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RATINGS: 900   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. It’s balanced, strong malt backbone, citrusy nose, with hints of pine and grass.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1358) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Honey orange color, nice deep head (out of the bottle, that probably makes a difference). It leaves a lovely lacing on the glass. Aroma is serious pine hop, very resinous and pungent. The taste is equal parts spicy pine hops and earthy malt. It’s nothing revolutionary but it’s damn nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EtTuCthulhu (1301) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2013
The appearance fuses a hazy orange color with a large off-white head that has a good retention, and the aroma is reminiscent of resin and floral hops the second your nose gets close to the rim of the glass. The taste is quite bitter, a touch sweet, and a touch sour, but the flavor doesn’t really balance as a large product; furthermore, the palate combines a sticky texture, bitter finish, soft carbonation, and a medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djaquay (136) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Oh my! Nice white head and lacing, beautiful dark amber pour, medium texture, good medium hippy taste, nothing to not like here.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
MikeLo (1) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2013 does not count
Thid is a very good beer. Good hoppy flavorful taste. Fun for the whole family I will drink sgain, grass

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Pours a dark orange color with finger and a half tannish white head that goes down slowly and leaves a blanket of lacing. Smells of light grapefruit, some pine, some grass, oranges, a resinous quality to it, some light bready notes as well as some carmel sweetness. Taste is pretty much like the smell. It starts with grapefruit, oranges, and lemon. Then the malt comes in and balances the beer fairly well. Lots of sweet breadiness. Then the hops of the more bitter variety come back. Lots of resinous pine, as well as some grapefruit and oranges. Nice creamy and smooth mouthfeel to accompany the resinous hops. Medium body. The bitterness lingers after each sip. Wouldn’t mind getting this again. Decent ipa that comes in cans.

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrokenLeveeCB (1) - woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013 does not count
Purchased six pack of cans at Binnys Aroma- smells mostly of bread. Not as much hop herbal aromas as i expect to get from an ipa. Appearance- nice burnt orange with a white lingering head. Very clear Taste- Tastes mostly of bread and malt. the hops come in next with a subtle piny and citrus flavor then dissipates quickly Palate- very dry refreshing brew. the bitterness lingers on the palate for quite awhile after tasting. Overall- not really the type of ipa that i prefer. i prefer an ipa to be more hop flavor based instead of malt based. All personal preferences aside i think this is an awesome beer well worth the six pack of cans i purchased.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwm1034 (692) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2013
12 oz can from DMK with sherm1016. Pours a rich yellow with modest head. Mild hops in the nose; mild bite in the taste. Nice mild bitter finish. A much better than average IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1220) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2013
12oz can at DMK. Pours a clear amber color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, pine, some orangy citrus. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bready, biscuit, muted citrus hops, some pine, some grass, with a light bitter finish that lingers for a little while. A nice IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
12oz can. Rating #484. Clear copper color with a white head. Very floral aroma, grapefruit and a little bit of tropical fruits. Mild bitterness up front, more citrus and a lasting aftertaste. (2807)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2455) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a clear amber/orange color with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet malts, and citrus/Grapefruit. Taste has a fruity/herbal hop profile, and a nice malty backbone.


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