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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puzzl (3257) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3190) - Ithaca, New York, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LinusStick (3036) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Decent but typical IPA. Aroma was very floral. Rose petals, earth and fresh cut grass. Pour was a light bubbly gold with a one finger white head. Taste was not very hoppy, but a nice refreshing beer. Light malt and earthy hops that does not linger. Would be a good lawnmower beer. Mild carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3030) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
keepersj12 (2956) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Very nice to look at. Clear amber with a red tint, small head. The aroma is floral and fruity. The taste disappoints though. Slightly fruity with a bit of caramel. A bit thin as well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 29, 2009
22oz bottle courtesy of treyrab, thanks Trey. Clear copper pour with a long lasting white head. Citrus aroma. Lots of nice clean hops flavor, very nicely balancd as well, very good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2660) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2009
FRO throwdown: hilarious name. Piney resiny hops. Light toasty malts, cold and empty finish. Bluh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2653) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
The beer has a decent color with a nice reddish/brown hue to it, a nice white one finger head, and decent lacing on the glass. The beer has a decent citrusy hoppy scent and a mild medium malty finish. The beer tastes decent with a medium citrusy flavor that is followed by a well balanced maltiness to it. The mouthfeel is decent as the beer is well carbonated and has a lingering bitterness from the hops. Overall, a decent IPA but it doesmt blow you away..but decent.

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