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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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An American-style IPA, coming in at 85 IBUs and generously hopped with Bravo, Chinook, and Cascade varieties.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2012
12oz bottle thanks to exiled. Dull golden body with a finger of white head. Nose of apricot and pine - flavor is sweet and resinous with a decent malt backbone.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2011
In short: A nice tasty and refreshing fruity/grassy blonde IPA. Very good
How: Botttle 12oz. Consumed moderately fresh, 3 months after the beer release
The look: Partially cloudy yellow-blonde body topped by a large white head with good retention
In long: The vibrant hoppy and fruity nose is a bit lemony, fresh bananas, freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. Taste has plenty of refreshing fresh tropical fruits from pineaples to mandarines, mangos, peaches, more… Also some grass. And why not some nice bananas. Very juicy. All that of a soft chewy bready malt backbone that was like a fresh baguette with no crust. An overall wheat beer sensation. A little grassy spicyness sensation in the finish. Medium bitter, medium dry. Very easy to drink thirst beer that remains quite tasty. A bit underrated in my honest opinion, it may only be my opinion but it’s a pretty trustable opinion and I’d totally donate money to the Wikimedia Foundation if they stop deleting my entry about Glouglouburp’s ratebeer ratings being the best reference for measuring beer quality

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of tropical fruit with some grass from the hops mixed in. I get a lot of papaya and pineapple notes, as well as some biscuit malt. The flavor is more of the same. The orange, pineapple and mango notes really stand out, as does a little bit of grass. The biscuit malt is also present and keeps the bitterness fairly low, even though there is a lot of hop flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
orangesol (918) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Served on-tap in the Troegs tasting room into a standard pint. A - Pours hazy yellow with a thick pillow of one and a half finger tall white head leaving thin webs of lacing down the glass. S - Smells of muted grassy citric hops, tropical fruits; most notibly grapefruit and mango; the typical troegs house yeast, and a bit of bready malt. The hops are a bit dull but the fruit aromas make up for it a little bit, still a letdown tho. T - Flavors are similar to the nose. The grassy hops, chewy malt, and some light tropical fruit acidity blend well to form a well balanced IPA. Finish is chewy with some lingering hop bitterness. The hops are more evident in the taste than in the nose but they are still not as forward as I would prefer. Not too bad but I still prefer #39 overall. M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Rich, full, feel with plenty of chewy malt and grassy hops in the finish. O - Pretty good. I liked this one but it left me wanting a bit more. The grassy hops were good but not as forward as I was expecting. The IPA series has been a bit of a letdown thus far but if I had to choose I would say this is #3 of 5 in the series.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 16, 2011
On tap at sierra. Second time I’ve actually had a scratch on tap. In the snifter a fantastic bright golden hue layered in color. Aromas are spot on fresh hops and citrus rip through my nose hard. The palate is balanced, the hop presence is huge, while not being over powering, easy drinking, bitter and citrus finish is long and lingering. Love this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2011
(12oz bottle thanks to Exiled) cloudy yellow with soapy white bubbles. Nose of celery, earth, rhubarb, and citrus. Taste is medium bitter, citrus oil, grapefruit, umami, and light onion with candied citrus.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2011
bottle... this whole scratch line is getting a bit stale, especially when they keep putting out bad ipas, pass on this one

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7182) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Bottled. Poured light, bright golden with a creamy, sticky white head.. looked like a typical pale lager, but it held up well in the glass. The aroma picked up a lovely blend of hoppage (orange, earth, black pepper, and floral) over soft biscuits and honey.. balance was spot-on.. loved it. The flavor found honey and sweet caramel at the core, with warmer sugars on the back-half.. pine, grapefruit, and lesser perfumey hoppage laced throughout, and stuck around long after the finish.. bitterness was moderate-plus, and it worked well. Medium-bodied with higher carbonation on the palate.. prickly and engaging.. just a few too many residual sugars, but it was a very, very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (1887) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Tap, CK. Nice fluffy white head; bright clear gold. Lemony and citrus hops are shining through on the aroma, with a touch of pine and earth. More subtle flavor, but still very hop forward with lemon, pine, and woodiness. Lighter fluffy body, and nicely bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2011
12 oz bottle Thanks to my Peeps in the Arizona metro! Nice deep golden pour with a very nice head.Good Lacing. Nice fruity citrus all around. Grapefruit, Tangerine Pineapple and lots of hopy goodness.. You know I like this one.


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