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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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A West Coast style IPA full of citrus-like and tropical fruit-like hop flavor and aroma with an assertive yet smooth bitter finish. .....malt, take a back seat please.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Busko (9) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2011 does not count
Amazing beer with both an excellent nose and mouth full of citra hops and no malt! Iíve drank it on tap at Brew Kettle and was lucky enough to buy a case of 12oz bottles. White head some lacing...Very crisp piney citrusy dank nose. The aroma is fantastic on this IPA. Taste is like chewing on some dank, piney, fresh grapefruit taste with very very little malt taste. Great session beer for me!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bobbypaulson (217) - Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2011
big thanks to Bittermestupid for this fresh puppy. It went from the box into the fridge and in 1 hour it was cracked and down my stomach. From a 12oz bottle it pours a see through gold color with a white. The smell is citrus and fresh fruits and hops super fresh!!! If it smells as good as it tastes Iím gonna be bummed because this is my onlt (lol). WOW, this beer is so deiciouslly balanced and you taste the fruit up front with a hop finish. The taste of this beer totally lives up to the hype of the smell!!!! Super bummed that I only have had one because I could drink this one over and over and over again. Thanks Bitter!!!!!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1392) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Iíve been waiting to try this for a while now, hope itís as good as everyone tells me it is! 12 ounce bottle, 6.8% ABV. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear golden/orange color with an inch and a half frothy off-white head. Head retention is excellent, and thereís a decent amount of lacing left on the glass. The grapefruit aroma is strong in this brew. Thereís also some tropical fruit, lemon peel, pine hops and a bit of bready malt. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma. The citrusy hop flavors dominate, and thereís also some pine hops and a bit of bready malt flavors noticable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit creamy and has good carbonation. This is a pretty good brew, I wasnít disappointed at all. At $10.99 a 6-pack, I think itís worth every penny.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2011
On tap @ Jackie Oís. Wow what a surprise. Probably had 3 pints of this stuff. Orange pour with a fluffy off white head. Aroma is Citra as is flavor. Fairly resinous.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2011
On tap at the Brew Kettle. Pours a clear orange with a white head. Aroma of lots of citrus, sweaty hops, grassy hops, garlicky hops. Flavor of also lots of citrus and hop oils with a spicy hop finish. Very hoppy and tasty. 8/4/8/4/14 [3.8/5]

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2011
Apr 25, tap @ The Beer Keg, Ohio. Pours clear amber with small off white head leaving some lace. Aroma is citric, soapy lavendel, malty, floral and fruity. Citric medium mf. Fruity, crispy, citric, fresh malty flavor. Medium bitter palate. Finishes longlived tart bitter. Fantastic good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2011
On tap at the Brew Kettle. Pours a clear golden color with a hint of apricot. Good white head and some nice ringy lacing on the way done. The nose really drops a ton of tropical notes; the Citra character is really prevalent here. Some citrus in the background. Really, really nice. The taste has the same tropical character, but unfortunately ends up really competing with a strong alcohol presence, which carries over into the feel. Dry finish and light body; nothing there to stand up to the alcohol. This would have been a lot better as a 6% beer, I think. Also pretty sure the menu had it listed above 7%. Overall, the nose was killer and the rest was a bit of a disappointment after that. High expectations, for sure. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 04-29-2011

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2011
Wow, this was a really good IPA. Iíve heard a lot of buzz in homebrewing circles regarding Citra hops (sold out a lot of places) and I have to say I didnít understand the buzz until I tasted this beer. A light orange body that is clear but not brilliant under a soft white head. Aroma is very citrus-y with a lot of pineapple notes. Bitterness is quite apparent but not harsh in any way. This beer has got its IBUs in all the right places to make it extremely drinkable. Mouthfeel was smooth and good. This was a very good beer. I had this on-draft at Roziís Wine house in Lakewood.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3270) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 23, 2011
tap at beer engine. big juicy pine and resin floral hop bouquet. grassy. a touch of caramel sweetness. solid. would drink again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8680) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2014 Sample at Vintage Estate in Boardman. The beer is a clear orange-gold color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrusy hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of grapefruit, hops and sweet malt. The finish is citrusy with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. Pretty good IPA overall.


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