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RATINGS: 445   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Our hoppiest beer! The complex character of American hops and amber colored caramel malts make this beer very crisp and refreshing. Silver Medal winner at the G.A.B.F. 2001.
43 IBUs.


2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
geologyguy (913) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 obviously fruity hop smell...taste is hoppy too but not too badly...right on edge for me...ever so slightly sweet finish after hops...bitterness dissipates fairly quickly...hops is just about the only taste of this beer though

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (3224) - Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly cloudy orange copper color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, caramel, toast, bread, floral, grass, light pine, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, floral, grass, caramel, toast, bread, pine, and floral earthiness. Moderate pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, orange/lemon zest, floral, grass, pine, caramel, toast, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice hoppy amber ale style. All around good balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1274) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Draft at the Thirsty Dog tasting room in Akron. Golden amber pour with some haze. Thick head with good lacing. Pine and citrus aroma with resin, grasses, and a malty presence. Well balanced. Not boozy for such a powerful hop presence. Clean finish, slight bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scarletfire65 (1072) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle at home. Aroma of sweet caramel malts and pine. Taste follows suit - simple but nicely balanced, it has a distant fruitiness with notes of apricot and apple. The finish is pleasantly crisp and refreshing, with some lingering piney hops and a cider like sweetness.

2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours a clear gold with just a tinge of orange. Nowhere close to amber appearance. Ample 2 finger white head with good lacing. Strong citrus aroma with a little bit of caramel. Smells pretty sweet. Starts out with a little bit of caramel malt. A huge buttered popcorn off flavor overpowers things. Finishes somewhat earthy/piney bitter and dry. This is all over the place and not in a good way. Mouthfeel and carb are ok. I like hoppy reds. This fails to live up in a big way. Flavors are all over the place and the buttery flavor is way off-putting. Will not be having this again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3981) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Big Top Beverage Mart, Rosyln variety case: Pours a light amber color with a whitish head. Citrus, flowers, and a bit of bready malt. Taste is rather hoppy with a substantial malt backbone. Finish isn’t exactly my favorite. Aftertaste is sustained, but mild. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3963) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Pours yellow to orange shiny with a nice head, aroma of malt, grass, greenness and apricot, flavor is bitter, extremely carbonated with grass, malt, low sweetness, medium bodied

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2091) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
355 mL bottle. The second beer I’ve tried from these guys that foams ridiculously upon opening without giving any other sign of infection!? Not much going on in the nose, which is disappointing. The flavour contains a solid malt backbone, which is good, but needs a bigger contribution from the hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (3089) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at our place. Cloudy amber with a big, frothy head. Hoppy - mainly citrus/ grapefruit - and delicate aroma, delicate bitter and a little grainy taste, medium body, fizzy, hoppy finish. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pentaz (1254) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a white minimal head. Aroma is citrus, mango, bread, caramel and pine, Taste is light+ sweet and bitter. Body is light+, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Finishes light sweet with biscuit and hops.


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