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RATINGS: 1220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (3876) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Thanks to xmarcnolanx for sharing this gem. Pours golden orange with a whitish head. The aroma has lots of orange, grapefruit, light green onion and lightly toasted caramel malt. Medium resiny body with semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts like the aroma with some piny aspects. The taste is even more hop heavy than the aroma. The finish is bone dry with earthy hoppiness. A great IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (4217) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2008
A great IPA from Russian River. Refreshing and flavorful. Pours a slightly hazy gold/orange with fluffy white head. Citrus, lemon zest, grapefruit, floral hops, tropical fruit (mango), pine, caramel malt, and biscuits. I would drink this all the time if I could get a hold of it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EHopper (619) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Tasted on vacation in CA. Thanks Jeff and Jer! Easy drinking IPA with light bitterness through and through, but which does not quite meet the promise of the very refreshing nose. Not enough drama for me, but I wouldn’t turn one down, either.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Bottle date 7/8/08 Ahhh, we’ve finally come full circle. Many years ago I had my first Blind Pig in a hot tub in San Diego. Wowza, did it blow my socks off. I just remember how awfully bitter it was! Finally, the pig has been ressurected. Pours light, hazy gold, with a one inch head of dense white foam. Retention is moderate and clingy lacework throughout. Aromatics are pungent and floral. Tangerines, pine sap, grapefruit, apricots, melons, and light, fresh malt. Tropical fruits in a Northern forest. Medium bodied, with a crisp, dry mouthfeel. Bright, juicy hops lead off the pallet. Pink grapefruit, spruce resin, orange pith, and melon rind. Drying, smooth bitterness steps forward and some mild alcohol is present when looked for. Loaded with fruit and pine, super dry and lightly malty. Finishes with lingering citrus fruit pith, a bit of pine bark, and plenty of firm, drying bitterness. Better than I remember, and certainly my bitterness threshold has changed since the original. Big ups to BA RblWthACoz for the hook-up..Proper!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2008
Bottled on 7/22/08. Pours a hazy dark gold with one finger off-white head and spotty lacing. Nose is ripe tangerine and oranges, sweet caramel and juniper bushes. Taste is caramel malt, oranges, and pink grapefruit with a piney resiny finish. Medium mouth feel. Really hoppy but balanced nicely. Very good and right up there with my IPA favorites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3928) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Bonus bottle from Kramer. Thanks Jason! Following the instructions I am drinking this the day I received it, as if I would do anything else with a new russian river beer. Pours golden with a small white head and nice lace. Nose is very nice floral and piney hops with some nice sweet malts, balanced very well. Flavor is similar, but a bit more herbal and dirty/spicy hops with a lot of grapefruit, and a lot of pine. Nice, easy drinking medium body. Finish is lightly bitter and nicely dry with a bit of hop resin. This stuff is pretty good but it doesn’t hold a candle to pliny.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
waolsen (1352) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2008
bottle bought in Colorado! golden/copper pour with thin head. nice fresh wet hops and big citrus in aroma. beautiful hoppy, sweet malts. great balance. a bitterness that works down to the belly. solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2008
bottle shared by JMFG: pours a golden honey with a small white head. aroma is a great sweet hops and nice malt to go along with it. the hops seem so fresh. flavour is a good wet hop bitter earthy a nice malt but does not balance the hops wich is ok .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Bottle via Dunk, thanks Steve! That lasted in the fridge less than 24hrs. Pours golden/copper color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, caramel, floral. Flavor is huge blast of pine, citrus notes, that settle into caramel and grapefruit. Palate is medium+, medium carbonation, finished bitter. Resiny finish, sticky on the lips. Surprised its only 70IBU, ranks up with the best IPA’s!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11062) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2008
@Richmond/Williamsburg Gathering-16.9 oz bottle-pours a thin white head and yellow color. Aroma is pine/citrus. Taste is pine/pungent/earthy/citrus, hint of medium malt. Semi dry. Thanks Chris for sharing.

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