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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rubbishystuff (2048) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Guest tap at Lunar. A hop lozenge to be sure but something very sharp about the hops, some strange vegetable tastes too. I don’t mean to sound like it was bad just something was a little off about it. Serving: Tap


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (8910) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle. Golden with an off white head. Mango with pineapple and grapefruit. Fresh and clean with candy sugar. Green pine with mellow oranges and a spicy, bitter end. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (6063) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2015
On nitro at a pizza joint in Madison, pours a murky orange with some creamy, thick white head. Nose has biscuit and orange jam, a little vegetal, some grass, lemon. Flavor has a lot of lemon and pine, chewy grains, a little bubblegum maybe. Creamy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Towey1989 (723) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2015
Bottle at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) Pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma is strongly hoppy of grapefruit, mango, pine, some orange and caramel. Taste is similar of grapefruit, mango, orange, pine, resin and balanced with caramel sweetness. Medium bodied and an oily texture. A dry, citrusy hop bitterness in the finish. A nice and simple IPA but o’so tasty. Citrusy, hoppy and slighly sweet. Easy drinking for a 7% beer and so smooth, but not as bitter as it claims though.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
miyauchi38 (769) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2015
IPA. ホッピーで、&

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GuenSmith (28) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 23, 2015
This beer smells of citrus hops, peppery, sprucey pine notes . Color is golden yellow with thin layer of foam which dissipates quickly. As the name implies, the taste of this beer is hop whoopin’ yet enjoyable with hop notes beginning to end. Hop whoopin’ is smooth on the palate with mild pleasant oiliness. Overall, an excellent hop forward IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (10695) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
12 ounce bottle shared at the July MDF tasting. Slightly hazy golden, large creamy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of sticky resin and earthy hops, caramel malt. The taste is bitter piney, citrus, resin hops, grainy and caramel malts. Medium bodied, low carbonation, moderate lingering bitterness.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2306) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Draft at stone tap. Literally no aroma but that is made up for by the creamy white nitro head. That’s a really good nitro IPA. Sheet lace. Fantastic brew and best one from O’so I’ve had in memory.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2495) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Kind of a West Coast IPA - huge hop bitterness with resin flavor, not a lot in the malt department. Good fine carbonation. Nice hop aroma. Thick, tight off-white head, that slowly settles. Good drinking beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (1966) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Pours a mostly clear bright yellow golden color with white head. Pine, citrus, light fruits, and some floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with plenty of resinous hops and a nice hop bite. Great example of the style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Troupis (124) - - APR 18, 2015
Wowzers! Hops! No joke on this. Hope heads will not be disappointed. Looks like a miller lite and tastes like an IV of pure hops into your body. It is what is. Hoppy. Fascinating. Fun. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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