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RATINGS: 98   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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1712) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle from Breeze Thru. Pours a golden yellow, very clear, with a bit of a head. Aroma is all hop juice. Pine and floral. Lovely. Taste has that sticky hop flavor with some sweetness and a bit of a vegetal taste. Somewhat syrupy. Very bitter, but not in a citrusy way. Finishes shorter than expected. Quite a powerful aroma that would have been a terrific double ipa if followed all the way through.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1682) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2013
Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a nice dissipating white head. Nose is like a bowl of fresh citrus, mainly grapefruit. Taste is sweet grapefruit with nice bitterness, full of flavor. Finish is dry and ends with fresh bitter sweet citrus. A very nice IPA. Quaff Score 8 / 10

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1651) - Arizona, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Pours a clear, radiant, light orange golden. Large frothy white head. Fruity hoppy, juicy, fresh aroma. Very. Nice. Citrus, orange, light grapefruit, little tropical, just enough malt character to balance. Medium body. Excellent bitterness. Flavor adds some resininess, pine. Nice sweetness to balance the bitter. Excellent beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zgaier (1608) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2013
Pours a cloudy orange with an off white head and aroma of hops and citrus. Taste is bittersweet, of hops, pine, citrus, and grapefruit with a nice striking bitter, dry finish. Delicious IPA

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Orange pour white head. Spicy, resinous hops. Wish I knew what the hop was since the label says its a SMaSH beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (1540) - Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Dark orange pour. Dank and citrusy. Pine finish. Nice full body (almost creamy) for an ipa. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2011
On tap. Pours a hazy bright orange with a small white head. Aroma is very bright citric hops, a lot of tropical fruits playing with a light biscuity and sweet caramel backbone with the sweet orange and mango notes at the front. Flavor has much the same balance, lots of fresh citric fruits from the sweet start to the crisp and grassy finish. Maybe a touch of pine at the end along with all of the tropical notes. Medium body and a sharper carbonation. A very straightforward but super fresh IPA, reminds me of a hot summer day

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narnad (1502) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Pours a hazy yellow color with a modest, white foamy head. Aroma has a solid mix of resin and citrus hops nose with a modest amount of strong grassy hops at the end. Flavor starts off a bit off and I am not sure what flavors are creating it but the best I can describe it is kinda weedy(?). After this subsides, some mild citrus grapefruit, pineapple and light pine sneak in before some slightly toasted malt presence kicks in at the very end. Light/modest body, low carbonation, oily presence on top of the beer when light hits it (actually get the oil slick look to it). Overall a good brew but not as good as their other hopped brews. Seems to be a bit rough at the start with some flavors not melding as well as they should. Still a good, enjoyable brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GJF (1364) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 2, 2011
On tap at the Brasserie V in Madison. Very nice. Lush creamy body, lots of sticky pine and grapefruit hop flavors. Dense head with lots of lacing. Well done.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
sthlm (1246) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2013
[Bottle--old rating] Pours hazy orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, candied grapefruit, some grass, rubber, and sulfur notes. Taste is sweet, moderate to mild bitterness, fair amount of alcohol, some peach, rounded grapefruit, and a good deal of malt at the end. Full mouthfeel, smooth, good length finish. Overall, too syrupy and not my thing.


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