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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaBeer1972 (1361) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 On tap at Sunset Grill. Served in a pint glass. A frothy off white head on this murky light amber brew. Strong hop aromas. Floral and spice. Plenty of bitterness. Body on the heavy side, but still very enjoyable. A good pick. Re-rate. 6-pack canned. Now available at Julios. Fantastic! Pucker up with this one. Definately not a "starter" IPA!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2193) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 23, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. can. The pour is mainly orange-amber and vaguely hazy. Off-white head. Itís man IPA so the floral hops must be evident and they are. That and the toasted breaded malts. Those floral hops are very notable on the nose along with the toasted biscuit character. It is what I might expect. Medium and smooth body. The body is medium and smooth. Flora hops aplenty in the taste mingle well with the toasted malts. There are many IPAís out there that are just like this and they all are enjoyable. The taste has an abundance of floral hops mixed in with those biscuit malts. I drink so many beers that have similar characteristics and this one is similar to Wachusetts Larry and others, but I really enjoyed it nonetheless. But it does the trick.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (946) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Deep chestnut brown, offwhite head. Aroma is mildly hoppy and fruity. Very bitter with a strong malty backbone. Grassy, piney.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3063) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Can from a trade with WillRunForBeer. Pours hazy dark golden color with white head. Pine and citrus aromas with light malt. Similar flavors with a dry finish and moderate bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Brian.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3538) - 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 (1545) - 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 (35) - - 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 (412) - 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 (11674) - 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 (2061) - 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 (1451) - 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.


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