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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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An assertive and hoppy west coast style India Pale Ale with bright flavors that offset smooth malt undertones. A distinct hop aroma with a clean, crisp, balanced finish. The beer that bites you back.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3464) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Copper color out of the can with a sticky foamy yellowish beige head. Aromatic earthy hops with some grapefruit notes. Rich, smooth caramel sweetness and coarse bread with tons of grapefruit rind, orange marmalade, and earthy hops. Nice, full flavored IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Can->SA. Hazy orange-gold with creamy white head. A: citrus hops, pine. T: slightly musky citrus hops, resin. Bittersweet. Full mouthfeel. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pabloscafe (22) - - AUG 1, 2014
Dry, hoppy, very bitter. I liked it with a burger and fries. A good beer worth revisiting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sailracer (401) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Tap. Pours a darker, slightly murky brown with minimal head. Not as much hop aroma as I would expect from a West coast IPA. The flavor was a bit malty and evolved into an astringent, bitter aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Can drank at the cabin in NH, by myself. Pours deep, ruby-gold with a large, off-white froth. The nose has some fresh citrus, grapefruit, orange, dry bread. Light-medium sweet flavor with toasty pale bread, a smokey off-note, dryish citrus rind, dried orange. Medium bodied with average, lively carbonation. Lightly drying to finish with more mineral smokiness, pine, dry brown bread, dry grapefruit, earth, dirty hay. Good start, mediocre finish. So so overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2023) - USA - JUL 12, 2014
Thanks again to my cousins. This is a dry IPA, with dashes of grapefruit and rye bread. For some reason the taste makes me think of the coast (it was not just the name). Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
popery (1418) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Thanks to jlindros. Pours a nice medium brown-ish amber. It’s cloudy and inviting. The head is off-white and large. Very good retention and good lacing. Kinda boring floral hoppiness on a caramel malt backbone with a bit of toasty sweetness to it. Honeysuckle, mint, light grapefruit, pine. Some bubblegum in that sweetness. Malt character is stronger than I like. Taste has restrained sweetness but again a bit too much malt flavor for me. A good deal of lightly toasted sugar. Bitterness is a touch bland but at a nice level. Nice yeasty bitter note throughout the beer, though it leaves an underwhelming finish. A touch vegetal. I’m not a big fan of the interaction between the dry-ish caramel malt and floral-citric hops. Carbonation is a bit higher than normal. Somewhat creamy. Light hop oiliness. Almost too light for the malt character. This seems like a well made beer, but it doesn’t quite sit right with me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
novice101 (308) - - JUN 27, 2014
This was a pretty cool beer to have, its kind of like a mix between a west coast IPA and an English IPA, there are a lot of earthy notes as well as some floral and citrus notes as well, some malt character shines through as well

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2483) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Small, off white head with fair retention and a decent lace, stringy and spotty.Murky, orange color. Nose is malts up front, lightly sweet with faint citrus and earthy notes. Body is almost medium, soft carbonation, some astringency. Overly sweet caramel malts with some stale citrusy hop notes, some vegetable matter also, minerally too. Sorta sweet finish, bit astringent and a tad juicy. 12oz can from WillRunForBeer. Thanks mank!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2356) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2014
12 oz can courtesy of my brother. Thanks Mark. Pours a hazy brownish orange color with a medium white head. Aroma of tangy citrus, bitter hops and tropical fruit. Taste of grassy notes, tangy citrus, bitter hops and grapefruit.


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