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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1640) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Can thanks to WillRunForBeer. Aroma of piney delicious hops. Some earthy malt behind it. Pours bronze with a big sticky head. Looks delicious. Taste is a little heavy on those dirty grass malts but thereís enough pine hops to make it tasty. Very nice for a can from MA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhatB420 (601) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2013
stopped in at this fine establishment enroute to camping in Salisbury. Grabbed a growler of this, a mixed 6er and one of their cool pint glasses. Poured into that, color is a hard copper bronzed rust, deep amber and tan shades abound. Head is fluffy and medium bodied and last a good while. Aroma is piney and hoppy, pine sap sneeks in too. Taste is quite bitter up front, then you are dosed with the pine then the hops. Quite a frontal explosion on the pallate this fine ipa is. Citrus mingles in during the taste then compounds with the hops in the aftertaste. Nice brew here.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroSpud (1596) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2013
12oz can. Pours a very hazy golden amber with a decent white head. Big pine aroma with flavors of pine, citrus and pepper. Very bitter. Donít share this one with your pale ale friends. Love the name knowing where the brewery is and the green heads in the area plus the hop bite. Great new brewery, looking forward to tasting more of their brews.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (1572) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Can thanks to WillRunForBeer. Pours a cloudy dark amber color with a small head that quickly fades but leaves some oily webbing. Big hoppy aroma of pine and juicy citrus fruit. Taste has a light sweetness with a very strong bitterness. Huge piney taste up front and finishes with juicy oranges and grapefruit. Thick body with a nice oily mouthfeel too. Overall, itís a bit heavy on the bitterness but itís got a really nice aroma and the taste is very fresh. Nice IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
szinck1 (25) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 7, 2013
From the tap and in to can shaped pint glass. Hazy, dark copper color with one finger thick head that left great lacing. Excellent grassy, and citrus hop aroma. Smooth malt initial taste, then moves quickly to grapefruit and resin hop taste that dissipates quickly. Low carbonation gives extra smoothness. Liked this brew a lot and will seek this out again - great work!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DylnThmsn (6) - Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 3, 2013 does not count
Now we belly ache that itís too hoppy! I guess haters are gonna hate. For me, this is as good as any of the East Coast (West Coast style) IPAís! A homerun for all the Green Heads out there! Prost!

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rdenney18 (102) - Lawton, Iowa, USA - JUL 31, 2013
12 oz can in boston. Its a good ipa, but not fantastic. I realize its supposed to be hoppy, but its a little over the top. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (417) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 26, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2014 From the can. Nice aroma, full of sharp citrus and pine hops. Tastes sweet at first, then "bites back" with a resiny piney hop wallop. Hides the 7.2% alcohol well. Somewhat oily and moderate carbonation. A bit heavy on the bitterness. Would drink again but not a favorite.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkgrenwel (555) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Hazy orange pour. Fluffy white, soapy looking head. Nice Hershey hoppy nose. Orange, floral. Fresh and crisp. Lemon, orange. Lightly touched by caramel malt. Very strong bitter finish. Soapy and foamy in the mouthfeel. Probably needs the bitterness turned down a touch. Malt is just right, hops are strong. Just really assertively bitter. Awesome addition to the local scene. Clearly not dumbed down for anyone. Tasty stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2013
pint draft at Plan B in Springfield. This was at the top of the list and I had never seen it before. Wow. the aroma is straight up citrus with a hint of ganja. The aromas were strong and the flavor was soft. The carbonation was light, and this made it very drinkable. Where can I get a 6-pack of this tasty beer?


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