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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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American IPA bursting with citrus aromas and flavors. You’ll find evidence of tangerine, grapefruit, orange and mango in the aroma from the multiple additions of a single hop variety, Citra. There is also a nice malt balance in this bitter, full bodied, doglicious IPA that is a citrus lovers delight.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
agl108 (780) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
12 oz. bottle at Sharp Edge Bistro. Poured hazy orange with minimal head. Fresh cut tangerine nose. Flavor was of grass and juicy citrus fruit. Body was a little thin. Tasty IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (805) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Tap. Light gold pour with a big white head. Wheat, tropical fruit, citrus and herb. Slight bitterness. Lighter than expected body. Hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2180) - New York, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Bottled. Golden pour with a bubbly white head. Fruity aroma. Strong citrus, grapefruit and hoppy floraliry.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1228) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Draft at Beernutz. A nice looking clear golden beer. Aroma is nice citrus tropical hops. medium bitterness. Pineapple, mango, pineapple and grapefruit notes. Pretty good texture. Would get again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1715) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Undated 12 oz bottle served in a snifter. Pours hazy amber, with a modest off-white head. Aroma: a load of Citra hops yet some bready malts are also apparent. Flavor: Follows aroma: fruity and herbal, with a substantial hop hit starting towards the finish. Despite a moment of rather high bitterness, this diminishes nicely in the aftertaste. O: Citra Dog indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle. Orange/copper with small head. Hop and citrus aroma. Tropical fruit flavor. Enjoyable.

-- rated with beerbasher

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onslow (1135) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear orange amber brew with one finger of head. Great aroma of citrus and tropical fruit. Taste is a light but distinct malt at the start transitioning to a great combination of citrus, pine, tropical fruit and other hops flavors. Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (2890) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
12 ounce bottle
A nice local IPA adds variety to a crowded market. While it might not be the best example of the style its approach provides a new perspective on how to teach an old dog new tricks. I would probably skip this in the future in lieu of something from Hoppin’ Frog, TBK, or Fat Heads but it was worth the cost of a single bottle.

Aroma / Appearance - A dense head surges until it overwhelms the shaker. Finally it collapses into a warm mandarin base that glows with life. Resin, orange slices, chocolate dipped citrus peels, and a tickling of malt round out a beer which is surprisingly earthy.

Flavor / Palate - Unfortunately all the promises of excellence fall flat after the first sip. Butterscotch, old orange peels, canned citrus, and a growing malt bill tie down a resiny and bitter IPA. Lacking the punch of other local interpretations it settles for second best. Your mileage may vary; pick one up if you see it on sale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (890) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Thirsty Dog presents: a decent ipa with decent balance. I didn’t find this particularity great; I thought the bitterness interfered with the overall composition. Not one of Thirsty Dog’s better beers.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3280) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours a bright golden color with a small, puffy white head. Aroma of tropical and citrus hops, nice citra notes, with a fair amount of malty sweetness. Flavor is tropical fruit, mango, lots of sweet malt. Well-balanced between bitterness and sweetness, trending towards the sweet side. A sweet ipa, which really isn’t what I’m into. Full bodied, finishes medium, with moderate lingering bitterness.


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