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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Brewed with only East Kent Goldings hops, contributing a mellow bitterness and earthy, floral and apricot notes

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (1728) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2011
351 mL bottle. Nice orange-copper colour. Small, sticky beige head. Nice looking beer. Aroma is mild and medicinal-herbal. Not much there. Flavour is not what I expected - leans toward the malt profile of an alt. Some bitterness, but not enough hop flavour to show off this hop. If you really want to know what it tastes like, try the Simple Malt version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bcoble003 (244) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - SEP 3, 2011
a very grassy taste, still very balanced with hops and almost a citrus, over all a very decent samel adams brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnurda (1087) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 3, 2011
Bottle from the sample pack. Liked the mellow bitterness and earthy, floral apricot notes (haha-Piscator)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Pours clear gold with a beige head that sticks around. aromas of caramel, earthy hops, grain, hint of fruit. Taste is more caramel with a light malt sweetness, light hop bitterness on the finish, some more earthy notes. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1691) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Pours orange/copper, with an off white head. Aroma is very subtle, light hops and caramel. Flavor is light hops, fruit and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8096) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
This was a very drinkable beer, once. Bold orange citrus flavour above all else,hoppy thugh not a palate falttener. as good as it is for what it is, I think I prefer a melange of hops and something more balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
llcooldave (1033) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Slight floral hops aroma. Pours a dark red copper in color. Very tasty... strong malt backbone followed by mild pine hops flavor. Overall, itís very good. more like an English IPA with the addition of the EKG. I think I prefer more hoppy American IPAs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (1861) - New York, USA - AUG 23, 2011
A nice copper body with a slightly off-white head that had some retention and very little lace. Aroma had some base caramel malts upfront and a good hop note. A balance between floral hops and a slight pine hop. Flavor was a little more bitter than I expected need a little more sweetness from the malts and the hops although good seemed one dimensional. Finish was mildly dry. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (3892) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2011
This poured a darker yellow color with a white head. Aroma was of light dusty and grassy hops and some pale malt. Flavor was mainly the same, light bitterness and grass, nothing special here though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanIHave4Beers (2908) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 21, 2011
i figured Iíd start with the East Kent Golding one, itís a hop I think to be very useful and I really like Mikkellerís single hop IPA they did with it. the beer pours (into a SA sensory glass mind you) very clear with an orange color. The beer keeps a semi loose head which leaves some lace. The aroma is fairly fruity with some pretty heavy handed caramel character and a light herbal hoppy note. The beer is pretty nicely balanced between toasty malt, caramel, herbal bitterness, and some fruity flavors. The hops donít really seem to be on display here very much, I donít need my IPAs to slap me across the face with hops, but generally I prefer the hops to be more dominant than they are in the general flavor of this beer. I didnít really dig how much crystal maltiness was in the original, but I went and bought the five varietal bottles anyway... This one is making me remember what I didnít like about the first one. Iím not "dreading" opening the others but Iím certainly not as excited about them as I was say Friday night upon finding them being sold as singles.

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