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RATINGS: 1063   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 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 (573) - 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 (4304) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guerinfbfan (110) - Elmwood Park, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Very woodsy/piney type of smell. Pours a nice copper/orange color, not a lot of head. Tastes of citrus, with a lingering aftertaste. Tons of hops here. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2009
aroma is of strong resined pine. appearance is copper. flavor is deeply bittered, roasts the tounge. no fruit, just blazing bitter hops. i am very impressed by this potency of this beer, i didnt think it would be half this good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (4500) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Pours clear copper with a dense beige head. The aroma has earthy hops, some pine and a good amount of toasted malt presence thatís fairly dry. Medium / full body with some semi-soft carbonation. The flavor has a very earthy hoppiness and lots of dry toasty caramel malt with some paper traits. The finish is earthy with caramel. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2009
bottle. piney and chewy hops, thin malt flavor in the background. all around very hoppy and rather unbalanced for me. Generally I would have been really into this but this beer just struck as rather un drinkable. I will have to re visit at a later date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 6, 2009
12oz Can. Thanks James! Aroma bristles with green pine cones, some rubbed sage leaves, and a bit of bay. Definitely on the resiny side of the hop character spectrum. Pours a very clear plain copper, with a nice tall head in off-white. Soapy. Flavor is immediately rich and fulfilling. Some eucalyptus, turpentine, and balsam fir jump out over a vanilla inflected candy sugar and a base of light fruity malt character. Alcohols add depth and are just right. Balance is rather impeccable, with a fantastic drying character for the hop bitterness in the backend. Beefy. This is a solid, edging west coast style IPA, done cleanly and very well, with great flavor. Could use some more hop flavor juiciness and a bit more forward aroma, but otherwise, solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9525) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2009
12oz bottle acquired in trade with bu11zeye (thanks!). Poured a medium and slightly hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, pine and floral hoppiness. Tastes of the same floral hops, citrus and ended in a peppery spiciness. Some lacing left on the glass.

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