Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 2191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Bottle. Pours a hazy and murky orange-copper, almost like a harvest moon, with a small fizzy white head that becomes a patchy rocky film shortly. Fragrant floral fruit and citrus hop combined aroma with a lightly roasted caramel sweet malt (cookie) background. Flavor is heavily bitter and sour citrus rind hop with a light acidity and caramel malt body. Medium bodied and fizzy palate, goes a tad dry but very drinkable and refreshing. Lives up to its name in a pleasant and inviting way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CTwriter (34) - USA - NOV 5, 2005
One of the best beers I’ve had in a while. It lives up to half of its name: it’s bitter, but not brutally so.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2005
How to judge this beer. First off it tastes great. But then is it a bitter? Yes, it is bitter, but that gets overshadowed by the hop flavor and aroma. Okay so who cares about style, it’s delicious if you like IPA’s, which I do. Anyway, hops and more hops with a little carmel sweetness. Yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Slightly hazy medium-golden pour with a tall, rocky off-white head. Quite a lot of sediment, as well as some very persistent lacing. Aroma was strong with citrus and grassy hoppiness... and some underlying caramel malty sweetness (really what I’d hope for in a good ESB). The first things to hit the tastebuds were the Cascade hops... with their wonderful grapefruity goodness. Very good balance between the high-alpha and bittering hops, as well as the medium caramel backbone. Very pleasant grassy/piney bitter finish. Definitely enjoyed this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - NOV 3, 2005
damn, what a sweet babe. nice hoppy aroma w/ firm body. orange hue w/ off white head. grapefruits aroma, and bitter, as advertised. well balanced, and hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2005
Tap @ Summits. Orangey-copper color with a thin white head. Light citrusy hop aroma caramel malt underneath. Flavor is light on the malt with a fair amount of tangy hop acidity and a modertely bitter finish that is long and dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Bottle - nice big grassy, spicy hop nose. Deep golden color with a white, white head. Very spicy flavor! Sweetening as it warms. Aroma becomes quite malty. Slightly fizzy. This is a nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2005
12 oz. bottle. wow, what a pleasant surprise. clear amber in color with a fast fading head. medium amount of caramel flavor with a nice strong hop aroma & flavor. nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2005
Ah yes. A very nice malty version of a bitter. The hops are present and the aroma from them is very agreeable--some herbalness, pine, and very fresh smelling, but there;s also some mellow fruitiness and dough in here. Pours cloudy amber with a nice big head. Full but not heavy mouthfeel. It’s hard to find a decent bitter. I may pick some of this up again to see if it qualifies for repeat buying status.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
amalsugar (41) - Tremonton, Utah, USA - OCT 28, 2005
This is just a tasty beer. I have had 22 oz bottles and on tap. I have to admit on tap is awesome. The appearance, aroma and flavor blend together wonderfully. Start a Revolution!

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