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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with only Hallertau Mittelfreuh Noble Hops, contributing a soft bitterness and delicate lemony flavor and resinous pine notes.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (2000) - - AUG 10, 2014
Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a nice amber color with a massive amber tinged head. The head has fantastic retention and last a very long time, with it eventually fading leaving a wonderful level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of this one is rather hop light overall consisting of some more subtle grapefruit citrus and light pine smells. Along with these smells comes a decent showing of a tropical fruit and bready nature with the tropical fruits being a mix of tangerine, mango and pineapple. Taste – The taste begins with a bready flavor mixed with a decent showing of a fruity tropical fruit nature of tangerine and pineapple. At the start there is a light grapefruit hop flavor that gains a bit of strength as the taste moves on to the end. A little bit of apricot and caramel come to the tongue with the tropical fruits fading a little bit as the taste advances. Some lighter pine and earthy hops develop at the very end, leaving a rather smooth and malty sweet flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body is above average with the carbonation level a little above average. The slightly thicker body does a decent job for the malty flavors of the brew and does help accentuate the lighter hop flavors, which overall was needed as the hops are fairly light overall. Overall – A maltier brew that is a little light in hop flavors for an IPA. It does however have a decent hop taste with a blend of citrus, pine and earth there, all from the single hop, and with the nice malty body creates a fairly easy drinking more pale ale style brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2379) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2014
kind or chalky and recessed tart like bitter quality with hardly any fruit for me to discern. some copper and lingering bitterness. pepper and kind of dead.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sweetooth6669 (3) - - AUG 8, 2014 does not count
Deep golden amber, with plenty of white head. Smells lemony and a bit of malt. Overall, it's an ok IPA. Lots of malt backbone that doesn't let the hops bitterness or flavor come forward.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1657) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Given to me from friends during my birthday party, enjoyed a month later. Not sure how fresh this one is, but it’s still pretty good. Appearance is a dark amber gold with a rich frothy white head that nicely laces to the glass. Aroma is definitely soft, light pine, smell is subdued but nice. Taste is lightly malty for an IPA, with a light spice, nice light bitterness. Pretty decent IPA.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (1132) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, small white head. Simco hops aroma. Medium body with a light mild finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kidobutai (514) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2014
A little equine in the aroma. Hoppy, slightly bitter at the back end. Caramel color, clear. Not the best offering from Sam Adams.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (1056) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Minimal aroma of hops with a mild hops finish. Clear caramel colour, chalky feel with a wet horse taste and chalky bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arnold931 (847) - Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear copper with nice long lasting head and lacing. Smells like Boston Lager. Taste is very mild malt and bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gachupines (1073) - USA - AUG 3, 2014
A relatively dark shade of gold with a decent white head. Aroma is kind of light, caught a few notes of citrus hops with a touch of lemon. Flavor is bright with citrus and a bit of tart lemon. Finishes a little dry with a touch of bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
backdaft (275) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle, from Deconstructed 12 pack. Deep, clear copper with an off white head. Good lacing. Aroma is sweet malt and earthy, grassy hops. Taste is similar; sweet malt, grassy hops, & some lemon zest. Medium body with a hint of lingering bitterness.


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