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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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An inspired hybrid that blurs the boundaries between IPA and Amber styles. The exceptional blend of American hops (including the harder-to-find Horizon variety) gives it an intense pine, citrus and earthy character in the nose and on the tongue.


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Bottle. Coppery bronze color-really not red at all, with a creamy white head. Very fresh hop smell with a sweet bready malt background. Very clean bitterness, not overlly bitter, with a light mouthfeel and a clean, slightly sweet fresh flavor. Dries out quickly and makes you want more. Very simple straightforward malt flavor with a very fresh hoppiness. Good no-brainer drinkin’ ale.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vandc01 (106) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Poured from a 12oz bottle with a enjoy by date of 3/28/2015 Very good aroma, great balance of hops. Would try again

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1464) - Missouri, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle - average size foamy head, dark copper/Amber color, good size grapefruit hop aroma and flavor, well balanced though with biscuity sweet malt, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VeinAle (9) - Clearwater, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2014 does not count
Great aroma, really enjoyed this in the sampler. It presented as most summits present, with moderate carbonation and subdued head. Sweet with a good follow through on the pallet. This one will hang around for a few seasons.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bosco (183) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Brown amber, tan head and lacing. Pine, grapefruit, and subtle coffee notes. Not quite an IPA ...something missing. $1.99/12oz bottle at Total Wine and More, Boca Raton Florida

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (866) - PERU - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle - Pours a clear amber/copper with a fairly large, creamy head and some lacing. Aromas of sweet citrus, grapefruit and pine. Taste has grapefruit and semi-sweet malts. I would like more of a sweet amber and IPA bitterness, but I like it overall.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (1830) - - JUL 30, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-22-12 - Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a nice garnet color with a big off-white colored thick head. The head has fantastic retention but eventually fades to give great level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is light but consists of a toasted malt aroma with some lighter caramel notes. Taste –The taste begins with a roasted malt flavor with an ever so light sweetness. As the taste goes on, hop flavors begins slowly coming into the taste. They start out of a pine nature and are relatively light in the beginning and the middle. As the taste advanced further however a stronger hop bitterness of a earthy and pine nature comes to taste and brings the flavor profile to an end. Mouthfeel – The thickness is on the average side as well as the carbonation. The carbonation level is very fitting although a little more creaminess may have helped with the somewhat harsh flavor left on the tongue at the end of the taste. Overall – Relatively hoppy and flavorful amber-red beer, but nothing that is worth going out of the way for.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1991) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle at home pours a golden amber with a thin tan head. Aroma is pine. Flavor is strongly pine with some floral. Slight caramel. Medium bodied. Very nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 5/30/2014 Total Score: 3.1
Pours copper brownish. Two fingers of white foam. Aroma is slight pine but fairly subdued. Hops explode in the flavor though. Slight maltiness but mostly just lots of hops. Cascade? Nice beer. Finishes somewhat dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HughConway (805) - Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours Jatoba, white head. Aroma’s grass citrus, taste is crisp, bit of malt. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkinWell (291) - - JUL 12, 2014
Pours a clear burgundy with average head and lacing. Hints of caramel and toffee on the nose. Malty, a little bready, slightly bitter, with notes of caramel and brown sugar. A very drinkable red IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7970) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle. Light toffee malt and orange peel aroma. Reddish brown with giant light tan head. Mildly sweet toffee malt and moderately bitter metallic orange peel flavor. Okay but basic.


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