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RATINGS: 1221   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!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2008 Sample at O’Brien’s in San Diego. Pours a deep bronze color with a medium thin downy white head that diminishes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Pine and lemony citrus aroma. Medium-bodied and moderately bitter with pine, hops and citrus flavors in varying degrees. Some malt is present as well. The finish is hoppy and resinous with a lingering bitterness afterward. Not much to complain about here.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10696) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Bottle from Healthy Spirits in SF. Light amber color with a minimal white head. Citrus and pine aromas over somewhat roasted malt. Medium body with very mild carbonation. Flavor is mild malt and primarily citrus hop. Some light stone fruit seems present. Finish is very clean. So tasty it could be a DIPA, but rather than run of the mill it’s an exceptional IPA. I’m enjoying it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2008 Thanks to Bman1113VR for the bottle! Bottled 7/9/08. Slightly hazy gold pour, fluffy white head and excellent lace. Citrusy/ piney hop aroma. Clean, chewy, and resinous mouth-feel. Light bodied and quite refreshing. Loads of citrusy hop flavor. Bitter & dry finish. Lingering flavor of nectarine.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Bottle, thanks Dr. Bill! Light golden color with a wispy foam that lasts well. Very nice nose, which is dominated by very bright woodsy hops, with other light notes of resin and lemon from the hops. Flavor hoppiness and bitterness is very bold and impressive, and lingers in the finish very well. The hops are raw, pure, well utilized and again, they linger well after the swallow. Flavor hops are similar to the nose and can best be described as very woodsy. A minor critique, it doesn’t have a lot of body, but the finish makes up for it. Overall, really nice IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Bottle, barely two weeks old. Pours a very lightly hazy orange-amber color. A frothy, off-white head settles to a thin, asymmetrical, bubbly layer. Sticky lacing coats the glass in an organic honeycomb pattern. The aroma shows fresh, juicy orange and grapefruit, hints of apricot, bitter, grassy hops, and a lightly toasty toffee malt background. The flavor packages those same elements into an ultra-clean, refreshing package. The citrus asserts itself a bit more, with big-time grapefruit and a touch of lemongrass shutting out any hints of apricot that the nose foreshadowed. The toffee malt imparts just the right amount of sweetness, without getting in the way of the hops or muddling things up. Medium-full bodied and moderately carbonated, the finish is on the dry side and very clean, lending supreme drinkability. This is definitely an "everyday" cousin of Pliny the Elder. Another damn fine beer from Russian River.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Berserkir (56) - New York, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Bought a few bottles from More Beer in Concord, CA. Poured orange-gold with white head. Aroma is pure hops, slight citrus notes, smells like true bitter IPA. Flavor is hops with slight malt up front. Tastes of hop flowers, very little bitterness except at the back of the tongue. A great IPA that is easily drinkable and packed with beautiful hop flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2008
On tap at Horse Brass--Poured a West Coast IPA body light orange-golden with a frothy blanketing white head. Big citrus floral hoppy aroma. Similar to Pliny but with less of a malt spine. Grapefruit and pine notes rule this beer. Very smooth for how unbalanced it is. Yum!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Bottle. Sampled 7/28, bottled 7/23. 5 days in the bottle, ballin. Lots of fresh, grassy, floral, spicy, bitter hops and enough malt to give it some body. Excellently unbalanced. Medium body, balanced carbonation. Dry finish, very drinkable. Great IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Draft at Pizza Port Carlsbad and tasted out of the bottle as well. Bottle version was better. Nice citrusy hops provided for a nice aroma and flavor but there was something there that turned me off that i couldn’t put my finger on...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leninthedesert (116) - Nevada, USA - JUL 27, 2008
On draft in beautiful San Diego. Golden-orange pour with a full, white head. beautiful, big hop aroma with citrus and pine in the foretaste. Finishes sweeter than the Russian River IPA. Very good beer!


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