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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3146) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Poured a lightly hazy, amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, dank herb, amarillo, pine, toast, and some caramel as well. Taste of pine, citrus fruits, light toffee, grass, and a raw, grapefruit bitterness in the finish. Pretty freakin hoppy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
doboy (416) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2009
Poured a caramel color, kinda dark for an IPA. But that’s where the problems ended. Nice lacy head, grea hoppy floral aroma. The flavor was lite, and the body full and nice. Great aftertaste and bittering. Good enough to make me want to be a Nittany Lion!!! Shared bottle with Uncle Steve, Brian, Tom and the Southern Beer Guru, Drbayern!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Bottle, courtesy kramer. Pours copper color, with creamy white head and very thick lacing. Nose has sharp piney hops, some vanilla, mango and other tropical elements. Bitter hops hit first, with some nice tropical fruit to follow. Crisp, drinkable and very bitter, but yummy.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adrian910ss (2317) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CelticBrew (750) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Bomber, from that unbelievable Beer Pimp, Brian. Poured 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. 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. Overall flavour has a well balanced tropical fruit, yet hop bitterness. Well made beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1359) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Pours a rusty amber orange color with a small head. Nose is a deep sweet citrus with a nice scents of pine. Taste is sweet with bustling citrus, quite full of flavor and taste. Finishes sweetly with a nice bitter citrus ending. Quaff Score 8 / 10

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Bottle from Brian shared with my tasting buddies. Coppery amber with a solid off white head. Big pine and citrus aroma over a toffee background. Medium body and carbonation, quite dry with a lingering bitterness. The hops come on quickly with lots of bitterness supported by a study caramel sweetness. A very nice IPA in the West Coast tradition.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Transparent deep golden bronze color with a well-lacing frothy white head. Aroma of fresh citrusy grapefruity hops and a touch of pale malty sweetness. Body starts with good fullness and a nice amount of sweetness which is well-balanced with the resiny bittering and flavor hops before a crisp, bittersweet finish. A nice, very drinkable IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2009
Well served very cold this beer is awesome. A honey amber body with a white head. Rich pine and citrus with a nice full hoppy honey character. As it warms the caramel comes out a bit more and its less impressive.


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