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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2568) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2511) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Really nice looking, rather dark and reddish with a lot of foam. Very hoppy nose. Creamy palate with lots of caramel and bold hops leading to a very dry finish. This was very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2009
On cask at Zeno’s. Pours dark amber with small beige head. The aroma is slight earthy hops, wood, caramel, and some fruity notes. The flavor is mostly woody with some caramel and fruit notes. There’s a strong nuttiness in the finish that I find a bit offputting. A little bit on the bland side, honestly. I think the cask did a disservice to the beer; I’ll make an attempt to rerate on regular draught.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adrian910ss (2421) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2009
On draft at Ottos. Pours a hazy caramel amber with a medium beige head. Aroma of fresh citrus, light pineand hops. Taste of light tangy citrus, grapefruit, grassy notes, pine and bitter hops. Nice and quite refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 3, 2009
22 oz bottle from the brewery. Clear dark amber with a sticky foamy light tan head. Aroma is citrus, pine resin and caramel. The flavor starts bitter then the sweetness fades in and back to a bitter finish. Medium body with average carbonation and a syrupy mouth feel. This thing is packed with flavor, aroma and body for only being a 5% beer, well done.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obxdude10 (2116) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2009
I wasn’t overly impressed with this IPA. In fact, it’s pretty average. There really wasn’t any one characteristic of this beer that truely stood out. It poured a dark amber color with a generous off-white head. There was some nice lacing around the edges of the glass. The aroma was mostly of pine and earth with some floral hops thrown in. The body and flavors were quite hoppy, but I think they used a bit too much malt. There was an overwelming character or caramel and earth. I think this IPA would have been better had they backed off the malt a bit. But it’s still a decently drinkable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gsmitty80 (2011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2015
Very nice IPA. Pretty copper color that is clear and laces well. Nose is very floral and taste follows through with nice hops and a little bitterness lingering.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (2004) - - MAY 17, 2014
BA-transfer. Poured from bottle into grenade pint glass Appearance - Pours a nice red/orange color with a thin white head that lasts nearly 5 min. Smell - Meet initially with some piney aroma from the hops as well as a little bit of sweet caramel aroma. Taste - a great balance between malt and hop. The maltliness starts strong, with the hops finishing strong. Mouthfeel - Good carbonation and body for beer style. Not too thin but just right. Overall - A great brew to drink on an average occasion. A very good standard IPA and one I would recommend over more well know such as 60 min. IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Big thanks for Josh for this bomber, poured into a tulip. Pours deep, clear amber with a short lived creamy head that leaves a soapy film along the top and a big collar. The lacing is minimal. Big juicy hops dominate the aroma with lots of grapefruits and oranges but with more than a fair share of pine as well. There is a sizable caramel malt sweetness to balance things out. The taste has a much more dominant floral hop presence and the pine jumps to the forefront with a slightly astringent resiny bitterness from the first sip. Lots of caramel malts and toasted bread in the backbone before the pine and grapefruit leave the finish bitter, dry and astringent. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied for the style and coats the palate with sticky hops. The carbonation is soft. This is a solid hop forward IPA with a big enough malt backbone to balance things out and keep the drinkability relatively high. Looking forward to more from this brewery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leafs93 (1882) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Pours a clear deep copper with an off white head. Aroma is floral, hint of citrus and caramel. Taste is mild bitters with sweet finish. Medium bodied.


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