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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Each spring, we will turn the spotlight on our talented brewers as they team up to create a truly special India Pale Ale. This Spring Seasonal has a balanced malt foundation with a full, strong hop character. It’s loaded with bright citrus hops and a unique experimental hop brewed using a special technique called mash hopping for a clean bitterness and optimum hop flavor that brings out hints of lemon and grapefruit. Collaboration, unique ingredients and a whole lot of creativity and ingenuity will illuminate what we already know – our brewers are the heart of our brewery. Help us shine a light on these extraordinary team members by raising your glass (or bottle)… and share a Spotlight with us! COLOR: Deep Golden. ALCOHOL CONTENT: 7.3%. MALTS: Maris Otter & Carapils. DRY HOPS: Cascade, Bravo, Lemon Drop, Sorachi Ace & an experimental hop. FOOD PAIRINGS: Bold, spicy foods such as curry, buffalo wings (with hot sauce, of course), fajitas and blackened fish, milder cheeses; blue cheese, pepper jack or gorgonzola and a sweeter dessert such as carrot cake.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nellycale (212) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2014
From bottle. Pours a golden straw hue hint of copper with a thin white head. Aroma is subtle with a citrus hop, some tropical fruit, bready, and a little sweet malt. Taste is similar with citrus, floral notes, and a little pepper. Taste is not intensive compared to typical west coast style IPAs. Mouthfeel is light to medium with an above average carbonation. Finishes clean and pretty smooth with a subtle hop tones. Very drinkable IPA, almost session like. Surprisingly, pretty enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcon25 (228) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle pour at home,thanks Andrew for this one. Amber pour, sweet malty aroma, hops and spices little citrus, not much bite for a IPA yet very nice.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JK (4916) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottled. A very mild and subdued ipa, hops are held back and it is not particularly bitter in a style that is known for being bitter. Some sweet malt, and sweet potato. I have no idea what the super secret experimental hop could be.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (4158) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle. Thanks, andrewje41! Pours a slightly hazy darker amber color with a smallish light tan head on there. Nose seems pretty earthy to me, doesn’t seem all that bright and fresh and first glance. Taste is fairly bitter and a bit earthy again, and and the bitterness builds throughout the drink.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (1251) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2015
12 oz bottle poured. Pours a dark copper color with a thick, creamy head and lacing. Nice even bready malt and hops aroma. Creamy body to it with some nice citrus hop flavor throughout. Drinks very nicely. Very nice hop compliments. A bit of a lingering grapefruit flavor. Quite impressed here. Really enjoyed this one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Obfuscate (253) - Minneapolis, - APR 19, 2015
I tried one of these last fall and wasn’t too impressed. Having this one now super fresh and I’m pleasantly surprised. Amber color with a foamy off white head. Some bready malts and light citrus on the nose. Taste is super clean, tropical fruits with a nice malt balance. Kind of a cross between a west coast and English IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Pour on tap, clear reddish pour with white head, aroma brought lemon, earth, caramel into a bit of toffee, slight spice, husky note in there, slight spice. Taste was a mix of orange, red fruit into a bit of caramel, toffee, some slight rye, touch of husky, earthy notes, finishing bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (7951) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2015
On tap at Happy Gnome. Pours a clear amber orange with a white head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma combines citrus with a bit of pine and light grains underlying. Flavor is more earthy pine with a bit of grass and some earthy grains backing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (1658) - Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle - average size foamy head, hazy light copper orange color, good size citrus and pine hop aroma and flavor, mild malt backbone, not bad overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiercepanda (608) - Missouri, USA - SEP 26, 2014
A cloudy orange beer with a small white head. The aroma is citrus and grass. The flavor is citrus, grass, and strongly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy lemon color with an OK lacing head. Hoppy aroma with some spruce in the background. Not complex, but delightful. Tart and hoppy in the flavor. Not overpowering, but nice. Grapefruit finish. A really nice IPA.


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