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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   IBU: 71   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
What’s a craft brewery to do when all the “typical” IPA hops are gone? Innovate of course, just like craft breweries always have. Hoptimization uses big, bold, bitter hops to get a clean citrusy flavor you’ll love and the bitter bite that you crave. Step away from typical and try something new.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChadPolenz (1675) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 21A American IPA

AROMA: Orange citrus candy or sherbet. A light, clean floral scent. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Pumpkin orange, hazy body with lava lamp effect of sediment floating. CO2 visible. Moderately large, white froth with decent lacing. 3/3

FLAVOR: Moderately high hop flavor, especially of orange fruit. Marketed as 71 IBUs, but seems a little lower. Quite palatable. Bitterness is mostly dry with a faint spicy sensation. Slight orangepeel flavor on the finish. Clean grainy malt provides a light general sweetness for balance. 17/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium+ body; smooth texture; good CO2 level. Smooth and comfortable. Alcohol is noticeable, but subtle. Slightly astringent aftertaste. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Classic, to-spec, West Coast-style IPA all-around. Well made and enjoyable. 8/10

TOTAL SCORE: 40/50

DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (7350) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Light citrus and pine. Easy to drink though. Orange pour. Light tangy finish. Ok malt backbone. Tap at Piola.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsd08460 (774) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2016
bottle from Total Wine Gainesville Aroma: citrus, caramel, grass Appearance: clear golden with a white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish Tasty

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (14700) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2016
Draft - pours yellow white head - nose/taste of citrus, toasty malt, lemon and pine - medium body

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
culchiem (3473) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 4, 2016
Bottle from Urban Sprawl. Light caramel with a solid head. Grainy floral aroma. Taste is caramel malt, some light bitterness, fruity finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (4954) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle. Pours amber. Aroma is floral and fruity hops, faint toast, and faint buttery sweetness. Flavor is clean and balanced between malts and hops with faint sweetness and bitterness. Light/medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7841) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2015
On tap at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Ashburn VA. Pale gold with a slight, white, head. Sharp hops, slightly creamy malts, some tangerine fruit and a dryish finish. Fine.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkSachon (904) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Tap at Buffalo Wild Wingsin Arlington, VA. Just okay, nothing special here, and it came at a premium price.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jflopsu (1186) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Pours a clear amber. A malty and grapefruit aroma. A mix of grains, malts, caramel and citrus hops. Overpowered by the grains rather than hop flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (4530) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Draft in Tyson’s. Pours clear bright amber with a fizzy white head. Tastes like musky grapefruit, caramel malt, and dry citrus hops. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like musky grapefruit, caramel malt, and sweet citrus hops.


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