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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Inspired by the great West Coast IPAs, we have created a well balanced beer to satisfy all. Born of Amarillo and Centennial hops, this baby is well over 1 pound of hops per barrel while it’s still in the kettle and we dry hop with yet another pound per barrel once fermentation is complete. To balance the substantial hopping we provide plenty of malt backbone. The result is a complex interaction of bitterness, fruity fermentation esters and citrusy hop character.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11534) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Amber color. Nice citrus aroma. Flavor seems more a mix of citrus & pine. Just excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Bomber from Aspidites, shared with my girlfriend Cyn. Pours orange with a big puffy head. Nose is hoppy with big citrus and pine. Taste is piney, with hints of citrus, puckering grapefruit. Really nice rich citrus flavor, even though I probably should have opened this a ways back. Really tasty IPA, look forward to trying this fresh.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ZazuH (42) - Brentwood, California, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Draught - Bright orange w/ creamy, diminishing white head. Nice lacing. Lots of pine, grapefruit and honeysuckle in the aroma. Medium bodied w/ a smooth mouthfeel. Almost a perfect balance of malt and hops, the floral essence of the hops is really front and center. Resinous pine and citrus flavors abound. Finish has a dry and slight mineral quality w/ a lingering citrus rind bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 7, 2008
UPDATED: APR 17, 2009 Light amber, clean, sweet, hoppy, malty, piney, floral, caramel, slightly fruity, dry,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - APR 16, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2009 Second time having this because I think I had a bad glass, I now think it was a different beer that I had. The color is a golden copper with a decent off white head. Nose is quite hoppy with pine and floral notes. The flavor is smooth malt in addition to the biting hop influence. Clean, smooth finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2008
Courtesy of aspidites. This rating probably does not do this justice, but I will probably never have this again and I really enjoyed it. Orange golden. Extremely floral IPA with hints of grapefruit, oranges, etc. Nice big bitterness leaves room for some light bready/pale malts. Lingering floral hoppiness. Under rated.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Bottle: Copper caramel color, light white head and tons of sticky lacing. The nose is bright and grassy, some wood (pine) and grapefruit; earthy hops along with the lovely pale malts. The flavor is cobbwebby and sticky, nice wood and caramel. California style for sure with that bright robust dry hop in the nose and sweet simple body. Very sticky long tail with a candy note at the end. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2007
On tap at the Schooner’s Brewery/Restaurant in Antioch. It pours a clear gold with white ring of foam. There is a nice grapefruit citrus hop note that comes right at you out of the glass. It’s not only grapefruit but also a “sweeter” aroma of ripe orange wedges. The thick mouth feel for an IPA ushers in both sweet grapefruit and orange citrus hop flavors that slowly give way to more and more hop bitterness. The increasing bitterness may be due to the mild malt sweetness subsiding into oblivion. Nice offering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2007
UPDATED: APR 9, 2008 Courtesy boboski. Slightly cloudy straw color, not much head, a few stray bubbles. Nice fresh Cascade smell, grapefruit rind, flowers. A bit thin on the palate, but well-carbonated. Robust hoppy start really runs over the malt and leaves a nice light finish. Fresh and tasty. The bottle we tasted had 7.2% on the label. <P> Sampled again, courtesy SoLan. Had a more citric hop character on the taste than I remembered and the palate was definitely improved this time.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - OCT 29, 2007
I can stare right through this medium gold body, even through the top, as a thin notion of a white head fully diminishes nearly immediately. Hops are the near totality of the aromatic structure, fruity and fresh. This beer is extremely fresh and invigorating because of it. Notes of grapefruit, orange, tangerine, lemon and acidic pureed mangos and pineapple in moderation . Malt is diminutive, but warmth releases hints of toast and sweet grain. Alcohol is very lightly noticeable but not in any way bothersome. The flavor is wonderful! Fresh fruit slowly gives way to potent high bitterness that is both drying and quenching. Sweetness is mild. Acidity is lively and toils away attacking the sweet caramel malt. The finish is drying, moderately bitter and refreshing, clean and very crisp. The mouthfeel is somewhat watery, modestly carbonated and light-medium to medium bodied. Very good, an excellent session beer with fresh fruit galore.


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