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RATINGS: 976   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1417) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2009
12 oz. can from Sam’s Quik Shop in Durham. Dark orange pour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of pine, tangerines, and pineapple. Bitter hop flavor of grapefruit rind, pine, and fresh cut grass. Clean but bitter aftertaste. This is actually quite good and a very pleasant surprise. An excellent IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4625) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2009
Tap at Falling Rock. Dark amber. Almost copper coloured. Light foamy head. Light hop scent. Lighter than expected. Hops are intriguing but there is fruit and vegetable flavour with a bit of green grain.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2009
A nice looking brew with an apple cider appearance and a smallish tan head. Aroma is citrus with a small amount of caramel. Flavor is also tart citrus and that flavor echoes on the palate. Some pine hop notes settle in a bit later as does some sweeter citrus. Lots of bitterness here, too. A pleasant and creamy feel in the mouth. Much better than their Decadent Imperial IPA. The best word I have for this beer is "alive." Lip up fatty!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CelticBrew (772) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2009
12 o bottle compliments of Doboy (thanks Ed). Pours a nice medium amber hue, forming decent off white head of foam. Aroma evident of tropical fruits, hops, malts and ocean water. Flavour much of the same, grapefruit explosion, as hops come in to hammer. Well balanced, tastey as heavy mouthfeel dominates. Most superb IPA beer, I want more.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3483) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 2, 2009
On tap at Falling Rock in Denver. Pours a deep clear amber color with a thick and creamy white head that lasts. Aroma is caramel malt, earth, cannabis, and citrusy hops. Flavor is caramel malt balanced by citrusy/weedy/piney hops. A little pine as well. The sweet/bitter balance is at a perfect level. Palate is medium with average carbonation and some nice hop oils. Well-crafted.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Can... Poured a deep, orange with a thick, white head that retained nicely. Aroma of twigs and dirty earthy qualities with a big amount of hops. I nice tangy citrus character in the flavors with a great malt balance and a black pepper accent to the hoppy bitterness. A solid IPA with a nice bite and even better balance.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Pours a hazy orange brown color with a soapy white head. Citrus and hoppy aroma. Flavor is light soap and astringency, tons of hops, grassy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6886) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Big thanks to kiefdog for sharing a bottle of this modusly good brew. Pours clear deep gold with thin off white head. The aroma is full with pine and grapefruit along with sweetness far off in the background. The taste is fruity with sweetened grapefruit and tangelo and then moving into a citrus candy like note. The malt sweetness is subtle and a bit slick at times. This brew carries plenty of yummy hop flavor and bitterness. Nice! Solid IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstraw (1919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2009
UPDATED: APR 18, 2013 Draft at Jerry’s. Clear copper with fair tan head, some legs / Sweet nose of spun sugar, pine, citrus / Medium body, soft carbonation, not biting but somewhat astringent, with bitter finish / Flavors of spun sugar, cut pine, olive oil, grapefruit, orange peel / A very dry, sweeter, ipa.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2010 Pours a clear copper color with a full white head atop. There is some nice lacing left behind. The smell is full with aromas of pine, fresh hops, citrusy grapefruit and a small bouquet of flowers. The flavor is terrific!! Much of the aromas come through exceptionally nice in the taste, sweet citrus, pine, and some of the nice caramel malt background. Terrific IPA!


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