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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Each time we make this ale we pick a different single variety of hops and use them exclusively in the brew. The malt bill stays fairly consistent from batch to batch so as to allow the distinctive hop flavors to come through. Here are just a few of the hops used in the past: Simcoe, Vanguard, Sterling, YCR-004, Amarillo, Satus, Santium, Tomahawk, and Columbus. Available on draft seasonally.O.G.: 1.060;50 BUíS


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2766) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2009
On tap at RR, this is the Sterling version. Pours a light gold with a thick white head. Aroma is light smooth hop aroma, a little orange. Taste is smooth crisp malt, a little grassy and not spicy or over the top. A very mellow hop variety that makes a unique ipa.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2009
On tap @ RR. Pours a clear gold color. Nose was some earthy and piney hops. Flavor was a light sweetness, some mild hop presence. A nice session beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2009
On tap at RR. Bright golden orange color, very little carbonation. Big grassy hop aroma and flavor, hay, light spices, light yeast. Really nice, like how it lets the hops shine without a lot of other stuff getting in the way. Very drinkable, not too much lingering bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAY 24, 2009
at RR brewpub. light amber pour. leafy hop aroma. mild sweetness, grain, and dry flavor. lotta carbonation. hops are leafy and have medium bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3562) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 28, 2009
This one was was on draft at the brewpub with the Sterling hops and listed at 5.80% ABV on the board. I had a draft pour and likec it so well I took home a growler. It poured a nice golden color with a good white head and lots of lacing. Nose is citrus and pine hop odors, so even though there is only one hop variety, this hop has multiple aromas. The mouthfeel was slick and creamy. Flavor is very classic IPA with some bitterness. Shows you donít have to pack a beer with dozen different hops to make it taste good. Bitter finish. Simply a very drinkable and enjoyable brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 20, 2009
(hand bottle from irishboy)orange in color with a white head.fruity and pine type aroma.flavor is much of the same with a dry dusty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 14, 2009
Tap at the brewpub: (Sterling was used at the time of my visit) Light yellow golden pour with a dense white film. Soft citrus hop aroma. Twiggy, clean with some hay notes. Creamy body. Balanced flavor with some mild nutty malt undertones that mesh with a clean hoppy flavor. Mildly resiny with a tannic AA finish. A nice session (that tasted like it had no hops in it after PTE)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - APR 13, 2009
Nice amber gold with a nice white head. Aroma is an initial pine hoppiness, followed by fruit, and a fresh hop like accent. Taste is a straight forward hoppiness with little depth to it, light alcohol, some honey like sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3923) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 6, 2009
Growler from the brewpub! Sterling hops. Nose has citrus hops with a hints of pine and flowers. Lightly hazy orange with a big pale yellow head that nices laces the glass. Flavor is moderate bitterness and a little caramel. Finish is nicely lingering bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Pours medium amber with a two finger white head. Full nose of citrus and floral hops with a touch of malt sweetness. Same in the flavor. A bit of a grain husk, dry finish. Quite enjoyable and easy drinking.


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