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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Experimental IPA using British Malt and all liquid hops


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/27/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

opaque orange, frothy off white head, solid lace, sweet caramel malt and citrus hop aroma, lots of sweet malt flavor and lots of hop flavor play off each other but never really melds together, long bitter finish,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+/4

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2007
Draught. At the brewpub. Poured cloudy pale amber with a smallish off-white creamy mottled head. Not too inspiring aroma of generic bitterness - perhaps resiny, faintly citrus, but just ... bitter; light dry slightly roasty malt backbone. The taste was a little better, mild pineapple/grapefruit bitterness, lightly toasted malt, the fruit-bitterness emerges a little more in the medium-long linger, but still it lacks cohesion and character - the bartender shrugged when I asked and made a comment about and experiment with liquid hops. Average body, decent carbonation, moderate astringency and even a little acidity; unremarkable, particularly for FFF, but by the end of my half-pint I was enjoying it more than the sum of the aroma and flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6043) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2007
Tap: Mostly golden hue with a nice lasting head and some lace. The aroma has notes of herbal and piney hops, some citric vapours, bready malts, a slighty hint of pepper. The taste starts with a pale malt background with lots of sharp bitter notes. Got a bit muddled in the middle, losing focus. The mouth feel is aggressive and biting with an astringent finish. An okay brew and worth the effort.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2007
This is, believe it or don’t, a fairly well balanced IPA from 3F. And with only 75 IBUs. Of course, according to the brewpub menu, it was "made by magic transforming robots," so that might explain it. It’s hazy pale apricot in color with a slender white head. Nice lacing. It has a nose of solid PNW hops (Surprize!) with a sweet grainy malt scent struggling to get out. The flavor starts up with sweet pale malts but is soon overcome by grapefruit and a touch of pine. Nice lingering, bitter finish. Oddly, served in a half pint glass at whole pint costs. Good, though.

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4.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 3, 2007
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a very hazy dark orange colored body. The mild aroma was hoppy and floral. The mouth feel was "Oh My God! What an initial hop rush!" very strongly tingly at the start and at the finish with a biting hoppy aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of malt hops and strong floral hop pineyness in a deep malt base. A wonderful best in class brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4477) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 27, 2007
On tap at the FFF brewpub. Pours a hazy golden orange with a medium creamy/bubbly white lacing head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, cereal grains, Cheerios, fruity and a grainy maltiness. Flavor of grapefruit, mango, pine, caramel, lemon, great malt/hop balance, tropical fruits and on the dry side. Less sweet maltiness going on when held up against the Alpha King and Dreadnaught.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2007 on tap. pours clear golden with white head. nose is fruity hops. flavor is spicy hops with big malt and biscuit base. crisp and refreshing. but $4 for half pint, whatever.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. Slightly hazy golden amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Lihgt caramel aroma. Strong citrus hops bitter flavor with caramel hints.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2007
nice tinted amber, IPA nose, surprised by the lack of amarillo, I thought they put ’em in everything. Very tasty, and a nice full body to back up the ibus. scrumptious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2007
tap at the brewpub....aroma: light, citrusy. slightly spicy, and refreshing....appearance: a milky/cloudy light brown with an average sized white head.....taste" nice bitter taste upfront as well as in the finish. malts comie into play as a balancing role, finish is fairly piney, and had a moderate level of carbonation


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