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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This big, bold copper-colored ale showcases Munich & Crystal malts to create a big supportive body on which we layer our favorite Washington hops. Chinook & Cascade provide citrus and piney flavors, while Northern Brewer adds a hint of mint. Dry-hopping with Cascade and Columbus increases the beerís hoppy aromas. Malt, hops and yeast-derived fruitiness combine to create our most complex offering.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thb (680) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
Sparkling clear copper with thin head. Aroma is malt-forward with lots of toffee, cereal. Hops are mostly about bitterness rather than aroma. They do contribute some pine and resin that linger in the finish. Almost like an "american strong ale" in a lot of ways. Bracingly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14834) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
24th August 2014
Hazy deep amber beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and crispy. Light malt base with very light toffee, not that sweet. Little dry cream. Hops are a light spicy pine with mild marmalade and tropical fruits. Light dry finish. Mild piney linger. Not all IPAs have to be malt neutral and this one isnít. Nice balance of flavours.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6726) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle shared by James on the wibbly-wobbly above ground tube during the IoW Jolly... It pours clear orange-amber with a small white head. The nose is bitter-sweet orange, orange, Irn Bru, mango, candied peel and light florals. The taste is crisp, bitter, alcohol, woody, pine, resinous, Irn Bru, citrus and light toffee with a very dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. More malty than I would have preferred, but decent enough anyhow.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13627) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle from GBBF 2014 and drunk at home. Clear reddish orange amber lasting thick creamy beige head. Certainly piney resiny on the aroma. Lots of hops. malts are there to balance though. Some caramel sweetness. Itís a decent American IPA. Bit too sweet for me. And the hoppiness is more bitterness than fruit or flowery. Burntness. So itís a toffee sweet bitter ipa. OK, but the hops arenít very forward on this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1707) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle picked up at GBBF 2014. Pours a lightly hazy darkish amber with an off white head. Nice overripe fruit, funky veg, dank hop aroma - caramel, orange and lemon too. Medium body, medium carbonation. Pine, lemon, light caramel, orange, woody resin, toast, light caramel... Big woody, grapefruit bitterness. Nice balance. Dry and tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (85) - USA - AUG 13, 2014
Not shabby. A golden-amber brew with a soft, white head and an onslaught of foam coating the sides of the glass as I swallow. The bitter is a little hard and lasting, resiny but with the citrus and floral balancing the taste. The experience is average, body and finish being very moderate and the texture median; however the carbonation is nice, giving this beer and itís brewery, a bullish and optimistic outlook. (That was fun).

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andresvendsen (194) - - AUG 5, 2014
Riktigt fin faktiskt. Passar perfekt en tråkig tisdag. Skulle väl kunna vara lite billigare dock ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oly (37) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Poured a hazy copper/orange from a bomber into a pint glass. Very earthy resiny aroma. Taste was surprisingly sweet with fruit overtones and a harsh lingering bitterness at the end. The resin hops also were pronounced in the taste. Medium body and sticky mouthfeel. I docked the overall score a bit because this was more of a DIPA than an IPA, but very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
78samh (141) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2014
22oz poured amber with good head. Nice spicy pine and citrus aroma. Spicy hops and solid malt base. Good sticky mouth feel. A little dry, smooth finish. Good IPA but not my fav.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3677) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 17, 2014
650 ml. Darkish copper with a lasting film of foam. Nose is spicy flowers, toffee, and earthy resin. Flavors of flowery orange, caramel, evergreen and earthy spiced fruit. Near-medium body has medium carbonation and a nice balance.


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