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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Expect your taste buds to be rudely awakened and temporarily disabled by the plethora of hops used in this IPA. Expect a brutally bitter beginning followed by a mild citrus aftertaste.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Dark amber with a thick white head. Ample lacing in the glass. Green hops dominate the nose. Medium bodied and concentrated. Citrus and pine notes lead to bitter hops on the finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
60minuteman (720) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Aroma is hops hops hops and citrus. One of the better combinations of smells and they master it. Taste is more average, but good. Hops and spice with some hints of vanilla and wheat. Nice thick body, good carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidd (7) - Alabama, USA - JUL 5, 2012 does not count
Pours clear copper with a nice off-white head. Very hoppy as you would hope, though mostly just bitter. Enjoyed it despite that, would drink this again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3862) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 6/25/12

Aroma: The nose has a good amount of tropical fruit and grapefruit, with some resin notes
Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange color with a small, bubbly white head and some decent lacing
Flavor: It is mildly sweet from the tropical fruits, but the bitterness is clearly the dominant component here
Palate: The body is medium, it is sticky, has a soft-to-average carbonation, and a lingering, dry finish
Overall Impression: I actually quite enjoyed this one. It did a lot of what I want from an IPA. This one has a nice West Coast style to it. It isn’t anything original, and it doesn’t really approach the top-of-style offerings, but it is a heck of a solid IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8322) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bomber shared by tia and HopTsing at the 18th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering. Pours a clear amber color with a large frothy head. Good head retention. Aroma of strong citrus hops and pale malts. The taste is strong citrus hops and pale malts. Strong lingering bitterness, medium bodied, average carbonation. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3765) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Apricot and rosehip nose. Shimmering amber, thick yellow head, good lace. Apricot and lemongrass, grass. Bitter bite. Crackers in the finish. Watery.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tia (881) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle @ 18th RG. Amber with white foamy head. Big grapefruit aroma plus pine and resin. Very bitter. Yum. Long bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2012
22 oz. bottle shared by Keir- thanks, Keir! Pours a cloudy amber-gold color with a finger of off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt-forward, with crackers, some leafy and grassy hops, and a little bit of citrus fruit. The flavor is pretty much the same- simple, with caramel, citrus, leaves, and toasted sugar. Medium-bodied, with an initially malty mouthfeel that becomes more bitter late and moderate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2012
22oz bottle-shared with jtc-pours gold with a tight light tan head that laces. Aroma is tropical fruit/pine, light malt. Taste is pine hops with some bite, light/medium malt.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8214) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2012
Bottle shared by jcwattsrugger. Pours clear amber with off white head. Nose/taste of pineapple, caramel malt, pine wood and dry resin. Finishes dry. Medium body. Good session IPA.


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