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RATINGS: 87   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.


Bartzilla's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bartzilla (559) - La Mesa, 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.


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 (1879) - 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 (4346) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zwiebel88 (424) - GERMANY - MAR 14, 2015
Gelb, orange. Zitrus, Grapefruit in der Nase. Am Gaumen direkt bitter, herb, Grapefruit. Etwas schmaler Körper. Recht standardmäßiges IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (9285) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2015
Leicht trübe goldgelbe Farbe, ordentliche weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch grasig hopfig, bitter. Geschmack sehr bitter, grasig, floral, trocken, super!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4732) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2015
On draft at the brewery. Yellow orange pour, with a white head. Citrusy, bitter, sweet malt, caramel, and pine. Nothing special, but still a pretty solid IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Akfan (12) - USA - FEB 28, 2015
Wow. Great San Diego style IPA. Aroma, piney, hop forward beer. Not to bad an ABV. Enjoyed anytime. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Savage_Night (20) - California, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Gold/Orange haze with poor head retention. Citrus, herbs, mandarin, slight bitterness with a bite. As IPA’s goes this hits the marks but with that said there is no real "wow" factor. Great summer drink.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pieco (2) - - FEB 18, 2015 does not count
got canned one. shiny golden body,strong fruity aroma,very hoppy but slightly sweet

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Troupis (90) - - FEB 1, 2015
Unique hop blend the way I like - aromatic, fruity, bitter and strong! The aroma is actually weird and reminds me a little too much in both a good way and bad way of a woman's nether region. I can really catch the citra hop hints but so many hops in this one. Bottle in SoCal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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