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RATINGS: 1480   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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With 78 IBUs. Our version of a West Coast IPA- brewed in the San Diego style. This massively hoppy beer gets its flavor and attitude from no less than five hop varieties including Amarillo, Centennial, Cascade, Simcoe and Summit.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (5603) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2007
22 oz bomber purchased from Capones. Pours a very hazy orange/amber with a HUGE foamy white head that slowly disipates and left some serious lace on the side of my glass. Huge grapefruit aroma that was easily detectable from three feet away as soon as I opened the bottle. Chewy mouthfeel with a very dry and bitter finish, seems almost like an IIPA. While this beer was still on the cold side the flavor was all over the place, lots of grapefruit, grainy bread and alcohol that didn’t meld well at all but seemed to be competing for first place in the strength department. As it warmed the three flavors found harmony and it melded quite nicely. Very good indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2007
This is a solid IPA. Pours a clear copper color with a small white head. Big time citrus aroma, with scents of grapefruit standing out. Medium bodied, well balanced, and somewhat smooth - with good citrus hop flavors throughout. Nice!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (6075) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Coppery orange, decent sized white head. Big hop aroma, big hop flavor, exactly what I’ve come to expect in a Southern Cal IPA. Nice mix of earthy and fruity hops with a unobtrusive malt backbone.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2007
(Old rating discovered in a dusty pile of forgotten notes.) Thanks to aspidites for this!. Pours dark gold. Medium body and carbonation. Aroma and taste of every permutation of hops. Resinous finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StefanSD (2376) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2007
650 ml bottle from local liquor store. Pours a cloudy unfiltered amber-gold color with an ample sudsy off-white head that leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma is strong with citrus and a touch of caramel. The Flavor is hops forward with biter hops dominating the show, adding to that biter is a fair amount of citrus flavors (mostly lemons and some grapefruit), pine oil and some sour grapes. The caramel that was hinted at in the aroma never is fully realized in the taste. The mouthfeel is full and silky smooth; the carbonation is lively and effective. This beer finishes long and bitter hoppy. Overall: This is a biter hops lovers beer-- all others need not apply. Recommended

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nimbleprop (7495) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2007
Pours from the bomber a translucent brownish orange body with a clumpy off white head that left sedimentary rings as the glass emptied. Smells fruity, floral, piney - very balanced aroma that is inviting and not intimidating. Flavor is well balanced too, malty, sugary, piney, lemony, grapefruit, spice even a touch of biscuit. Goes down smooth, lasting bitterness, but nothing overwhelming. The mix of hops produces a great balance between aroma and flavor. A very drinkable and loveable IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Pours copper with thick frothy head. Strong citrus and floral hop aroma complimented by caramel malt and grain. Nice citrus bitterness flavor balanced with slightly sweet malt. Good dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Bottle. Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, yeast, and some sweetness from the malt. Flavors of some bitterness, not over powering, and some sweetness from the malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2536) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Decent sized white head of fine bubbles. Reduces slowy. Light carbonation. Big floral and citrus hops aroma. Lots of grapefruit, orange, bit of caramel malts and some yeasty notes. Color is a hazy dark orange. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. A little bit thinner than I expected. Big hops presence in the flavor again with some tangy grapefruit pith, a noticable alcohol warming and buttery malts. This brew has a great mouthfeel. Finishes tart and warming from the alcohol. Lingering creamy malts and dry pucking bitterness. A very good IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6650) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2007
Bottle: Deep orange, dirty and full of sediment, large rocky off-white head, clingy lacing.   Semi-sweet citrusy nose, mild hop bitterness.   Has somewhat of a cheesey funk to it too.   Strong citrus aspect on the tongue.   Assertive hop presence but not overpowering.   Malts compliment the bitterness very well.   This one has the citrus background but without all the harshness one would expect from the rind.   Very well done.   Does pick up a bit more rind as it warms.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   This one seems to be heavily on the citrus side, very minor tea and tobacco leaves.   Not a lot of floral or what I would call hop bitterness, but for being a citrus oriented IPA I thought it was quite nice.   Thanks for sharing Dane.



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