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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (7959) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2009 TAP: at Bulldog Lowertown (St. Paul, MN) on 1.25.09. Pours a hazy yellow/gold with a small head. Caramel on the nose, and a taste of malt, grain/bread, caramel, some citrus, and muted hops. Lemon forward on taste. Awesome flavorful IPA for those who don’t like their beers overly hopped up. CASK: also had this on cask.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tedovertu (287) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Medium orange color with large particles floating. A watery IPA with an average flavor. Not much bite for an IPA. Excellent appearance and lacing. Nice muted pine and orange hop flavor with a little dryness on the back end. Definitely no Two Hearted Ale but is an average IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5351) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Tap at barcade - this was one of the better beers of the night for me - poured nice and hazy - the aroma and flavor were both full of fresh, pine/citrus hop tanginess/bitterness - grapefruit pulp and a lot of orange flavor - sure, some flaws manifested as it warmed, but I made sure to drink it fast, because those hops sure were tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Tap at barcade. Better than the bottle I had out in MN a couple summers ago. Pours a mostly clear light cppery orange and a nice sticky head. Aroma is on the phenolic side- lightly grassy alogn with some piney and citrus cascade like hops- seems cold dry hopped from the phenols. A bit more grass and plasticy phenols int eh flavor with some tacky citrus and light pine needle- orange comes through the most on the citrus with some grapefruit but seems a bit solventy as it warmed. Ok bitterness and a sticky finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009 Enticing hops aroma of flowers and citrus. Hazy amber-orange, full creamy off-white head. Good head retention and lacing. The hops are well-developed in the mouth, but the malts are off, a little lactic, husky on the finish. Unremarkable on the palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2008
On tap at Santorini Taverna and Grill in Eden Prairie, MN. Dark amber in color. Indistinct aroma. Taste of light grassy hops and perhaps a hint of malt. Not all that bitter. Somewhat ordinary IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Bottle. Pours hazy gold, white head. Aroma is citrus, grass, ketchup. Flavor is grassy, malty, bitter, not complex and not distinctive. Not awful but definitely not a great IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2008
Draft at capones. Pours a golden body with a small white head. Lots of hoppy aroma and flavors, pine, citrus, resins with a big rusty mouthfeel. not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2827) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2008
Courtesy Phillybeer2112. Cloudy light gold pour. Big citrus pine aroma with a nice caramel malt base. Thick chewy hop resiny taste with lots of earth grass and citrus. Has a big bitter bite, very good ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a small off-white head. The nose is very sweet with hops, citrus, and caramel. Comes across the palate very hoppy up front. Not overly bitter, but very sweet. Overall a well balanced IPA similar to "New Belgium’s Mighty Arrow". Very smooth finish.


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