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RATINGS: 774   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4106) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Bright, grapefruity/floral, hoppy malty aroma. Great embossed bottle and label. Clear, gold beer, big head. Bold hopping, but well-played. Sour fruits, a little salty. Good execution, good balance. Not the most complex but intriguing. Substantial body, west coast finish. Very good. Bottle, Mellow Mushroom, Augusta, GA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle from Whole Foods Henderson, NV
Hazy amber color with generous head. The hoppy aroma is partially fruity, nice. Medium body strength; good malt and toffee flavor, with resiny hops. Long final.
Good, bitter, but easy and too caramelly, therefore hiding the qualities of the hop.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
arondee (557) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Pours an orangish color with a small white head that fades quickly. Aroma is sticky hops and malts. The taste is orange peel, grapefruit, and a good malt backbone. A good IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
penstemon (127) - - OCT 23, 2012
Pours orange-amber with an off-white head. Lots of grapefruit in the nose, other citrus and some pine as well. Taste is grapefruit, pine, a hint of bready malt. Fairly creamy with a drying resinous bitter finish. Pretty solid hop-forward IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6179) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2012
Draught @ Beer Revolution, Oakland. Rated on 19.10.2012.
Pours a hazy orange colour with a white lacy head. Aroma of caramel, mandarin orange and grassy hops. Flavour of strong bitter hops, pine, lemongrass and bread-like maltiness. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a bitter, slightly sweet finish. Decent.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EdInSaltLake (624) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Nice citrus (tangerine/orange) and spicy hop aroma and flavor. Bready and sweet malt flavor. Moderate bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricks (589) - Delaware, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Struck me as your typical IPA, just a little more bitter and a little more smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (1758) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2012
12 oz bottle kept refrigerated until serving about 5.5 months after bottling date. Exceptional looking with very fine (probably natural) carbonation, an unusually cream head, and plenty of sticky lacing left behind on the glass. The hoppy aroma features orange, other citrus, and herbal components, with caramel malt in the background. The flavor is similar, with enough malt sweetness to tame the potentially more aggressive hop bitterness. Has a more nuanced and appealing aftertaste with some nice orange and baked bread flavors thrown in with the typical grapefruit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19308) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2012
Bottled at SBWF. Hazy deep golden, small head. Lychee aroma. Sweet and bready with medium body with well rounded mouthfeel. Lots of sweaty lychee. Mid bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Draft at Maria’s. Pours a nice looking deep golden orange, lightly hazed with persistent white head. The nose is distinctly hop forward, notes of citrus and faint resiny pine. Clean overall with a bit of an old school hop aroma. Big aroma. Faint malt. On tasting, it is medium high in bitterness. It could stand to be kicked up a notch. The malt is nice, touch sweet and supportive. Resiny hop flavors at the finish, not my favorite. A bit light overall on the palate which detracts. Still, solid NW style IPA.


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