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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Brewed with only Simcoe Hops, contributing a profound bitterness and dramatic grapefruit peel and pine resin notes.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (184) - Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Pours golden brown with a thick tan head. Mild hoppy taste of mild grapefruit (?) that is mild and lingering. Very smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1289) - Syracuse, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Big puffy head; hazy amber/orange color. Lots of tiny, meandering bubbles. Lovely. Hop aroma is resinous wood, like a finished table. The flavor is pungent, spicy wood. More oak than pine. Has an almost rye-like malt, which is less a balance than it is a redundancy. The feel is thick and rather chunky. This is incredibly woody, and has an oily, resin-y complexion. Not crazily complex, but pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (10962) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle at home in CT - picked up at Stateline. Pours clear, deep orange-gold with a frothy, off-white head. Pretty basic aroma with lightly toasted malts, slight biscuits, pine, ripe citrus. Medium sweet flavor with some berry sweetness, light honey, some grain husk, bready and lightly toasted malts, a bit of grass, orange rind. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Pretty well balanced on the finish with lightly sugary. Bready malts, more ripening citrus fruits, bitter pine and grass. Somewhat basic, and not the best expression of Simcoe hops. But it’s drinkable beer,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle:   Another great looking IPA.   Moderate bitterness, smooth, but with very moderate flavors of pink grapefruit and pine resin.   Did I mention smooth?   Has a fairly assertive bitterness level, but its not salivating.   This is one of those that certainly would pair well with a sweeter hopped IPA.   However, as is, it would be considered a solid PNW style IPA.   Clean and bitter, and even a bit chewy.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jflopsu (540) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Pours a dark rust orange. Has a strong floral hop and light citrus aroma. Taste has a mix of fruity malt, citrus hops, and a lot of grains. Very watered down in flavor. A dry and light bitter aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gachupines (898) - USA - AUG 17, 2014
Amber color with a thin off white head. Aroma is a little pine and grapefruit. Flavor is pleasantly bitter with a dry finish. Just a touch of caramel malt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tommynh (29) - - AUG 12, 2014
Pours a deep gold with a thick head. Lighter tasting than it looks and has a good IPA bite. A bit of a pine/grapefruit aftertaste but not bad. It's nice to taste how they mix hops to build an IPA, a single hop isn't the best for results ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1204) - - AUG 11, 2014
Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a nice amber color with a massive off-white 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 is heaviest of a sweeter smell with a good deal of tangerine, mango, and pineapple along with a moderate showing of herbal and floral aromas. Some pine and grapefruit hop smells are there as well and mix with some bready and caramel aromas to produce a rather pleasantly sweet, and malty smell overall. Taste – The taste begins with strong showing of a bready and caramel flavor mixed with a decent sum of a tropical fruit sweetness. Along with the sweet and malty are some flavors of a pine and grapefruit hop upfront. Some herbal and grassy hop flavors join the taste profile as the taste advances with the grapefruit fading a bit but the pine growing slightly stronger in nature. While the sweetness is mainly of a caramel nature upfront, some of the tropical fruits grow even stronger on the tongue with them surpassing the caramel. The newly arriving flavors, with the sweeter and hop flavors of the brew that were present upfront, end up leaving a rather decently hop blended and moderately malty and sweet smoother flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body is just above average in thickness for a brew of only 6 % abv. with the carbonation level that is rather average. The medium body and higher carbonation are quite fitting for the blend of hop, sweet and matiness of the brew and create a rather easy drinking feel overall. Overall – This is a nice brew overall with a big malt and sweet profile, but yet balanced by a diverse hop taste profile, even though it is only singly hopped. Almost as good as the original latitude 48 and certainly an interesting try.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2232) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2014
very nice ipa with good powerful flavor of pinecone a bit of fruity sweetness and the flavor lingers niceley. good moderate body, nice and aromatic it’s about as good as you get for a hop head. balanced.refreshing and satisfying. some burnt orange in the glass to look at.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arnold931 (543) - Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with some off white head and decent lacing. Nose is surprisingly sweet with some pine. Grapefruit comes through in the taste. Lasting bitterness in the backend. Not my favorite of the series.


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