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RATINGS: 90   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Tap at Ottos. I had thought this was going to be stronger than 5%? Pours a nice medium copper with a nice lasting tight white head and good lace. Aroma is fruity, light tropical notes, lots fo citrus- grapefruit, some lemon and good pine needle character. Flavor has a good light malt backbone, with a strong resinous, pine and citrus hop, and a really good raw hop bitterness- ends a bit tacky and harsh from the hops which was nice. Good clean long finish- very easy drinking. I still think it must be higher than 5%.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2009
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, malts, slight toasting, slight caramel, and a hint of grapefruit. Poured amber/orange in color with a small to medium-sized, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Very good to excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly bitter. Tastes of hops, malts, slight toasting, slight herbs, and slight caramel. Medium body. Slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Lightly bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (4858) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4785) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Sampled on draft this beer poured a ruby caramel color with a large khaki head. The aroma was fruity, floral and lightly piney hops. The flavor was bitter, tart, fruity and piney with a floral hop undertone and light sweet malts. The finish is short and hoppy. Nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (4704) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Bomber. Deep red-orange body with a slim beige head. Orange and Cascade-forward hoppy nose, seemingly gentler than their Double D. Taste is extremely bitter and resinous and dry, puckered my mouth at the beginning, and there’s residual violence on my tongue at the end. Medium-full body with lasting bitterness and fizzy carbonation. A little too far.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Thanks gunhaver for the share. Pours amber gold with a nice white head. Nose is sweet malt with noticeable tart citrus, honey, pine, and and some floral hops. Flavor is pine with tart grapefruit. Lots of malt and a bitter bite. Interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2010
This poured a nice amber color with a large white head. Aroma was nice medium amount of floral and citrus hops but nothing too crazy. Flavor was much the same at the beginning a nice blend of different types of hops, but unfortunately the bitterness fades quickly into a rather bland biscuty finish.

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (3942) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Had this at the 2011 Pittsburgh Ratebeer Christmas Eve Eve Tasting. 12 oz bottle of rude ipa, certainly on style as far as I’m concerned. Clear and a little darker than a pale lager. Big hoppy aroma. Taste is of course over the top hops but it is a little dull. Surprisingly, it does have some creamy carbonation, something I’m not used to in a strong ipa. Finish? Bitter long medicinal feel. Again, on style.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (3930) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Hand-Bottle from Miver. Thanks Joe. Pours a deep red amber with a small sudsy white lace. Nose has a lot of perfume and floral notes with some tropical and citrus fruits going on. Flavor has a nice complex hop flavor--more citrus juiciness, earthy, a bit of lemongrass. Tasty, wish I could have it fresh but the handbottle. held up pretty darn well. Thanks again Joe(Exclamation point)

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3636) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2008
From growler. Terrific nose on this one. Fruity big hop nose, with apricot nectar, pine resin, and grapefruit pulp. Mild nutty sweetness in the malt. Very fragrant, hoppy and sweet. Dark coppery brown clear, with thin foamy off-white lacing head. Pretty dark for an IPA. Medium watery body, with medium carbonation. Easy drinking. Starts with rich caramel-biscuit malt sweetness that is quite mild. For all the wonderful hop aromas, this IPA is not that bitter or hoppy in taste. Nice apricot-grapefruit hop taste, with just a mild astringent bitter finish. The hops are more tasty than bitter. The after is lightly dry, with a nutty bitter character and mild sweetness. Very nice IPA - like the milder, sweeter version of Double D.


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