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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Prominent Hops, Malty and crisp, All-American IPA.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (1729) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 17, 2012
12oz bottle pours cloudy brownish..nice clean sweet floral smell...hints of carmel favors..very light hopps... Id drink it again

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3448) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Draft. Pours slightly hazy gold with thin white head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is floral and grassy hops, caramel malt, and light earthy tones. Flavor is average sweet malt, average grassy hops, and light fruit esters; grassy, dry finish. Medium body and carbonation with low warmth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9585) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Tap. Pours clear orange with an average, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is light cookie and biscuit malt herbal and earthy hops with fruity esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, supporting malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1059) - Iowa, USA - JAN 16, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2012 Toasted orange color,mild head,some lacing. Aroma has a toasted malt,light floral herbal peppery pine. Taste is light bodied with toast light carmel and hops piney peppery bittering with grapefruit.Something flat about this though,its pretty sessionable but somewhat flat and watery in the middle.There is a roasty dryness to this also with a little yeastiness. Somewhat disapointed in haveing a whole sixer of this. I dont mind the aroma and flovor of the hops but is not one of the better ipaís, its a pretty standard ipa but with a toastiness.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bookman10 (630) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Pours a rather hazy copper-yellow. Little to no head--quickly dissipates. Aroma is one of rather muted hops. Flavor is a good, basic citrus/bitter pine hops combination, though there is just a bit of a chemically aftertaste. Not terrible, but not all that great either.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (5989) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2012
1/6/12. 12oz bottle. Slightly hazy orange barely off-white head that fades but laces in rings. Light dank, citrus hop aroma that is surprisingly nice. Light flavor as well with dank hops, citrus, and a bit of caramel. Not bad...

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
geeklimit (162) - USA - JAN 6, 2012
Pours a cloudy dark amber with significant carbonation and a thin head that quickly dissipates. Aroma has notable hops and malt. Strong bitter hops taste with some spice on a thicker and effervescent palate. Sour and bitter hops aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hinez57 (173) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Wonderful citrusy hop aroma with hints of caramel maltiness coming through. Looks like a clear IPA in the glass with suitable-good lacing. Definitely an IPA in flavor even if the IBUs are a bit low. Wow does the American hop flavor come through, very nice. Even has grassy notes but not in a bad way from the abundance of hops. However I get just a touch of medicinal edge on the finish, a product of one or more of the hops I suspect as Iíve experienced it in my own way over the top DIPA. Malt & caramel flavors are well balanced. It has a Wonderful silky smooth mouthfeel, perfect. Overall this brew is everything except bitter enough for a standard IPA. Just a touch of alcohol comes through, itís very drinkable (probably enhanced by the lower IBUs). Far too many IPAs are publicity and glitter, this one is simply good. A surprisingly straightforward hop delivery device emphasizing flavor and aroma over bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4976) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Gold pour with off white foamy head and lace. Aroma is huge resiny hops. Sweet caramel malt with a nice finishing bitter. Very sweet. Medium/full bodied with good carbonation. Pretty nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Bottle. Pours a deep copper with a huge slightly off white head. Aroma dominated by floral hops. Flavor is quite clean and hoppy and leaves a tingly feeling on the tip of my tongue. Not overly bitter. The hop bite is bold up front but not aggressive. Would pair well with spicy foods such as Southwestern or Indian cuisine.


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