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RATINGS: 1151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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.


jason1970's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Good IPA. Certainly has all the right pieces in place. Pine with some grapefruit. Hoppy but nice. Has a nice dark copper hue to it with some lacing that hangs around after the modest head dissipates. Taste is of caramel and pine with some resin and lots of citrus. It’s spicy and bitter on the tongue but not overly so. I liked it and will drink it again if available.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
woomThomas12 (141) - Falkenberg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2016
The beer is ready to go in the bright red color. The foam is white with small bubbles. The foam disappears leisurely quickly and leave fine traces. Aromas of tropical fruit and hops. A little malt, citrus, spicy pine and orange peel and light caramel. Small smells of bread. The flavors go in hops and bitterness with bitterness a bit thin. Tropical fruits where lemon come first, followed by a little orange. Some malt, a little earthy and sweet tones. Lightly toasted and a little caramel. Good roundness with medium long finish that does not have too much hops or bitterness. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Dry surface, small roughness. The beer is not a real hop bomb with high bitterness. It has a good round balance that will not be too much.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (693) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2016
Can from systembolaget Nyköping. Amber color with lacing white head. Aroma has tropical fruits, pine. Taste is malty with long bitter aftertaste. Flavors of grapefruit, pine, resin, caramel. Tasty and balanced IPA.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
at_the_hop (109) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2016
Can ( from the can). Mean looking yellowy head in the aperture. Smells like sharp vibrant pineapple rock. Oh yeah, it’s big sweet maltiness up front but in a more smooth and restrained way than I’ve ever seen before. It gives way at just the right time to a glorious fresh hoppy pineapple with a subtle resinous aromatic pine which seems to rise like ether and underpins it all beautifully. This has that world class unfolding quality that I get with Bathams and Sculpin which keeps me going back for sup after sup. CRIMINAL at 6.8. Lovely branding too. Beer good enough to make you emotional.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (2421) - SPAIN - MAY 8, 2016
Can 35cl / Lata 35cl. @ HopBuds, Nagoya, Japon. A: Hazy golden / Dorado turbio. T/S: Hops, citrusy, resinous, slightly sweet / Lupulo, citrico, resinoso, ligeramente dulce.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LLaurin (221) - Motala, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2016
Really pouring get golden with a white head. Nose is hoppy rich with pine and citric notes. Taste is also rich with a lot of citrus and some pine. Taste and palate comes along and leaves a sweet but still bitter note with a lot of hops along.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ipabr (60) - Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2016
This beer is not for me. To try and describe the smell/flavour I would say old orange peel, or the same flavours I find in both lagunitas and sierra Nevada. So if you like either of those beers this is up your street.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1873) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2016
Can from Bruisin’ Ales. Citrus, resin, and pine aroma. Citrus and pine taste with raisin notes and a moderate bitterness. Good stuff, but wish it was fresher.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (4077) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 6, 2016
Old rating rerated 06.04.2016, tap @ Apollon:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet citrusy, leafs, wet grass, citrus, hay, minerals, hops, dried fruits, light malts, bark, hints of strawberry jam. Taste is slightly dry grassy, weeds, leafs, wet grass, harsh hops, minerals, bark, citrus peel, alcohol, light malts. Medium to longlasting bitterness, harsh mouthfeel. Fair enough.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerDays (1) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2016 does not count
To be fair I drank this in a plastic cup in a shopping mall in Singapore. But my surprise in scoring such a well rated craft beer was a little dampened by the overall experience. It’s good but I’d heard a lot about his beer and expected better. Plenty of length on the pallet, fairly well rounded overall. Quite citrusy. Maybe a little too much for me. But a lovely sweetness down the back too. Great colour. Would happily go again but won’t win best US IPa for me.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
laakus (89) - Nossebro, - MAR 24, 2016
Amber colour with nice foam. SHarp citrusy aroma, some pine mixed with a soapy fragrance!? This one also has the not so pleasant smell Taste is surprisingly malty, the sparkling fruityness not appearing and dominated in the end by an unpleasant bitterness, almost no carbonation at all! I count this one as a bad example of the beer.


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