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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A soulful combo of bold Cascade hops, sweet Colorado blue spruce tips and a touch of caramel malt will satisfy your craving for something unique. Make this your first pick. Malts: Caramel, Two-Row

kkleu357's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkleu357 (561) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2014
My first in the 4 pack was the peach mango. Man was that bad. Had little hope for the spruce beer after that. Luckily, this one didn’t disappoint. Darker straw colored body. Aroma is rich malty with some happyness. I really like the taste. Nice hoppy earthy flavor with a hint of spruce. I think it is really good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkSanta410 (604) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Amber pour, nice white head. Aroma is malty, a bit of grass, not super hoppy aroma. Taste is light tropical fruit, apricot, faint pine. Caramel. A bit malt heavy, moderate bitterness. Smooth body, moderately carbonated. Average.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onslow (1264) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear medium amber / orange brew with nice head. Aroma is earth, resin, almost moldy and dank. Taste is surprisingly mild - some up front resin on a sold malty base that just rides out to the finish and ends with a whimper. Point makes a great IPA in Beyond the Pale - what happened to those guys with this series? (I do have two more to go...)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a dark orange with a finger of off white head. Aroma of pine and slight citrus. Taste is heavily bitter, loads of pine and spruce. Pretty good. Like its name suggests, heavy on the spruce/pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (3333) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2014
I am not sure I can identify the spruce apart from the hops but this is a decent IPA one way or the other. It is clear and orange with a small foamy had. The noise is of sticky and piny hops and a bit of pineapple. The taste is pretty similar and a bit sweet. This is a bit heavy on the palate but lightened a bit by vigorous but soft carbonation. It finishes with some resinous pine bitterness and some lingering sweetness. This isn’t a knockout or anything but I can drink it so good enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (9170) - Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2014
355ml bottle. A bit sweet in the flavor, some spruce flavor but mild, pretty standard offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfinney23 (2257) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Kind of tastes like drinking a Christmas tree, which was fun for a while but got old pretty quick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRenter76 (291) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Originally sampled on 11/20/14. Aroma wasnt as expected, i really was expecting something really piney but it didnt happen, the malts were as prevelant as the faint hops. Body and lace were pretty good, mouthfeel is very slightly sticky, finishes ok. Flavor is about even between the hops and caramel malts with no big pine or spruce presence. Overall it was just ok but a bit of a let down considering the name "Spruce Tip IPA".

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (7952) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle from Princeton’s Liquors. My least favorite in the series. Same clear rich orange pour as the Peach Mango. Aroma is dank, some pine resin, and something a little rotten. Medium to lighter palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bubblehouse (776) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Not bad. The spruce flavor doesn’t really addd to much in my opinion. Still very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (2185) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 26, 2014
bottle into glass, shared with pal at club w... nice clean crisp hoppy aroma and taste, would do again, slght bitter finish

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