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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2009
On tap. Deep golden, slightly brown color, thin even white head. Aroma almost astringent – still some piney notes, some slight alcohol. Bitter start, yields to floral, astringent finish. Just OK, kind of harsh, but overall nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aaronbr (126) - Palo Alto, California, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Poured foamy from a pitcher in the dimly lit Siskiyou Pub in Ashland, OR. Hazy appearance, from what I can see. Tastes really good, a great mix of bitter hops and fruity sweetness. I’m a fan.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4661) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Great lightly hazy golden orange coloured body with a thinnish tan head. Aroma of fresh metallic hops, grass and very bitter malt - nice! Medium-bodied; Strong assertive piney and floral hops up front with a good, yet subtle malt backbone. Aftertaste shows a good hoppy taste, with pine and mostly perfume/flowers tucked in with a very mild alcohol flavour. Overall, a good beer - perhaps lacking enough hops, but the malt isn’t overpowering, and the flavours come out well. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Bottleworks in Seattle, Washington on 11-November-2008, sampled at home in Washington on 03-March-2009.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Courtesy of sea bass. Very cool, I can take this off my “wants” list thanks buddy. Pours brilliant gold with off white head. The aroma is grapefruit hops, floral hops, black tea and some sweet maltiness. The taste begins with a brief pulse of sweet malts and black tea that quickly get run down by a tasty combination of grapefruit hops, orange peel and pineapple. The hops keep a strong showing all the way to the finish with a pleasing combination of late addition hop flavor and hop bitterness to go along with a mild level of malty sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle courtesy of sebletitje. Pours a generally clear amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of flowers, spice, honey and hints of malt. Flavor is sweet and floral with stronger malt notes and other flavors of spice, caramel, ripe fruit. Generally light to medium body with a crisp finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6594) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2009
courtesy of BA trade. Pours clear copper with off white head. Hoppy aroma with fresh notes of citrus Taste, hoppy, very sweet for an IPA with nice fruity palate (possible white raisins and other tropical fruits) and lasting sweet sugary mouthfeel. Amazing IPA, not overly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Bottle, courtesy someone. Copper brass pour, reddish, white head, thin lacing. Hoppy citrusy nose, some cottony dry elements. Some nice strong hops in the flavor, dry grainiy malts. Dry, crisp, not incredibly balanced but still very drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2009
A classic West Coast IPA. Similar to Racer 5 but smells even better, like fresh hops. Palate get hit fairly strong, but not overly bitter (though my girlfriend disagrees). Could probably use a little more carbonation, but I think that was because of a sloppy pour. I only wish I made IPAs like this.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2594) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Tap @ Dublin Pub: Deep copper pour with a nice sandy head. Great lacing. Aroma of florals and citrus. Strong. Tastes more light in the floral hops and heavier in citrus. Some caramel and even a light wheaty element. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3646) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Bright orange and cloudy with an average white head. Aroma is strong in grapefruit and floral hops. Taste is of a fresh grapefruit and hops.


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