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RATINGS: 1006   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lagunitasfan (1318) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 3, 2010
12 oz Bottle. Secret Santa, I think. Deep ruby amber color with thich but tiny head and gooey lace. Nose is sharp hops nose. Deep spicy fruitiness behind the hops. Taste is kinda bland compared to the nose. Bit of sweetness, bit of bitterness, but not much more. Feels like it’s lacking something.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drfabulous (4133) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 2, 2010
For a canned IPA, not much carbonation. Nice bitter hops. Decent floral aroma. Not bad, but not amazing. I like the pronounced hoppy flavor that IPAs need.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3508) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2010
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with blutt59. Pours a hazy darkened gold that eventually becomes mostly clear. Moderate off-white head that lasted to the final sip and left partial lace. Very pleasant aroma of bright grapefruit and lemon citrus. The aroma is actually quite refreshing. The flavor is mild caramel with grapefruit and some lesser pine. Strong bitter finish that was honestly a bit too much for me. This one is for the hopheads.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Sample at the Eurostash II tasting on 12/12/09: Canned version. This brew is a clear copper color with a medium off-white head that has good retention. Sticky patches of lacing on the glass. Piney hops aroma with a good balance of malt. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character that has citrusy and piney notes. This is offset by a fairly robust malty base. The finish is hoppy with a lingering bitterness left behind. Overall this is a straightforward and well-executed IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 17, 2009
12oz bottle from Santa. Pours a translucent dark copper color with a small, eggy white head that receedes leaving heavy lacing and a filmy island. Nose is very piney hops, bright and clear smelling. Palate is very sticky with a quick bitter bite before devouring all saliva in your mouth, leaving in covered in film. FLavor is those bright, piney and floral hops with a light toasty malt note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3813) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2009
12 oz. can. Clear copper with a lasting quarter inch of head. Aroma of fresh green herby hop, resin and citrus. Flavor follows similarly. Light-medium body is dry and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2009
12oz can. Pours a clear orange-bronze colored body with a finger-width, firm, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a good amount of sticky lacing. Aroma has lots of pines, sweet grapefruit and tangerine citrus with a light resin. Some caramels and crystals provide a solid malt balance along with a pinch of pepper. Flavor is thinner, sweeter caramels and crystals initially before lots of grapefruits and pines come in. Finishes with a thin malt sweetness and plenty of hops. Moderate bitterness and a light resin that dries the palate and leaves a lengthy, grapefruit pine aftertaste. Thinner body and somewhat watery initially, but not very distracting. Overall, a very straightforward, well-hopped IPA. Thinner malts and body, but it stays balanced enough to remain enjoyable. Not the best, but much better than the worst.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grizzle (80) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 13, 2009
12 oz. can -> English pint. Poured an amber resin orange, with an eggshell head. Slight lacing, with a constant approx. 1/8th inch head. Smells of skunky hops, citrus, grass, and evergreens. Tastes like a can of skunky grape fruit juice, with some grassy, cereal-y undertones. Also tastes like it came from a can. I’ve had this in a bottle, and remembered enjoying it, which is why I bought the cans. Not bad from a can, but I’d like to re-rate a bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5224) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 6, 2009
From a 12oz can - clear, copper, with a decent white head. Very piney, earthy aroma. Flavor is piney, flinty, but there is also a weird medicinal flavor that kinda messes up the whole thing. OK, I guess.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
llcooldave (1113) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Nice fruity aroma; citrus, berries with minty hops. Reddish brown in color with a caramel colored head. Big hops flavor that dominates over everything, with a a medicinal bitter aftertaste. It’s a little oily on the palate for a very slick mouth feel. Overall a good representation of the style, a solid effort.

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