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RATINGS: 1368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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70 IBU’s. 1.061 Original Gravity.

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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Bottled 09/05/08. Pours clear gold. Near-rocky sticky pillowy beige head. Steady stream of tiny bubbles rising. Clean white grapefruit aroma. Dry. Dripping with hops. Bitter of course. Herbaceous, leafy green. Reminds me of a leaner 2007 Hopslam when it was still good. Very tasty proficient IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
m4rest88 (388) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - DEC 16, 2008
Pours a clear golden hue, with a white frothy head that is mostly diminishing. Aroma is of Hops, Barley, and Yeast - pretty good smelling IPA Bitter flavor all the way through - the hops and barley really came through in the taste. Not as bitter as I expected though. Medium Body with light carbonation. Not a bad IPA, decently tasty and nice to the nose.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Getting notebook online. Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden hue. Loads of hops on the nose. Great pine, grapefruit flavors. A solid bitter finish. Real good!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2008
damn great ipa when on tap..the bottles...not so much...pretty much the definative ipa that is not a double.....super complex hoppy nose and tons of citrus and very drinkable!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Bottle from my brother - Vac. Poured amber with a frothy white head that left some lasting and good lace down the glass. Great grapefruit aroma with a backing of pine and light malts. Lots of citrus hop flavors with a light malt for balance. Medium body that was just slightly tart up front but with a very enjoyable bitter ending. Awesome.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Copper color with thin, foam, white head. Smell is strong pine with grapefruit. Excellent smell. Taste is actually a little less bold than the smell would suggest. Slightly sweet, but smooth and not ultra-bitter. Very good IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3769) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Bronze with a proliferation of upward hurling tiny bubbles feeding a luscious cream top. Divinely honeyed hop florals and bitterness are a hop nectar salve to the nostrils. Bitter and sweet notes intermingle. Raw hop leaf flavor and good, refined bitterness. Piny. A hop lovers IPA. Ends moderately dry.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Good, but overhyped. Poured a cloudy yellow with a fluffy white head. Aromas of grapefruit rind and pine. Signature ton of hops like in Pliny, but very soft in the finish. I guess every CA IPA cant be super abrasive, but I was looking for more citrus or more pine and did not get either. Still beats 99 percent of the east coast IPAs out there.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rederic (3251) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2008
500ml bottle, bright yellow gold color, with frothy whithe head, very good floral hop citrusy nose of grapefruit, with some resinous, piney, coniferous accents with a hint of crunchy caramel malt in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, fruity, flowery hop coniferous character, with some pine niddle, cedary accents, with a hint of fresh mintiness, some oily lemon peel citrusy, with some toasty malt undertones, leading towards a fruity, zesty, citrusy, coniferous hop bittering finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (3306) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2009 500 ml. bottle. Pours a beautiful thick head which has good retention, followed by attractive lacing, over a golden body with many tiny floaters....nose is enormous with heavy bursts of pine, resin, grapefruit, ?vanilla....tastes of slight malts initially then the burst of grapefruit and resin, finishing with a relatively light lingering bitterness...mouth fell is medium. A well balanced and appropriately praised American style IPA. 12/3/2008


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