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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (10681) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4349) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Tan head with good retenion recedes to coat surface. Sweet citrus and resin aromas. Dark caramel and tropical fruit upfront turning to deep dank resin in the lasting finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3901) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3100) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Draft @ Sunset grill. Looks like muddy river water with a thick layer of foam that laces all the way down. I have to use the cliche it tastes and smells very "green". Lots of leafy "green" hops. Floral, grapefruit and a touch of pine can be found here. Lingering bitter finish hangs with you for a nice duration. Resin shows up a ton as it warms. Texture is oily. I could drink a few of these if I was in the right mood. Itís an IPA that should be received well. Pretty darn good!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2464) - 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 (2347) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee (2278) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2013
Pours a fairly clear medium golden color with a huge beige head that takes forever to recede. Huge hop aroma invades my nostrils as soon as I crack the tab on this bad boy. Grapefruit pith, pine resin, bits of garlic and green onions make up the nose. There might be some malt deep underneath, I canít find it but I donít really miss it. I do find a hint of bread and caramel in the flavor but like the nose the hops rule here as well. Bitter citrus with pine tar and resin. along with strands of green onion make up most of the flavor. Lingering hop bite festers on the palette long after each sip. Firm hop bitterness helps this beer live up to its motto of a beer that bites you back. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a lightly bubbly deeply resinous mouthfeel. Damn I wasnít expecting that at all from an upstart in Massachusetts! Great IPA that is going to end up in every box I send out in trades.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2137) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Hazed golden with solid sudsy white head. Light piney aroma. Very sessionable ipa light and dry piney hop character...good bang for the buck. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2030) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2013
12oz can thanks to WillRunForBeer!! Pours a hazy burnt orange color with a small foamy off white head. Aroma of citrus zest, piney hops, caramel malt, and a hint of yeast. Taste of caramel malt, grapfruit, and bitter sticky pine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2003) - 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.


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