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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Everything you’d expect from a great American IPA: Hop-forward, yet civilized. Bitter but balanced. Cascade hops ring loud and clear with citrus/pine notes and are backed up by a chorus of our other favorites - Apollo, Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Crystal, and Simcoe.


jehoesefat's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jehoesefat (321) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Skunky aroma, but very appealing. Pours extremely clear light orange with a white head. Good bitter flavors, not too strong. Refreshing, but the aroma is off putting.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
euniceradio (67) - Colton, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Pours hazy gold. Good foamy head. Aroma of tropical fruits, earth, pine resin and lemon. Taste of caramel malts but overwhelmed by trop fruit, hop spice, and floral. Finish is grapefruit with lasting floral and woodsy qualities. Nice medium mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - APR 16, 2015
Beautiful deep gold color with a quickly-disappearing white head. Citrus and pine dominate the aroma with some mild earthy notes. Nice balance of malt and hops, flavors leaning towards resiny pine. Medium to full bodied with a long bitter finish. Overall a respectable West Coast IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fox13riderco (6) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 14, 2015 does not count
This is a really refreshing IPA, on a hot day after a long day of work this is my go to beer. It is very citrusy, and has a fresh hoppy flavor. One of my favorite drinks right now. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Seannpc (64) - - APR 11, 2015
Not much aroma on this. Lighter yellow color and no cloudiness. Mild start with slight bitterness with a similar finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1481) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
Bomber. Opaque paler orange yellow, finer off-white foam moastly lasts. Tropical forest fruit aroma. Mostly grapefruit taste up front, gets more tropical fruity, fainter floral forest spice, subdued lightly sweet c-malt. Average carbonation, light-medium bodied, well hopped. Tasty. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (8150) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
Can, thanks to Ingo! Sampled on April 7, 2015.
Clear golden color, white head. Scent is intense tropical fruits; passion fruit, mango, papaya, pineapple; hoppy, a bit caramelly malty sweet. Hoppy, green, herbal, bitter, alcohol taste. Warming alcohol. Hoppy, citrus aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high to high bitterness.
Alcohol and bitterness a bit unbalanced for my taste.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6580) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 2, 2015
almost came home with a sixer of this one too, pine and citrus, good bitterness. very fresh and very good,

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Appearance: Pours a regal yellow gold with a tight white cap of foam atop.

Aroma: Grapefruit, sativa, tangerine, fruit cocktail.

Taste: Beautiful mixture of dank citrus and grassy American hops. Very dry pilsnerish bready malt. Finishes with moderate length clean bitterness that lets up for repeat sips.

Mouthfeel: Bone dry, average carb, medium bodied.

Overall: This is exactly what I want from an IPA, and a perfect example of a San Diego IPA. With that said, if you like your IPAs a bit sweeter, it might get some taking used to. This might be in my top 3 IPAs as of this posting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (1958) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Pale yellow pour at Blue Palms. Slightly hazy with a nice white head. Citrus and tropical fruit nose. Bright hoppy goodness in the taste. Dry. More bitterness than I typiclaly like, but this all worked together quite well.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (4383) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2015
(draught) clear golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of heavy resin and prickly pear, with a hint of grass, some apricots, yeast and sugar icing. flavour is mostly nettles and herbal hops, with quite a bit of alcohol, a touch of pale malts and a semi-dry medium-bitter finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.


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