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RATINGS: 1187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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!


chickenflea's rating

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chickenflea (314) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle from my friend Jim. Thanks, Jim. Pours yellow orange with a beautiful one finger foamy head. A lot of bubbles coming up through the beer. Lots of retention and lacing. The aroma is incredibly intense. Unbelievable. Makes me wonder what I have been drinking all these years that called itself and IPA. I get some pine (Simcoe?) and citrus on the nose. Slight floral accent is there, too. The wonderful thing about this beer is it does not taste like so many hop bombs I have had lateley. I would describe the bitterness as medium and just toward the low end for the style. Finish is long and smooth. No harshness, just lingering bitterness. A pleasantly light sweetness balances the bitterness perfectly. The texture of the beer is creamy like the head. Medium body and mouthfeel is lightly tingly. Unlike some beers this beer does not improve as it warms. It is best drank in the first 25 minutes. Overall, a terrific beer. I intended to knock this beer down, because I am sick of all the hype surrounding the brewery. I came away from this beer with incredible respect.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABS (387) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Golden. White head. Hop and grapefruit nose. Medium bitter. Medium amount of frizzy carbonation. A bit thin body. Grapefruit, some lemon, hop, pine, grass flavour. Feels a bit too watery to be perfect.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (523) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 19, 2014
Aroma: Herbal, Cascade and/or Centennial grapefruit-y citrus. Sweet, light caramel; lightly bitter.
Flavor :Sweet, citrus fruit. Substantial, pleasant bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Draught at Toronado, San Diego. Clear golden color, decent offwhite head. Hoppy citrus flavor, pine, grassy, hay, pine apples, mango. Hoppy floral flavor, grassy, passion fruit, hay, rather bitter. Fresh hoppy citrus finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdb288 (343) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2014
Fresh bottle. Pours clear orange with quarter inch of white head. Aroma is orange, lemon, grapefruit, watermelon, dish soap, strawberry. Taste is bold and hoppy...hop presence is great. Slightly bitter draw. Resiny. Juicy and lingers on the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cristobal37 (230) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - APR 8, 2014
Great IPA. Really filling. Very refreshing and great with jalapeno’s! Complimented the spicy very well. Citrusy and beautiful. On tap at Churchill’s San Marcos.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2014
On tap in San Diego (CA)
As if making a decision were not hard enough Toronado put this up against some other world class IPAs. Finally I decided to just pick one and go for it. This being the winner I was rewarded with a fantastic IPA that straddles the session line delicately. I can’t wait for the day I actually get to make it to the brewery and try these drafts on site.

Aroma / Appearance - A caramel base and offwhite vanilla head trap about 60% of the light that filters through. Like sticky flypaper it idly sits waiting for unsuspecting rays to float past. Warm earthy hops lend a bright feel that is rich in citrus and resin. Aggressive and effective this does not go for subtlety.

Flavor / Palate - Resin and creamy malt accompany a full bodied profile. Wheat, earthy notes, citrus, and more slowly unfold as they travel over the tongue to the back of the throat. The slow release gives everything a chance to build to an even stronger intensity. The bitterness that results is never harsh or acidic. Instead this is a nice go to beer for transitioning between lighter styles and higher gravity offerings.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1780) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2014
March 24, 2014 - on tap at the Stone bistro. Clear golden orange pour with some head and lacing. Aroma was piney and citrus hops. Taste was more citrus, but the piney hops came out in finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeq215 (47) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2014
From bottle, pours clear golden color with a white head. Smells of pine and citrus hops. Flavor is really hoppy with some citrus. Full body and a nice dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1217) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
On tap @ RR. Hazy orange with a solid white head. Aroma and flavor of resin, pine needles, grapefruit, fruit juice, and light caramel. Body and finish are well balanced between bitter and sweet.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
goochflies (17) - Kaiserstuhl, SWITZERLAND - MAR 14, 2014
MMMM MMMM good. Another fine beer from Russian river. Excellent example of an IPA.


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