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RATINGS: 163   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7202) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (6820) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2010
On tap at Sugar Maple. Clear gold/amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is orange, pine, grass and grapefruit with very little malt. Orange and grapefruit flavor with some pine and sweet malt before a bitter grapefruit rind finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6657) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 23, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2013 Clear amber color with off white head. Pine, grapefruit, dusty pale malt aromas. medium body, creamy, average carbonation. Citrus hop flavors with a lightly sweet pale maltage to balance---drying finish----good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle:   Pale amber, hazy, moderate white head, fairly nice lacing.   Sweet citrusy and pithy nose.   A little floral.   Sweet pithy start, a touch earthy but its minor, with a bunch of sweet citrusy white bits towards the backside.   Not bitter at all.   Well, bitter I guess by not biting.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes just as it started, citrusy, some sweetness, a bit pithy, with faint floral notes.   Really enjoyable!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6449) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 23, 2014
Nitro Tap. Pours clear golden, medium supper creamy white head, lasts forever, great lacing. Aroma is pot, grapefruit, orange. Flavor is the same, medium honey sweetness, light dank potty citrus bitterness. Not harsh. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Interesting and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (6342) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2016
(Bottle, 0.355 l - importer reports the BBE date to be 31/10/2016, from Alko, 20160122) The beer poured amber and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had pine, grass and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were pine. fruitiness, grass, malts, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. A good hoppy brew but nothing exceptional.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (6289) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2016
355 ml bottle from Alko

BBE 31/10/16 (importers label) - Pours clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of cardboard, aged hops, grass, citrus, pine, hints of earthiness and caramel. Taste is earthy, hoppy and sweetish with some citrus, pine, resin and caramel. Finish is slightly cardboardy and grassy with some pine, resin and citrus. Decent, but not very fresh.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Braudog (6255) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
On nitro at Uber Tap Room. Holds a big, airy head youd expect on nitro. Drinks with a sweet, earthy and spicy character. I dont think the nitro creaminess accentuates the right aspects at all. It gives it an almost yellow cheese aspect, maybe good for a cheese-oriented tap room, but the sharp finish is a definite downer. (#5163, 7/6/2013)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (6248) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2016
355ml bottle from Alko. Poured amber, slightly unclear with a thick creamy white head. Piny, lemony, sweet tropical fruity aroma. Quite juicy stuff. Feels somewhat thin for the abv, but makes it very drinkable. Hoppy, citrusy, floral flavors with a dry, slightly woody finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (6043) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle shared at Chrisos 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


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