Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 1322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
70 IBU’s. 1.061 Original Gravity.

Full-bodied, very hoppy, citrus, pine, fruity notes with nice dry, bitter finish!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheRealBastard (145) - The-No, California, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Smooth and fresh. This beer is not as bold as the Pliny, but still very solid. Pine, citrus and hops came out of this bad boy. This beer is much more dry compared to the Pliny, drank this one right after the Pliny. Great overall beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xpimptastikx (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Pours a clear golden with minimal off with head. Smells bitter, piney, and with a hint of citrus. Tastes less bitter than the smell, but still a nice bite. Feels good in the mouth, very smooth. Leaves a nice lasting bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Bottle. Pretty orange copper with a small white head that fades to a thin film. Light citrus and pine aroma. Grapefruit, orange, and piney hops with solid but not overwhelming bitterness. Malt maintains a presence in the background. Nicely carbonated but perhaps a touch thin. Great lingering finish. Almost delicate for a West Coast IPA. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Rota, SPAIN - OCT 21, 2008
Bottle courtesy of the notorious ajm. Pours a dark golden shade with a frim white head. Smells of mild hops that build in character on the palate. Heavy with salt -- almost like bacon grease. Tasty and distinct.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Poured a nice amber color. There was a pleasing hop aroma. The beer was very hoppy as expected with a little bite from the bitterness that almost reveals itself as an astringency. There was a good malt/hop balance, which I like to see with IPA’s. The hops linger on forever in your mouth, which I think is just awesome. Overall, this was a nice IPA that I would try again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (7905) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
Draughyt. High white creamy and lasting head. Slightly hazy golden body. Aroma of hops, nothing else. Flavor likewise simple but good hops bitterness with a heavy carbonation and a long lasting bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CartersBrewing (1) - Billings, Montana, USA - OCT 18, 2008 does not count
Had on tap at Falling Rick during GABF 08. Tasted very good and had a great hop aroma and flavor, but tasted too close to the Pliny the Elder that was also on tap that night. Expected them to be further apart in hop profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Cold bottle from Joey @ Southbay. A bright but not overly fruity aroma, and this continues in the very smooth flavor. While the hops are present, they aren’t at all isolated - a perfect presence here from the foamy head to the very slightly salty finish. Perfect size for a bottle, too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - OCT 17, 2008
Served cold from bottle. Pours clear gold with a good-sized white head. Aroma is loads of pine and other floral scents, some citrus notes and a hint of sweet malts. Great hoppy taste with a lingering bitterness that slowly peters out. Light/medium bodied, very easy to drink and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2008
UPDATED: APR 4, 2009 OK, after 30 or so pints @ the brewpub I think I can rate this. Clear amber orange with a one finger white head, slowly fading to a thick film and sheet of lace on the glass. Aroma has loads of grapefruit pulp and rind, along with some bitter pine needles and clean caramel in the backend. The flavor is much the same with added pine needles, and a fair amount drier and more bitter than the RR IPA. As far as I know they don’t vary the hops, but this particular batch is incredibly fruity and amazing. Other batches are a bit more dank and "weed"-like. Bitterness peaks around a 6 in the dry finish. Typical of the West Coast to deprive your senses of malt character, but the purpose of IPA?s was not for the malt. Burps pine needles. Light to moderate prickly carbonation with a medium body. I must bump my rating up a bit, as this batch (4/04/09 rerate) is phenomenal. Wonderfully crafted West Coast IPA.

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