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RATINGS: 92   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
akoeninger (475) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Cloudy and orange with white foamy head. Pine, dank, citrus aroma with a slight hint of booze. Taste is citrus, grapefruit and also dank. Medium to full body. Creamy finish. Definitely a good beer, not as fruity or tropical as other hop forward beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (77) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2014
On nitro; creamy head. Smooth finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (810) - Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Dark orange pour. Dank and citrusy. Pine finish. Nice full body (almost creamy) for an ipa. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Thanks Chris! This was delicious. Very foamy pillowy head. Floral nose and resiny hop flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pkbites (693) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2014
Bottle. Darker yellow/orange pour with an off white head. Head dies down quickly but leaves a frothy ískin" floating on the liquid. Some lacing on the glass. Strong hop/grapefruit nose. Some hints of floral goodness. The palate is of strong hops. But this is not the overpowering hops I expected. Some companies are dumping a ton of hops into water and calling it "craft brew" and the bitterness wipes out everything else on the olí taste buds. The 95 IBUís in this is detected but not overwhelming. The higher alcohol content is not detected in the least (no burn). Look, Iím a big hop head. I love bitter beer. But past the hoppy bitterness there has to be more. A lot of beers lately are nothing but hop water. This isnít. Itís good, heavy but balanced, and I will buy it again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3433) - 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 (2473) - 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 (1326) - 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 (678) - 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 itís hard to keep from drinking it. Itís not perfect, but itís 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 (1311) - Arizona, 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.


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