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This wily red IPA gets its character from the Tasmanian hops that are full of grapefruit, pine and earthy notes creating a bold flavor that threads throughout the taste. The hops are balanced by a core of roasty malts that give this brew body and richness with hints of toffee. This flavorful brew is rounded and smooth with a dry and citrusy hop finish.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 15, 2011
22oz bottle: Pours a clear red copper color with a large persistent off-white head, aroma has pine and caramel malts, starts and ends bitter with a piney ending, mellow carbonation, medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (1929) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Ruby pour with a thick foamy off white head. aroma is actually fairly light. Toffee and light piney hop. A lot of toffee in the flavour. Toasted malt body. Fruity tones in there under that. light piney and floral hop presence. Not nearly as hoppy as I had hoped. Overall, not bad though.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
milewide (1497) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Loved this intense grapefruit and pine hopped brew. Aroma leans a bit to grapefruit, while flavor leans to pine. This ale leaves your taste buds numb! Pretty red amber color, with medium head. They must add this to their year-around lineup!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ADesenberg (581) - Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Deep, ruby dark red with a heavy frothy head. It has aromas of pine hops with a little caramel roastiness. The flavors are a range of citrusy hops and a sweet maltiness. Good beer.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Bottled, red amber pour with frothy foam, pretty boring overall not a fan of this series, wouldn’t buy again

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle:   Ruby hued deep caramel, large frothy beige head, very sticky lacing.   Hoppy nose, slight ctirus rind and minor shrubby notes.   A little green hoppiness up front, some strong citrus pith follows.   The one thing this needs is a bit of sweetness.   Has the bitterness, but is off balance.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Has a malty amberishness like finish, with a stronger hop presense.   Decent beer, but would be better if there was a bit more sweetness to balance it out.   Thanks again Jimmy!


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2011
A better version of SNCA. A ton of the piney, resinous hops expected in this style, but with an added hit of juicy citrus notes. Just a touch of toastiness from the malt. Balanced, medium body. Drier finish. Very drinkable. Awesome beer. Right there with Noble Pils and Imperial Pils for the best Sam Adams beers available.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Bottle from Wine & Beer Westpark. Pours a clear red color with a large tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, earthy notes and toffee malts. The taste is toffee malts with earthy and citrus hops. Medium bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Reddish pour with a tan head. Aroma is pineapple. Nice fruity hop aroma. Roasted malt aroma is present also. Nice ly balanced flavor, the roasted malt keeps the hops in check. A little dry aftertaste with some piney flavor. Nice lacing. A very tasty beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Bottle to snifter. Pours a dark copper ruby color with a nice frothy off white head that slowly fades to a sticky film and lacing. Aroma is grapefruit and pine with a bready caramel. Taste is sweet spiced caramel with plenty of grapefruity and pine hops with a well rounded breadiness. Palate is medium and sticky with a chaulky dry finish. Tastey IPA!


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