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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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The BALANCED hop monster! This is one IPA with enough MALT BACKBONE to stand up to the high hopping level - 75 IBUs from 100% Columbus hops.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (2182) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2012
On tap at the Crab House in Port Angeles. Pours golden orange with white head. Citrus, hoppy aroma. Nice balance of citrus, bitterness, and hoppiness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
A very delicious IPA. I had a sample platter and all there beers are great. Especially the Hefe. I bought one bomber to take home. I wish I had bought more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14089) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2012
Tap @ Taphouse Grill, Seattle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are grass, hops, pine, caramel, flowers and malt.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Tap @ Taphouse Grill, Seattle. Hazy amber with a dense, creamy head that leaves some lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel, citrus and bubble gum. Flavor is very sweet with a ruff bitterness. Medium body with a muddy texture. This could be old, overly sweet with an old hop flavor, ugh.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AskForJenny (1020) - Ontario, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Tap - Good hoppy nose, copper color, nice lace. Palate had malt and hops, too bitter a back end

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GatorGuy92 (28) - Valrico, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Received in a recent trade. The problem with getting IPA’s that aren’t dated is that this one may have been slightly old, not too old, but the weeklong shipping in the heat of the summer certainly can’t help. Nice dark orange color and a very solid hoppy nose. A very large frothy head on an average pour. The malt comes through a little more than I expect in the flavor. Not a bad beer, but certainly not something better than I could get fresh locally. I would guess if I had this at the brewpub it would be excellent.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
michaelinwa (597) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2012
Pours with ample head, low uninteresting aroma (rare for an IPA). Taste is almost entirely bitter hop flavor and without anything at all interesting. Unfortunately this IPA does separate itself from the pack, but it does it by being less than mediocre.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2012
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip. My pour is a dark golden orange color, with a slight haze that informs me it was bottle conditioned. The aroma has a medium to strong bitterness, with a floral bouquet, some grapefruit pith, and a lingering earthiness. From the first sip on there is a nice, building bitterness that incorporates a few different flavors. Some juicy grapefruit hops also seem to have a starkly bitter grapefruit rind flavor to accompany them. Mainly the flavor is a strong, resiny, earthy hop flavor, with a lightly spicy pine presence in the background. Although not immediately noticeable, a caramel malt presence works into the mix without ever becoming very sweet. The finish is fairly clean. There is a definite balance between juicy and dry hops, and the malt only slightly tilts this balance with the sweetness. On the other hand, even though it is moderately dry, the body is on the full side, and there is a full, rich, creamy carbonation. There is a generous amount of hop oil left on my tongue after each sip. This is a solid offering from a brewery I was not previously familiar with.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampesinoTino (769) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2012
Bomber. Reddish orange and gold colored in appearance with a solid 2 inches of sea foam head. Lots of grapefruit, pine and herbal hops in the aroma along with some biscuit malt notes in the background. The hops dominate the flavor at the start with a strong dose of citrus rind, pineapple and hops resin. The malt backbone has a lightly toasted, nutty quality to it. Toward the end there’s a bit of honey and orange peel. The mouthfeel is well-carbonated with a creamy body and clean, herbal finish. Balanced Hop Monster is about right.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2012
On tap at Taphouse in Seattle. Pours hazy amber. Nice fruity citrus tones, tropical fruit, along with pine sap. Very decent with more malt than expected as well. Almost tastes like a IIPA. I would definitely have this again. Highly recommended!


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