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RATINGS: 91   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (3586) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Bottle: Poured a sharp orange with a light off white head. Aroma is caramel malt and citrus hops. Flavor is chewy hops and of set by the malts. The bitterness remained in the finish and keeps the tongue eager for more.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3554) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Draft. Pours clear amber with medium, frothy, off-white head; decent retention and good lacing. Aroma is caramel malt, earthy hops, spice, and light bread malt. Flavor is light sweet malt, heavy earthy and floral hops,and light fruit esters; dry, bitter finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3450) - 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]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (3393) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrChopin (3276) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2011
hazy amber, thin lasting white ring. Nose is stale cardboard and cheese, light grass and resin. Flavor is more resin and grapefruit front, mid is caramel and oxidation, finish shows more resin and light fruit. Thin, sticky, hopefully this isn’t fresh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a crystal clear, deep copper-red body with an inch thick, white, rocky head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is loaded with heavy pines and sharper grapefruits. A light amount of sweet caramels, apricots, and florals keep this in check, but this is all about the piney hops. Flavor is the same. A light caramel sweetness greets the tongue before an assertive piney bitterness comes in. Lots of grapefruit with a slight resin, apricot, oranges, a light toasted bread, and plenty of florals make up the rest. Finishes dry with a nice, moderate bitterness that lingers for a long duration. Overall, a very tasty IPA. Clearly this is about the hops with just enough of a balance to keep this in check. I really like the finish in that it keeps the assertive piney hops to a slightly higher than moderate bitterness. The intense pine flavors initially made me anticipate an over-bitter finish, but this is definitely well made and prevents that. I really liked this one.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puzzl (3251) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2008
Hand bottled. Very cat-pissy aroma, almost overwhelmingly so. I guess some muddy, used coffee-filter hops were present, but eww in general. Very piney, dank hops in the mouth, extremely bitter, very unpleasant to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 25, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2009 On tap at the brewpub. Flickr(http://www.flickr.com/photos/26049401@N0 Raging floral and pine nose. Really fresh-scented, rich and pungent. Flowery. Bouquet-heavy. Amazing. Pours a coppery gold, with a tall finger of sparse white head. Flavor is equally rich and dense with strong bergamot, jasmine, sandalwood and orchid. A bit of spice and some light malt blends. Relatively dry for the style, with a minimal yeast and alcohol presence. Deft balance. Finish is tersely bitter and maybe a bit heavy, even for the style, but it creates a lot of complex as you move through the beer. Drinkable, nuanced, richly flavored and fresh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Hand Bottle (That puzzl had left at the Blind Tiger. Thanks Andy!) Amber pour with a dense off white head. Odd aroma giving off resiny and fruity hop qualities- oily resins, tropical notes of mango and a squash-like hint, with a uric acid note in there. Funky. The body is creamy with mild carbonation (could be because it was hand bottled) Either way, the flavor gives off some tropical fruit hop flavors of peach, which is accompanied by an odd uric acidity (pissy, as Maxxdaddy described it) Citrusy notes come out as well with an oily piny finish. Although the alpha acids seemed a bit pissy and earthy, I rather enjoyed this IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Orange-red, beige cover. Aroma is crystal malt. Taste is more crystal malt...old.


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