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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Session IPA


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChiGuy68 (393) - Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Tasted from a 12oz bottle. It poured a clear golden with a bubbly to frothy white head and big streaky lacing. Aroma of malt and hops with a bits of pine and grassiness. Plenty of hop taste with a slightly bitter finish. An enjoyable session IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Pours lighter golden with lacing white head. Nose is flowers, citrus, limey rinds, grapefruits, spice and some toasty malts. Flavor is similar with some piney hop character as well as some minty pines. This was a couple months old but still pretty good. Wish there were more explosive hops and less toasty malts but I never really like toasty malts in hoppy beers.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mallen386 (20) - OKC, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 13, 2014
A nice beverage. Nose is a bit too band-aid and the aftertaste is a bit too tinny or medicinal.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brentv (308) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2014
From bottle. Pours a hazy golden with a fluffy white head and lots of lacing. Aroma of grapefruit. Taste is grapefruit and citrus, bitter. Mouthfeel is medium thin. Bitter aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (1420) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Pours a hazy golden yellow from a bottle I picked up in Ann Arbor. Aroma is grapefruit and honey. Some earthy grassy notes as well. Medium bodied. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2014
bottle. Light amber with small head. Session IPA with big Simcoe hops. What’s not to like about that?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (1600) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle thanks to blowofftube. pours a fairly clear light orange color with minimal head. nose is slightly catty. not much malt or yeast by product in the whiffer. taste is kinda flat with a general bitterness and grassiness. not much of the piney citrus I was expecting but not a bad beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (882) - Vermont, USA - MAR 27, 2014
12 oz. bottle supplied by WillForRunBeer. Many thanks! To short-stemmed, it pours a clear light orange with which a sudsy, whitish head 1 finger in length stood. Aromas of peas, hops, sunflower seeds, wet dog, poppies, and American yeast, Tastes the same with the addition of minced garlic, basement, and pale malt by swallow.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (545) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle from trade wirh umich03jm, thanks Jason! Pours brownish gold with a clingy pure white head. Aroma is grass and mango. Pale malt backbone with a fair amount of grassy hop bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4633) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Crystal clear coloured golden body with a thin, one centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of bright herbal and slightly sweet hops with a light hay and yeast note and some smells of honey and flowers. Light-bodied; Assertive floral and grassy note of hops with a good bitterness and a light finish showing mostly hops and quite a bit of grass, hay and yeast. Aftertaste is mild and pleasing with the hop flavours the strongest and no funky flavours or pungent notes, just the simcoe flavour of hops and a lot of dry, herbal notes. Overall, a nice and well received beer that shows exactly what you want from a session-style beer, a lot of flavour with no heaviness and assertive complexity. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 02-August-2013 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 20-March-2014.


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