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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (2915) - 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 (898) - 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 (3321) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1277) - Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle. Copper/orange with a small head. Strong tropical fruit and resin verging on skunky aromas. Sweet tropical fruit with a very bitter bite and a slightly sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2013
bottle. golden with small head. solid ipa with nice citra hops. good grapefruit flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7516) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. Earthy grapefruit peel and orange malt aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Earthy, herbal grapefruit peel flavor with light malt flavor. Nice body. Very tasty - really enjoyed this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3556) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle: Cloudy, amber, with a short white head...fizzy. Citrus, grapefruit-peel aroma. Caramel, grapefruit, pine flavours. Tingly, sharp. Nice steady bittering. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (1853) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle thanks to mikem409. Found this one in the back of some other bees hiding. Shoulda drank it sooner. Nose is immediate fruitiness with a touch of dank. Taste is immediately bitter with some tropical fruit hop flavor but its kinda flat. Likely from age. Drying finish with no notes of alcohol. Good beer ---Rated via intercellular device

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1023) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Pours a hazy pure gold with at thick, foamy eggshell head that sticks around for quite a while and leaves some thick lace. Nose involves dirty citrus rind, earthy, herbal, and floral hop notes, some spiciness, straw and toasted malt. Somewhat sweet, quite bitter, though it didn’t feel like 95 IBUs. Active carb, light to medium bodied, a bit grainy, with a lengthy citric bitter finish. Pretty tasty and refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daytonbeer (641) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Pours bronze with white foam head and nice lacing. Aroma of citrus hops. Taste is grapefruit and mango. Nice malty backbone and balance.


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