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RATINGS: 836   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Pours orange, white head....this is an IPA thatís relatively complex...not just bitter and dry, but floral, citrusy with a significant body to it. The bitterness is still there, and itís well places, but the other parts of the body are there as well. Less sessionable and better for one or two glasses because of the body. Very good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
steview (1029) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottled 04/30/12: A toasty IPA with a lively, yet oily mouthfeel. Well-hidden alcohol, smelled and tasted lighter. Would be more quaffable -- not exactly sure why, however, maybe the palate. Overall, has a nice rural element to it, but that might be the label talking -- I really like the bottle and label. Iím use to those super citrus hop bombs and Iíve only driven through Utah so thatís what I meant by that, if that makes sense at all. Anyway, I liked it, enjoyed it, and would have another, but at another time.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintocb (646) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Copper color. Lots of pine in the nose. A hint of gin. First taste is balanced, but a little too bitter. Good finish. A bit thin. Overall a good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1811) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Gold with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet orangey hops with a touch of caramel. Taste is the same with mild english yeast and vegetal hop character. $2/12oz

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Serving: Draft at Fire Works Leesburg. It pours a hazy amber color with an off white, pillowy head. The nose has medium pine notes and not much else. The flavor has weak pine notes, a touch of tin, with a light malt backbone. A little weak in the flavor department. Somewhat surprising given the ratings itís gotten. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Run of the mill IPA in my opinion.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
danjat (2) - - MAY 30, 2012 does not count
Loved the color and the head. could be a bit more bitter, but smooth crisp slightly fruity taste is nice

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - MAY 28, 2012
aroma of pine/grapefruit gives way to an amazingly balanced hoppy ale with some nice malt and aromatic hop aftertaste. Could use just a bit more bittering hops but otherwise a great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hangover (1064) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Copper pour with nice, creamy tan head. Aroma is of caramel and piney hops. Nice carbonation and a resinous mouthfeel. More of the piney hops with a solid, earthy malt backbone. Long bitter finish. Pretty solid IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3241) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Fresh bottle via trade. Pretty nice IPA overall. Nice malt balance to the slightly sweet and slightly citrus hops. Medium bitterness. Pretty good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
smboselli (101) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Did not live up to the hype. Not hoppy enough, and flavor profile rather boring ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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