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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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This super seasonal IPA is a Two Beers tradition not to be missed. A brewery-wide road trip provides us with some the first hops of the Yakima Valley hop harvest. The result is a intoxicatingly aromatic IPA thatís new and exciting every year.
OG: 1.064 SRM: 20 Malts: Base Malt, Crystals, Munich, Vienna, Carapils Hop varieties: Simcoe, Amarillo, Columbus, Centenniel, Cascade, FRESH HOPS!


philbertk's rating

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2012
2-22 oz. Bottles Purchased @ The Ballard Market, Seattle, Washington for $5.49 + Tax Each 09-20-12. Lacy lasting off white head. Clear bright rich amber color hazes somewhat with addition of sediment hint at bottom of bottle. Rich floral fresh Hop aroma augmented with extra additions of Amarillo, Simcoe , Centennial, & Cascade dry hops. Rich smooth balanced mild sweet mild fruit, light toasted malt body with fresh hop infusion flavors. Clean mildly spiced refreshing clean hop end.Very Nice. Rich flavors and easy to drink. 6.2 % ABV--70+IBUís


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
seehaferb23 (205) - - SEP 13, 2016
This beer is isn't well-balanced. It has great aroma. Already canned before most. Cheers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcon25 (625) - Duvall, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Draft pour at the Collective, golden pour thin lacy head, fresh hop aroma, flavor is very smooth and easy to pound. First kickoff to the 2016 fresh hop season.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (4625) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Watershed, Seattle. Well, thatís it. Summer is over. Fresh hop is here. Soapy foam, hazy light orange. Sweet and floral aroma. Juicy, bitter body, more floral and grassy than the usual IPA. Fresh and quite bitter. Stronger in body, abv and flavors than the average fresh hop, which show off the fresh hop character better in subtlety. Tasty, rich, juicy and delicious. Not best fresh hop Iíve had, but a really good IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
16th April 2016
Very hazy orange beer, tidy pale cream colour head. Palate is light, semi dry and finely crisp. Mild minerals. Thin pale malts, a modicum of sweetness. Great hops - juicy fresh orange with yellow grapefruit underneath. Touches of lemon and tangerine. Some peel bitterness on the backend. Finishes semi dry with grapefruit peel lingering on. Great fruity IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (4366) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2016
660ml bottle from Hippo Beers. Cloudy amber brown, reasonable head. Tropical fruit, pine and hop aroma and flavour. Bitter hoppy aftertaste. A classic West Coast IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopmaestro (1281) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2016
Aroma is pleasant with a lot of tropical notes and pine. Caramelly touch and mild hoppy features. Taste is oranges and mango with a quite sweet malt profile. Pleasant bitterness, but maybe a bit unpolished in the aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2016
65 cl bottle @ home, bottled 19.08.2015
Aroma feels fresh and very fruity with citrus, passionfruit and caramel. Flavour has some gooseberry bush, fruit juice. Finishes with mild menthol and harsh bitterness. Aroma was promising but flavour feels a bit un-fresh. Probably better when drunk less than 6 months past the bottling date...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6445) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2016
650ml bottle

Bottled? 8/19/15 - Pours yellowish orange with a thick white head. Aroma of pine, resin, floral hops, grass, citrus and lemon. Taste is smooth, sweetish and grassy hoppy with some citrus, pine, floral notes, herbal notes and hints of resin. Finish is smooth, hoppy and resinous with some pine, herbal notes and floral notes. Okay, surprisingly good despite itís not very fresh.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9285) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2016
65 cl bottle. Bottled on 19.08.2015.
Pours hazy orange color with a medium sized head. Sweet tropical fruits on the nose, hops and pine, some mild hops left. Sweet malty-fruity flavor, orange and mango, some resinous hops and gooseberries. Sadly not that fresh anymore, decent still.
4515

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (6415) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2016
650ml bottle. Barely clear, orangey golden colour with average, thick, creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Cautious, piney and citrusy, hoppy aroma, biscuity malty background, hints of lemon biscuit, lemon tea. Taste is dry, piney hoppy, slightly citrusy, biscuity, malty background, a cautious, minimally sweet-ish touch of peanut; smooth, soft, silky palate. Kind of wussy IPA, but in a very likeable way.


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