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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
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From the first taste of this IPA you will pick up the fresh oak character and Cascade hop bitterness that gives this beer a balanced finish. Pairs well with Asian or Mexican dishes, grilled meats and of course, IPA’s classic mate, Indian curry.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8104) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle. Grapefruit peel, pine, and wood aroma. Hazy golden yellow color with small head. Sweet orange/apple flavor initially with a strong pine and citrus peel finish. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Golden yellow with a milky white embryonic fluid and an active macro-esque off-white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, breadiness, oak and some toasted malt. Taste of oak, toasted malt, floral and citrus hops. Moderately thin and a touch dry, finishes peppery and remotely bitter.

1.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - NOV 9, 2010
sample at round barn. very hoppy, light yellow hue. Poured out, not my style. Tasted oak which is strange for an IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Tasted 8/20/10. 12oz bottle. Relatively clear and filtered. Moldy off-white head. Aromas of flat lemon lime soda and subtle woody vanilla notes. Medium to full bodied with a rather good melding of flavors. The mild and chalky candy citrus hops mix well with the oaky vanilla creaminess. Throw in a bright splash of crisp effervescence and you got yourself quite a nice surprise! Neither the hops nor the wood overwhelms the palate, but instead they are well blended and very complimentary. Well done!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2516) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Bottle. Pours a lovely clear orange with a thin head of suds and aromas of soapy citrus and a little oak. Flavor is much more impressive. Lots of sweet tropical and citrus with a decidedly oaky backdrop that peeks through from time to time. This is fairly sugary for an IPA, but the fruit flavors work well with the sweetness and the oak and just a hint of resin/pine balance things out. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 20, 2010
12oz bottle from shawnm213, thanks Shawn. Rating #26. Darkish yellow/gold pour with a real big fluffy head and medium lacing. Aroma is pretty much citrus to me, I can faintly detect a little oak but I don’t think I would have noticed if I wasn’t looking for it. Light bitterness and fairly smooth with the hops sticking on the palate for a good amount of time. (1264)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MeadMe (1332) - Riverview, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2010
A: Pours a hazy orangish amber hue. Nice tall head with a real foamy cap that lingers for the duration. Large chunks of lace. S: Not alot going on here. Hints of caramel, pine, and light citrus. T: Same as aroma. Light sweet malts, with hints of pine and citrus. No oak at all. M: Medium in body, smooth, good carbonation. D: Like the beer just okay.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JaBier (5066) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2010
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear gold pour with a big white head. Oaky nose with pine and grass hop character. Interesting flavor that starts off with spicy hops and turns to light smoke and finishes piney. Kind of odd, and not really swaying me into the camp who thinks oaking IPAs is a good idea.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ibrew2or3 (7158) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Courtesy of askdrtodd. Thanks Todd. It pours a brilliant clear gold with thin white head. The aroma is mild, a bit floral, some sweet sugariness and flowery perfume counter. The taste begins bright with bitter hops. It then begins to pick up perfumy floral hops with some lingering bitterness into the after taste. I get no wood treatment here at all. Decent IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3277) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 9, 2010
tap. pours a clear orangelike color with a small white head. aroma of caramel, pine, grass, and grapefruit. The oak isn’t terribly noticeable, but I was also pretty drunk when I had this beer. Good beer though. Sorry for the shitty review.


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