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RATINGS: 923   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. Its balanced, strong malt backbone, citrusy nose, with hints of pine and grass.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1111) - Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2015
Ratebeer #1,000 woo! Draft sample at Cherry Blossom Beer & Wine fest, clear golden-amber color with off-white head. Aroma notes of strong citrus/pine hops, tropical dankness, somewhat earthy balanced with caramel malt sweetness. Taste carries on the hop punch of the nose; grapefruit, resin, herbal and almost putrid earthiness balanced with malt graininess. Medium body, low-moderate carbonation, oily, dry with long lingering fruity/earthy hop bitterness. Very tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madvike (3086) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2015
Can - Pours amber with a foamy off-white head. Nose is pine, grapefruit, and dank onion hoppiness. Lots of malt too--its pretty bready and a little sweet. Taste is the same--a pine/citrus/onion hop mix, lots of bready malt, and a bit of boozy astringency that I really hate in IPAs. Medium-bodied and oily, with gentle carbonation. Too bready and boozy for my tastes.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bookman10 (724) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2015
Very good IPA. Pours a clear gold-copper, with smallish head. Strong aroma of hops, citrus. Very bitter flavor, pronounced hops, lots of citrus, with pine and grass. Crisp, clean mouthfeel with bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHopster (905) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2015
UPDATED: APR 10, 2015 Bottle compliments of Marios. Clear bright golden complexion with thin head. Hopped up IBU flavor is malt balanced with mellow finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (1749) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2015
12oz can pours a clear copper with a large off-white head. Sweet malt and citrus hop aroma with slight pine. Solid caramel malt flavor with pine and citrus hops supporting, a light bitterness with some toffee on the finish. Pretty nice IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (1537) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
Sampled at SBWF 2013. Semi lasting beige head. Almost clear golden color. Balanced aroma of both hops and a medium caramell malt. Big and fresh hop taste that is balanced by a smooth caramell. Also a balanced bitterness to give a fine IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (537) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2015
first beer from this brewery...it must be good...just pounded it in 3 drinks...very pleased with this one...yummy!...(#432)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenverLogan (860) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Poured from my home keg from Argonaut. Pours amber gold with large head in a Scotch Silly chalice. Aroma of light malt sweetness, grains, hops and citrus. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of rich malts, grains, straw hops, hay, earth, minerals. Overall rich, flavorful, and decent enough for multiple pours!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2621) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Lucky that one bottle in the outdated sixer I got wasnt completely ruined. Enough I could get the resiny grapefruit nose, the fruity-citrus hop flavors and rounded honey-sweet caramel presence. While Id still like to have a fresh one, I feel comfortable rating this when comparing my notes to others.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kdm1984 (806) - Missouri, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Mild pine and citrus aroma. Flavor packs more of a punch, but feels light enough to session. Bitterness balanced by refreshing citrus. ABV well-hidden; malts are further in the background. Hop-forward, but also surprisingly refreshing due to the fruit and somewhat lighter body. Good carbonation also. Above-average IPA, all things considered.


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