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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Beware of beer. There, we warned you. The frothy head, and pungent, piney dryhopped scent (from Cascade and Amarillo hops) should alert you to the brew’s imminent attack on your senses. Next, Cascade, Perle and Willamette hops will batter your palette with bitter ferocity. Finally, Pale, Crystal (30 and 75) and wheat malts converge in a cloudy, thick body and give you a smooth kiss of sweet death – and leave you howling for more!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2011
11.5oz bottle picked up at Jolly Pumpkin in Ann Arbor, MI. Pours a mostly clear, deeper copper-orange colored body with a finger-width, very frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is pretty fresh with lots of oranges and some lemons with a good amount of florals, some grassy spice, and a light pine with some tropical fruits in there too. A few fruity esters. The malts balance well with some biscuity toffee, a touch of wheat, and a light, chewy caramel sweetness. Flavor is similar. Lots of florals with big orange and a more distinct lemon up front. Some grass and a light spice with some tropical fruits along with a light caramel sweetness and some more biscuity toffees. Melon fruits grow a bit towards the end with maybe a touch of wheat as this finishes with some citrusy sweetness, a few esters, florals, a bit more of a pine spice, and a light caramel and biscuity sweetness. Dry with a light-medium bitterness before leaving a fairly lengthy aftertaste. Light-medium, smooth body with a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a nice beer. Pretty fruity with a nice hop mix and a light, biscuity malt sweetness. Easy drinking and enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wmubronco1992 (640) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Bottle - dated 6/11/11 - purchased as single at World Mkt in Grand Rapids. Pours a burnt orange. Medium sized white head. Aroma of piney hops. Taste is mild bitterness. High medium body. The wheat seems to give an extra thickness. Good hop bitterness in mouthfeel. Wasn’t sure what to expect with this. Very interesting

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2011
cask... pours a medium peach with a great tan head, good lacing.... this is aight, more wheat than anything, not sure where the ipa comes in

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2011
On tap at buckeye, thick creamy head with lots of flavor and smooth smooth taste pretty darn good

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle. Deep amber body. Fizzy off-white head reducing to pools. Aroma of toasted grain, citrus, straw. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes Lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery turning slick texture, lively carbonation. Slightly tangy, but more like a malty red ale. Overly sweet, especially for an IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6975) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2011
12oz bottle. Mildly hazy orange-brown color, light tan foamy head. Cool lacing. Props to North Peak for offering a variety of IPAs (Diabolical, Wanderer) but this one is the one to get. Definitely the most satisfying. This one has the nice hops aroma with a satisfying bitterness that I look for in an IPA. Great balance, too. The rich wheat taste is definitely detectable, subdues the hops nicely.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2100) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Tasted on 6/28/11 from a 12oz bottle purchased at Siciliano’s. Pours cloudy burnt orange with a thin beige head that slowly recedes to thin spotty lace. The nose is a nice combo of caramel malt, resin bitter hops, and earthy yeast. The flavor is caramel malt up front, moving to tons of orange and earthy yeast, and finishing with resin bitterness. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long earthy and resin bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Pours a deep, golden body with a lasting white head. Very herbal, piney, grassy hops. Long, bitter end. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2011
12 oz bottle from a 6 pack from my parents recent trip up to Traverse City. Pours a rich dark amber pour, almost an auburn glowing pour, orangey with good haze. A creamy offwhite nearing beige head that is decent sized, dying to a decent layer with ok lacing. Aromas are a pretty big orange essence, toffee and biscuits, some wheat bread, more English styled with less intense hops and a decent malty kick. Lots or orange, some lemons, florals, and grass. Sweet marmalade. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, a healthy decent bitterness of florals, oranges, and some dry grass. Lemon, more florals with crisp cereal grains, biscuits, toffee, and crystal malts. Toast, dry hops throw more florals, grass, and biscuits. Weird, I guess. Fairly dry, a bit piney into the backend. Dry, some soap, and oranges, type of Amarillo-y candy like sweet dusting. Ok, overall. A bit unfocused and muddled. The hops are sufficient, the malt body is a bit bigger though in the middle. Getting a bit more bready and wheat malt dominated, with bread, dry and lighter. Fairly sweet. But the hops do a decent enough job. Ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3244) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Appearance is a hazy copper with a thick head of beige foam. The head lingers for quite a while and as it slowly dissipates, it leaves a nice thick lacing down the glass. Aroma caught me off guard a bit. I found the usual hoppy suspects, pine, resin, and grapefruit, but then I came across an interesting berry note. Taste is primarily grapefruit rind, but then on the back of the throat, I get the berry note again. This is quite the interesting beer. Kinda heavy bodied in my mind.


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