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Sun King Fistful of Hops Green (2013/14)

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
Fistful of Hops is our quarterly series of four IPAs, each with the same malt base. We balance that base with a seasonal “fistful of hops” - each time a different combination. Fistful "Green" contains Warrior, Mandarina, and Galaxy hops, which provide the citrusy flavors of tangerine and grapefruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4762) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Rated on 12-19-2013 at 800 Degree Three Fires-Fort Wayne, IN. This draft beer has a small beige head that is fully lasting, transparent amber body, very little carbonation observed, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is citrus, pine hops, earthy, and malt. The flavor is very bitter, citrus, pine hops, grapefruit, malt, and has a very dry finish. The mouthfeel is soft carbonation and this IPA is medium bodied. Overall, this beer is very quaffable and is a beer for hop heads.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4716) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
can. Amber with two finger head. Medium malt body. Very nice crisp hoppiness with solid flavor. Aboverage IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (19881) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Draft at Smoke & Barrel. Clear bright golden color, white head with nice retention and lacing. Aroma wow, freshly cut wet grass, scallions, garlic, licorice. Taste has bitter herbs. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bill Becker (725) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - AUG 20, 2014
16 ounce can thanks to Trent! It pours a hazy golden orange and it sits under a 1 finger head of foam. I get strong notes of citrus and malt. Pint grapefruit with some bready and caramel malt. In the tasting, lots of grapefruit and tangerine citrus with an earth malt base which spreads out to caramel and bread. I also get hints of pineapple and overall, the bitterness and sweetness in this brew are well within my comfort zone. Medium bodied with medium carbonation, great mouthfeel. This is a truly delicious IPA. Hitting on all cylinders from first sip to last swallow!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (1026) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
Sample at Sun King. Pours a darker orange with a off white head. Aroma has lots of dank pine, resin, citrus, and a touch of toasted bread. Taste is a strong bitter. Resin, pine, citrus, and a bready backbone. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Mild resin texture in the mouth with a slightly dry finish. Overall a tasty, resiny, IPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Laramik (9) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014 does not count
One of, if not the best, IPA I have ever had. Aroma is shockingly amazing. Close in taste to something like zombie dust yet less bitter. Floral hops presence very high, initial taste of citrus with a very crisp backbone of just the right amount of bitter and carbonation make this an outstanding beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Can. Amber body with a white, frothy head. Aroma of pine, raw, leafy hops, toasted grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. A sweet tasting start gives way to raw hops, resin and pine with light citrus notes. Not a resin bomb, but fairly standard fair.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Can gifted by jrob21. Clear orange pour with nice white head. Bitter orange, grapefruit and some resin and decent malt backbone. Good not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2014
16oz (green) can, from Big Red Liquors in Indianapolis. Clear orange amber color. Good finger of khaki head. Medium-plus body. Smooth lighter carbonation. Light creamy fullness to the texture. Lightly dry finish. Very easy to drink. Good tropical, orange fruity hop notes. Light caramel malt. Moderate bitter, light sweet. Great, well-balanced hoppy but not too bitter IPA. Satisfying clean bigger hop profile, but very easy to drink. Great IPA, very satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3984) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2014
16 oz. can. Pours an orangish amber with a medium white head. Impressive lacing. Aroma of citrus, orange and grapefruit rind, some caramel malt. Flavor is slightly oxidized with lots of citrus notes. Tangerine, grapefruit, and orange peel. Spicy hop notes. Medium bodied with above average carbonation, finishes on a spicy hop note.

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