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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Ipa with New Zealand Nelson hops.
This zeelicious single hop IPA showcases the rare Nelson Sauvin hop from New Zealand. Delightfully confusing aromas of citrus and mandarin oranges give way to an incredibly complex body of earth tones and marigolds. This is truly like any hop you’ve ever tasted.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle at RBWG 2014. Clear pale yellow color, fluffy white head. Aroma of vague armpits. Taste is dank and sweaty mangoes. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11116) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle shared at RBWG 2014 Late Night tasting - Asheville. Pours clear gold with a white foam head. Big, dank aroma with piss, pine and grapefruit. Medium sweet flavor with moderate pale malt sugars, rich urine, orange, pine needles. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet and dank on the finish with rich pale malts, pine, grapefruit. Hefty, ballsy, still nicely balanced, delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10996) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle @ home, courtesy tossed via Flair. Slightly hazed orange pour with a soapy white head. Smells of green onion, juicy grapefruit and orange, and huge pine. Slight biscuit malt note. Fairly bitter on the tongue. Some bitter green onion and garlic. Lots of pine and orange rind. Slight marmalade note. Huge resin on the finish. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9122) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Growler @ MPLS LOL tasting, courtesy of CLevar. Pours a milky yellow orange appearance with a white head. Quite spicy, onion, garlic, white grape, dry hoppy, light tropical fruity nose. Onion, spicy, light toasted malty, lemon, light pineapple, fairly dry flavor. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8461) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Afterparty Day 1 ][ 22oz ][ RBWG Globe ][ Free ][ 2/6/14 ]
>> Thank you Lenin for this rake. Clear orange gold pour. Weak foam. Nose is vegetal hops- onion, shallot, garlic, maybe orange glazed shallot for a French dish. Taste is a bit boozy, sweet onion, bitter orange, peel, potpourri. Sneeze inducing hop levels. Fresh and juicy palate. I like it, but garlic and oniony hops haters gonna hate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8460) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle at RBWG room tasting. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of hops, tropical fruit, grapefruit, hop oil and caramel malt. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8364) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
Bottle [from trade with mista] @ Kings Day Tasting 2014 shared with Dutchdrebus. Pretty hazy light orange color, full sized a bit rocky off-white head that lasts for quite some time. Aroma is malts, hops, citrus, some tropical fruits. Hops and fruitiness get more prominent after the beer warms up a bit. Taste malts, nicely hoppy and fruity. The fruit hops flow into in very nice suitable not over the top bitterness in the finish which makes the beer very enjoyable. Still I feel the beer should have a bit more alcohol, for instance 7%, to give it a bit more body. Aroma and flavorwise it’s certainly an IPA, but the body imo is just a little shy of what it should be. Nevertheless this is a very enjoyable beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7438) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
VEry nice tropical and wine like flavors, decent bitterness, very easy drinking.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6551) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Draft pour at GTMW 2013. Pours a hazy, fairly dull gold color with almost no head, just a white ring. The aroma is like sticking hop pellets in your nose. Pine, herbs, pepper, cat piss, muddled citrus (mandarin, lemon), and florals. Some balancing sweet malts and tropical fruit juice. Medium-bodied, with modest carbonation and a juicy mouthfeel. So dank and unique. Liked this one a lot.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2014
On tap at Dexter’s Pub in Madison, on GTMW eve. Clear golden orange color. Thin off-white ring of head. Good dots of lace. Awesome big tropical citrus grapefruit hop aroma. Very light caramel malt. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, crisp lighter carbonation. Kind of slick. Moderate to bigger bitter taste. Moderate sweet. Awesome super hoppy pale ale.


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