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RATINGS: 3453   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
India Pale Ale style well suited for Hemingway-esque trips to the Upper Peninsula. American malts and enormous hop additions give this beer a crisp finish and incredible floral hop aroma.

Caterwaul's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Caterwaul (51) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Somewhat cloudy brass body, two-finger bone-white head. good retention. Beauuuutiful. Perfumey floral and citrus hop notes. You can smell it at armís length. Just gorgeous. Perfect level of sweetness with just enough bitterness to balance it. Amazingly smooth. The carbonation is present but unobtrusive. This has got to be one of the best American IPAs out there today. I adore this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sixpackserena (2) - - NOV 29, 2015 does not count
I hear bells ringing when I drink this! Donít be afraid to pair this fragrant ale with your main dish... itís mouth watering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (559) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle in LA dated 13/10/15. Pours clear pale amber with small fading head. Big juicy hop aroma, what seems like alcohol sweetness there too, smells like an imperial IPA. Tropical fruit and grapefruit in the hop flavour, juicy, some floral hops, a little grassiness. Medium-high carbonation, creamy. Solid bitterness. Terrific IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Laughy09 (1) - Iowa, USA - NOV 6, 2015 does not count
Aroma is floral but somewhat weak. But not in a bad way. It's very balanced and very floral. Great beer. When paired against toppling Goliath pseudo sue it falls short. But very close ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (1307) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2015
Bottle thanks to trade. Hop aromaís that fade very very quickly (say, 1 minute after opening the bottle itís gone). Lots of malts, and a good bitter bite, but no fruitiness or tropicalness. Itís ok. Not special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VGdogy (20) - Velika Gorica, CROATIA - NOV 1, 2015
Bright orange colour with snow white head. Lacing till the end of glass. Moderate carbonation which brings fruity centennial hop aromas with hint of some spiceness almost like corriander. Great balance between malts and moderate bitternes for an AIPA. Great beer and wish to have one every day. These guys know what a great IPA is and they made it. Thank you Sandra & Thomas H.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoucrew102 (1016) - - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle. Tropical fruit hop aroma with piney and grapefruit citrus hops notes as well. Pours cloudy golden colored with a large, soapy white head with good retention and lacing. Starts with piney hop bitterness and grapefruit citrus. Finishes dry with sweet pineapple fruitiness with a little bit piney hop bitterness remaining as well as a bit of grapefruit acidity. Excellent, well balanced IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jmarceny (1) - - OCT 23, 2015 does not count
Slightly hazy good carbonation and thick white head. Nice dank citrusy aroma. Malt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrus86 (227) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2015
CAN. Poured a hazy straw with small flat white head.. Sweet fruit hops on the nose,thinking tutti fruity chewing gum?.. Sweet fruity hops for sure, passionfruit & pineapple definitely are a strong presence, good hoppy finish.. Sourced RW

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
slsenior (55) - - OCT 17, 2015
Probably the single best ale Iíve ever had. The aroma is awesome and the finish is strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CharmCityCrab (221) - Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Pretty good IPA. I couldnít think of much to write about this one, but I finally had a chance to try some and wanted to get some basic thoughts down. Itís usually not been available in my area and is too expensive at itís regular price here, but I found some that were available and on sale. It didnít blow me away, but there were no noticeable deficiencies- good hops profile with the expected amount of hops, not watery, etc.. Definitely a good solid IPA that any IPA drinker should find a reasonable representation of the style, and a lot better than the rush of beers we see getting labeled IPAs for marketing reasons that arenít true IPAs. This is a true IPA. Having said that, I donít understand what the hype is about, really- itís not anything spectacular except in the way that a good IPA is always spectacular to people who like IPAs. I would give a slight edge to the Sierra Nevada Torpedo on taste, and, in my area, I can get 12 of those for $3.50 more than 6 of these cost (with no 12 packs available locally) when both are at the regular prices. On sale, it was a fine value, but I canít think of a reason to buy this over a Torpedo when itís not on-sale, and it passes over the 6-pack spending limit Iíve set for myself at itís regular price. Now, perhaps the regular pricing listed was because itís new to my area or outside their core midwestern distribution heartland (Brewery is in Michigan) or whatever, and itís a bit less expensive closer to the brewery relative to itís national competition- in which case I would totally understand why this is a lot of peopleís go-to everyday beer.

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