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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2011
amber body, white head, short retention. snappy, fresh and sugary citrus hop nose. weighty, round malt feel but hop-focused. dried, sugared peach, apricot and pineapple hop flavor. highly bitter. a bit of an uncontrolled monster. in an awesome way. swing your arms wide inside the china store and break some shit and be proud of it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle:   Hazy dull amber, moderate to large foamy head, off-white, very sticky lacing.   One of the better looking IPAs I have seen in a while.   Sharp citrus rind on the nose, a little spruce or pine as well.   Very astringent citrus rind on the tongue.   Seems rough.   No sweetness, floral or citrus sweetness.   This one really needs some sweetness to balance it out.   As its its fairly bitter, dry, and lacking in malt sweetness.   Rather bitter, unbalanced, and rough from start to finish.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full, despite me wanting it to have more malty sweetness.   Overall its just rough and a little too hopsided.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Pours slightly hazy orange with a foamy beige head. Aroma has lots of pine, herb, some citrus, toffee. Taste is good, lots of malt to balance the bitterness. Very resinous, not a lot of floral or citrus hop tastes. Bitter finish is long. Malt is thick and juicy, carbonation is full.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drfabulous (3900) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 24, 2010
22 ounce thanks to 5000. Nice pour. Orange body. Really nice pine/floral/grapefruit taste going on. Hops do their work here. Very tasty beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 30, 2010
Nice citus/grapefruit, earthy bitterness. Gread head, almost grey/orange looking. Nice malt flavour, turns too quickly to the hops. The hops dominate the palate and then fade out bitter. Itís quite good, worth having again the bitterness doesnít last too long.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4692) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Slightly hazy copper coloured body with a very thin slightly-off white head and a bright glow. Aroma of potent hops, apples, fruit, resin and a touch of pine are all noticeable and very strong at that. Medium-bodied; Strong assertive hops in the flavour with pine and floral notes very strong coupled with a well-balanced malt backbone and a lightly bittered finish. Aftertaste shows a lot of pine and floral hops, a good amount of malt and a good metallic and pungent earthy finish. Overall, a nice IPA - strong as hell showing a lot of good hop character and a flash of bitterness, paired with the perfect amount of malt. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Ye Olde Spirit Shop in Frederick, Maryland on 29-July-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 12-September-2010.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cstuartj (963) - Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2010
A bright golden yellow in color. Small off-white head. Hoppy nose. Bitter grassy hop attack. Finishes ok.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2010
Bottle, thanks to my friend Rachel for bringing this back for me. Pours amber/orange, thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Nose is woody hops, nice indeterminate hops, sweet malt, nice light smokiness? Kinda cool, also light stonefruit and loads of earthy mineral notes. Flavours run to the woody side as well, Iím suspecting some English hops here. Palate is nicely bitter, especially since weíve being doing some lighter IPAs tonight, this is bigger, richer, sweeter, and raspier. Earth and cedar persist into the mouth, lightly celeric/boiled vegetables in the finish, but really this is the only black mark against this surprisingly excellent IPA which I have never heard of before tonight.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2010
hazy amber with a thick white head. Nice aroma. Hopy and vegital. Flavour is very full. Bitter hopy and vegital. Very nice finish. The aroma is slightly woody as well. The lingering aftertaste eventually becomes spicy. This is a well balanced and delicate brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Old Schoolhouse Brewery --Ruud Awakening IPA Draft Ale--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 7.20% ABV. 75+IBUís? (3.75 / 5.0) Thin lacy off white head. Clear rich pretty dark amber color .Dense tight pellicle. Earthy mildly floral herbal pine hop front. Cloying earthy bitter rich caramel pine biscuit malty dry sweet mild fruit body. Crusty bitter but tasty rich hop spice end. Oddly balanced. Sampled 8/7/2010. 2 @ $5.99 Each.


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