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RATINGS: 969   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5992) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2009
12 oz. can into a glass Big hop aromas that lead to a bitter flavor with a good sweet hop backing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5806) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2009
drank right before Dynamo-DcUnited kickoff, 7:30pm ... .. Pours a medium copper .. . medium-large head, lacing is fab .. . lots of apple, pine, dirty molasses, and squirrel hop turds in the aroma .. . very easy stuff to drink, lots of cascade makes this dreamy! .. . this might get me in trouble tonight if Houston doesnít play well... canít wait for the cans to show up, this is the best SKA regular indefinitely! .. . waiter, thereís a fly in my flannel...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - JUL 31, 2009
Bottle at the Raleigh Times. Bartender told me that this was a fairly tame IPA so I was surprised when the nose on this thing was extremely rich with citrus hops and floral notes. Taste was perfectly balanced for my style of IPA drinking. Hops were very strong, yet not in an overly aggressive way. Drank strong and finished strong too. Classy brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Piny, floral hop aroma. A little citrus and musk but not to over powering. Dark, clear, golden orange, beautifully carbonated, thin head with persistent bubbles. There is a very sharp hop flavor up front, but then it mellows in to a smooth bitterness. Itís rather refreshing. I get a lot of citrus, it has a nice dry finish. Very lovely, drinkable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2009
On tap @ Falling Rock. Clear orange with a one finger creamy yellow white head, eventually fading to a thick film. Fruity citrus and green hops up front with some light dankness, and light cotton candy caramel malts behind. Flavor is more dank but still has the citrus, and the malts turn slightly earthy. Distantly reminds me of Blind Pig. . . distantly. Dry finish with bitterness @ a 6. Light carbonation with a medium body. Holy crap, I found a Ska beer that isnít only drinkable, but good! I know they sell it in cans, whi is also pretty cool--dunno if they date said cans, so I canít give it a bonus point yet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1823) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2009
12 oz can Pours a nice amber with a large off white head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, hops. Flavor is citrusy hops, grapefruit, caramel malts. Nice to have another good canned IPA out there. Not as good as Furious Cans, but nice for price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdoge (26) - Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2009
(Bottle at Front Range BBQ in Colorado Springs) Pours a clear, copper color. Small, white head that quickly diminishes. Floral hop aroma. Light floral hop and grainy malt flavor. Slick texture, soft carbonation, average duration. Light, bitter finish. I had this beer on tap on another occasion and the hop aroma and flavor was much more prevalent than from the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (492) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Pours clear orange, with a two-finger beige head, big bubbles, very good and lasting lacing. Pine, grapefruit, caramel, biscuit aroma, with an estery fruit undertone. Medium body, very dry. Doesnít taste as malty as the aroma indicates but very hoppy, some lightly toasted biscuit and grapefruit, with a strong bitter, grassy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3913) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Bottle. Orangish color decent head. Nice pine, forest smell with citrus, florals, and some earth. The taste is a decent hop bite, some caramel, pine, floral, citrus, and pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregNormanP (4) - New York, USA - JUL 22, 2009 does not count
Can was a bit off-putting at first. Pour into a glass with a thick white head that stuck with it. Floral hops all over the place. Piney and almost smoky or earthy. Hops isnít quite as heavy on the palate as the aroma led me to expect, but most definitely a hoppy beer. Fairly well carbonated. Hides the 7% alcohol pretty well. Overall pretty damn good brew.

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