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RATINGS: 947   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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It’s 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2009

Date: August 23, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip
Appearance: clear orange, creamy white head, sticky drippy lace
Aroma: sweet tangering aroma enahnced by crystal malts, touch of peppery pine
Flavor: sweet crystal malt flavor, lots of earthy dryness, sweet orange, touch of bitter citrus rind, light biterness leads to a long bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a medium amber, a tad darker than other IPAs. Makes me think it has an ample malt backbone. Nice lacy head but the beer itself is rather cloudy. The aroma is very appealing with notes of light fruit (apple) and citrusy hops. The taste is similar except the malt comes through solidly. Pine resin (simcoe?) in flavor. Mouthfeel is bitteringly dry and full enough to call it a double IPA. Definitely balanced to hops rather than malt (as it should be for an IPA), but the malt backbone is there. Nice job!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (868) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2009
Pretty darn solid ipa. Possibly a daily drinker too. Plenty of bitterness, smooth and flowery too. Ok malt backbone as well.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3134) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2009
On tap at the Falling Rock. Pours a hazy amber with a small off-white head and nice lacings. Quite sweet with some bitterness. Heavy hoppy aromas with a hint of grapefruits. Light malty notes. Medium to full bodied. Medium to lively carbonation. Some residual sugars towards the end. A bit too sweet, but still good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Aroma - bold, floral with mild caramel undertones; Appearance - deep amber, fluffy, laces well; Flavor - balanced front, strong hop back, long citrus finish; Palate - smooth for the style; Overall - unique, complex with varying ranges in taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3641) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Bright red orange color with a slight haze and a small off-white head. Aroma is of fresh hops, caramel, light grass, citrus, and a little mint. Taste is heavy in hops and grass.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (3753) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Clear red pour. Wow very hoppy smell. Wet aroma that borders with heavy scents. Almost a double taste. Not balanced but interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
carboloader (673) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2009
Pours beautiful transparent copper with small white head. Aroma is delicious apples and pine. Scrumptious blend of fruit and melon with bitter but short finish. Delicious. Better than expected. Definitely worth a try and has a kick-a$$ label.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Bright rudy tinted amber color. Taller near creamy light taupe head. Big grass and grapefruit aromas. A hophead agreeable nose. A light toffee scent seeps out eventually. Smooth feel. Acidic even in the start, with light unripe fruit and pithy citrus. HInts of grapefruit and sweet grass in the middle. A mild pine sap and herbal in the finish. LInger has a touch of vanilla. Rather unbalanced and rough in many areas.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Bottled. Dark copper pour, fine, off-white head, nice lacing. Nose is floral, caramel, resin. Flavor is toffee balanced by intensely grapefruit hops. Finish is nicely bitter. A very fine IPA.


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