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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14609) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver
Hazy golden color with medium sized head. The aroma is pungent, with resiny hops and some fruity hops too. The mouthfeel is rather dry, lean, with underlying toffee malts, and above an explosion of fresh resiny hops; piney and citrusy.
Very easy to drink, the pleasure of an IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (903) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Pours a bright light orange with a one finger white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, tropical fruits, dank weed, and some light sweet malts. Taste is citrus (grapefruit and orange), resiny pine, grass, tropical fruits (pineapple and mango), and light sweet malts. Has a medium body with a slighty creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, pretty bitter, medium-long, slighty refreshing, juicy finish. Overall, a tasty, fresh tasting, hop forward IPA, that is nice on warm day.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6910) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2013
12oz bottle pours with a deep crystal clear gold body that supports a modest dirty white head of foam. The aroma offers up an initial note of grapefruit like citrus hops and then it gets into a pleasing array of dank onion and shallot like earthy hoppiness that swirl around the citrus notes. The taste is similar with a tasty rich mix of grapefruit and tangerine as well as bitter hoppy onion dankness and slivers of pine hops. These notes come together very well and lead to a semi dry finish that creates a fairly sessionable sort of drinkability. Solid IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rojum55 (12) - California, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Aroma: citrus, floral. Taste: medium bitterness, peach, pine, very carbonated. Overall: I liked this one this is the kind of beer you can take to a party and enjoy the flavor. I think this a good IPA and I hope expect great things from Saint Archer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3170) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Can. Pours clear golden orange with a large creamy off-white head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is passionfruit, mango, dank dank dank, pine, cat piss. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, dank and tropical. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. A bit harsh on the finish. Very nice beer - not sure why the ratings are not better on this one!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bartzilla (534) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2013
A steady pour into my New Belgium goblet produces a two finger thick, fairly good lasting, pale tan colored head that leaves some nice lacing on the sides of the glass. The beer is a clear, red-copper color that shws a brilliantly clear, almost metallic, massively bright copper hue. The beer is expressively hoppy in the nose, and is noticeable as soon as I pop the cap. Caramelized citrus zest, bright tangelo, candied grapefruit zest, lots of lychee, softer floral peach and tropical notes round out the “sweet” side of the hops, but there is also an herbal, dank edge to the hop aromatics; slight menthol, definite pine, some “hemp” oil dankness, and a hint of woodiness plays a supporting role to the other hop notes. As you really start to dig into the nose some malt character starts to become noticeable, whole grain cracker, and a touch of dried hay.

Fairly dry, but not so much that the hop character isn’t still juicy, definitely light bodied and quaffable, but still has some palate heft to it, and this has a huge bitterness to it that lingers in the finish. Juicy hop flavors of lychee, super ripe tangelo zest, floral peach nectar, sweetened hemp oil, ripe spruce tips; really just a huge mix of citrus, woody pine, backed by dank herbaceous notes.

This is a really fantastic IPA, it hits the spot if you like an aggressively hopped IPA that doesn’t really get harsh or too hoppily astringent. You can’t beat a fresh, overly hopped IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
johnbuck100 (239) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (1291) - 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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
badpuppy69 (222) - orange, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2014 Pours a clear gold light amber. Nice soapy head. Aroma is citrucy hops and grapefruit. Taste follows the Aroma with a pretty good malt backbone. Not bad really.....FROM A CAN I’m tagging on a second rating because there was such a improvement in taste.. Aroma citrucy grapefruit tangerines caramel malt and mouth feel was smoother and the beer tasted fresher and smoother and had more characters. Way better poured from a can!


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