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Sly Fox Vanguard IPA
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This is an interesting hop with a fruity aroma which is not as citrusy as most. It has mellow characteristics with dark cherry or black currant notes, It should make for an interesting beer.

Known years: 2006


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2006
Draft at the Sly Fox IPA Project 2006. Solid IPA. Nice a dry. Very similiar to Casade to me. Had a good bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obxdude10 (2077) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Another excellent IPA from the Sly Fox, deep amber color, thick & lively off-white head, great lacing around the glass, nose full of hops, pine & citrus, full-bodied, very drinkable & smooth, flavors were very well balanced with a great caramel malt profile married with lots of bitter hops, earthy & piney notes in the flavors as well, clean finish with more notes of bitter & dry hops with a touch of citrus & pine, Im very bummed that I missed out on a couple of the other 06 Project beers, but thatll happen, again a great IPA

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agl108 (797) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2006
On draft at the Drafting Room - Exton. Pours copper with thin white head. Typical IPA citrus aroma. Nice malty backbone and plenty hoppy with fruity, bitter finish. A very solid IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Draft at Royersford with a great stuffed flounder dish. The pour is extremely dark coppery, going toward brown, with 2-finger off-white head. The aroma is bready caramel malty, with subdued feety hops, plus some citrus and fruit. The flavor is based on caramel malt, with a solid hop element and a lot of fruit, which gained a slight cherry/blueberry hint as it warmed. This one was very unique and very quaffable, and I know Ill be growlering it often.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4546) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 7, 2006
On tap at the Phoenixville location. Pours a translucent golden amber with an average off white lacing head that sustained. Aroma was interesting...almost a chloronated orange (not in a bad way) with some cherry, some citrus and light pine. Flavor of caramel, nutty, roasty with a slight bitter bite from the hops. Then some fruit to finish it out.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2006
Draught: Aroma was hoppy, with hints of walnuts, cherry, and cassis. No malt or yeast scent. The head was medium-sized and off-white. It appeared creamy and smooth, looking a bit like a freshly painted wall. Head lasted well. The beer poured an intense orangish amber. Sparkling and clear. Very good lacing. Flavor was hoppy and bitter. Notes of cherry, brown sugar, and cassis. Heavily bitter and mildly sweet. Long, dry, bitter finish. Medium body. Lively carbonation. My 2nd favorite IPA Project beer of the last 3 years. Very nice flavor and bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5409) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2006
Poured an amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, sweet red cherries, oak, nuts, and light citrus fruits. Taste of much of the same, a really nice cherriness came through, with some toffee, grapefruit, and some tart fruits in the background. An interesting IPA, unlike any Id really had before.


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