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RATINGS: 437   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedevilsfan (214) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1626) - Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Extra from trade. Floral and pefumey. Light bitter. Not bad, not super exciting either.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrana (534) - 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.

3.5
   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 it’s so well done. It’s nothing insanely special in terms of ingredients but wow it’s just so well done i’d choose it over most other IPAs

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CamdenD (1110) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (494) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (12969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
Can at home in Salisbury, CT. Pours mostly clear gold with a frothy white head. Inviting nose, with some pithy tangerine, orange, pale bread and melon. Light to medium sweet with some bitter pine needles and citrus rind. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish with bitter grass and pine, dry melon, more orange and tangerine. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (4214) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Can. Yellow pour with white head. Light grassy, citrus, herbal hop aromas. Decent herbal and citrus hop flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6398) - Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2014
12 oz can shared by b3shine. Pours a clear golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have a nice bitter character, more earthy, grassy, toasted malt, light fruit character, solid enough ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (6149) - Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Can to half-pint glass. Looks good; a hazy dark apricot with foamy eggshell head. Smells solid; bitter, but nicely balanced with the medium-bodied malt profile. Some citrus zest. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. An enjoyable classically bitter IPA.


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