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RATINGS: 814   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.


3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
viverlee (18) - - FEB 8, 2013


If they made beer cologne Ė and if they donít they should Ė this wouldnít be a bad place to start.

STYLE: American IPA

ABV: 7.3%

LOOK: Creamy head sits nicely atop a surprisingly clear amber, more vinegar than oil. Slow but persistent carbonation up the gut. I can tell already, the lacing, itís there.

NOSE: Classic West Coast IPA. Sugared grapefruit right away. Also orange. Also pineapple. And also nectarines. Thereís a wonderful little piney note, like if you took a citrus cocktail and stirred it with just a needle or two. Tempting and coy.

MOUTH: It canít replicate the nose, and thatís a shame because I had orgasmic hopes for a mouth parade. What I need here is some sweet honey tang and something that sticks in my gums for a minute. This, Iím afraid, is too light to be excellent. But not to get too caught up in the negatives, because there are some, letís cover the positives. Because there are just as many. Sharper pine without being overwhelming. Clever bitterness. And a nice malty gulp.

Beeradvocate Rating: 89

ratebeer Rating: 96

Hayward Abbey Rating: 86

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmikolich (1468) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2013
12oz bottle, really good, welcome Uinta to Ohio. an interesting mix of pine and citrus flavors is a very good way to put it, even the grass is apparent.. solid IPA that varies from the onslaught of Citra and Galaxy Iím diggin it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5587) - Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent orange with sticky off-white lacing. Smells solid too; bitter hops with a semi-sweet backbone. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lamas (1367) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Best before: 04/20/13. A clear amber pour with a smallish beige head. A fine aroma of juicy oranges, grapefruits, faint pineapple, caramel, and pine trees. Relatively medium-bodied on the way down. Caramel, a light biscuity presence, and some hints of buttered bread upfront taste-wise. Grapefruits, oranges, and zesty citrus rinds are plentiful towards the end. The alcohol is well-hidden. Nicely balanced. Well-done. A standard for the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6006) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2013
bottle. golden sunset pour, hints of red & orange. nice white head. floral hops & sweet malty aroma that are struggling to surface. floral hops, fruitiness, sweet maltiness in flavor. Decent IPA. flavor >aroma

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6152) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2013
Lots of sweetness, bitter hops. A bit on the heavy side for me, I prefer them a bit crisper. Mint, eughaluptus, pines.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidWoodruff (390) - Windsor, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Beautiful orangey-gold with creamy, though brief, white head. Aroma of pine needles and sweet malt. Resinous evergreen flavors which carry on into the finish. Absolutely nothing to dislike about this IPA and much to love. However, a bit more complexity would not harm this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westchesterco (985) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2013
spruce, grass, earthy, golden, cloudy, white foam, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium body, creamy, long finish,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3401) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2013
From a 12 bottle shared at home. Pours a fairly clear dark copper with a thick off white head. Citrus hop aroma. Flavors of orange, grapefruit zest, some pine notes, and some hints of light caramel. Full, carbonated mouthfeel. Nice IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
whicheck (81) - California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Light copper color with good lacing. Decent pine smell with some malt. Flavor is a very solid hop but yet kind of crisp and clean.. very decent IPA. Malta kinda sit on the palate a little bit after a while.


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