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Right Brain Spiny Norman Single Hop IPA

Right Brain Spiny Norman Single Hop IPA
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Complex citrus and piney flavors from simcoe hops.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fakebeersnob (138) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Pours copper with a fluffy offwhite head that lingers ....well, it is still there and I am halfway done. First drink made me surprised at how malty it was. I think I am used to more imperials lately. As I drank more, I appreciated it. There is some citrus, some pine, solid malt to it, but leaves a pleasant bitterness on the tip of tongue and back of throat. Slightly sticky mouthfeel (even with that bitter tongue tip). Very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtw (1087) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2014
bought this bomber before i realized it was dated 9 months ago. however, it still has a nice hops kick although probably not as sharp as it would be in its prime. itís medium bodied with a solid pale malt background and the hops are typical of simcoe - citrus, pine, grass, lavender. nice brew and the name is cool.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
peteinSD (1336) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle extraed from Mike (bottled October í13). Clear copper pour with a white head. Light bitterness and grain in the aroma. Bitterness and spots of pine with some chewy malt in the taste. Lightly coating mouthfeel. Pretty solid actually for a 7 month old IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (2431) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Fresh bottle brought back from the source by Adam. Thanks mang! The beer is orange with two fingers of head. Aromas of hops and pine amidst bread, cracker, malt scents. Decent flavor. The hops donít pop out as much as Iíd like for the style. Mild bready sweetness with some grapefruit and misc. citrus. Medium bodied with light bitterness. This was alright.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3286) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2014
22 oz. bottle from my secret santa umich03jm. Thanks man! Pours a hazed orange color with a thick white head. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruit, baby aspirin. Flavor is focused on citrus and pine, mildly bitter, very flavorful. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Finishes bitter. This is a nice, interesting IPA. I enjoyed it.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benphishin (10) - Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2014
A little floral mixed with the hop nose. Some citrus on the tip of the tongue with earthy notes. Hops linger with a bough bitter on the palate. Nice all around. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (1535) - Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Growler: thanks, Jason! Super hazy & yeasty looking goldenrod colored body with a quickly dissipating, white head. Aroma is dripping with wet hoppage; slightly dank & leafy with big notes of tropical fruit peels & some grapefruit pith hidden in the back. Mild, faint green onion-y notes. Taste is, again, a mouth full of nice, wet hops - small bitterness throughout, but makes for an easy drinker. Leaves, light pine, & a tropical mango & orange combo. Little bit of grapefruit peeks through still. More citric than tropical finish, actually. Mild light malt presence, just enough to be a solid backbone. Very nice IPA, one of the more enjoyable things Iíve had from Right Brain.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
libertine (194) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2014
pours amber with a white head that dissipates quickly leaving a nice lacing on my glass.quite a bit of sediment is floating in my snifter. aroma is pine, grapefruit, pineapple and orange. flavor is very soft compared to other i.p.a.s and extremely well balanced between the citrus flavors. hops is center stage here but once again very well balanced with the citrus and malt. medium bodied, medium carbonation, oily mouthfeel and finishes with a pleasant resinous dryness. very nicely done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Sample at Right Brain. Pours a clear gold with aromas of pine and pineapple. Flavor is crisply hopped and resiny with a nice malt preened the doesnít get in the way and allows the hops to shine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (1868) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2014 Bomber. Pours a cloudy amber color with a small head that quickly fades to a ring. Aroma is sweet, juicy citrus mixed with pine and light caramel. Taste is nice and juicy citrus but more toned down than I expected. Light bitterness. Some caramel in the finish, pretty smooth. Solid IPA. Re-rate from growler shared by Jason. End of a long night of drinking but loved it. Juicy, piney, and a nice malt backbone. Should re-visite this one again from a fresh bottle.


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