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RATINGS: 1105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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


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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
budweiserblows (35) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Personally this is my favorite beer to come out of Sweetwater. Not too spectacular at first glance but as soon as it touches your lips it may just become your favorite as well. I guess I’m just a sucker for IPA’s.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
barn0216 (485) - California, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Well balanced malt to hop. Not too strong hop aroma. Flavor is just the right blend of bitterness and grain for a sessionable ipa. Really enjoyed this.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ahuth (4) - - MAY 18, 2015 does not count
Smooth. Nice pine taste with with a citrus bite. Poured from the bottle in pint glass

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bosco (221) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Hazy yellow amber. Sudsy head, sticky lacing. Hint of pine, some grapefruit, toffee, carmel. BB: 7/8/15 Consumed on: 5/18/15. 12oz bottle gifted from friends for Bday

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smboselli (128) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2015
First beer after a 12 hour drive with the family, and had some more the first day on the beach. And..... Perfect.... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Psytron (1517) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2015
smell of hops. Amber colour, high beige head. Aroma of hops, mango, some grass. Half bitter, sweet. Mid flat carbon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
monkeychugg55 (941) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Deep copper with a foamy head that leaves lots of lacing. The aroma is mostly herbal, with some floral, resin, and spiciness. The flavor has a good deal of bready malts, some caramel, both of which blend nicely with the herbal hops. Pretty well balanced for the most part. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2904) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 21, 2015
On tap at Mellow Mushroom. Slightly hazy, amber body with a thin off-white frothy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with melon and mango hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries citrusy (mostly grapefruit), malty, and some grainy notes. Ends with a long bitter finish. Good IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2676) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
On tap. Fresh grapefruit peel aroma with faint pine and sweet, lemony base malt. Hazy copper under a thin, patchy white, lacy sheet. Chewy caramel malt and bitter grapefruit peel flavour with some lemon and very light nutty accents. Medium bitterness and sweetness in perfect balance. Medium full body, medium carbonation, almost crisp.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jb (2428) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 14, 2015
On tap at mellow mushroom. Thick head light orange. Minimal nose. Bland taste. Dry dry dry taste and palate!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sawbuck (410) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
Catty hop aroma. Notes of pine and some earthiness. Deep golden color with a tan head with some staying power. Rich malt up front with a balanced sweetness. Piney bitterness blends in nicely. Rich malty mouth feel. Finish is balanced with a nice bitterness that lingers on the tongue nicely. Solid IPA.


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