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Slanted Rock Initial Point IPA

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Initial Point is a landmark in the great state of Idaho. Selected in 1867 by LaFayette Cartee, this site was used to survey all other cities and landmarks in the state. Slanted Rock’s American style IPA is a medium intensity beer, golden in color with moderately-high bitterness. It is kettle and dry hopped with Cascade for it’s floral and citrus aroma characteristics. Columbus hops upfront provide high bittering and Crystal malts add a caramelize sweetness to the crisp finish.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BuckeyeBoy (2715) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 20, 2014
12oz can pours out a orangeish golden topped with a white head. Nose is sweet malts citrus hops and a little fruit. Taste is as the nose with a good little hop bill.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (2029) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Meh. Definitely seems to be an entry level IPA. Kinda hoppy...nothing offensive but nothing that stands out. Citrus and pine and bitterness in low levels. Maybe as an introduction to the style.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kleininger (2) - Kuna, Idaho, USA - JUL 19, 2014 does not count
This is a delicious, well-balanced IPA. It is golden in color, with high bitterness, and a citrusy nose.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdInSaltLake (639) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Aroma: Sweet, herbal, tangerine-like fruity hops.
Flavor: Tangerine citrus hops; herbal, resinous. Malt sweetness, giving it kind of a fruity candy flavor. Substantial bitterness; a little harsh in the aftertaste.
Thanks for the beer, Dallas

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2263) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 30, 2014
Poured from a 12 ounce can. The hop aroma is herbal, candied, low citrusy fruits. The flavor is more of the herbal and candied hops character, some lemony notes, bready malts. A firm, slightly harsh resinous bitterness in the finish. This may be an oxidized example. Would try again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3998) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 25, 2014
12 ounce can thanks to Boisebeerguy. Orange ish hue. Nice balance of malt and citrus in nose and taste. Fairly tasty overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (2160) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Cloudy orange amber with thick rocky head. Aroma of malt and light hops, taste is a bit more complex with the malt haps, spice and grassy elements all playing together. Mildly bitter with no lingering palate. Average.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frahmo (292) - Idaho, USA - NOV 2, 2013
12oz can. Golden hazy pour with a finger of white head. Balanced flavor that finishes bitter, good mouthfeel. Pretty good IPA, although a little bitter for personal preference.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2466) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 1, 2013
On Tap at the BP hazy orange light amber with a small fine sandy head. Modest hop aroma and fairly bitter. Not a ton of hop flavor. A middle of the road IPA

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4686) - Utah, USA - JUN 13, 2013
On tap at Mountain Brewers Fest 2013
Clear golden with a medium sized white head and good lacing
Floral and piney throughout
Nice, balanced


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