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RATINGS: 521   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4983) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Sample as a bonus beer at the Black IPA tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 11/4/11. Clear red/brown pour with a thick beige head. Citrusy and piney hop aroma with a bit of malt. Flavor starts malty, but quickly turns to citrusy, spicy and grassy hops that last through to the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2422) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Reddish / brown pour. A hoppy, bread and pine aroma. A nice grapefruit, bread, toffee and roasted malt flavor. A nice pungent punchy finish. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2011
22oz bottle. Poured a deep amber, almost brown, with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of pine, caramel, roast, and some earth. Tastes of caramel, tea, lighter citrus, roast, and earth. More sweet than bitter. Some chocolate in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2401) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Pours a crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a huge bubbly beige head that shows great retention and mounds of sticky lace on the glass. The aroma is a great mix of earthy, pine and citrus hops. Slight hints of grapefruit, onion, garlic, and light caramel. Taste starts off with a nice hit of bready maltiness before the onslaught of hops takes over and obliterates any traces of barley. Pine and citrus mixed with bits of green onion and garlic. The flavor reminds me a lot of latitude 48 with a bit more intense hop presence. Thinnish body, moderate level of carbonation, resinous bitter mouthfeel. I liked this one, but I felt the body to be a bit thin and I would have liked a bit more malt presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2742) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Pours a dark brown with red highlights. Lacing head. The aroma is malty, earthy, with some citrus. The flavor is nicely balanced with the sweetness from the malt up front and then a big hop hit in the end. The finish is bitter and dry. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nsquishee (609) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Not impressed. Decent hops, but little malt backing. Bitter, yet lacking depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5025) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy grapefruit and a touch of caramel. It pours a dark copper with a two finger cream colored head that leaves behind lots of sticky lacing. The flavor starts with with light-moderate citrus, peach, and caramel. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit, pine, and a touch of spicy hops. Overall, a solid IPA. It’s my personal preference of less/no caramel in IPA’s that is my biggest "complaint."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4499) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Pours deep amber into a snifter. Off-white head with medium retention recedes leaving spot lacing to hug rim. Caramel and resin aromas. Medium bodied and well balanced with dark caramel, resin and citrus front to back.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaBeer1972 (1360) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2011
This is a gorgeous amber brew with a frothy tan head. Wonderful pine and citrus aromas. Very quaffable off the top with a solid roastiness followed by a complex sweet-bitterness. More evergreen and grapefruit. Complex sweet and bitter lingering finish. Super smooth drinking. Another solid brew from this new Sam Adams collection. Great job with this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2844) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2011
The nose is strong dry hopping, pine, citrus, earthy, musty. Also a good bit of chocolate, toffee, toasted malts. The appearance is deep red, translucent, off-white head. The flavor is less intense than the aroma, still strong evidence of the dry hopping, pine, citrus, chocolate, toffee. The finish is pine and grapefruit bitter. Medium in body, actually a tad thin. Decent beer.

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