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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Contract brewed by Genesee for Sainsbury’s.
This American IPA is a blend of three hop varieties which give it its characteristic bold hoppy aromas. It is smooth and full of flavour with a rich malty character, spicy notes and a long finish. Brewed and bottled by Tap Room Brewing Company, Rochester, New York.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnCook101 (456) - - AUG 1, 2015
Hazy amber, frothy off-white head. Aroma is woody and yeasty. Flavours of caramel and loads of spice. Some citrus too. Spiciness could do with being balanced with sweeter, fruity flavours a little more. Not bad at all but not as well balanced as it could be.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Juha (70) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
Surprisingly malty on the nose and the taste too, not that IPA-like at all, but good bang for buck me thinks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
canddw (64) - - MAY 17, 2015
Amber with thin lacey head and medium carbonation. Light hoppy aroma with a hint of grass. Taste is malty, grassy, dry with a good crisp tangy bitter finish. Reasonable palate, smooth with fizz, slightly watery. Not particularly differentiated, but decent.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Brownish gold with white head. Gentle, toffee like flavours, malty, caramel all from the off, not much on the hop side that you would expect from a modern IPA, some boiled vegetable notes perhaps. Not really enough happening to make it an IPA I would say

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBlueSky93 (504) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Not getting much to be honest, just a metallic and slightly hoppy taste, not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Giochaurand (232) - FINLAND - DEC 20, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2015 Bottle. Pours brown copper with medium foamy head. Nice petrichor aromas with also citrous and malts. Taste is orange peel, spices and hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cirzen (14) - FRANCE - NOV 28, 2014
355 ml bottle. Aroma is thick malt, slightly tart, a little hop. Mouthfeel is greasy, feels like it’s been fermented too hot. Bitterness is actually ok, but not much else around it is. Needs a good blast of late hop on the nose. Won’t be buying again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (6051) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2014
Clear deep golden color with a fine thick off white head. Ok lacing. Looks gorgeous. A bit fruity, nutty and malty. Nice body. Ok bitterness and ok sweetness. Fine balance Average carbonation. Mild fruity, nutty, malty and herbal hoppy. Decent ale but not much American style here. Well it does not matter, but they want me to believe that by writing so in the label. Hmm some citrus popps up at last.
[ Bottle from a trade with McTapps]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (2904) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
355ml bottle from Sainsburys, Shrewsbury. Pours clear copper with big foamy head. Aroma is fruity and resinous. Taste is fruity with pronounced biscuit malts and an almost cloying pine hoppiness. Ok but that’s it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sad24 (209) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2014
From Sainsburys. Best of the taste the difference ipa range but still not great. Decent palate. Rest ok.

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