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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
The brewery says its new beer, which features five varieties of different hops, imparts hints of grapefruit, with a floral note that recalls orange blossom. At 8.5% alcohol-by-volume, a light malt body and dry finish complement West Coast Double IPA’s bold hop profile. “This is an IPA that’s West Coast in style, which is fitting since the whole pilgrimage kicks of here in California in just a few weeks, said Ken Grossman, founder.”

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
schlitzfaced (80) - Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Poured from bomber into pint glass. Color is a golden clear, with light carbonation. Aroma is Hoppy. Nice finish, alcohol isn’t over bearing. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlandersNed (220) - , Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2015
24oz 2014 bottle that should’ve been consumed a year ago! Still retained decent bitterness: grassy, grapefruit pith & a metallic hop finish. Full- body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (4011) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Sampled July 2014
A steady pour into my Sierra Nevada IPA glass produces a three-finger thick, frothy, pale tan colored head that leaves some nice lacing sticking to the sides of my glass. The beer is a reddish copper color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma has a hop characteristic to it that seems derived from the typical Sierra Nevada character somehow; herbal, definitely grassy, a bit tinny, ample grapefruit zest, tangelo, some lychee character, and some light, floral, tropical fruit notes. For a West Coast IPA, there is a fair amount of crystal malt character noticeable with touches of sweet tea, biscuit like, and caramelized toasted malt notes that provides just a touch of a nuttiness to the aroma.

Nicely bitter, but not aggressively so, the beer is dominated by ripe citrus zest notes, a bit of bitter pine and herbal notes that add some additional bite, and a rounding, tropical fruit note that leans towards kumquats, lychees, and a bit of floral guava. The malt character is a touch more subdued in the flavor, but does contribute a lingering note towards the finish of toasted, caramelized whole grain, and a touch of sweet tea character. The texture of this beer is fairly light for a Double IPA, it has some palate clinging viscosity to it, but the bitter hops easily clean this up in the long finish; this is just about perfect in texture for a Double IPA, and it escapes having any hot alcohol notes to mar things as well. The hop character gets a bit metallic and tinny towards the finish as it warms up (a combination of the crystal malt and hop character it seems).

This is a pretty tasty Double IPA, I really like that it is so easy drinking (something anything with IPA on the label should be). It does have a touch of a metallic character to it that detracts, and the caramelized malt character seems to get in the way, at least for me, as well; though this is certainly nowhere near a crystal malt focused IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2437) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Poured from 24 oz. bottle. Clear, golden color with a 4-finger off-white head and very good lacing. Aroma of cereal, citrus, mild pine, unripe guava and caramel. Taste of citrus, resin, mild tropical fruit and relatively sweet malt that helps balance all that hop bitterness. Medium body and medium/high carbonization. A very hoppy IPA with decent balance and nothing over the top. Hence, I'm not sure how well the "West Coast" moniker applies to the style here, but this is a right nice, although not exceptional, double IPA. I really wanted more intensity int the fruit and citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thehinge (285) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 28, 2015
Well carbonated, honey colored pour. Huge, healthy white head. It has a grassy aroma. Hop bitterness throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alkolord (252) - - APR 25, 2015
Leicht Orange im Glas, feiner Schaum, leicht hopfig in der Nase, leicht hopfig im antrunk, angenehme bittere im Abgang. Leichter etwas seicht, aber wohl weil zu alt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhgrantjr (456) - Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2015
Poured from bottle. This one was a disappointment from my expectation. Aggressively hoppy, not as much west coast floral/citrus. A little heavy in my opinion. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 25, 2015
This was a solid and aggressive IPA in both aroma and body. Quite tasty, though perhaps a little overly bitter in comparison with the fruity or floral notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle split with Gail. Pours a clear gold with a large white head. Dusty citrus, spicy hops, a bit of musk. Medium bodied, spicy hops, sweet and sticky. Nice pungent grapefruit into the finish, spicy citurs lingering. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (868) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Pours hazy golden-amber with a 2-finger white head. Aroma is entirely of citrus hops. Body is medium-to-full, with a moderate oiliness that lingers in the finish. Flavor of grapefruit hops with some biscuit malt underneath. Maybe some grapefruit peel as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fantomasus (288) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Pours gold with a white head that quickly dissipates (Brussels Lace). Pleasant and fresh aromas: cereal, citrus. A quick flash of sweet and sour gives way to all bitter. Nice clean palate w/ a little stickiness. A solid offering.

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