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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A classic American IPA with lots of floral punch and assertive hop presence. Hopped with Nugget, Palisade and Amarillo colored to a reddish hue thanks to Munich and Aromatic malts.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (3455) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2011
Nice citrus notes on the nose. Pours a ruby brown with a light white head. Big hop explosions on the tongue especially if you aerate it. The taste lingers nicely.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2011
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body with a small fizzy off-white head. The nose is bright and citrusy with lots of fresh hops and a moderate caramel malt base that has a touch of toastiness. The flavor is rather bright and citrusy as well with some nice grapefruity notes. A little more malt backbone than the Mt Nittany Pale, and not quite as floral. Still quite drinkable though, and not sweet at all. Medium bodied, a touch of chewiness in the texture with moderate fizzy carbonation. I really like the aggressiveness of the hops here while maintaining the 5% alcohol. Good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2011
Deep amber pour. The nose is rich and a little bit spicy. Intensely hoppy. Soft fruitiness with a touch of sweetness on the back. Fruity with a nice aromatic spiciness. Pretty solid stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6707) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Bottle thanks to Brian! Poured a clear deep amber with a tan head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma had a grapefruit note as well as grass and a hint of backing grain. Flavor was similar with the grapefruit being more dominate and just a hint of backing hay and grass.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2011
Enjoyed from a 22oz bomber in an English pint glass. The nose shows a pleasant malt character, along with a tea-like herbal note. However, it shows age, and lacks the hop presence one would expect from an American-style IPA. The palate is malt-forward, again showing a very pleasant complexity, reminiscent of a very high-quality Vienna lager. Munich comes through, especially. Carbonation is nicely calibrated. The finish is lightly malty and clean. Overall, it would be great to try the beer fresh, but a nice effort, even after a far longer time than the brewer likely intended.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2010
In short: A basic not-so-refreshing grassy IPA. Decent beer but nothing special.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh a few days after purchase
The look: Clear dark golden body topped by a medium beige head with good retention
In long: The not-so-aromatic nose has some grass and candied fruits. Taste is grainy malts, candied apples, dried fruits, grass, caramel, citrus fruits, tobacco, earth. The finish had this light tobacco nicotine flavor (like chewing on a cigarette filter) that became a bit annoying at the end of the bottle. Body was soft and the carbonation very smooth. All in all this was well balanced and enjoyable although not very refreshing. I wasn’t too crazy about this. I bought this beer because a gentlemen from Pennsylvania told me it was so good that I would come in my pants and see pink elephants if I drink this beer. Nah, I’m just kidding. There’s no gentlemen in Pennsylvania.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - NOV 4, 2010
On tap at brewpub. Aroma is piney; flavor is piney and bitter. Good but not great.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
bottle purchased from brewery - brown/amber pour, woody and earthy toffee and caramel malts. crisp, grainy toasty malts, dry piney hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3504) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber with a thick off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel malt, and grassy hops. Flavor of caramel malt, spicy grassy hops in the finish. Pretty basic IPA - drinkable and tasty. Can’t complain here. 6/4/7/4/14 [3.5/5]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6607) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Bottle shared at Andy, Joe, Max, and Zach’s hotel room after night one of RBSG. Pours a lightly hazy brown with a thin white head. Slight toast and grain on the nose, a bit sweet. Medium bodied, grain and some caramel. Long bitter finish with some gentle toast.


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