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Ruth McGowans Cloverdale Floyd IPA

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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An India Pale Ale for all moods. Huge hop bitterness, floral nose and citrus hop notes. The beer for serious beer drinkers. Floyd would have loved it. ABV 6.7%


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4160) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle - Lots of nice grapefruit. Clear gold with a bubbly white head. Sweet candy floss hops, some resin and a bit of spice. Finishes very dry with a bit of bitterness. Nice bitter IPA.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fatehunter (1205) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Poured two fingers of head on a clear, amber colored body. The aroma is grapefruit, orange, and cottage cheese (weird). The taste has a strong grapefruit and lemon bitterness beginning to end. Nothing subtle about this. The texture is crisp with soft edges and moderate carbonation. It’s a bit bold on the bitter side without any balance or complexity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Bomber from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. This pours an effervescent amber gold and has a big almost white head. Nice lacing that slides down. This has west coast IPA written all over it from the aroma. Big citrus and caramel behind that and that is in the flavor. Cascade is a hop that too many have moved on from. To me it is like a fastball down the middle, like a layup for two. This is the roots of the American craft beer revolution. Hopefully we will never move too far from exactly what this beer is. Nicely done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3368) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
This bomber was shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat and came from the Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA. Priced at only $3.99. Pours a dark gold with a large creamy off-white head and great lacing, Nose is caramel malts with citrus and a little floral hops. Medium in body. Smooth clean mouth feel. . Flavor is a nice caramel malt backbone with a good dose of citrus and great bitterness. The finish is bitter. Really refreshing for a beer with this much flavor and bitterness. Solid IPA. My rating may seem high but I like what I like. This is really good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavidWoodruff (390) - Windsor, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Aroma: Citrus and pine . Appearance: Dark gold with a white head. Flavor: Malty with nice resiny hop bitterness. Palate: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Overall: Very well balanced IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bronzan (126) - Windsor, California, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Nice, hoppy aroma. Pours light amber with a moderate head. A bit malty. Good hop character. Finish with a bit of bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dodgrblu (607) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
22 ounce bottle from Nugget Vacaville. Thick , lasting head. Sediment in bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Draft at Ruth’s. Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of citrus peel, floral and some cereal malt. Flavor is lots of bitter hops, malt for balance and alcohol well hidden. Medium body with a dry mouth feel. Really nice beer, tasted really fresh, nice and dry.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oRos (1110) - sacramento, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle from beerboxer. Color is copper with an off white head. Taste is a hippy grape fruit flavor. Good brew

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thetmaxx (746) - West Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 2, 2012
poured from the bomber. As per bnoel09 recommendation. Aroma is grainy and of Nugget hops. Possibly summit. Flavour is similar. Overall yes its bitter, but I do not see the citrus.


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