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RATINGS: 202   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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WisconsinBeer (705) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange color. Minimal head. Flavor is soft malts, slightly sweet. Finish is clean and hop forward, leaning towards herbal/grass. Light bodied. Decent example of the beer.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11443) - 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 (1402) - 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 (1359) - 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 (902) - 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 (623) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jahouse (13) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 21, 2014
Light hoppy aroma (cascade). pale golden color. standard west coast ipa taste: crisp and slightly bitter. sweet finish. crisp mouthfeel. Overall, very average California IPA

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansermadide (1518) - Kyle, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
Hazy bright orange in color with a pale, but bright white head, this has a soapy, somewhat tropical, slightly citrusy hop nose and some possible pilsener malts present. The flavor is grainy, a little reminiscent of a Belgian ale. It has a nice level of hop flavor for the variety, and the body, although thin, still offers a potent mouthfeel that I feel I have to thank the yeast for. It’s not your everyday IPA, for certain, and you’d likely enjoy it if you’re into Belgian pales. Some nice hop flavor makes up for some of the almost unpleasant finishing notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (754) - California, USA - APR 14, 2014
Pours a light amber color with an off white head. Citrus, hop, caramel, pine and malt aroma. Hop, citrus, caramel, pine, biscuit, floral and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a caramel and citrus hop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Draft from notes. Pine resin hops and bready malt. Very good beer but nothing to go crazy over.


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