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RATINGS: 932   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Formerly known as Hop Notch. Wonderful complex flavos, like no other, simply a great tasting IPA. Itís balanced, strong malt backbone, citrusy nose, with hints of pine and grass.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (1066) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 24, 2015
Hazy orange-copper color with small white head and nice lacing. Aroma and taste are grapefruit, citrus, pines, light caramel. Nice toasty malt body with a good residual sweetness. Benchmark IPA Iíd say, impressive for a Single Hop one! (the barkeeper told me itís single)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (777) - - JUN 19, 2015
It’s balanced, strong malt backbone, citrusy nose, with hints of pine and grass. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
seehaferb23 (81) - - JUN 14, 2015
Enjoying this nice hoppy and refreshing beer on a beautiful summertime day. #beer #cheers

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierMeHoos (333) - Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz can. Appearance is dark and cloudy honey color. Aroma is citrus, sweet caramel, and biscuits. Taste is a fruity IPA, oranges and grapefruit. Palate is smooth and resin-y. Overall, this is a very quality IPA without inflated prices.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3819) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle in Baltimore. Clear golden pour, white head. Aroma is fruity hops, pine and grapefruit. Some resin. Flavor is bitter, clean and fresh. Nice balance and a decent body. Clean, no-nonsense IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frozer (202) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Grass and citrus nose. Strong malt backbone detected. Refreshing hop profile with just enough bitterness

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
coachd (318) - Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Aroma of grass, malt sweetness and hops. Taste is all of the above with no bitterness in the aftertaste. Just enough hops in the flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
emusche (57) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Pours red-copper with a thinning head. Heavy hop, spruce, and resin aroma. Less citrus and tropical than many American IPAs. First sip was all hops and pine, a little on the boozy side. Strong hoppy bitterness, taste is solid but to me there was little in the way of complexity or change. I didnít dislike it all, but it wasnít my favorite offering of the night either.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonmac (666) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle purchased at Haskells in Maple Grove and consumed with commonshawn. Deep golden color with a burnt orange lean. Nice half finger of head that lingers for a bit. Aroma is pretty stock standard IPA fare with some citrus notes and a pine characteristic. Interesting to consume as the flavor isnít really upfront...hits you towards the end of the sip and at the back of the tongue. Bitterness comes through and an almost malty, bready quality prevails. Almost IPA bread in a way. Coats the mouth with a oily, sticky feeling. Strikes me as a unique and enjoyable offering.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonshawn (651) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle from Haskells with commonmac. Copper with frothy white head. Grain and some hop aroma. Hoppy a bit but thinner than expected. A little metallic. Flavor ends quickly. Some resin. Tastes better as it warms. Wanted more from this. Still decent.


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