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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Pours a nice amber orange with thin white head. Aroma of citrus hops ever so slight, but dulled compared to other non-floral hops. Flavor at first was extremely different for an IPA, but came back somewhat, but defniitely has itís own character in the IPA world.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (950) - - 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 (2688) - 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 (158) - - 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 (1763) - 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 (2906) - 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 (206) - 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 (6600) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (7995) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2014
12oz bottle, from Brennanís in Madison. Picked up during my stay for GTMW. Lot # on bottle reads 8140602. Mostly hazy orange color. Pours with a finger of off-white / khaki head. Leaves good rows of lace. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of creamy light carbonation. Light slick finish. Nice texture to it, and more full-bodied than expected for a lighter IPA. Good mild orange citrus hop aroma, light pine, resin and spice. Kind of a woodsy flavor profile to it, lightly herbal, which I dig. Light caramel malt. Moderate plus bitter taste, moderate sweet. Great, balanced lighter but full-flavored IPA. Nice complex unique direction they took with the flavor, and it works.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HippieFee (93) - - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle - A thick head, amber color. Hop flavor all around this one. While it does have a good strong hop flavor, I wouldnít call it very strong. Not a beer I could drink a lot of but certainly a good change of pace. Got it in a large format bottle so it was perfect for sharing with my wife.


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