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RATINGS: 199   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeroverthere (81) - USA - APR 5, 2012
Color: Light brown Aroma: Citrus fresh, floral Body: Initially a big hoppy bitterness with floral spicyness. Finish: Dry and bitter Over-all/Mouth-feel:Medium carbonation, medium body. Refreshing IPA.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocJitsu (824) - 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 (596) - 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 (117) - - 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. Im guessing this was a bad bottle, and Ill 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 (12) - 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 (1497) - 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. Its not your everyday IPA, for certain, and youd likely enjoy it if youre 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 (665) - 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 (2330) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Draft from notes. Pine resin hops and bready malt. Very good beer but nothing to go crazy over.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle @ Rubicon. Golden orange pour with a white head. Nose is orange, grapefruit, and floral hops. Some pine, bread, and toasted malt. Not bad. Flavor is decent as well. Moderate bitterness, some grapefruit hop notes, and a touch of orange. A bit more bread forward than Id like, however.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kathouse (916) - Nevada, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Golden color but hazy with a white foam. Aroma is a mix of citrus, melon, and malt caramel. Hop bitterness is distinctive. Flavors of malt and bread clash with the hop citrus and red fruits. Finish is dry and bitter.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (986) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Draft pour clear golden. Nose faint bitter, but not much there. Taste grapefruit bite, hint of pine, but just mostly bitter.


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