynh (70) - - MAY 10, 2015
Nice IPA with a golden color and a tart tangy taste, no bad aftertaste to detract from the crisp clean taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Budboy (11) - - MAR 31, 2015
Pretty balanced IPA, with a prominent citrus and floral notes. Cascade hops stand out well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedevilsfan (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Golden orange color. Aroma is orange, orange peel and floral. Taste is more oranges with some pine on the back end. Very nice Ipa

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1659) - Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Extra from trade. Floral and pefumey. Light bitter. Not bad, not super exciting either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrana (551) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Nice, balance IPA, with a prominent citrus / tropical hop flavor. Not overly sweet, though it does have a pretty nice malt body that is clean, and neutral and allows the hops to shine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
edin88 (4) - Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - JAN 4, 2015 does not count
This is an incredibly good beer mainly because itís so well done. Itís nothing insanely special in terms of ingredients but wow itís just so well done iíd choose it over most other IPAs

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CamdenD (1113) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 24, 2014
This is an extremely well-made IPA. Strongly bitter yet still citrus-like on the tongue. Not one-dimensional. Underrated here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (500) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Strong flavor for a flagship IPA - lots of west coast character in here. Some citrus, but mainly this is dominated by resiny hop bitterness. A nice everyday beer for hopheads.

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