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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (15755) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 6, 2016
On tap @ Hogs Apothecary. Golden orange beer with white foam. Big time stone fruit sweetness with apricot and peach notes. There’s some strong pine, caramel, and potpourri. A decent bit of citrus such as orange and grapefruit. Has a fair bit of bitterness to go along with what is a fairly sweet beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (5630) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 6, 2016
On tap at Hog’s Apothecary. It pours a golden color with an off white head. The aroma is strong with honey, florals and some stone fruit. Pretty strong maltiness in the background. The flavor is thick and rather malty with strong floral, piney and lightly fruity hops. Full bodied with strong floral/piney bitter finish. Well made, but a bit too thick and malty for my tastes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zymurgeist2 (1784) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Tap at Harry’s Hofbrau as part of SF beer week. Brushed gold and copper with billowing white head. Citrusy and sweet malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bb (8452) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 28, 2015
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Big tropical fruit aroma. Tropical fruit and grapefruit flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Tropical fruit and grapefruit linger.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (9932) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
"Same abv as thir BW, the only other beer I’ve had from them. This one was better. Solid, if nowhere near a standout in a loaded catergory. Medium bodied, slightly sweet with a decent dose of grapefruit and pine. I’d try again. 2014- much better. Huge hops, thick sweet and bitter."

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (7556) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
Sample at The Bistro DIPA-Festival, February 8. (my first one from this brewery) Hazy light orange with a white head. Pineapple, citrus, some malt and light notes of caramel. Also weak notes of hay. A solid bitterness in this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3620) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
On tap at the brewpub several weeks ago. The aroma is quite hoppy with citrus tropical character, and some grapefruit. Light sweetness. No ethanol detected. Moderately hazy orange-golden body with a large, creamy off-yellow head and great lacing. Starts sweet, chewy, and piney. Some citrus grapefruit hop flavors come through in the middle. Nice balance of malts and hops. Tropical mango flavors come through in the finish. Ethanol is extremely well-hidden. Well-balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2013
Draft @ 13th Bistro Double IPA Festival, Hayward, CA. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head. Has a fruit malty piney hoppy grapefruit aroma with peachy hints. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter peachy piney finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13076) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2013
On tap at Bistro DIPA Fest poured a hazy gold with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, lemon zest, grapefruit and pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finisah. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, lemon zest, orange zest and grapefruit with a crisp dry bitter lingering citrus finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13978) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Tap at Capitol Beer. Pours hazy light orange with a creamy off-white head that did a little lacing. Aroma made me think of pineapple. Med body. Flavor seems to be citrus and tropical fruit. Certainly on the bitter side. Finishes fresh and fruity. And bitter. Very tasty and drinkable.


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