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RATINGS: 1359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
70 IBUís. 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 16/20
thejoeshow (232) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2008
500 ml bottle. Pours a surprisingly light golden yellow color with a big white head that has great retention and laces wonderfully. Aroma is a nice big citrus aroma with hints of melon. It is nice and strong and not too overwhelming. Flavor is full of citrus and melon just like the nose. Very smooth and goes down very easily. The nice thing is that it’s not too heavy on the palate either. Very sessionable IPA with big flavor and aroma! This beer is a total winner!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Pours a transluscent, oragey-copper color with a moderately full, white, creamy, pillowy head which lasts fairly well leavinga small amount of lace. Nose is intense and wonderful with lots of citrus noting tangerine, apricot, and orange zest; other notes inlcude some resinous pine and maybe hints at grass. Flavor is not the same with the citrus disappearing a bit; notes include tangerine, light pine resins, and very dry grass. Very high bitterness comes through drying the beer out in a long flavor progression; by the finish, the dry grass and high bitterness almost become bark-like. Palate is DRY, moderately full, a bit sticky, and not quite lively. The nose was great but the bitterness is overdone, it dries the beer almost completely out. If you like them bitter and dry, this will be a favorite of yours but not my style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2008
So Iíve had this out of a two month old bottle that I deemed too old to rate. If Russian River is nice enough to bottle date I will respect their wishes and not rate a non-fresh sample. I also had a one month old sample. Debatable but again I deemed it not fresh enough. So after having a very fresh pint at Toronado and a super fresh pint at the Brewpub I think Iím qualified to finally give this a proper rating. Pours a light, hazy orange with a nice fluffy white head. Intensely citrusy hop nose. Loads of mango, pineapple, peach and orange. The intensity rivals that of Pliny though this lacks the pungent, dank Columbus-type edge that Pliny has Ė this is all fruit. The aroma is the best thing of this beer. Taste is super hoppy, harshly bitter, balanced between sweet and dry. The bitterness is over the top and slightly astringent, it certainly lacks the cleanness and drinkability of Pliny. While this is a good IPA I canít help but think this is highly overshadowed by its bigger brother.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palidor19 (3127) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2008
beautiful pour and color of strong hay, tastes great malty and the hops are the real winner with floral of pine in every sip. magnificent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TearsforBeers (183) - Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Thanks to ucusty for this one! Pours a hazy amber-orange with a very nice inch of Smells like bitter hops, probably cascade. The taste is just like the smell - bitter, slightly citrusy hops. The hops are followed up by a good malt backbone and a lingering hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is about average, not too thin, not too thick. Overall this is a good IPA worth drinking, but not quite up there with the very best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpjuart (1097) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Big ups to BlackForestCO for this gem in a trade. Thanks Jake. Pours orange with fluffy, white head, dissipating quickly to film. Sweet, resiny hop nose with earthy and piny notes. Citrus and piny hop flavor with a moderat ebitter than lingers. Dry but full mouth feel, nice caramel backbone. This ipens up as it breathes. Tasty IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2008
Thick white head on amber. Delicious sweet wood and grapefruit aroma. Lightly mouth drying. Citrus up front then woody notes blending back into more citrus in the finish. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3994) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2008
From bottle courtesy of dpjuart. Oddly smoky character to this one. Pine and grassy bitter notes. Very little sweetness but nice. Not as fragrant as the Pliny. Amber gold with haze topped with thin white head. Medium watery body with light to medium carbonation. Starts smooth with bitter character an a bit of malty sweetness. Finishes, however, with a big hit of grassy bitter character that is harsh and gets harsher into the after. Pretty rough bitter after, and could use a bit more malt character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2008
decaturstevoís 2008 Zapit Tasing Tasting. Sample from a bottle thanks to Beer_Hawk. Clear, still yellow with a white head. Grapefruit citrus hop aroma. Body is sweet and heavy, approaching syrupy for an IPA. Tastes seems to fall somewhere between floral pine and citrus grapefruit, nice bittering finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (4019) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2008
Pours a clearish gold with some white head and floaties. Amazing hop aroma is near perfect! Can’t even describe the balance. flavor doesn’t quite live up to the aroma, but still pretty good, piney and floral. Medium thin body with good bittering but not a lingering finish. Solid

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