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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Exploding with hop flavor and aroma, this citrus/piney/floral ale has enough of a malt backbone to stand up to the intense bitterness.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1442) - Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2013 Location/Date:Bottle on February 13, 2013.

Appearance: Pours an orange haze.
Aroma: Aroma of grapefruit, pine, some grass.
Taste: Medium bitterness, nice amount of pine, grapefruit, some grass..hard to find the malt(which is fine with me).
Palate:Medium light, lingering aftertaste.

Summary: A solid IPA that has more grass notes than the standard. I guess my old rating was for a bottle that was kind of stale. New one was bottled 1/17/2013.

Old Summary 6/18/2010: From Dave on BAS Beer Night. Interesting earthy aroma. Gold appearance. Somewhat hoppy, grassy taste.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Finhead (1111) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2010
A copper pour with white head. It has a pine and grassy hop aroma with a touch of caramel. The body is full with a smooth mouthfeel. The taste is initially semi-sweet and fades to a bitter finish with a slight alcohol warmth. This is a great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (5869) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2010 12 oz. bottle from Shop íN Save in Maplewood, but this is all over the St. Louis area right now for about $9 a six pack. Pours a clear amber with a small eggshell white head. Nice aroma of herbal hops, with minor floral, earthy, and pine notes, and citrus, caramel malts, tea, and some mineral notes. Flavor doesnít nearly bring what the aroma does, and falls a little flat- pine resin, caramel malts, tea, floral notes, herbs, and a variety of hops are present along with just a splash of citrus. Light-bodied, with mild carbonation and a mouthfeel like tea. Dry, herbal finish. After the nose, I thought this was going to be a world-beating IPA. The flavor doesnít live up, but itís a nice, light, refreshing IPA that is absolutely perfect for summer. RE-RATE after trying again 6/25/10: draft in a snifter at the Schlafly Tap Room, pours a beautiful, deep, clear amber with almost no head. The aroma explodes out of the glass with herbal and floral hops- so fresh. The flavor improves with a fresh draft, as well, and the hops come out to the forefront. The bottle is nice, but having this one fresh and on tap puts it in the top tier of IPAs.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2010
On tap at the Flying Saucer in KC. Pours a cloudy, amber, red-orange colored body with a creamy, finger-width, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves lots of nice lacing. Aroma has lots of piney and resiny grapefruits up front with some sweeter florals. Dies down after a minute, but has some other citruses and bitter orange peels. Very bright smelling hops. A good amount of caramels as well for a nice, malty, moderately sweet and chewy balance. I get a pinch of toast at times as this warms. Flavor is more the same. Lots of bright citrus, grapefruits, and orange peel with a mixture of resiny pines and florals. Not quite as bitter as one would expect with this amount of hoppy flavor, but it allows for a nice balance and remains easy drinking. Solid caramel backing before this finishes dry and somewhat resiny with a moderate, piney and floral bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and light to moderate, soft and creamy carbonation. Overall, a very solid IPA. Lots of hops that provide plenty of enjoyable flavor without ever going over the top when it comes to bitterness. Personally, I wouild like to see a touch more on the bitter end, but I appreciate this for what it is. Well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Tap at Birreria Paradiso. Copper color, solid white head and lacing. Aroma of pine and flowers. Tate is bitter throughout, but not over the top. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Pours cloudy orange with a thin tan head. Notes of orange, woody hops, and resins. Medium bodied and resinous with moderate carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gregis (1279) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2010
On tap at the Tap Room. Pours a clear dark orange-amber, with a small, creamy, whitish head. The nose is a nice blend of grapefruit and slightly piny hops with a nice caramel malt backing. Medium-bodied with almost creamy cabonation and a moderately bitter finish. The flavor is a sold balance of juicy grapefruit hops, a touch of piny resin and sweet caramel malt. This is a nice beer. God bless the man or woman that decided to bottle it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
12oz bottle (8%) from The Wine and Cheese Place. Hazy reddish orange with a nice frothy off white head with great lacing. Amazing pine, citrus and roasted malts in the nose. Medium hop bitterness on the palate, medium sticky......some tropical fruit notes on the back end as well.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bblack99 (526) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Deep, hazy reddish orange with a tiny off-white head that leaves spotty lacing. Aroma is pure musty funk...not particularly appetizing! Flavor is definitely there, but itís so muddled itís hard to describe. Not bad, not bad at all, but I canít put my finger on the variety of tastes. Malty backbone, with some piney notes and and a bit of floral highlights, but Iím not getting much of the citrus until the finish. ABV is well-hidden, but this one falls a bit flat on first impressions.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2706) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Bottle acquired via trade with drfabulous...thanks Jeff!!! Really enjoyed this well balanced brew. Murky Copper/tangerine pour created a dense light caramel head. Beautiful web-like lacing. Aroma is very floral and bright with tons of grapefruit, orange peel, pine, malt, and honey. Flavor similar to candied citrus but with enough bitterness to keep it true to style. Nice chewy hoppy mouthfeel that lingers with you. Yum.


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