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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
When the first Pale Ales were sailed around the Cape to arrive in India in the early 18th century, outcries of “Zounds! Jolly good! and Huzzah!” were heard across the East Indian subcontinent. Similar exclamations are to be expected when sniffing the piney aroma and tasting the big hops, huge citrus and candy-like malt of Pfriem’s own IPA. Drink up, Guv’nor.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontape (469) - Valley Village, California, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle in Portland, about two weeks old. Delicious freshness. Woodsy hops on the nose with clean malts backing. Some citrus, some caramel but everything is integrated and towards a clear vision. This is a well-crafted IPA, no doubt. Not earth-shaking but more importantly not overly ambitious or unfocused. I want to drink a lot of these.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (6034) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle thanks to Daniel. Pours a clear gold with small white head. The aroma is dank and citrus. Medium mouth, very bitter, dank, citrus, good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neepsntatties (1368) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle. Colour...hazy golden-orange with a thick white head. Nose...definitely on the piney side, as opposed to the grapefruity side, with conifer pitch and crushed pine needles. Palate...right away, the whole of the palate is awash in massively piney hops and tremendous opulence! The mouth is full and rich with flavours of star fruit, quince and kumquat and there is a deftly balanced finish to round it all out.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OlyIPA (27) - - JUL 3, 2015
I have four ways of quickly refering to the flavor of an American IPA; citrus, pine, smoke, and malt. I like the first three. I don't understand how anyone could ever refer to a beer with a dominant malt flavor as an IPA. But we do. I refer to the flavor of this hop profile as smokey. It's good. Mildly bitter. Crisp and clear palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7996) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle, shared on the bus at RBSG. Clear medium gold. Piney, dank hop character, clean biscuit malts, bitter finish. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (13202) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle @ RBSG 2015. Just a couple bucks at Whole Foods. Light golden colored beer with a white head. Plenty of orange and grapefruit hop aromas to this. A bit of pine, grass, and subtle tropical fruits along with a bready malt base. The flavor has more malt than I expected from the aroma, but isn’t overly sweet. Good citrusy hops and pine bitterness. Dry finish with some grass and cracker. Pretty solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5526) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Sampled at the hrewpub. Clear amber hold with an off white head. Lots of lacing. Hoppy PopTarts in my mouth. Pine with pears and rich sweet malts. Now tasting citrus and tropical fruit. Nice change of pace mid sample. Graham crackers. Yes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6033) - Utah, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle on the RBSG party bus
Clear golden with a medium sized white head, good lacing. Aroma and flavors are grassy and pine
Nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2608) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Had on draft at the brewery. Another great ipa from this brewery. Citrusy, pine, floral, malts are in the background.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper color with a moderate off-white head on there. Nose is floral and resiny and super hop-forward, and is just really inviting for the hop head. Taste is lightly bitter and a bit tingly with the afterburn of the hops. Really fresh and pleasantly crisp. NICE brew.


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