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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Centennial, Citra, and Chinook


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (1830) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 19, 2013
On tap 4 oz. sample at Pizza Port (Carlsbad). Clear, straw yellow with creamy white head and excellent lacing Aroma of lemon, tangerine, citrus, light fruit, bread, grass, pine and general sweetness. Taste of pine, bitter citrus, floral hops, light sweet malt. Medium body and high/medium carbonation. Be sure to let this one warm. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10405) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Tap sample. Poured clear dark golden color with an average to large frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy citrus hop and earthy aroma. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Solid brew.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kroney (150) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Had to rate this as an IPA, even though its classified as a "strong" pale ale... the brewers were probably .5 gram light on the hops to make this a pale ale. But its all IPA. And its a really good one. Pours yellowish gold, with a nice 2 finger head that stays present throughout the drinking experience. Big citrus and tropical fruit aroma that carries through in the taste. Nice balance. Lacing is fantastic. Really strong pine/resin/"grass" notes that definitely make this more IPA than pale ale. Great beer. On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1498) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Draft at pizza port. Clearish orange color, good head. Good nose... bitter hops, fruity, mango... Taste is fruity mango, piney, juicey, hoppy. Body is light and fluffy...easy breezy. Good brewski!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Sample at GABF 10/13/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Slightly hazy yellow-gold color with a thin white head and spotty lacing. Citrus and hops in the nose. Medium body with a moderately bitter citrusy hops character with malt and herbs behind it. The finish is hoppy with a fruity aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8856) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2012
GABF. Nice gold pour. Aroma is loaded with nice citrus and tropical fruit notes. Some grassy aromas as well. Good citrus/tropical/grassy hops on the tongue with some biscuity malt. Pretty nice brew!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Growler. Rating #24. Clear light gold color with a white head. Tropical hop aroma, light pineapple, very nice. Nice rich bitterness, concentrated hop goodness. Nice stuff. (2472)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2012
Draft @ Pizza Port Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity hoppy peachy piney aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter peachy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter peachy piney finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 29, 2012
Draught at Carlsbad. Dark blond with a fine, low, head. Big hop nose, grassy, herbal, grapefruit. Nice grapefruit and fruit salad flavor, lightish honey malts. A bit too spritzy. Nice enough finish. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7859) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2012
draft at PP Carlsbad. lightly hazed gold body with a fine bubbled white head. direct c-note American hops dominate the nose: grassy, dank, wet, bright, citrus-heavy with touches of melon. moderately creamy carbonation with high bitterness and high hop acids wash and prick the tongue. medium body, lightly chewy. zesty and bright acids abound. well-made and served fresh.


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