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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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STYLE: Single Varietal Ale BREWED SINCE: 2014 ABV: 8.1% FERMENTATION: Ale yeast, 1 variety of hops, 1 variety of malt. COLOR: Deep gold EFFERVESCENCE: Ample carbonation NOSE: floral, tropical and fruity FLAVOR: Slightly nutty and bread notes from the malt, with pine, citrus, herbal mint and black pepper flavors from the hops. BITTERNESS: High BODY: Light SERVING TEMPERATURE: 40-45°F GLASS: Favorite pint or snifter CELLARING: 40-45°F


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2014
OK, I love when brewers do this. It’s the same reason I love single malt scotch. Let’s find out want things taste like at the very foundation. The malt was perfect for this ABV. Sturdier than a straight Pilsen malt. It did not need any specialty malts to stand up to the hops. The hops were also interesting. They might have been unsuitable for a less substantial IPA. But with this sturdy malt and the higher ABV, the hops worked well. The brighter side of the hops is fine. The citrus and mild pine are perfect. The other element of these hops is what make this beer interesting. Tropical fruit aroma and earthy taste. Not exactly what we associate with an IPA. But apart from the style definition, the beer works. I really enjoyed the idea behind this beer and the instantiation (to borrow a software term.) Nice work, Southern Tier.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (729) - New York, USA - APR 16, 2015
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Appearance: It has a cloudy pale gold cold color with some visible carbonation leading up to an average just off white head. It’s head slowly fades to wispy thin film layer which makes some light and slick lacing. Smell: The aroma is full orange rind and orange marmalade jelly on sweet bread. Taste / Palate: The flavor is full of all the same orange rind and sweet bready notes I picked up in the aroma. It finishes with nice hop bitterness and it’s palate is right on for the style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (4034) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2015
12 oz. bottle purchased at Prost Specialty Beer and Wine. 2015 Equinox hop variety. Clear gold color with lasting head in English pint glassware. Aroma is subtle fruits (grapefruit, mango) mild floral earthy hint.

The body is light and crisp and has a clean finish. The bitterness is not over the top for a DIPA. The ABV is completely hidden within a medium body. The fruit, floral and earth flavor is not in short supply but the overall feel of this beer subtle. The subtleness is what I enjoy most. I found this very enjoyable and now have a better understanding of the Equinox variety.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
hophead1234 (19) - - APR 8, 2015
bottle - This hazy copper ale has a small off-white head. It smells of caramel malt and resinous hops. The flavor is moderately to strongly bitter with caramel, resin, and a touch of citrus. It’s medium bodied and very good.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopstinopolis (11) - - MAR 28, 2015
Aroma has interesting character with hints of tropical fruit and mango. Equinox hop is something special. Nice appearance. Nice bitterness that does not leave your mouth dry. Malty and sweet finish keeps the palate ready for more.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (5147) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2015
pours clear bright gold with a very nice creamy white head offering good retention lacing. pine, sweet citrus, overripened peaches, sweetish caramel, spicy doughy bread/maltiness, honey and barley sweetness. light carbonation, medium body - oily and thick; sweet yet assertive if not harsh spicy-citrusy-piney finish. massive pine load in a doughy honeyed maltiness. pale american barleywine-ish. just.. big.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2326) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Smells like a yeasty ipa. I like this but I have no clue what it is. I get many different styles all at once and it works: amber, ipa and apa. Real easy to drink for 8.1%

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5882) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottles in the past and draft at Pony. Pours a clear golden body with one finger head that dissipates quickly into white soapy lacing. Aroma is soft pine, vague fruits and caramel malt. Mouthfeel is medium to light with notes of soft grapefruit, light pine and lots of caramel. A bit too malty, but decent enough. Soft bitterness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomashall (214) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours hazy golden with a finger of head. Smell is hoppy malt with some caramel sweetness. Taste similar with some nice citrus. Pretty good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3708) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2015
bottle - This hazy copper ale has a small off-white head. It smells of caramel malt and resinous hops. The flavor is moderately to strongly bitter with caramel, resin, and a touch of citrus. It’s medium bodied and very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2600) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 9, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Hazy medium amber, good white head cover, mottled curtain of lace. Aroma of pinr hops and light malt. Taste is malt that is overcome by pine hops. The hops aren’t overwhelming, but they do dominate this brew. Solid IPA.


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