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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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One of our favorite styles, this ale is a hop explosion. Light in color, heavily hopped in the kettle as well as conditioned with several unique hop varieties. This creates a beautiful floral/citrusy nose which is balanced well by a smooth and full finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Courtesy PhillyBeer2112. Pours a very lightly hazy, golden-orange color with a small, swirly, off-white head. Minimal, spotty lacing noted. The aroma shows a cardboard-like, stale graininess with a strong wheat presence and old, citrus and floral hops. Flavors are similar, sweet caramel malts and dry cereal grains being accompanied by a mildly bitter orange and floral hop presence. Medium bodied, with light to moderate carbonation, there is a dry, biting astringency that lingers on the finish. This one didn’t impress.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2587) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Courtesy theisti. Amber color, light foamy head. Lightly hoppy, bits of citrus and pine. Light palate, very easy drinking. The wheat lightens it up a little. Mild bitter finish with a lingering grapefruit hoppy flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2008
12oz old via trade. Pours light orange with a bright white head. Nose has light hops. Taste is sweet with a lot of citrus and big pine. Tastes better than it smells.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TwoDudes (77) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Bottle - from trade with pepperford - I think the bottle may have been a bad one. Opened with no psst at all. Poured and the tiniest wisp of carbonation created a "head" that wasn’t really even a head. Nose was muted and not really even there. Decent balance, I guess, on the palate. I couldn’t get too many hops on this one, so maybe it wasn’t supposed to be this way. I will re-rate if I can get my hands on another bottle. However, the one I had was very dissapointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2008
[Bottle] Pours an almost clear gold with a small soapy off white head. Aroma is citric hops with a little caramel malt. Flavor is a little woody/earthy, nice hops, and a bit bitter on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7253) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2008
Bottled. Poured medium golden with a whole helluva lot of sediment floating around in there. The aroma was nice and juicy with candied oranges and a bit of bubblegum leading.. it was so sweet that I had trouble finding anything behind. The flavor wasn’t a surprise after that nose.. sweet sugary orange candies all over with a bit of spicy floral bitterness and orange zest around.. finished with an odd sweet and bitter contrast. Medium-bodied and juicy on the palate with a very sweet complexion.. kinda hard to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Tasted 9/24/08. Thanks Keir! 12oz bottle. Largely sedimented with a copper hue. Trace white head. Fruity floral apple aromas. Bright hoppy nose. Medium bodied and bright yet bitter. Zippy and crisp palate. Slightly sticky finish, but the bitterness lingers longer. Not over the top, but a good palate. Sediment is the only dissapointing aspect, but that’s only visual. Everyday session drinking!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Cloudy golden yellow-orange with a slowly fading white head full of floating hops. Aroma of heavy floral hops, bread, dough and citrus. Taste of heavy hops as well, floral and citrus, mildly vegetal. Pine and some sweet malt to balance it out that lead way to a semi bitter finish. I was pleasantly surprised by this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5148) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Light gold body with a bright white head. Strong grapefruit with some almonds. The taste is very bitter with lots of grapefruit and some toast. A finish of bitter almond shells. Fairly well done with plenty of bitterness in the finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Quite a solid IPA. For some reason I thought this was coming from the same people who do Falls Brewing and South Shore, which are in my opinion, unimpressive. This beer is not super-special, but I liked it. Appearance is a cloudy gold color with 2cm of white head. Aroma is pretty hoppy but not all that pungent...a bit of citrus. Taste is pretty mild; noticeably hoppy but hardly aggressively so. Mouthfeel is smooth. A very agreeable beer, but not all that special. A friend (SurlySober) brought this over; no idea where it came from.

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