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RATINGS: 151   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11469) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (10770) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2014 I tasted summit hops in this one, I had it fresh on tap. Too much Garlic//Onion. Bottle is better, less acidic. bumped up.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (10678) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
Excellent IPA. Big IBU yet tangy, very drinkable stuff well crafted. A generous amount of lasting head.. A little cloudy golden. Mango, grapefruit, resiny. Bottle from 20 West Wine and Spirits.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (9807) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2013
12 oz bottle. (Rileys) Madison, WI.
Cloudy yellow golden colour with a big fluffy off-white head. Citrus, pine, sweat, mild bitterness, mild sweetness in a light but fresh aroma. Citrus, grapefruit, moderate bitterness and malty sweetness in the flavour. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9752) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Sampled from the tap at Lucette. Pours a clear yellow gold with a white head that dissipates completely. Aroma has notes of flora and citrus supported by sweet grains and grass. Flavor combines flora and citrus with some light fruits and sweet grain supporting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (9552) - Wigston, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9214) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2012
Bottle at the Casanova Beer Cave festival. Crystal clear yellow pour with a soapy white head. Bright citrus hops and quite bitter. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Pours hazy orange with white head, on tap at GLBF. Huge hop aroma including tangerines, oranges, lemon, some tropical fruit, with just a touch of caramel. Taste is a blast of citrus up front, with a touch of caramel in the middle, and the ending is huge bitter that blasts the palate. Definitely more of a DIPA caliber with the amount of hops in there. Great brew!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (8942) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
On tap @ the ber Tap Room in the Wisconsin Cheese Shop, Milwaukee. Deep golden with a dense head (almost nitro in character). Densely vegetal hop character, slightly cheesy even, very oily.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (8809) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2016
355ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours hazy golden with a thin white head. Citrus, pine and light malt aromas. Taste is bitter, tropical fruit. Dry, bitter finish.


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