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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.81%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2010
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of orange, caramel, grapefruit, and pine. Flavor of grapefruit, florals, caramel malt, and pine with a dry, bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2194) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2010
sample from the pitcher @ GABF on 9/18/10. golden pour with 1/4" white head. big floral hop nose. medium big bitter body with citrus notes and a nice malt back. really nice IPA - well balanced, yet really bitter over the mouth. balanced bitter finish. very drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Nose is grassy with pineapple, a little dank, juicy mango. Flavor is huge on the hops - some grass but mostly pineapple & tropical fruits. Maybe a bit too heavy on the bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Sampled at the Great American Beer Festival on September 16, 2010. Smells... hoppy! Very fresh and light. Light yellowish color. Fruity hop flavor. Very smooth, very easy... not heavy, not alcoholic.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illidurit (2172) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Epic handbottle from Devon I believe. Pours a dark gold with a frothy white head. Thank heavens for carbonating caps. Orange creamsicle aroma with nice mango fragrances and vanilla, maybe some grapefruit. Sweet hop flavors of orange and pineapple that fade into an almost tannic tea leaf note with bitter grapefruit. Fits the mold of all the great IPAs: derives its sweetness from hops, not malt. Nice resiny finish with plenty of bitterness to pad the drinkability, which is already dangerous. A great beer that I’d love to have fresh.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Sampled @ Falling Rock. Bright 14 karat pour produced a 1/2 inch eggshell head that left a bit of lacing. Aroma is fairly assertive with grapefruit and pine resin. Flavor just doesn’t match the nose but shows the same grapefruit zip and evergreen. Not a lot of complexity...seems one dimensional and a bit thin. Still tasty and glad I had a chance to try it.

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 IPA’s) - still really tasty, but not as well integrated and downright tasty as the nose suggests. Really good, but not sure why it’s 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
I’m 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 (439) - 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. Doesn’t taste too alcoholic and is very smooth.


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