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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (5595) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2015
Tap at St Michael, Oulu. Colour is cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops and malts. Good body but not in fresh condition.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (16615) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle split at Chriso pre Xmas tasting, 06/12/15. Golden orange with a decent egg shell white covering. Nose is faint plastic, apricot, orange pith, toasted malt, straw. Taste comprises tangerine, sweet licks, orange pith, light bread dough, trace of spice, caramel. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with earthy hop bitterness. Ok but a little pedestrian for the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12225) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle at ChrisO’s Pre-Christmas Tasting. It pours clear golden with a thick white head. The nose is fresh, floral, green, grassy, herbal, lemon verbena and lime. The taste is crisp, bitter, spicy, grassy, floral, herbal, dirt, green hops, green tea and mild acidity with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty novel and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle shared at the chriso and Ruth pre-Christmas / post-Pigs Ear holiday tasting of 2015 - London. Cheers! Pours lightly hazy gold with a frothy whitehead. The aroma holds citrus tangerine, light plastic and pale bread. Light to medium sweet flavor with light flinty minerals, spicy pine needles, peach. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Further minerals in the finish, mild pine, citrus. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21715) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2015
29th November 2015
Hazy gold - amber beer, good cream colour head. Airy palate, semi dry and with good fine carbonation. Light malts, touch of creamy sweetness. Nice light citrus peel brings some bitterness. Smooth pine ensues and then some hop spice. Light grapefruit and tropicals. Light semi dry finish. Everything in good balance. A most pleasant IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JacksonSmith (12) - Bay View, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Great beer. A little hoppy for me. Had it on Nitro. not sure it added much.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (5920) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle share at Chriso’s, picked up at Utobeer. As "O’so Hop Whoopin’ ". Orange, slight haze, lightly sparkling, small foamy white head leaves light lacing. Aroma is tangerine, touch of apple, astringent floral hops, touch of booze. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is dried flowery hops, chalky, touches of citrus with a dry finish. A decent enough IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (6190) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle shared at Chriso’s Xmas Tasting 2015, London. It pours a hazy pale golden color with a small white head. Aroma is tangy herbal spicy. Taste is lightly sweet and tangy with loads of herbal notes grass an citrus peel. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, good

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16079) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle at Ravintola Kirjakauppa. Golden color, steady white head, lace. Citrus, grassy aroma. Light-bodied to medium-bodied. Grassy front, then citrus and some fruity notes. Dry citrus finish. Simple but pk.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9187) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2015
355 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori. BBE 31.10.2016 (importer sticker)
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Very grassy aroma, some hops, pine and mild resin, orange also. Flavor is orange fruity, harsh grassy bitterness, some resinous hops. Not very pleasant, maybe not fresh enough.
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