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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (24607) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2016
Bottled@Little Pub, Vaasa. Hazy orangeish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is brutal fruity, grassy and floral hops. True hop bomb. Flavour is also hopbombastic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21227) - , 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (17802) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (16849) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
Bottle from Reading BF 2016. Deep gold colour slight haze lasting white head. Fresh leafy hop aroma with some toast. Attractive. Malts are still not up there with the cask conditioned beer I have had today. Some sweetness. Yes some US malt but a huge hop presence too which is fun. Some heat from the alcohol good hops

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (16262) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (15710) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13161) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Draft nitro. Poured hazy copper color with an average creamy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy creamy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture with soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bitter flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. Very good brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13067) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 21, 2016
330ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
Very sweet caramelly aroma. Full palate, sweet, but OK carbonation. Sweet caramelly malts and extreme bitter bite. Finish bitingly resiny and bitter. Modern strong IPA, works just about.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (12826) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Bottle poured a hazy gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of biscuit, skunk bud, earthiness, grapefruit, tangerine and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit and pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12572) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
A hazed blonde IPA with a thin off white head. In aroma, a nice herbaceous malt with floral hops, catnip notes, very nice. In mouth, a nice challenging IPA with catnip hops, resinous, menthol coolness, very nice. On tap at Istmus Beer and Cheese Fest, Jan 21 2012.


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