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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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It just wasn’t enough to use a blend of 5 varieties of hops in our India Pale Ale. We needed more. We needed to go wholehog! So, we added a sixth hop and created a more pronounced hop nose and a massive hop flavor for our American twist to this legendary style.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHopster (791) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2013
(bottle) My first taste from this brewery and a nice surprise. Well balanced hop flavors without going too far. Elevated alcohol very well hidden. The chosen beer to for an unplanned Reilly’s session. Looking forward to more from Stevens Point.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narnad (1458) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Pours an amber color with a white, thin film of a head and moderate carbonation. Aroma is very nice with a strong pine resin and floral hops note, light citrus with lots of sweet caramel coming through at the end. Flavor begins with a sharp grapefruit citrus mixed with some resiny pine. Once this subsides, a smooth and sweet caramel malt flavor takes over and combines very nicely with a lightened citrus and a very bitter hops ending. Beer has a very nice thickness to it to hold the hops flavors very well with a nice smooth alcohol bite at the end of the drink. Overall I was very surprised to see that a Point beer could be this good and bee this drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Pours a nice copper color with a medium head. Aromas of caramel malt and hops.Flavor is of caramel malts mainly, but then a nice bitter hop comes through.Nice bitter finish.The body seemed a little thin for a imperial though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bblack99 (526) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Stevens Point has made it to Kansas City! I grabbed this IPA along with Point Oktoberfest since it was inexpensive and a brewer I hadn’t tried before. I got: a coppery amber pour with a big, dense off-white head that laced and sheeted nicely (can you say fresh hops?) Smell is amazingly malty and nutty, hiding the 8.5% ABV and the half-dozen varieties of hops well. Caramel malts come through in the flavors as well, but the hops come out of hiding and explode in series, flowery, spicy, bitter, citrus, bitter (I should probably learn which variety is which). Yes, the malt takes some of the spotlight from the 6 hops. Yes, it’s a bit thin. And yes, you don’t get much of a sense of alcohol other than the tingly aftertaste. However, that doesn’t mean this isn’t a good beer. In fact, with a bit less alcohol, you could fit this in the plain IPA category and it would do very well!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark caramel-amber color with a huge orange-beige head that lingered. The aroma was moderately fruity, piney and a touch minty with a hint of caramel underneath. The flavor was bitter, tangy and had moderate notes of spruce and pine and lighter notes of fruity and floral hops. There was a hint of mint and a moderate caramel presence.The beer turns a bit dry towards the medium length finish. Medium body. Alcohol well hidden. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finhead (1170) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2010
An amber-orange pour with small off-white head. It has a very nice, hoppy aroma with some citrus notes. The taste moderately bitter with some grapefruit and a long, dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Pours a clear copper with a 1 finger creamy white head. Aroma is caramel, biscuit, planty hops, apple skin, a touch of toffee and a little toasted grain. Flavor is cereal, biscuit, caramel, toffee, planty, herbal and floral hops, nice mineral notes, citrus (think sweetened grapefruit), a faint hint of molasses and a grass and spice fade. Palate is medium bodied with an oily entry, crisp dry finish and a light yet fairly sharp carbonation. Really odd IIPA, think of a cross between an English style IPA, ESB and Amber then "imperialize" that, make sure its a little on the sweet side and you have this beer. I like it in a weird way, but it’s definitely far away from the average IIPA, maybe more of an ESA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2679) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2010
I always rate and then read my peers so not to be swayed and was a bit taken back by the low scores. My beer was crystal amber with a small lacing head. The aroma of citrus and pine was very nice. The flavor was more malty sweet but it had a nice peppery feel and clean bitter hops to finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2012
A murky hazed dark amber IPA with a thin off white head. In aroma, a nice earthy biscuitty malt with resinous floral hops, with some catnip notes and light spruce notes. In mouth, a smooth herbaceous biscuit malt, with grassy and floral hops, attenuated with age, but still very solid. Bottle more than a year old.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2001) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2013
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of sweet malts, citrus and pine. Taste is malts, citrus and pine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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