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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Not so long ago there was a war, an IBU war, in which breweries raced to brew a beer with more bitterness than anyone could imagine. During this dark period, IPAs seemed required to be bitter by definition, some people liked them, some people did not. Who knows the winner of that war, but thankfully it is finally over and it’s time for the new school of IPAs! These IPAs focus on the flavors and aromas of that glorious green cone… the hop…and not on melting your face with bitterness for no real reason. Man O’ War is a new school IPA! Bright tropical fruits and juicy citrus in the nose are followed by a mouthful of resiny citrus and just a wee bit of clean bitterness to balance it all out. Much less bitter than many IPAs out there, yet so much hoppier.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Thick bright white head that leaves a nice lacing. Smells very citrusy, orange and grapefruit with a grassy or piney edge. Delicious. Taste is much more resiny pine and grass clippings than anything else. The bitterness seems a bit coarse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1872) - Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2015
A solidly above average classical ipa with modest bitterness and nice if not powerful citrusy and resiny flavors. A good drinking beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (1074) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Draft at the WF Draft Shack. Golden pour, decent white head. Nose is pine. Bitter. Middle is medium kilned malt, citrus, wood bark. Finish is leveled hop bitterness. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2523) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Pours a clear orangey copper pour with a white head that leaves a sheet of lacing. Aromas of orange and lemon. Light melon. Taste is medium bitterness. Medium light body medium carb. Good house IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6526) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2015 Austin, Tx - on tap at Pinthouse, Sparkling medium golden soft snow-white head decent lacing. Spruce-like aroma, a hint of passion fruit. Medium citrus bitterness, some spearmint, a touch of light caramel. Decently thick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (1735) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Draft to taster at brew pub pour light gold with moderate white head. Nose pineapple, mango, fruit hop. Taste mix of moderate bitter and sweet up front. Then fruit hop and more sweet malt. Long ligth bitter finish. Reasonable drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Tap, orange pour, white head, nose and taste are super citrus, juicy, very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4993) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Draft at the source. Classic pine influence IPA. Fruit is here mildly but he pine is here in all its glory. Very simple and clean grain bill that gives just enough sweetness to balance the nice lingering pine. Bitterness is of a classic IPA, moderate and lingering. All pine here and done in the right manner. Nice !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1595) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Hazy bright yellow. Nose is floral and bright. Nice fruity notes but still a decent hop bite. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4360) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2015
On tap at Pinthouse Pizza. Gold with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of grapefruit, grass, floral, lemongrass. Taste is heavy in citrus, florals, slight bitter pill.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
lownote (378) - USA - FEB 19, 2015
A little hard to get an aroma... sitting next to the kitchen. But I do get some floral hops. Pours a v pale gold color for the style with a nice thick head. Taste is a pretty sharp hop... really alpha, bit resiny, low malt. Not super easy to down. Really fresh. Sharp carb that fits well with the hops.

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