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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This spectacularly golden, medium bodied IPA was crafted from a winning combination of Golden Promise malt and Nugget hops.

Fall in love with the big hop aroma of our Golden Nugget as it mingles with fragrances of citrus and evergreen, followed by a floral sweetness. Tropical fruit flavors entice your taste buds before immediately captivating you with a bold, hop forward taste and a pleasant bitterness that lingers in the finish.
>br> 2012 & 2013 vintage - 6% abv


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gmku (296) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Difficult to find fault with this one, and after more than one, Iím hardly inclined to. A nose that will knock your socks off, enough hop bitterness to satisfy your hop cravings, and a mouthful soft and full enough to keep this quaffable for a good session of beer drinking. Truly a great discovery in Iowa! I found this in a couple of places during our (my girlfriend/bride to be and mine) visit to Iowa City last week--Blackstone and Sanctuary. Worth checking out.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blueshockey24 (182) - Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Can. Pours Golden with off white head. Aroma is fruity citrus mango and grapefruit. Taste is sweet fruitiness up front with a hoppy citrus finish. Pretty good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8956) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle via PUBíR. Pours turbid and bright golden with frothy white head. Nose was piney hops, honeydew melon, grapefruit, pineapple. Tastes crisp,with notes of piney hops, mango, melon, tangerine, grapefruit, white pepper, and a complex and juicy finish. This one is as good as advertised.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2553) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Brilliant orange with a foamy white head... Aroma of tropical fruits, mango, tangerines... Flavor is toasted caramel malts, earthy hops, tropical notes... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (560) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2016
BOD 10/1/15. Clear golden pour with a touch of darkening amber. Outstanding head volume, world class lacing and retention. Outstanding nose of tropical citrus (mango, pineapple), peach, a touch of pine and orange over a subtle biscuit. Heavy light body that is smooth with a hint of oily texture. World class carbonation with an effervescent burst in the middle and a finely bubbled prickly finish. The flavor profile is borderline world class. It is masterfully complex and balanced. For the style, this hop flavor forward IPA is a bit light on bitterness. It begins with a wave of blended hop flavors that slowly separate into those of the nose. The tropicals lead initially, but orange, with a tangerine slant, controls the middle over a rising bready biscuit sweetness. Middle bitterness is rather light and has a rind and pine based quality. The finish is a tad dry and leaves you with a lingering citrus flavor. Alcohol is completely covered.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmrmwel (1524) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle shared with BBGTC. Pours hazy golden, with a creamy head. Aroma is slightly bitter with hoppy peach, orange peel and nettles. Creamy body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is bitter hops, with citrusy notes of orange peel and grapefruit, and tropical notes of stone fruits, as well as some malty notes. Lingering orange peel in the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
euniceradio (338) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2016
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours clouded orange, white sticky head, heavy tiny sediment. Aroma of grapefruit, peach, dank, citrus, evergreen. Taste of the same with well balanced malt bill. Mouthfeel is mod syrupy with good carb.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Inbreak (3562) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2016
18.01.2016, 12 oz bottle (dated 30.06.2015) sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head, slightly hazy. Aroma is mild grassy, hay, hops, moss, leafs, flowers, grass, light malts, hints of citrus peel. Taste is slightly sweet grassy, leafs, grass, hops, moss, flowers, minerals, weeds, light malts, hints of citrus peel. Medium bitterness, slightly dry and harsh mouthfeel. Fair enough.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClubGonzo (4998) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Nose is peaches, red berries, wet grass, estery fruitiness and hints of straw and pale malts. Taste is red berries, peaches, sweet estery tones, straw and hints of pine, pale malts and wine gum. Medium body and carbonation. Seems a bit old, and it has not stood the test of time particularly well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bwa5879 (850) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Pale orange cloudy pour, very effervescent with bubbles constantly riding, half inch dense off white head. Nose has earthy metallic, pine pitch, deep under there are tropical fruits like mango and pineapple. Carbonation average, thicker creamy mouthfeel, dry finish. Taste follows the nose except instead of tropical fruits there is straw and citrus find. Nice balanced IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkebrewer (6) - MENOMONEE FALLS, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2016 does not count
Pours a hazy golden color with a nice bright white head. Very floral aroma. Fantastic hop flavor with very mild bitterness. One of the better IPAs Iíve had.


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