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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.81%
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3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Draft @ falling rock. Nose is big Amarillo - wet and sticky, nice tropcal thing going on. Flavor, while really good, is a little lacking (againast their other IPAís) - still really tasty, but not as well integrated and downright tasty as the nose suggests. Really good, but not sure why itís in their lineup.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
al_b (36) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Iím very happy to have received this on a trade. RR makes some amazing beers and this one is no exception. It pours a bright golder, slightly cloudy with very little head. Aroma is hoppy, floral and very fresh. Flavor is slightly dry and hoppy, but not overwhelming with a smooth finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
larryLSB (410) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Poured from a growler, golden with medium off white head. Nice aroma of pine and citrus, very very hoppy, with a great taste. Medium bodied with a nice long aftertaste.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jseifer (62) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Pours a cloudy gold with little head. Huge hoppy taste with citrus just after the nose. Finishes smooth and rounds out the hops. Doesnít taste too alcoholic and is very smooth.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Growler, thanks Josh!! Poured a slightly cloudy golden amber. Nose is spicy and hoppy. Once again the RR comes out with another hop delicious beer. Itís a bit thin in mouthful but the thinness ends there. This is loaded with delicious hops but has a fantastic malt backbone. This is sublime. Itís not a hop bomb. But it is full of hops. Honestly to me itís like a scaled down Younger.So glad I got to try it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3350) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Russian river hopfather. Growler fill.. Pours a somewhat transparent pale orange with a non-existing head (flat carbonation)... Juicy tropical northwest hop profile... Fresh/bright tropical hop flavor with very little carbonation. Nice flavor though despite lack of carbonation. Will need to retry but this one had a very nice aroma and flavor with the former really shining through. 8/3/8/3/15

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
popery (1348) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bistro 13th IPA Fest notes (and re-tasted later). Outstanding IPA. Among the best that Iíve tried. Iím surprised that this beer isnít rated more highly. Light gold body with a foamy white head. The aroma is a pungent mix of pineapple, pine and bright, sweet lemons. The hops intense and refuse to relent in the slightest. It tastes much less bitter than the aroma would suggest and is actually quite drinkable. Dry. Feel suffers ever so slightly from the nonstop onslaught of hops. Excellent IPA. The winner for the day.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jethrodium (362) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Draft at Toronado. A hazy amber with a small white head that leaves little lacing on the glass. Aroma is strong of pine and citrus hops. Initial taste is pine followed by a malty sweetness with a strong bite on the finish. Light bodied. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 14, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2010 Pours medium golden with a two finger white head. Huge, bright nose and flavor with pine, some sweet citrus and slightly lemon, with earthy and caramel influence as well. Very easy drinking and light on the palate with subtle bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Growler from Russian River. Listed at 7%, if Iím not mistaken. Pours a bright, modestly clear, golden-copper color; significant, fine-bubbled off-white head with excellent retention and lacing. Significant oranges, pine, and citrus hop character in the aroma; very quiet malt character at the core (light candied oranges, melded with the hop character), and a minimal yeast contribution; this is, per usual, head-on, well-rendered hoppy goodness; resiny, juicy, nothing rough; seems like a rather strong Amarillo contribution. Medium to medium-full body; modest carbonation; generally smooth and non-astringent presentation; following the aroma, lots of orange, pine, and citrus (mild grapefruit, mostly lemon) hoppiness upfront and throughout: resiny, modestly juicy, nothing rough here; again, the malt core and yeast contributions are quiet, with just a bit of the toasty maltiness showing through with any prominence; overall, this is lacking compared to something like Blind Pig and PtE, and maybe itís (alleged, by me) the more prominent focus on Amarillo-like hopping here, which is oily and smooth, but lacks a sufficient bittering contribution and doesnít quite fill things out; normally I love Amarillo, but it leaves a bit of open space here, compared to Vinnieís other hoppy goodness. Lasting finish of citrus, oranges (long, bitter ending), and a mild, quiet toastiness.


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