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RATINGS: 1172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Itís Old Man Bitter

A mix of citrus and pine that will remind you of the time you went on a vision quest with your Native American cousin and you woke up in a pine grove full of grapefruit trees.

An American-style India Pale Ale with a deep golden-orange color. Bitter and hoppy, with a surprisingly smooth finish.

Modus Hoperandi, an IPA sitting at 6.8% ABV and 65 IBUs.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
Had this one on-tap at Lindley Park Filling Station in GSO on 12/8/11. Pour yielded a dark amber-orange with a thin head. What little head was there created some killer lacing though. Pretty beer in the glass. Mild citrus nose. Orange, pineapple, green hops. Flavor is dull and bitter. Faded grapefruit-like bitterness. Bitter hops for sure, but not all that flavorful. Decent finish. Alright IPA, but I expected more. I guess thatís the danger of checking reviews *before* having the beer, something I try not to do too often.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (2356) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2012
Tap. Two fingers of creamy very light tan head on a mostly clear dark amber orange. Some slight sweet citrus in the aroma with light caramel and maltiness as well. Sticky hops wiu grapefruit pine and some herbal qualities. Bit malty and a bit heavy but not bad at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1507) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 28, 2012
Amber pour. Thick white head that lasts. Sweetish flavors to start, kind of sticky, then leads to a good dose of hop and bitter finish. Straightforward, but good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2012
29th March 2012
Can in Haandverkstuene. Hazy amber beer, tidy off white head. Light crisp palate. Minerals. Caramel malt supports grassy skunky hops. Marmalade fruits, well buried. Mild malt cream before the semi dry finish. Decent and drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8033) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 26, 2012
36 cl bottle @ OíHaraís Freehouse. Rated on 18.02.2011
Aroma has hops, exotic fruits and some gooseberry bush. Flavour is hoppy with fruits, some gooseberry bush and grapefruit. Slightly too sweet stuff for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2012
UPDATED: APR 10, 2015 Smell is nice mix of sweet citrus and pine. Nice gold appearance. Taste is piney, bready, malty; mildly sweet. Would have liked the pine to be slightly less accented, but itís more balanced than, say, Ranger. Classic East Coast IPA. Good mouthfeel - finishes nice and crisp. UPDATE: Had to uprate this one slightly. I go to it more than a lot of other IPAs out there. Some batches are also less piney than others. Either way, itís still consistently a very good, highly drinkable, well-balanced IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jethro6191 (506) - Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2012
Pours copper with a rocky white head. Excellent lacing. Floral and citrus aroma. Nice balance between the malty sweetness and bitterness. Orange peel, bread, grapefruit, lemon, and floral notes. The finish is bitter with a citrus aftertaste. Light body with a slight creaminess. Very nice IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rustbucket0873 (372) - Krikville, New York, USA - APR 20, 2012
Pours a dark golden to light amber color with a nice white head. The aroma is very strong with grapefruit and pine and lots of citrus. The flavor is malty with again grapefruit, citrus and lots of pine. there is some caramel taste that is much in the background. The palate is a heavier body than a normal ipa with bitterness from front to bad. The one i had from the can seemed to be under carbinated for the style. Even for being under carbed it is very good, and i would recommend.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiveacestx (923) - Texas, USA - APR 18, 2012
Can - pours a nice dark orange with a decent head. Nice hop aroma and an over the top citrus hop taste and a mild bitter finish. I will definitely be picking up a few more of these.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (5579) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2012
Can: Tangerine, wheat bread, lemon zest nose. Cloudy amber, thick yellow head, beautiful lacing. Juicy hops supported by a firm malt backbone. Balanced without sacrificing intensity. Orange peel flavor, grassy and minty accents. It even approaches pine when warm. Not a lot of body. Bread and peanut hull on the finish. Very well made. This would be a go-to IPA for me if it was available in my area.


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