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RATINGS: 1073   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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This mammoth IPA is defined by generous quantities of premium hops and balanced with a premium selection of English malt. Traditionally unfiltered IPA’s lead to the slight haze appearance. An extensive dry-hopping process contributes to its very intense floral hop aroma. The IPA is unfiltered and as always, unpasteurized to leave all the natural flavors intact. If you’re at the brewery you’ll be able to guess what style of beer every brewer has in his hand. THE BEER YOU'VE BEEN TRAINING FOR!

Malt: 2 Row, Pale Malt, Munich, 70-80 Crystal, Wheat

Hops: Columbus, Golding

Dry Hop: Columbus, Golding


AT7000's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AT7000 (6) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2013
I’m going with a 4.5 for this one. Hands down, an excellent IPA. More of a classic/traditional style IPA. And not one of the currently trendy IPAs, which to favour a syrupy, overly malty, sweet taste/finish. What a really IPA should be, plenty of bitter hop taste, and a nice bitter/dry, and slightly crisp finish. (Not that cloying malty/syrupy taste, prevalent in many of the current IPAs) I’m surprised Sweetwater got their IPA right. I have not been too impressed with their other beer but they hit a home-run with this one.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (2361) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Can to snifter. Pour is lightly hazy, orange to copper in color with a small white head. Aroma is strong citrus rinds with a pine of pine. Taste is strong citrus and pithy bitterness initially with a bit of floral hop character coming through in the finish. Not much malt here to speak of; definitely hop focused and heavily on the bitterness. Overall, drinkable, but I would prefer to see a little more hop complexity and variety.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ordybill (303) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a strong hop, citrus and slight pine smell. Appearance- An orange-ish colored beer with a small white head. Taste- Has a citrus and pine flavor with maybe some grass tossed in. it is an average flavored brew. Palate- A basic IPA very hoppy with a light bodied feel, the carbonation is moderate and the finish is dry. Overall- this is an average beer, I have had many Sweetwater beers that were better than this

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3404) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Draft pour at Nashville airport. Orange with white head - fluff and sticky. Floral citrus sweet fruity aroma. Taste is the same. Delicious beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1027) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
Many pints in the airport. Hazy golden with a floral hop aroma. Sticky hops of citrus and slightly piney and slightly perfume flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bnwokedi89 (78) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Very good IPA offering by Sweetwater. Typical auburn color with a smooth hop based focused after taste! As a fan of this type of beer I really like how smooth it is! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bconch (305) - - JAN 26, 2015
Typical ipa nose and color. Citrus tastes with a nice hop bite. Small malt backbone. Not great but horrible by any stretch.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tia (1032) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Tap @ RVC. Dark caramel with creamy head and nice lacing. Smells dank and peppery and evergreeny, and pithy with a faint hint of peach. Flavor not as heavy as aroma- bitter, but not too bitter. Decent hang time.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mbgrayson (576) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Traded from UDBeernut. Pours a hazy orangish gold, with white head. Nice hop aroma. Taste is hoppy with notes of citrus. A very nice, drinkable IPA. Thumbs up.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeratarian (128) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Pours a hazy orange copper. Aromas of pine, citrus, hoppy resin. Taste is soapy, some quick citrusy and tropical fruit hops. Taste a little rye and some green tea, lemony as well. Finishes a little weak. Not bad for a crisp summer IPA. Not solid enough for great points.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EcnarM (110) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Nice aroma from the bottle, not to floral. Nice slightly cloud yellow. Balance bitterness and finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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