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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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While the size of the boot might be a bit small, the intensity of the hop flavor and aroma in Size 7 more than makes up for it. We take prodigious amounts of hops and add them any chance we get to this Northwest style IPA. If you ever call Size 7 balanced weíll kick you where it hurts (in the hop sack).


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5820) - Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Bomber to taster (thanks kbutler1). Looks solid; a transparent orange with fluffy white head. Smells good; hoppy with a malty backbone. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. A great example of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1182) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Clear effervescent amber in color with a small lasting off white head. Adaquate lacing. Aromas of pine needles and citrus. Nothing extraordinary in an IPA, but very solid nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4173) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 17, 2012
22 ounce thanks to khoffman43. Piney and resin malty IPA. Some fruity tastes to it as well. Dry for an IPA. Nice bitter aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vikingguy (836) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Growler from brewery. Clear orange-amber color. Tall whit foamy head with significant lacing. Brilliant fresh hop aroma. Very pleasant strong oily hop flavor with a solid malty backbone. Piney flavor more than anything. Floral, woody and a bit fruity. Very nice IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3169) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Thanks to Steasy66 for the trade! Pours clear gold with a sticky white head. Fresh citrus hop aroma. Well balanced flavor, the bitterness is firm and only gives way to some dryness at the end of the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2446) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Received in trade as an extra from Urbancaver, thanks for the opportunity Cam! Pours a crystal clear deep amber color with a good sized bone white head that persists forever and streaks the sides with lots of sticky lace. Earthy herbal minty piney citrus bread and caramel aromas abound, its definitely got that old school IPA feel to it. The flavor is caramel and sweet bready malt with enough earth and citrus to provide a fair amount of balance. A touch of ethanol reminds me this is 7%. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet resinous mouthfeel. Nice IPA, Iím glad I got to try it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Dark gold pour with a large fluffy off white head. Excellent head retention and lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and orange zest, pine, light sweet/caramel malt notes lingering in the background. Flavor is more citrus and tropical fruit than the aroma suggests. Good grapefruit and orange flavors meet peach, papaya, mango and pineapple. Light sweetness from the malt lingers as well. The fruit is cut nicely by a strong (but not coarse) bitterness. Long bitter finish with a little sweetness. Medium body with perfect carbonation. This is a solid IPA that I wish I could have more frequently. Big thanks to kbutler1 for this beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3495) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium white head and good lacing. Aroma is dominated by pine and spruce, with a bit of caramel as well. Flavor is piney, with a bit of lightly sweet caramel and citrus. Finish is medium bitter. A good effort.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stine (1627) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Burly, big grapefruit, flower, resin, and weed aroma; dewy northwest wetness lingering on rocks and mossy plants; itís underlaid with a firm caramel and cotton candy sweetness, never too present. As it warms, thereís hints of brown sugar, orange zest, and peach cobbler; still, it keeps its floral-cannabis origins right up front.

It tastes strong and dank. Weed, flowers, white tea. Perfume-like and colorful. Itís constantly bold and bright, and the absence of strong dark tea crystal flavors or aggressive caramel sweetness allows its actually quite delicate hop flavor to really shine. The pureness of its floral character might put many others to shame.

Medium body, resiny, and dry. Lots of stone fruits late in the palate, and a texture of wildflower honey; finishes with a flood of grapefruit, and dry flowers. Brilliantly drinkable example.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 24, 2012
651mL thanks to mattyb83. Pours clear orange with a larger, yellow, rockier head. Good, webby lace. Nice retention. Nose is small orange rind, candies, maple. Taste is thicker, nutty, sharply bitter, denser. Palate is very bitter, hoppy, dense nut skins and Brasil nut fat. Small orange juice and bitter kumquat and grapefruit rind. Quite nice. Aggressive. Not too sticky or nutty. Probably a pretty fresh bottle here. But pretty much your run-of-the-mill American IPA.


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