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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This American IPA is brewed with nothing but base malt and the highest alpha acid hops available. Special release, pilot batch brewed in early summer, and served on tap at the brewery in July 2010.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (2610) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 23, 2014
Nitro Tap. Pours clear golden, medium supper creamy white head, lasts forever, great lacing. Aroma is pot, grapefruit, orange. Flavor is the same, medium honey sweetness, light dank potty citrus bitterness. Not harsh. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Interesting and tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2227) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2014
[Tap] Tried on nitro at the taproom back in March. Bright amber/orange pour with a typical dense nitro head. Nice citrus and pine aroma. Clean taste is of dank hoppiness and sweet breads. Oddly creamy, but I think that is from the nitro more than anything. Strong pine sap bitterness to close it out. Dry and mildly alcoholic finish. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (714) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
A really good ipa. Super bitter not the best I have had but tasty. Malty finish and smells malty had at bad dog ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ericular (496) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Aroma is big tropical fruit, orange, pine, brown sugar. Taste is very clean and bitter up front, with pine, orange peel, grapefruit. Sharp hops in the middle, good finish with slight malts appearing but remaining at second fiddle. Some say garlic & onion, and it might be there .. but it works. This beer bills itself as a one trick pony, focusing on big, bitter hops and nothing else. It just works. I wanted to let it warm up more, but it’s hard to keep from drinking it. It’s not perfect, but it’s well above average. Aroma and taste are both 8.5 for me, so I bumped it up one overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (937) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Pours a clear, radiant, light orange golden. Large frothy white head. Fruity hoppy, juicy, fresh aroma. Very. Nice. Citrus, orange, light grapefruit, little tropical, just enough malt character to balance. Medium body. Excellent bitterness. Flavor adds some resininess, pine. Nice sweetness to balance the bitter. Excellent beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (473) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2013
very hoppy, very hoppy. refreshing, like walking out into a cold Wisconsin winter day. Citrus. Taste is similar, but like walking into your favorite bar from the cold Wisconsin winter. satisfying, enjoyable. very hoppy yet somehow smooth. bit of a bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (3757) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2013
12oz bottle from jmagnus off my charity box win from his generosity. Poured an uglier lightly muddied apple cider amber body with a smaller frothy white head. Aroma of green apple skins, wet bread, older resiny hop cones, rotting citrus. Medium to slightly thicker bodied with average carboantion and a lingering flavor on the aftertaste. Flavor of breads, caramel, rotting citrus meat, older hop cones, touch of cardboard for some reason and a hint of tea. Decent overall but not blown away. Still big thanks to Josh for the hookup on this one.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mandylee (27) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Great orange-amber color with a light thick head. Aroma & flavor are very bitter with a hint of grapefruit. Great choice!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkleu357 (166) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Pretty good. Pitted nice cloudy brownish orange with a very big frothy white head. Very very bitter. Lots of grapefruit flavor. Very nice IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bestbrew1 (60) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Not bad. Better out of the bottle than a glass. Golden in color with a nice white head with mild lacing. Bitter on the tongue. Taste of lemon lime with a dry and bitter finish. Almost peachy more of an east coast IPA.


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