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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (548) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a clear copper hue with a frothy 2 finger head. S- Aroma is very piney with floral notes. T- Deep, hoppy, floral notes with a long, bitter finish. Very light on the front end with the piney hops smacking you like a load of bricks on the back end. M- Medium bodied with ample carbonation D- Definitely an easy one to enjoy. Even seasoned hop heads will put this one into the very hoppy category. While it was good I can see why Blind Pig is the IPA they bottle. The nose just isnt quite there.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Tap: Pours golden yellow with a thin white head and slight lacing. Smell is of pineapple, biscuit, and grass. Taste is of citrus, pineapple, with a bitter hop finish. It’s a great one!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (697) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Aroma is fairly hop forward with a good grapefruit and pine resin aroma along with a bit of a sweeter citrus note and lemon. light cracker malt aroma to balance out the hops. Pours a fairly clear golden orange with a thick white head that has good retention. Good lacing. Flavor is fairly malt forward at the beginning with lots of cracker and a faint sweet caramel note. Mid palate the hops and bitterness hits along with the hop flavor. Hop flavor is grapefruit and pine resin with a light orange note. Bitterness is moderately strong and lingers in the finish with a hint of alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Finish is a bit sticky but fairly dry. Overall, a good clean IPA but the style has moved towards a more hop forward profile, especially in the aroma. I also prefer IPAs that are drier than this one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4030) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2013
Pours clear palish amber with a small off white head leaving lace. Aroma is malty hoppy fruity citric. Flavor as aroma goog bitterness and fruityness. Finishes bitter grapefruit fruity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marsiblursi (2999) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2012
(Draught) Pours golden with an off-white head. The aroma holds grapefruit up front with undertones of floral perfume, tart peach, passion fruit, mango, honey, nectar, yeast and dry toast. Clean and bright on the nose. The flavor is near dry, medium bitter and light acidic with grapefruit, flowers and grass. Hints of toast, bread, pine and fruits. The mouthfeel is clean, soft and round with a light to medium carbonation. Long, grapefruity finish. Medium bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
toxichop (335) - South Gate, California, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Possibly the only RR brew I had been dissapointed by, so far... it pours golden, kind of hazy with an inch head. Smell is very hop foward with some wood in there for some reason. Taste is also very hop foward towards mango and grapefruit but it was just too bitter (with earthy notes) and dry for me. Which is something you usually dont get from rr ipa’s. but this maybe really good if you in to that.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2012
Tap@ the brewpub, 13/08/12. Thin-draped gold. Honey and lemon throatsweet aroma; zest and lychee. Veering into peach and rose but stingingly leafy and dry with a grapefruit-bitter finish. Honeyed thickness, husky malt. Good but too peachy for me and overpowered by The Pig.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
strongpieman (1472) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Draft. Excellent IPA. Golden color, clear with decent head. Floral and pine aroma with lots of bitterness. All around solid.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (7201) - Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2012
This one has the most bitterness to malt ratio of any of the RR pale ales. And I love it!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ration (1927) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2012
210712. Tap at Russian river brewery. Pours clear golden with a medium head. Arena citrus, hops. Slight bitter finish. Not Bad.


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