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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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.


Bartzilla's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bartzilla (529) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Very fresh tasting. Tons of hops with a smooth finish. Every bit of a San Diego IPA as I could have expected.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7002) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
Bottle in the hotel room, SD, from Surf Liqour, SM, 19/04/14. Almost clear golden with a good sized off white covering. Nose is bitter grapefruit, orange pith, pine resin, bitter hops, grassy. Taste comprises mango, bitter orange, grapefruit, juicy hops, toasty malt, light pine. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with punchy hop bitterness. Solid IPA !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle shared by jackl at the April 2014 Charlottesville tasting. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toasted malts, floral, citrus hops. The taste is caramel malt, bitter citrus hops. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness, decent balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (3862) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle @ The Charlottesville Tasting. Light amber pour with a small white head. Light mango smoothie. Nice and bright. A bit of lemon. Sweet caramel malts, cows tails. The taste is pretty clean. Mellow lemon poppyseed cake. Chalky mineral. Dirty grass. Much more subdued malt profile than the nose suggests. Light body, soft carbonation. Not bad. Fresh, bright.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
badpuppy69 (183) - orange, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Pours a clear gold. Nice soapy head. Aroma is citrucy hops a little grapefruit. Taste follows the Aroma with a pretty good malt backbone. Not bad really.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
22 oz bottle. It pours a pale yellow color with a white head. The aroma is brightly floral and piney with some citrus and orange oil. The flavor is very floral and orangy with very light notes of caramel. Floral and piney bitter finish. Pretty good one. Maybe a bit too bitter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (1000) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Palate is spot on thick but not syrup. Semico comes through in aroma but taste is pine and grapefruit. Big bubble head that fades. Sweet finish very nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wittales (564) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Appearance was clear gold with lasting creamy white 1 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are enticing with floral citrus juice, pine, lemon and hints of bready malts. Taste are grapefruit, pine, lemon and tangerine bomb, slight bready sweet malts. Palate was smooth bubbling CO2 with medium body, lasting citrusy and piney finish. Solid west coast IPA, needs more balance of the pine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Clear light amber color with white head. Pine, citrus, floralhop aaromas. Medium bodied. Pine, citrusy hop flavors with a white bread, biscuit malt, lightly sweet basebbrew___nicely drying finish---good

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
johnbuck100 (230) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2014
bottle from fresh market santa barbara. grapefruit, fresh hops, really nice west coast IPA. Another winner from Saint Archer. REally like this brewery. Highly recommended.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RedSox2004 (1139) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Clear yellow orange with a one-finger white head and nice sticky lace. Big grapefruit aroma accompanied by a hint of bready malt. Overpowering grapefruit on the palate with a barely detectable bready malts in the background. Medium body and carbonation, sticky mouthfeel, and big citrus in the finish.


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