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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (1975) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Copper pour with a 1 finger creamy tan head. Aroma is full of fruity, pine, and tea like herbal hops, a decent amount of caramel, toast and a little toffee. Flavor is caramel and toast up front, some husky grain, mineral notes and a light, planty woodiness, thistle-like floral hops, tea like herbal hops, pine, old dry citrus and a little cat box hoppiness. Medium body with a medium sharp and blanketing carbonation and a dry, mineral water feel after an initially somewhat syrupy entry. Not bad overall, the hop blend is different, but I like it.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkSachon (610) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2014
12 oz bottle from the sampler case. No overpowering hop blasts but just average on taste. What you would expect from a budget priced case of beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwm1034 (650) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle from Brunos in LG. Pours darker yellow with one finger head; some lacing. Sweet nose...caramel....which carries over into the initlal taste....hops come in a little later....good but not great...but good to find a bolder / tasty brew from Point!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2209) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2014
12 oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of malts, toffee and resin. Taste is caramel, toffee and pine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5506) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Good looking pour, a clear amber/copper body with a creamy and sustained ecru head. The aroma is sharply resinous with a touch of unripe peaches and peach pits. A sweet toffee scent oozes out from beneath the hops. Thereís more of a sweet malt presence in the flavor, but itís soon bowled over by the hop tastes and a sturdy zesty/stony/piney bitterness. The finish is a bit sweet yet continues with the hop bitterness for quite some time. Pretty decent.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (580) - Iowa, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy copper orange with off white head. Nose is nice orange and malt. Taste is sweet orange and tropical fruits. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Nice dry aftertaste. Good IPA.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Vir4030 (525) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Pours a medium brown clear with a thickish head. Tastes a bit roasted with some hops. I wish I could like it more.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
askewbrew (18) - Edmond, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Pours up to a nice permanent buff head that leaves delicate lace. Color is a bright copper. Aroma is a nice blend of floral and citrus hops with a nice malt backdrop. Flavor is surprisingly sessionable and balanced with pale and light crystal malts balanced with citrus and floral flavor hops and a balancing bitterness. Mouthfeel is light-medium. Overall a very good and easy drinking IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmagnus87 (2449) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear, dark orange with a half finger of off-white head. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruits with something a bit pissy in there. Taste is similar, lightly bitter. Light bodied with a thin and slick texture. Lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Meh, good but not great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
umich03jm (2074) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle. Golden amber pour, very little head, tons of sediment that just hangs there. Aroma has a bunch of caramel malt with some juicy citrus and light pine. Taste is a little hoppier than the aroma but itís still very malty for an ipa. Caramel, pine, citrus, and wet grass. Medium body. Decent but almost not even an IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdm1984 (682) - Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Weak but pleasant aroma; some caramel malt and hop resin. Excellent finger-length, fluffy head with amazing retention and great lacing - 5/5 on appearance! Flavor: good caramel malt and hop balance. Resin in the finish. Palate slightly watery. Slightly sweet. This is more like an English IPA or even an ESB than a standard American IPA, which means it is naturally not that highly-rated here, but I will take this over an over-the-top, undrinkable pine bomb any day. I also like it more than any other Point offering Iíve had so far; I came into this with not very high expectations, but this is a nice, pleasant, milder IPA thatís very easy to drink. Recommended if youíre like me and enjoy good malt/hop balances in your pale ales.


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