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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   IBU: 96   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Many people enjoy this IPA because of its bold hop aroma and flavor while it still finishes clean. Itís a great companion with a meal or a bull session with friends. It is unfiltered and dry-hopped to give you the full blast of the Gale Force. Hops: UK East Kent Goldings, Cascade and Columbus.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (10922) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, candied orange and pink grapefruit. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, orange zest and light grapefruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gripweed57 (917) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy Amber color. Massive rocky beige head. Spicy toasted malt nose has notes of cinnamon and caramel. Slightly tart bready toasted malt flavor. Some spicy bitterness upfront. Seems unbalanced and in disarray. Not an atypical IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (1013) - - APR 25, 2015
Caramalt, toffee, cinnamon. Dark malt, dry fruit, honey, cake, green hops, orange chocolate, dry bitter finish. Interesting one, quite malty and cookie-forward with subdued hops (96 ibu???)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjg74 (2737) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2015
Bottle (5.25%) from Grocery Outlet. Medium amber in color. Lightly sweet nose with an earthy sort of hop character to it. Bready up front with a pretty strong grapefruit peel finish. A little bit of an earthy English hop character as well. Not a real hoppy IPA. Almost more of an esb or something.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
smallfry (161) - - MAR 20, 2015
(Bottle) Eh, itís okay I guess, but nothing special. I wouldnít recommend it. Oh well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (1810) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy coppery gold color with off-white head. Floral notes, some pine and citrus on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some nice hoppy resinous tones.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (2909) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2014
12oz bottle in Seattle. Juicy hop aroma, Hazed brown. Smoky-malt backbone, warm brown ale with clean sweet pine hops. Juicy body with bittering finish. Pretty standard but nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (237) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Pours a gold/honey color with decent lacing and minimal head retention. Tastes slightly bitter and malty. Mild hops and a solid beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6761) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
i get more pine than citrus in this one, though both are present. i was a little alarmed at the low abv, but it turns out it doesnít matter. the beer seems at least relatively fresh, and has quite a bit of flavor...pine, oak, quite malty too with some honey-esque sweetness. aroma tends a little malt heavy for an ipa imo, but it still works. a pleasant all around beer, well balanced."

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
well well well. Another that people donít give itís due. Well fuck all of you!!! Please forgive me for that. But a 77 rating pissed me off. This beer is a thing of beauty, a masterpiece! So rich and complex. A true sipper.


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