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RATINGS: 1270   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!


chickenflea's rating

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chickenflea (346) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
manuelMTL (155) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
From the tap at Toronado in San Francisco. Pour is clear apple juice golden with a thin head. Nose is citrus, tropical fruits with lots of floral hops. Taste is loads of fresh floral hops and citrus flavors with a long crisp bitter finish. Solid caramel malt backbone. Great IPA!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsandman (392) - New York, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Pours clear deep gold, white head. Aroma is piney, bread, resiny hop, citrus, faint lemon & grass. Flavor is clean pine & citrus hop, clear caramel malt. so freeeesh and clean.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
clawson6847 (2) - - DEC 14, 2014 does not count
Another solid IPA from Russian River. Not too intense and not too absent, this is a great go-to brew for nearly any occasion.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhilHarmstead (22) - Vermont, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Exceedingly fresh dry hop flavors. Surprisingly bright & citrusy while also piney and resinous (without the least hint of syrupy-ness). Killer IPA. So glad to have tried it on a snowed-in night with friends in northern Vermont.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Berard (338) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours murky orange with thin white head that lingers. Nice hop aroma over light carbonation. Hop forward but limited complexity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1574) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle from a trade. Thanks Wyatt! Orange cloudy colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of flowers, honey and passion fruit. Light sweet, bitter hoppy finish. Well balanced and easy drinkable. Good IPA!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
epeter85 (42) - - DEC 4, 2014
From draft, very full creamy head. Orange Amber appearance. The look of this beer is tops. Hoppy, not quite Pliney level but a full hoppy balanced beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nothingbutIPAs (20) - Hillsborough, USA - DEC 2, 2014
solid IPA. One of the few where the aroma is better than the taste. If you are somewhere that has Russian River, get a Pliny instead. this is very good just not as great as the Pliny.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vandc01 (97) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle given by friend kaiser. Bottled on 10/07/2014. Aroma - Amazing tropical aroma. Appearance - orangish color with light fluffy head. Taste - Very good taste - missing a titch of body, but very solid. Palate - lingering fizzy carbonation. Overall - a top notch beer. Worthy of the rating.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (4070) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2014
(bottle) slightly hazy deep golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of heavy resin and some caramel, with some hints of green tea, grapes, some gooseberries, cherries and vanilla. flavour is mostly caramel and gooseberries, with more vanilla, herbal hops, a light hint of alcohol, some buttered pale malts and a light-bitter citric finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.


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