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RATINGS: 177   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 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!


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (6459) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (6453) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle shared at Chriso’s 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (6438) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (6414) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
On nitro at Uber Tap Room. Holds a big, airy head you’d expect on nitro. Drinks with a sweet, earthy and spicy character. I don’t 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)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (6324) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 22, 2016
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Clear amber color. Medium size, white head, stays. Cake, malty, grains, barley, cocoa, sweet in aroma. Cocoa, barley, sweet, caramel in taste. Some hops, nutty and cocoa in aftertaste. Oily mouthfeel. Alcohol is hidden.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6324) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle share at Chriso’s, picked up at Utobeer. As "O’so Hop Whoopin’ ". Orange, slight haze, lightly sparkling, small foamy white head leaves light lacing. Aroma is tangerine, touch of apple, astringent floral hops, touch of booze. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is dried flowery hops, chalky, touches of citrus with a dry finish. A decent enough IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2012
12oz bottle. Unfiltered orange-tan. Big soapy, steady head. Dry, bitter, resinous hop aroma...something a little bit off in there too, factory metal-plastic sweetness. I’ve had this beer numerous times on tap. even on nitro. Never realized it was only 7%. it doesn’t really come off so big I suppose, but there is some intense bitterness, It’s sort of one-dimensional though, mostly soapy dryness. Doesn’t really come together all the way, sort of bold up front but just fades on you. Still pretty enjoyable, and those hop tones do come out the more you sip on it..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5772) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Aroma is pine and juicy citrus. The flavor is grapefruit, mild sweetness, citrus, a hint of tropical fruit/berries and a mix of bitterness and tangy in the finish.


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