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RATINGS: 181   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.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheHOFF43 (1791) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with no head. Aroma is definitely lacking. Taste is stale hops. Not impressed.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2009
A resinous pine-forward IPA with a pronounced sugary-sweet backside. Not a quaffer because it leaves a residual sweetness in your mouth instead of an inviting dryness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1663) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2007 On tap at the Muddy Pig. The pour is yellowish, marginally cloudy orange. Aromas are odd but interesting: butterscotch, vanilla and mint with a touch of bready malt. Tastes of some acidic citrus - apricot, orange - with a little floral character. Kind of sours a little as it warms; certainly best consumed very cold.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Very fresh piney aroma, great job of nailing down that almost perfect IPA aroma, Taste is more caramelly then you would expect ,a little sweet too, but still plenty of piney hops flavor to give it a rich IPA balance toward hops,nice finishing bitterness too,actually a little different then many standard IPA’s in a good way . Great Job from this little Wisconsin Brewer

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Courtesy Beerlando, I think. Slightly cloudy straw color, thin broken white head. Spicy phenols, moderate hop aroma, but light overall for an IPA. Pretty mild hop taste, more grassy in character. Just ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2010
Pours a hazy yellow orange with a thick fluffy white was. Aroma is grapefruit and citrus hops. Flavor is lightly bitter, crisp, citrus hops. Clean easy drinker. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Solid drinkable IPA. Cloudy pour. Well balanced between malts and hops, the latter not particularly defined in pine citrus or resin. Light bitterness as well. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Courtesy tytoanderso. Gold. Small white head. Lots of small floaters. Aroma of grainy and lightly sweet malt and some spicy, floral, piney hops. Subtle soap. Same flavor, minus the soap, adding citrus and some stale malt. Same stale malt shows up in the aftertaste. Medium body, softly balanced carbonation, very easy to drink. Good IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (1525) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Pint glass on tap at Macís Industrial Sports Bar in Nordeast Minneapolis, MN. Weak, "beery" (i.e., American pale lager-like) aroma with a strong apple juice smell. Absolutely remarkable appearance: Creamy, opague, orange/tan color with a moderate amount of creamy and cream-colored head. Produces the thickest, most extensive, and longest-lasting lacing that I have ever seen (Iím not exaggerating). It looks as though it was poured from a nitro tap, but it wasnít. The waitress told me that it was from the end of the keg, so maybe itís not supposed to look like this. I hope it is, however, because it looks incredible! The flavor is surprisingly malty given the style. It is sugary and fruit-sweet. A typical IPA hops bitterness emerges after multiple sips and is present in the aftertaste. Very smooth and soft in the palate. Medium to heavy body. Overall, this is an interesting, up-and-down sort of beer. Iím not sure how much I like it (I certainly have mixed feelings about it), but I am more than willing to give it another try.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2007
A nice looking hazey peach color. Finger high head of firm and frothy foam of off-whitish hue. This was served in a frosted mug at Old Chicago and it was to determine what the lacing was doing but there was a nice froth always present. Pretty good aroma of soft pine, kinda resembled a balsalm wood character along with some nice rounded citrusy stuff twisted in of grapefruit and dulled lemon. Taste is good, not overly hoppy really, but well-balanced in nature with a solid rendition of some softer pineyness matched well with a decent caramel malting. Quite creamy in taste and body while maintaining a nice hoppy tone of pine and firm notings of citrusy red grapefruit. Clean finish, nothing to bitter on the end other then a bit of pine resin and a portion of citrusy peelyness. Nice creamy body thats just shy of medium with a nice maltyness to it, yet has a hoppy fluffyness and tone thoughout that lasted well and demanded more drinking. And so it goes, this is very drinkable and refreshing. Could have more complexity in the hops, but overall a pretty solid IPA.


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