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Thirsty Bear Howard Street IPA
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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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The india pale ale is our strongest house ale brewed with copious amounts of American hops to highlight their resinous, piney, citrusy flavors and aromas. Nuff said.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3514) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 15, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2014 Tap. Pours clear amber, little head, little lacing. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, caramel, pine. Flavor is medium sweet, full bitter. Medium body. Harsh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (795) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Floral citrus aroma, amber color not much head. Balanced taste of citrus and floral with a watery feel and a lasting bitter palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TEJA (1372) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2014
Draught at the Thirsty Bear, San Fransisco. Big bubbly beige head. Flowery hop aroma. Caramell maltiness with a good, lingering bitterness and a fine hop taste. Well balanced IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
travita (4157) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Tap at the brewpub. The look is golden in color, off white head, and clear. The smell is citrus, pine, hops, ok. The taste is medium bitterness, hops, tough, pine, citrus.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1079) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
Draft to pint glass Grapefruit, orange, spruce, some toffee, and hops. Clear amber, very little effervescence, thin creamy white head. Pepper, flowers, pine, spruce; nowhere near what I expected given the aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1880) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Draught ThirstyBear. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, pine, peach, floral hops, resin and a bit of mango. Bitter finish with citrus, peach, resin and hops. Very nice IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1445) - Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2014
On draught at 10th Annual North American Organic Brewers Festival. Full golden color. Aroma is pine, orange, and bready malt. Taste is resinous pine, grapefruit, citrus, and bittersweet toffee. Good balanced hop kick.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1548) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2014
Overall: Citrus, garpefruit, pine, some soap. Very dry.
Note: On-tap at ThirstyBear Brewing Company. Reviewed 2014-03-24.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3386) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Draft flight 3/23/05 (Brewery)-Pours a yellowish amber with a small head. Aroma of hops. Taste of the same with a bit of pine. This medium bodied brew was the best so far.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
monk191 (1091) - California, USA - NOV 9, 2013
A very average IPA. Pours and ugly clear yellow. Smells like hops. Taste is a little fruity upfront, with a slightly bitter finish, but nothing to remember. Had on tap at the brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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