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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Golden in color with an assertive hop bitterness. This beer won gold medals at The Great American Beer Festival in 1989 and 1990. A true American Classic.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2423) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle shared at Exira Beer Summit 2012. Thanks to bnielsen13 for the bottle. Pours a copper color with white head. Citrus, hops, bready aroma. Very hoppy/bitter, resiny flavor. Nice IPA.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tia (1124) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle. Hazy caramel with pillowy white head and decent lacing. Smells lightly floral, a bit biscuity, faintly dank and piney. Flavor is sweet and floral. With a light hop finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fezzy (100) - California, USA - FEB 8, 2015
This one was a little on the old side to be at peak and a gusher to boot, so I was ready for a drain pour, so I was pleasantly surprised to find it not much different from the fresher bottles out of the same 6-pack I’d drank some months before. Not a particular distinct nose, mild fruitiness and light malt, but nice medium body and moderate bitterness on the palate, citrus fruit and pine resin that lingers nicely. Nothing mind-blowing, but a solid, tasty IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Banksiz (49) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 15, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2015 Piney nose, with some resin and citrus and a slight smokiness. A slight green apple fruitiness as it breathes and warms up. Satisfying body, not sweet or malty, but with a full, oily mouth feel. Pleasantly bitter, with no harshness. Lingering bitter finish. An excellent IPA. The bitterness does most of the talking, but it’s backed up a rich oily body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (3289) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Hazy, dark and golden. Good amount of head. Pine and some residual citrus in the flavor. Picked up in SF in 2014.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6578) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"6.5% abv, lighter in body and look. toasted malt with some good piney hops in the aroma. nice bitterness in the flavor as well, with a pleasing dry bitter finish. not the best, but quite good. "

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1164) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Pours a cloudy amber color with a grapefruit aroma. Taste is light floral with a hibiscus aftertaste that quickly disappears. Clean and clear IPA that is simple and refreshing. The hop bitterness is slightly lacking but makes the beer very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (2736) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2014
4 oz draft pour at Spacebar. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral notes, caramel. Tastes of citrus, pine, floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation. Not too complex but good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11898) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2014
12oz bottle, 6.5% ABV. Medium white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/lemon, light bread. Light-medium body, some resin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjgmd (1623) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Pours a burnt orange color with a nice white head. Nose is more pine and resin. Taste is typical genetic blend of citrus, pine and resin. Finishes on the same tasting note with a bitter finish. Descent ! Quaff Score 7 / 10

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1549) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bomber. Pours a dark hazy amber orange with an off white head and aroma of hops and grapefruit. Taste is of pine, resin, hops, grapefruit, and citrus leading to a dry, bitter finish


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