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RATINGS: 2175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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TASTING NOTES: A non-traditional India Pale Ale with big citrusy, hop flavor and intense hop aroma. Medium-bodied with a vibrant lingering hop-bitterness that is anything but brutal. Enjoy!

8 INGREDIENTS: 2-Row, Carawheat, C15 & Rogue Farms Dare™ & Risk™ Malts; Rogue Farms Alluvial™ Hops; Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Poured a nice tan gold color with a fluffy head that died about 1/3rd through my glass, but left a small amount of lacing. The second glass from the bottle, however, was a hell of a lot cloudier. I guess that’s because a lot of the wheat malt settled down? Hmm....Anyway, the aroma has a slight fruit candy sweetness, but the floral hops are the main focus. The taste upfront starts with a bit of citrus and light malt flavor, but the real highlights are in the finish. That’s where the medium bready flavors begin, followed by roastiness, and then the lingering (but not IIPA-overpowering) hop bitterness. I like the way the tastes progress and that my second glass was very different from the first, but the flavors could have been slightly better IMO. Maybe even a bit more maltiness? Anyway, I enjoyed this beer, more complex than I was expecting.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkMagus (499) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Golden amber color with a thick foamy head. Sweet, predominantly hoppy aroma, balanced by a delicious maltiness and a hint of caramel and honey. Flavors are powerfully hoppy but with a sweet malty and fruity... finishes with an intense hoppiness. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MPA (916) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - AUG 31, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy orange/amber with big, offwhite head. Caramel, citrus, and hops in aroma. Taste is slight malt, a lot of citrus and hops. Not so brutal though.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sincere (145) - wichita, Kansas, USA - AUG 29, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pours a beautiful dark honey color with small and shortlasting head. The aroma is the strongest honey scent I’ve ever smelled from a beer. Very sweet, very poignant. Medium carbonation activity. The taste starts sweet, goes malty smooth, and ends with a very hoppy and piney finish. It leaves the tongue bitter, and to me, that’s a drawback to this otherwise great bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgmike4 (30) - valencia, California, USA - AUG 29, 2006
wow....not a big esb guy but this one caught my attention...flavor sweet...light notes of hazelnut and carme. the palate was some what thick and very very very smooth...barely any bitterness...???..would def drink again.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Hopnessmonster will tell you that this beer is unclemattie’s kyptonite. After drinking just one of these Premium Bitter/ESBs I am done. Ready for a nap...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber/copper color with tiny particles floating throughout and a thick bumpy head. Aroma of cakey malt, hops, some dried fruit maybe. Zesty citrus hop flavor explodes up front, balanced on the back by slightly toasty caramel malt and a very strong hoppy finish. Nice consistency in the palate- not watery at all. Damn fine.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2006
smells great and hoppy peppery all that jazz looks liek crap though. pretty bitter a little hint of cirtrus. not too shabby nto to special though. lingering taste of licking out a cashed bowl of weed.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (33805) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2006
An amber beer with no head. The aroma is sweet caramelic, with a touch of hops. The flavor is sweet and a bit sticky with notes of caramel, leading to a slightly bitter end. Boring compared to my expectations.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Bomber: Aroma is malty with hints of caramel, toffe, and a little pine. Poured hazy amber color, but no particles. Sparkling. Medium off white head. Good lacing. Flavor starts of malty, but then gets a little piney hop to it. Crisp, but then a nice bitter, toffee finish. Medium sweet and heavily bitter. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Average-length bitter finish. Overall, a nice Bitter.


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