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RATINGS: 697   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke that we had together on facebook chat. This beer is almost clear and is amber gold. A one finger gold tinted head is attractive. A classic citrus aroma is sniffed first but then a little vegetable and pine on the second. Because I donít like that flavor it is dominating my taste buds. Citrus is under there and I wish it would move forward. The finished was a fizzy flourish that also brought tropical fruit. Not a favorite of mine but a solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1224) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Can. Pours a clear rusty copper gold pour with a small tight head. Nose is deep citrus with shades of pine and resin. Taste is bitter right up front, with more resin and pine that follows, the citrus has a grapefruit backbone. Finish is bitter with moderate lingering of the tasting notes. Quaff Score 7 / 10

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1181) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Can. Pours a clear orange gold with a white head and aroma of hops and grapefruit. Taste is bitter up front, nice citrus, pine, hops, grapefruit notes with some caramel leading to a very bitter, dry finish. Enjoyable IPA

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1042) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle to pint. Very hoppy bitter for a single IPA. Not much else going on. Pretty standard stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (40) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Pours a cloudy gold/Orange color. Smells of pine, hops, and alcohol. Tastes bitter and of alcohol with a lemony finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
J_man (665) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Herbal/grassy, piney and slightly flowery aroma, medium yellow/orange with a small white head. The aromas march directly into the flavor along with a nice light candy/honey sweetness that offsets the significant bitterness surprisingly well. That bracing bitterness really kicks in on the tongue and the back of the throat in a good way. Although this is definitely a hop lovers beer, itís quite easy drinking for an IPA at this level.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
novice101 (197) - - MAR 10, 2014
Very good IPA, smells of hops as soon as I popped the can, the pine/citrus was well balanced and not overbearing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (1850) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2014
On tap at WOB. Cloudy burnt orange pour with an off white head. Citrus hop aromas. Citrus and resiny hop notes. Sturdy caramel malt backbone. Good body and mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajtrupp (196) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2014
I had the Hop Notch version from a can, which I consider a bonus. Big citrus notes in the hops, great summer IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1137) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Clear golden amber with a two-finger creamy head that dissipated quickly bu left very nice lacing. Aromas of citrus - mostly grapefruit - and pine with generous caramel malt for a backbone. Caramel sweetness up front gives way quickly to the sharp hop profile, dominated by the grapefruit with the pine in the background. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, lively carbonation and a crisp bitter finish.


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