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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
A full-bodied double IPA, Forester is an expansion of our ever-popular Evo IPA. Its Simcoe, Centennial and Super Galena hop profile brings soft floral aroma while citrus plays on the tongue. Finishing with a fresh bitterness, it leaves you wanting another sip…and another.
OG: 1.084 SRM: 8 Malts: Base Malt, Crystals, Vienna, Munich, Carapils Hop varieties: Simcoe, Amarillo, Centenniel, Super G

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teamsale (193) - Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Bomber pours a cloudy beige with a two finger off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is primarily citrus and pine. Flavor is a wonderful malty citrus. This one is exceptionally well balanced. Ideal medium bitterness. The aftertaste couldn’t be much better. Thoroughly enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
varanid99 (1033) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2016
Amber with a fluffy white head. Piney, resin and caramel on the nose, taste is similar with a fair amount of bitterness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stchloe (976) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Solid PNW IPA, hop forward lots of pine and resin notes, finishes with slightly citrus, light body, pours a pretty dark amber good head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Solid West Coast IPA. Very hop forwarded; not much malt backbone. Pine notes primarily. A bit of resin. No grapefruit. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (899) - Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2015
May 2015 bottle hand delivered from Seattle. Opaque light brown with tan head. Citrus hop aroma with hints of booze. Bitter pine, light toffee caramel hop flavors. Finish is piney bitter and lingers. Not has heavy (malty) as some DIPAs, nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bulk_Carrier (3879) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 13, 2014
This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a glossy/hazy burnt orange to amber color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing all invading but sliding right on into the beer. The smell started off with a fairly decent dark strong caramel malt that lead into a decent dried citrus sweet aspect. The taste was mainly sweet and malty with a slight bready take in the flavor. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp but not overbearing as it lead me on and into a further depth of a want of detail...was it there? Slightly... Overall, this was a pretty good beer that is worthy of having again if you like the maltier DIPA’s.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2014 Aroma of hops and malts. For a hybrid this actually has better hop flavour than most. Has more of an IPA flavour than a lager which is a big thumbs up in my books. (The actual beer I tried was their India Pale Lager which brought this up. Oops!)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (10242) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Probably not a new bottle...love the hop profile in here it just didn’t seem fresh. Good sticky feel, but the aroma and flavored are muted. Gotta date...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Bomber. Poured clear, lighter orange with a sticky off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet oranges and honeyed malts topped by fresh pine, floral, and grapefruity hoppage.. peppery on the back of the nose. The flavor found honey and light biscuity sweetness at the core with peppery and orangey bitterness throughout.. very spicy with a hit of raw alcohol on the finish. Medium-bodied and a touch sharp on the palate.. this was alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nuplastikk (5794) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2014
22oz bomber. Oily hemp old school IIPA aroma, not really that appealing. Resinous, thick hop flavors, not really capturing the Simcoe or Galena. Drinks really heavy for the moderate ABV. Lots of hops and a sweet malt backdrop...but this just isn’t that well crafted. Unfiltered amber brown-tan. Seriously respectable off-white head...long lasting. Loses points right back when I watch the floaties actually swim around the glass. I actually strained it and it tastes and looks better, but lost some carbonation. Resinous sticky hop aftertaste...nothing really distinct.

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