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RATINGS: 1332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2009
The creamy texture of this beer is the best part. Bomber from Charles St. in Boston. Aroma and flavor are surprisingly more subdued than I thought they would be. Expected a more agressive bitterness, piny characteristic and floral/citrus aspects. Instead, I got a very balanced beer. Malt is very pronounced, with a slightly sweet honeydew character. The hops are definitely there with light pineapple, apricot and tangerine notes, but a very soft bitterness. Excellent, but not what I was looking for. Would drink it any time, anywhere.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyW68 (1056) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Hazy orange with white head. Aroma is hippy funk. Close to weed. Taste follows nose with a beautiful short bitter bite. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HeadyDE (499) - Delaware, USA - AUG 13, 2014
draft at HNT in lancaster...hard to really find any thing bad to say about this one...awesome aroma..flavor profile is really hard to beat...hoppy..easily sessionable if you want to kick it up a notch from the lower octane ipas.. if I could get this easily by me I would drink this all the time...really enjoyable offering..the ipa that I think any hophead has to appreciate and respect...mmmhm..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1057) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with foamy head. Juicy fruit punch aroma. Taste is sweet up front, with light malty bread notes, then citrus and tropical fruits, and finally a bitter dry finish. Medium body. Very nice IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (890) - - AUG 5, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-16-12- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer was served a hazy amber color with a two finger white head. The head faded over a moderate amount of time to give a decent level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is a nice blend of sweet fruit and hop. It has a pineapple and mango aroma mixed with a very good dose of grapefruit and tangerine citrus hop. While the citrus hop aromas are strongest, there are notes of a nice pine and floral hop as well. With these hop and fruit flavors is also a good dose of yeast. Overall the smell is quite tasty. Taste – The taste begins with a nice bready and sweet tropical fruit flavor with notes of a pine and earthy hop. These hop flavors then get stronger as citrus hop flavors of a tangerine, lemon and grapefruit flavor come to the tongue. When the citrus arrives, a sweetness also comes to the tongue creating a sweeter hopped up taste. As the taste advances to the end, some to the sweetness fades with the hop remaining constant, which in the end of the taste results in a nice semi-sweet hop bite on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly above average side in terms of both body thickness as well as carbonation. The carbonation may have been a tad too high for the hoppy flavors (although it was nice for the fruit flavors of the brew). The carbonation level did however, make for one pretty easy drinking brew, giving overall a nice feel to the beer. Overall – A nice IPA with a nice fruit and hop blend. Not too sweet or bitter but balanced fairly well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2022) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle @ Haket Bar. pale golden with a small white head. malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit and hop bitterness. Medium body with a nice bitter sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2014
On tap at Harpers. Aroma is bitter grass, citrus zest, and some floral. Pours hazy blonde with a nice medium head. Taste is bitter lemon, grass, and a light malty resin finish. For the most part, this is just a bitter awesome hop bomb. Nicely played.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jflopsu (524) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours a dark and hazy rust orange with thick white head. Has a citrus hop, malt, and earthy aroma. A great taste with citrus hop, grass, pine and light fruity malts. A strong and bitter hop aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bpreo (1545) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Kind of fake tasting for an India Pale Ale. The 7.5% alcohol content tips the scale towards the positive.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrodooo5 (991) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 12, 2014
This is a beautiful ipa in all forms! Awesome golden pour w/ a big white head that leaves phenomenal lacing! Aroma is robust w/ hops. Taste is crazy smooth while providing the ipa bitterness. This is an ipa to remember!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppyBudgie (692) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
Aroma of pines, fruits, fllowers and spice. Flavour is citric and herbal. Quite flowery and a bit soapy. Full bodied. Very dry. Has a mighty bitterness in the end. Very good and balanced brew.


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