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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nsquishee (570) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Very nice hop/malt balance, with a pronounced hop bitterness at the finish. A new offering in MN. Iíll be having more of this. Reminds me of a dIPA, but it doesnít pack as much ABV.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (527) - 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 (2219) - 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 (9918) - 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 Iíd like, however.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kathouse (811) - 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 (890) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ADfan (538) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
Pours a hazy copper color with a small head. Aroma has some bitterness and fruits like bananas. Taste is unique with almost a Belgian quality to it. Slight bitterness and then some citrus in the backend. Average IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
azzj97 (9) - - APR 12, 2013 does not count
Sweet in the buds at first then nice hopped bitterness. I like this beer because it reminded me of NBBCís 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theMole (5) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2013 does not count
the aromatics definitely are the source of most of my enjoyment with this beer. Thank god I didnít just drink it out of the bottle

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vikingguy (761) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Cloudy orange color with white head. Strangely very little aroma. Taste - Mild grapefruit notes, floral caramel malt and a bit herbal. Itís pretty good but not my favorite flavor profile for an IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDurden24 (1491) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Bottle, itís a cloudy golden orange color. Aroma is sweet malts and some resiny hops. Grassy and resiny flavors. It is ok.


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