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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Pours golden with a hazy gaze. Smells floral with hint of alfalfa, and spucey dry on the palate. Very drinkable, but not, the Stoned Toad Pale Lager I just drank.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GuenSmith (18) - 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 (10507) - 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 (2299) - 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 (2482) - 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 (1919) - 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 (117) - - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
knickskicks (908) - - APR 9, 2015
Bright yellow. Little carb. A lot of lemon on the nose. Taste is a lot of lemon, piney, bittering hops. Very unique.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
1pintatatime (113) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Pours a surprising yellow - gold color. Thin white head. Aroma is full of pine. Taste is initially sweeter than expected and mouth feel is a bit soft, with unexpected hints of a fruit (mango? banana?). Then the hops come in with a long, dank finish. Good, but oddly soft. And I prefer a bigger citrus profile.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
akoeninger (550) - 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 (227) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2014
On nitro; creamy head. Smooth finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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