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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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A "Central Coast" style IPA brewed with Firestone Walkerís Dustin Kral. Jim and Dustin used five different hops for a crisp bitterness and two separate dry-hoppings for a distinct floral and citrus bouquet.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (1886) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle via trade. Nose is slightly floral with some tropical notes and light orange/tangerine/fruitiness. Pour is slightly hazy, orange in color, medium white head that laces well. Taste is a wonderful orange/tangerine hop explosion; as subtle, but not pithy and overpowering bitterness keeps this beer dry and crisp. Slightly sweet but just enough to balance the hop profile. Very enjoyable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2652) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle at home with Greg. Pour is clear orange with a small white head and great lacing. Zesty, lemony, tangerine, grassy, orange peel, and crackery malt aroma. Taste is orange peel, grassy, grapefruit, lemons, biscuit, snappy, and resin with a medium bitter finish. Sticky mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Really nice as fruity well-balanced IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (686) - Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Nice! Big orange pour. Orange and grapefruit pop out in aroma, along with some onion. Taste is very citrus sweet with a slight bittering at the end. Fine beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Wow, so delicious like a big juicy orange exploding on your senses. Pours thick dark orange amber with a big creamy beige head. Aroma brings sweet juicy and spritzy oranges. Flavor brings delicious citrus oranges with subtle zest under the sweet fruit flavor with almost no bitterness which is so smooth on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremyh70 (707) - Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2014
An almost clear bright light golden with a white head that dissipates rather quickly and leaves decent lacing. Chivey and onion scents hit my nose first with citrus and floral aromas following close behind. Taste is similar with that dank oniony flavor wrapped up in citrus pith and some hints of tropical fruit. Thereís a ribbon of caramel thatís quickly overcome by the floral and earthy flavors and a moderate bitterness. Finishes mildly bitter and nicely dry. Mouthfeel is crisp and bright with a light/medium body and moderate carbonation. Easy drinking with a nice balance of dank, floral, citrus and tropical flavors and a mild bitterness compared to many other IPAs.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
On tap @ Revolution. Orange pour with a nice haze and some white head. Big time grapefruit, pineapple, and pine hop aromas. Some caramel, a bit of grass, and a nice hint of tangerine. Flavor is pleasantly bitter, though a touch sweet. Caramel and bready malt, good pine and grapefruit. Lots of pineapple, too.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
edwardbass (514) - Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bomber. Dark yellow color with a medium white head that shrinks quickly. Aroma is earthy, slightly grassy. Taste is earthy and grassy as well, with citrus pith, a mild and pleasant astringency and a balanced sweet background. This really doesnít look like a highly-carbonated beer, but mouthfeel says it is, which is a little odd, and detracts a bit from it. Still, an excellent, albeit pricey, IPA. Then again, itís a collaboration with Firestone Walker, so itís cred proceeds it, thus the price tag.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jh773 (124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2014 Clear golden-yellow with a thin head. Strong pine/hops aroma with some orange peel. Taste much the same; quite dry and bitter, not much malt either. Surprisingly fizzy palate. Itís decent if unexceptional.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2657) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2014
On tap at the Daily Growler. Gold pour with thin off-white and spotty stick. Sweet citrus, floral and herbal aroma. Tastes are sweet malt, tropical fruit, little pine, earthy, floral. Slight dry in the fruity finish. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thome50 (1029) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Tap at FWIBF. Pours a golden orange with big white head. Aroma is pineapple, dank hops, slight malty fruity bubble gum. Taste is very west coast (central coast) hop forward drink with mango, pineapple and just the right amount of bitterness.


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