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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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This medal winning India Pale Ale is brewed in the true Northwest fashion. It has an intense hop flavor and aroma with a dry bitter finish. It definitely has enough hops to "send you over the edge."
IBU: 100 13º Lovibond 77% AA 15º Plato.
Available on tap and canned.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bartzilla (551) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Pretty good. Definitely northwest style. Bitter but finished a little sweet yet dry. Good stuff. Smell and appearance are what you expect for the style. No problems with it. Just not my favorite style of IPA.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (4078) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Can: Pineapple and pine needle nose. Clear amber, thick billowy yellow head, nice lace. Tangerine, pineapple, orange peel, a bit yeasty. Rosehips detected. Medium body, soft carbonation. Really nice flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3515) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 29, 2014
12 oz. can courtesy of Lectvay. Forgotten about can from our trade that really holds up well. Hazy amber with plenty of foamy head. Aroma is pine, hints of citrus and dry straw.

The main base of the beer has a light graininess that leads into a dry bitter pine finish. The bitterness is long lasting with some mild grassy notes as well. Big West Coast like IPA with a Simcoe, Cascade and perhaps Summit variety hops. Very straight forward and classic flavor profile. Solid.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Nose practically non-existent. Flavor not much better. Bitterness but no hop flavor or aroma, little fruit. Malty, not in a good way. Just tastes old. This is an out of market beer we got for a festival. You think they wouldn’t send old ----. You’d be wrong.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (160) - USA - AUG 23, 2014
I really like this IPA. Hard bitter hops right up front, heavy citrus and light tropical behind it. An upbeat carbonation carries the off-white head through to the end, and gives the medium amber liquid a lively appearance in the glass. The bitter is carried through but is never unpleasant, and although I was expecting to find it too much, I never actually got to that point. The light malts are not enough to tame the bite at the forefront, but perfect for keeping you in the glass.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Can, if I remember correctly, 6/16/14. Pours a hazy orange color with a large frothy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus, herbal, soapy hops, pale malt. The taste is citrus, tropical hops, pale malts. Medium bodied, strong lingering bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2910) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Can courtesy of Brooke (thanks!). Copper pour, frothy off-white. Aroma of fresh hop, grapefruit, pine. Tastes are evergreen, orange, grapefruit, woody. Little dry in the finish. Great balance, very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Dark amber pour with a persistent off white fairly thick head. Citrus / pine aroma. Nice smooth malt flavor with a tinge of bitterness. Medium body and good carbonation. Great beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (2266) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance had a shaded orange to copper color with a glazed over brownish tints closer to the center of the glass. There was a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light lacing here and there. The smell had a sharp grapefruit to citrus (slightly tropical and enticing) with a light pine weaving it’s way in the aroma. The taste was pure bittersweet arranging a nice orange flavoring to come out nicely. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good acceptable sharpness normally tasted in an AIPA coming from the Northwest. Overall, pretty good AIPA that I would definitely have again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnGalt1 (588) - , Idaho, USA - JUL 21, 2014
1/2" foamy white head has very nice retention and lacing... the brew is a hazed orange. I can easily smell this brew 2 feet away... pungent pithy citrus... minor pale malt with even a little bit of toasty presence... but this brew is all about the hops... unapologetic. Huge bitterness... oily citrus zest... lite pale malts mid palate along with the noted toasty malt element... finishes long and hoppy... really pretty dry throughout.... Honestly, the only "real" bitch I could even remotely come up with is the bitterness up front may be a touch high... but I would never complain. I forgot how much I like this one... Any NW IPA lover would certainly put this into their rotation if they had access.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11512) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Can from Brewforia. Pours orange gold with an off-wite head. Aroma seems strong mix of citrus and resin. Med body. Flavor is really strong resin/citrus hop over a somewhat roasty caramel base. It finishes dry and bitter. Pretty hoppy ale!


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