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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
popery (1348) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Thanks to jlindros. Pours a nice medium brown-ish amber. Itís 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. Iím 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 doesnít quite sit right with me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
novice101 (287) - - 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 (2443) - 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 (2317) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3826) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 26, 2014
12 ounce can thanks to Brian. Slightly malty IPA with a nice hop presence and a bit of citrus in taste and finish. Nice.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fluffyPillows (12) - - APR 28, 2014
Breath taking, the aroma jumps out of the can, itís a East Coast IPA, brewed by an incredible homebrewer gone pro. Love the hop bitterness itís assertive by restrained by the malt, great hop bitterness that lasts long into the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (1898) - New York, USA - APR 27, 2014
From a can. A clear amber body with a nice white head that had good retention and some lace. Initial aroma was of decent caramel malts, that was meet by a mix of pine and tropical fruit notes. A mild sense of grapefruit. Flavor had a nice assertive hop flavor. Grapefruit hops were restrained which for me is a good thing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
halfonit (1150) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2014
On tap at Battleship. Pours a deep dark golden color. Aroma is of floral hops, grapefruit, citrus and malts. Taste is of hops, pine, bark, grass and barley with a little resin. A little bit on the carbonated side. Leaves a dry hopped malted taste. Itís always good to help the little guys.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Berard (261) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Draft. Pours murky brown with thin white head that lingers. Mild hop aroma with little carbonation. Nice hop bite but not particularly complex. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (374) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2014
An attention getting citrus floral aroma. Hazy amber body on a healthy one finger head that lingers to quarter inch or so. Bitterness grabs you at first. feels peppery on the tongue with carbonation. Leaves a sour taste on my tongue. Seems to finish with a whimper though after itís stellar start. Not bad overall. Good enough to have again.


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