Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 1336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5352) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Sampled during Surly D-Day from 22-oz bottle. Pours a semi-clear golden amber brew with an average white head that quickly dissipates to a fine film, white ring and some spotty lacing. Aroma of citrus zest and piney hop character with a hint of golden grain malt. Taste is medium bodied, some light carbonation with flavors of citrus and grassy hops, some golden grain malt, and some light caramel. Finish has a dry bitterness with some light caramel and golden grain aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Very light amber-yellow colored pour with a big fluffy head that evaporates rapidly. Heavy citrus aroma, mainly grapefruit and a little malt. Very dry, much more so than Pliny the Elder. Nearly as good as that beer though, another huge winner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TwoDudes (77) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Bottle - Bottled 9/2/08 - I was dying to try this, and I have to say I wasn’t disappointed. Pours a lighter than expected gold amber color. Head is fluffy while it lasts. Aroma is grapefruit all over the place. Palate is just how I like it. Crisp, fresh with nice piney, resiny hop goodness. My first RR IPA. Up next, Pliny the Elder...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Props to cloudskipper for sending this my way: This is one of the best IPAs I have ever had. I liked it better than Pliny for its character and drinkability. Very crisp citrus character with a pine underlay. Bitterness stings the tongue and then soothes it with a nice, round finish. A bit grassy, and malt-anemic as you’d expect from a West Coast IPA but I absolutely loved it.

   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 (8073) - 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.

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