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RATINGS: 969   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - 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 (1912) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Bottle from Bob thanks buddy. Pours a hazy amber orange with a off white head. The head lasts well and lace nicely. Has a great aroma of pine, citrus, some malts, and honey. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is great boldly hoppy with great blending. A real good bitterness. Has an oily texture. A medium body. A great finish with a wonderful aftertaste. This is a good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Bottle courtesy of ericandersnavy. Pours a clear copper amber color with thin white head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of pine, grapefruit, citrus, caramel, light honey. Flavor is sweet and floral with notes of grapefruit, pine, citrus, floral hops, light malt. Generally medium body with a floral hop finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Thanks kiefdog for the share. Pours golden yellow with white head. Nose is caramel, pine sap, honey, and nice sweetness and malt behind the hops. Flavor is almost the same with biting pine and citrus hops. Sharp, yet balanced with a medium body and a nice bite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (5977) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2009
In short: A well malted, clean, crisp and very bitter uber-hoppy American IPA. Sharp and flavourful session IPA. Typical in style but way above average in quality.
How: Bottle 12oz. 6.8%, not 7% as currently listed here. Consumed fresh a few weeks after receiving it from Blutt59. Thanks a lot Bob.
The look: Clear dark golden body topped by a medium beige head with medium retention leaving lots of lacing.
In long: Pleasant nose of medium-high intensity covering pretty much the entire American IPA spectrum (coniferous, oranges, citrus fruits, pine-tree needles, etc.). Well malted body with just enough caramel to balance out the truckload of hops. As expected from the nose, this is a bitter, very bitter IPA. Pine-tree and orange peels dominate followed by citrus fruits, tropical fruits, wood resin and red apples. I could have done without the red apples notes but overall there is a lot of positive in this beer. Not an original beer by any means but this tasty archetype American IPA honours the style. Criminally underrated, at least when fresh. Too bad this is not locally available around here. I don’t remember last time we’ve had such a kick-ass local session IPA. I think we often do but everytime I get too drunk and I don’t remember.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7824) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2009
Bottle from Cindirene’s. Pours deep coppery with off-white head. Nose is piney hops, caramel malt, peppery. The flavor was piney and resiny hoppy, sticky, with a solid caramel malt backbone, some late black peppery hints, and a very good balance. This is a beer that you don’t sip; each sip makes you want to chug the entire bottle. This is a very good IPA, and one of my big surprises in the last month or so.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
verenico (11) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2009
Awesome IPA on draft. A little darker in color, delicious aroma and good flavor. Smooth, but still has the hops bitter bite.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Pours a deep yellow. Nose is grapefruit, lemon and caramel malt. Flavor is btter hops, caramel. So so.


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