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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle acquired via trade with ReeceG! So excited to try brews from these guys! 14 karat pour with a small eggshell head that left a decent amount of lacing. Dusty, dirty, earthy hops with grapefruit, orange, and tropical fruit. Decent but not world-class...

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dfonorow (1512) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle share at DLD 2014. Pour is golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma and flavor of pine needles, earth, light fruit, biscuit, danky, and some vegetable. Meh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biggsbowler (339) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle - pours a hazy yellow w/ white frothy head. Aroma has some nice citrus notes lemons, limes, grapefruit, and oranges. Tastes of grapefruit, orange, and lemon zest. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_MedievAle (187) - Alabama, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Grapefruit and sea salt on the nose. Bit of yeasty dough. Cloudy yellow in appearance. Tastes of grapefruit, banana, lemon, pine. A pretty great mouth feel--creamy but doesnít leave residue. Unique IPA offering. Think it deserves a higher rating than most have been giving it--just by virtue of trying to do something new with the tired IPA category.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (228) - Jamestown, New York, USA - APR 21, 2014
Via trade with Reece. Pours murky and dark orange, nice fluffy white head. Nose was fruity with peach, mango, and citrus. I donít think it was as in your face as some of the other offering from them that Iíve had. Taste was lightly fruity and a tad sweet at first, but had a nice bitter to follow. I also got some hints of grass and pine in there as well. Split this with a friend as we sat outside and we both said it was quite tasty. Iíd drink another if I had one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
CraftBeerLvr41 (82) - Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2014
A: Very hazy pale straw, thick pillowy head that lingers. S: Predominantly canned pineapple with some kiwi, and orange. Some bready herbal notes with a slight skunk as well. Not a bad aroma T: Really doughy with a slight citrus tang. Canít really but my finger on anything else, maybe some orange? M: Medium body that is slighty dry with some light sweetness. Chalky.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3482) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2014
Bottle with many thnx to Geoffrey . Pours yellow, unclear, with a good white foam . Smell has Peach , Oranges , bitterness , some hidden characters that remind me at nelson sauvin, though it is way hidden here . Rather intense , bit bitter . Taste is very fresh , mango-ish bitterness, bit dry . Oranges are very hidden now, in contradiction to the smell . Very drinkable, and exactly my amount of fruityness . the other IPAs I had by TG were over the hill, this oneís perfect . Perfect is also the perfect word to describe the perfect carbonation . Life can be beautifull, ha ...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (2761) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle - Pour lightly hazy golden with a filmy white head. Nose is dank and fruity, with more emphasis on the fruit. Dry biscuity malt and super pungent. Taste is a little more muddled, with a little onion and lots of tropical fruit. Still really tasty. Fluffy and fairly thin. Lovely.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle shared at Duntís Tasting (Chicago, IL). Pours a well hazed amber orange hue, frothy thick offwhite head atop is soapy, sticks around well and laces well. Aromas are nice a fruity, good touches of melon, gentle grape, florals and earthy bitter hops. Touches of bread, gentle bready malt, florals and earth. Touches of citrus are more muted. Initial is a bit more muted, medium bodied, gentle carbonation with florals, bready malt. Mellow to decent bitterness. Touches of grapefruit, bready malt and gentle melon. Some firm florals, touches of tropical fruit, soap and earthy hops as we round the corner. Finish is a bit dry, a touch sweet and fruity. While the experiment is interesting, itís obviously a bit unfocused, losing itís way a bit. Ok. But I think some of the individual colors are much more dialed in.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (694) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottles hate thanks to Homer. Pours golden yellow. Smells like dexter cat peeíd all up on it. Maybe pined on pee trees. Taste is pee, maybe pine. Serious piney and pee hops.


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