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RATINGS: 206   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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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
azzj97 (9) - - APR 12, 2013
Sweet in the buds at first then nice hopped bitterness. I like this beer because it reminded me of NBBC’s Ranger line which is my favorite dept. store brew. A craft beer should stand out from the rest because of the premium price imho, and this beer did not. However, this beer could definitely be a door opener for people who like sweeter beers to turn a new leaf. I will buy this beer again and try others from the company. This beer is brewed from one company and sold by another and craft beer is a delicate process which takes close attention so brewers beware. Regards, AZZJ97


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (3037) - 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 (5975) - 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 (1000) - 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 (1437) - 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 (11568) - 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 (1463) - 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 (1414) - 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

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocJitsu (990) - Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Pours a very cloudy orange-golden color with a short, quickly dissipating off-white head. Piney, citrusy nose with toffee malt aromas becoming a little too overpowering for the style. Full body with a wet texture. A mildly harsh hop leads the roasted malt. Both merge midway to impart a distinct prune flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFunGuy (677) - California, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Aroma of mango and a cloudy gold color with a little white head. It has a bitter hop flavor but has subtle sweet notes too. Complex. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
penstemon (127) - - MAY 10, 2014
Pours amber-orange with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is lots of pine and grapefruit, some toast and bready malt. Taste is orange and grapefruit, grainy malt, and medium bitterness with a bit of fusel alcohols or solvent like off-flavor. I’m guessing this was a bad bottle, and I’ll re-rate if I get a chance to try a fresher one.


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