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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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We used the final runnings from the Elk Rapids batch of Peaches and Creme (coming soon!) and hopped it heavily with Zeus and then lagered it. We also used small amount of bitter orange peel to provide some subtle sweet flavors and enhance the aromas of the Zeus hops. It is delicious, so it’s also going fast!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10093) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Draft sample at MBGSF 2013. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus and earthy aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8550) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Gold/apricot tinged pour. Aroma is fruity as hell and then loads of spruce and resiny hops! Flavor is spruce, resin, light orange notes. Nice beer at GABF.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6530) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2014
12oz bottle share courtesy of BiiruBierBeer. It pours with a gold body that supports a near white head of foam. The aroma offers up rich notes that pulse with peach, lemon, tangelo, pine hops and lemon grass spiciness. Nice! The taste is similar with deep citrus and fruity hoppy goodness from ripe peach and tangelo as well as lemon grass, pine hop bitterness and grapefruit peel. Behind those notes is a modest sugar malt base. Cool brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (6363) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
I think it is a solid beer. Def tastes like your standard heavily-hopped ipa with orange and citrus.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Draft pour at GTMW 2013. Pours a clear orange-amber color with a small eggshell white head. Notes of citrus (orange and grapefruit mostly), florals, caramel, pine resin, and tropical fruits. Light-bodied, with a dry, hoppy, crisp, clean mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice change of pace. Good supper IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (5565) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2012
On tap at GABF 2012 in Denver. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. A big nose of pine and fruit. The flavor is a light refreshing brew with lots of bitter hops, light citrus, a bit unbalanced perhaps. Smooth. Green.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Draft on tap at The Beer Spot GTMW Eve Event at Brickhouse (Madison, WI). Pours a nice amber orange hue, mellow haze, with frothy offwhite head atop. Mellow ring laces ok. Aromas are decent grapefruit, bit of lemon and florals. A small bready element. Dry, small, firmly hoppy. Initial is firmy bitter, dry and grapefruit ridden. Firmly dry, bitter, a bit resiny as we move on. Grapefruit juice, rind, some lemon, touch of guava. Firm juiciness. Dry middle and backed show some firm dry and resiny qualities. Bitter, dryuu. Backend is dry, bitter. Small malt body meets richly grapefruit bitter presence. Firm hop, dryness. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5031) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2012
One of the very last beers sampled at GABF 2012 with Andrew and Moreau. Notes of pine, citrus, fresh hop. Nice IPA and one of my fav shorts offerings at the festival.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (4447) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle to pint (thanks mikem409). Looks good for the style; a transparent orange with foamy white head that dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; hoppy with a lagerish backbone (and a bit of dough). Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4417) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Courtesy of northernbrews

Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy citrus, pineapple, pine, and grapefruit. It pours a transparent gold with a small white head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus and tropical fruits. The finish has moderate pine and a touch of grapefruit. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, a really nice IPA.


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