Thirsty Bear Howard Street IPA
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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

Tom Servo's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Very nice beer. Aroma is citrus, with a hop-heavy nose. Has a very pale coloring, almost the same as the vanilla brew. Flavos is standard IPA, but has a bit of spice in it that gives it a nice kick. It’s not exactly an earth-shattering brew, but it’s not without its charm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (4930) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Sampled at GABF 2015. In the sample glass golden orange with a white head. Nose of citrus and pine. Medium body and resinous mouth feel. Flavor is solid citrus and pine and the finish is earth and bitter. Quite solid and good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10151) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Pale orange yellow color. Aroma is citrus peel and pine as is the flavor. Fresh. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Soft citrus on the nose, malt, crisp grapefruit. Medium-bodied, soft malt, a good amount of earthy bitterness right away, a touch of sweaty hops, green. Earthy citrus into the finish, bitterness, malt, crisp and easy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (9285) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Clear golden / light orange coloured pour with a lasting white froth. Aroma is decent floral citrus hop, caramel, fruity strawberry. Flavour is composed of solid base malts, biscuit and light caramel, citrus hop, zesty, firm citrus Hoo bitterness. Hint of pine. Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation. Lingering spicy slightly dirty hop. Bog standard IPA.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2015
Clear amber with live hoppy aroma. Malty with slightly sour hop flavors. Strong bitter finish. Not a favorite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aabean (17) - Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Pours a clear honey with a thin white head. Citrus, fruity aroma. Hops and pine in the flavor. Creamy texture. Fizzy carbonation with a soft finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beertholomeus (1706) - California, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Pours a light amber color with a white head. Hop, citrus, floral and malt aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a floral and citrus hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (6731) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1653) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TEJA (2426) - 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.

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