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RATINGS: 765   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Bottle from a trade with Gription79. Pours clear burnt orange color with off white head. Atomas of grapefruit rind and caramel malts. Bitter grapefruit rind flavor with some sweet malts. Medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Dallas.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle. Aroma is mildly soapy, some really nice piney notes with a faint citrus undertone. Nice, light amber color. Flavor is upfront slightly metallic, present bitterness. Nice piney finish. Bready malt background, hop forward. Solid IPA, at 7.3% I wouldn’t call it overly drinkable but the body is nice and light.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerme31 (480) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours a darker golden color, medium off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma, citrus, floral, herbs. A little fruity sweet taste to it. Nice flavor. Finishes easy, much more mild bitter finish then I expected. Medium-light body, thin texture, soft carbonation. Despite 7.3% abv no alcohol taste. Overall this is a good and enjoyable brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1699) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Sample from 12oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with off white head. Aroma of mild spicy hops, pine, orange, grapefruit with offsetting sweet malts. The taste is similar with a balancing finish. Very easy drinking as it was a bit light on the bitterness. More so than I typically like but the balance was there.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Phillies08Champs (680) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle from a case I got at Frank Smith’s. This case was a steal under 35 with tax. Pours a pale yellow to orange. nose is sweet with bubble gum and ctton candy. first sip is nice with a balance of pale malt that finishes with citrus to a spicy tingely mouth feel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nik925 (745) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2012
A wipe array of odd flavors. The malt is metallic, the hops have been stretched way to far, and there is a really off soapy aftertaste. Does not look good in the glass, .1 point for solid lacing. Looks bad, promising for a second, then bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
billshmeinke (13) - USA - MAR 17, 2012
Aromas of resin, pine, and hints of citrus/grapefruit, some bread like malt as well. Clear golden body with loads of head. Great lacing and retention. Light medium honey like sweetness with a medium high bitterness. Pretty nice IPA all around. Might pick this up again a few times. Probably no time soon though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrooHa (120) - New York, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Pours a dark hay or light amber. Minimal head. Some chill haze? Smells much better than it looks. Some malt there but predominately citrusy hops- grapefruit, orange zest. Medium mouthfeel, bracing. Residual sweetness and smackability in the finish. Mostly hop-forward. Feels a little unbalanced to me but I like it. May re-rate taste as it warms. Not bad at all!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1051) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2012
On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours an orange amber color with a white foam head. Aroma of delicate grapefruit, citrus, and resiny pine. Has a sweet citrus taste with a resiny hop hit. Nice caramel and grapefruit notes through the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
snownirvana (70) - - MAR 16, 2012
Snifter from bottle. A: pretty medium fragrance, simply smells of hops with slight citrus. App: clear, golden color with a slight amber hue. Long lasting, slightly tan, frothy head T: very top hopped, probably 3 hop varietals, predominantly goldings, very light front and very light back, same hop character all the way through. P: medium bubbles, goes down smooth with a minor burn/bite in the throat from the hops. Medium to long lasting aftertaste.


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