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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Like a memorable adventure along U.S. Route 101, “HI-5″ California Style IPA leads you down a road of pure adrenaline and beauty. Capturing the majestic flavor of citrusy hops that roll off your tongue like a white cap on an ocean wave, this scenic wonder will keep you in awe, sip after sip.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15061) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Can courtesy of shrubber85 and Patrickctenchi, thanks! Hotel tasting. Bright clear golden color, fluffy white head with good retention and solid lacing. Nice aroma of meadow flowers and citrus. Taste is lightly bitter fruit and flowers. Tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Poobah (314) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Golden and cloudy with a fluffy, meringue, white head, plenty of lacing and a grapefruit nose. Easy intro with a soft, mild mouthfeel and a grapefruit, lemon finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
high_on_hops (756) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAY 8, 2015
On tap. Pours a hazy ole with a white head and lacing. It has a great piney aroma with a pine and grass with a similar flavor over a medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (1960) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2015
This was a nice change of pace that an IPA was not too high in alcohol. Great hop flavor and balance. Good head and lacing. Nice beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (703) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2015
Complimentary can from neighbor Bob B. -- Thanks! Smooth and creamy without overwhelming the drinker with too much of a good thing. Really fantastic!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2781) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2015
Tap at the Lamb. Pours a light gold. Big citrus pine hop aroma. Light clean malt with lots of resiny citrus hop bitterness. Good session brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2287) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 24, 2015
On tap at Carpool in Herndon, VA. Clear, golden yellow with an off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of pineapple, lime, white bread, tomato, orange and a hint of peach. Taste of pineapple, floral hops, orange, pine, lime grapefruit and biscuit malt. Medium body and medium carbonation. An interesting beer (OK, that's faint praise) with a nice complex hop profile, but short on balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1908) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2015
Draft at Moriartys. Pint glass. Slightly hazy gold pour with a good of frothy off-white foam. Thick lace. Big hop flavors but still quite smooth. Grassy citrus. Unripe oranges. Green tomatoes. Mango skins. Bitter marmalade on shortbread. Banana peels. Earthy resins. Toffee pudding. Bright hop flavors with some soft medium-light caramel malts. Reasonably balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5008) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2015
Slightly hazy golden coloured body with a hint of copper and a single centimetre tall just off-white head. Aroma of grass, malt, alcohol, metal and a bit of rice. Light to Medium-bodied; Nice grassy and herbal flavour of hops with a lot of hops and grassy flavours, but not that much malt - closest to a Light IPA in style with a slightly more pungent malt kick near the end. Aftertaste shows a lot of depth with the grassy and herbal hops, some light sugars of agave and a touch of peppery malt near the end. Overall, a nice and flavourful Light IPA that shows a bit al Wine in CD more alcohol (still not really noticeable) than most Light IPAs, but this one is well balanced. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Total Wine in Chantilly, Virginia on 31-January-2015 for U$2,49 sampled at home in Washington on 21-April-2015 a few hours after returning from the south.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3222) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2015
Pours hazy burnt orange color with off white head. Citrus and tropical fruit aromas with some caramel. Bitter grapefruit rind with some mango, pine, and caramel. Medium body with average carbonation.


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