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RATINGS: 1022   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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We Consider this an extreme version of an American Pale Ale. It has a very up front floral and citrus aroma from a late cascade addition and dry hopping with Amarillo. This beer also has a big malt background to balance the bitterness of the hops. The rye malt cleans up your palette after you swallow so the hop flavor does not stick in your mouth too long.
Now available in bottles.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hangover (1064) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JAN 4, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2004 RE-RATE (7/24)---- They are bottling this now and it's been months since I've tried it. WOW... I rated this one too low. Wonderful clear golden color with a thin, yet lasting off-white head. Very clean aroma with mostly citrus hops. Beautiful taste with just the right amount of lip-smacking hops. Nice malt backbone. Very drinkable and extremely quaffable. Being a local brew, there will always be a sixer of this in my fridge. One of the few beers I consider better bottled than draught. Better than the pale ales that sweetwater or dogwood are putting out in atlanta. My rating may seem high but this is EXACTLY what I like. Good job Terrapin!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4269) - Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2003
Draft at 5 Seasons. This beer had a small sized white head that was creamy and smooth and contained fine sized bubbles that mostly dissipated. The body was uncarbonated and transparent with a yellow-gold hue. The nose was moderatley hoppy with a bitter and hoppy flavor. The mouthfeel of this beer was tingly on the tongue and fairly smooth. This beer was medium bodied with fair lacing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 16, 2003
TheDM and Hotstuff vacation brew 29. This draft brew was enjoyed at the brewery in Atlanta Georgia. Dennis, the owner, treated us royally. He kept bringing sample after sample to our table. We were given every courtesy and treated very well. Thanks to their fine staff. This brew poured a large head of creamy finely sized long lasting bubbles that left behind a uncarbonated transparent light yellow orange colored body. It had a mild hop aroma and a smooth slightly tingly mouthfeel. The flavor was a very interesting mix of rye and hops.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 10, 2003
This was a great IPA IMO. Poured a dark metallic bronze color with creamy, very carbonated head and lacing. The aroma has a wonderful hop fragrance, very herbal and refreshing, super fresh! The flavor is well balanced and the hops don't bite too hard. It finishes with the rye and I must say it'll be hard drinking IPAs without rye after this one! The finish is quenching yet dry. This is a definate winner from 5 Seasons. Go Dennis!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Pale color with a small head left a little lacing. floral nose... very hoppy bitter rye adds a nice touch through the middle... dry finish..Good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2004 Retaste 7/22/04 - (bottled version)- Definitely maltier than I remember with a little more balance, with less hop aroma. Slight hop aroma. Good hop bitterness carries throughout. Finishes to the dry side. Rye gives it a good bite in the finish. Not quite as good as I was expecting, but still a decent APA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2003
This stuff is just frikkin' awesome! I wish they would start bottling soon. It is only available on draft for now in certain areas around the metro area, but it is going to blow everyone away when it is bottled. The taste is very upfront, lots of hops and citrus fruits, floral and fragrant, with not aftertaste, because of the rye, it does not kill your palate with the hops. I am telling you this beer is ingenius.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haddon90 (1490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2003
Light color with a thin white head. Strong hops jump from the aroma. You can easily tell this is a rye from the taste. A little to smooth for my liking though. Had this with jgb9348.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4842) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2003
Nice light amber colour with orange highlights and a thin white head. Strong hoppy aroma with a strong ryeness. Light-bodied; Goes down too easy but leaves a bit of the hops on the palate. Overall, pretty good...strong flavour and palate with a very easy to drink taste. I had this beer on draught at Summit's in Sandy Springs (Atlanta), Georgia on 25-September-2003.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2003
Scores points for a big rye nose. Medium dark yellow appearance, no head. Smells like tree sap. Not as big of a rye flavor as the aroma, just big hops and a bite of ginger.


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