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RATINGS: 886   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattBD (11) - - JAN 20, 2013
Hop and malt balance is perfect. Alcohol comes through appropriately. Finish is not overly bitter, very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3769) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 14, 2015
(draft @ The Angry Goat - Rochester, NY) Clear gold pour with a thin white head. Bitter pine resin and floral hop aroma. Flavor follows the nose. Very bitter and dank resin and hop flavor with a thick and lingering bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (3289) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 14, 2015
Can. Golden, cloudy, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, caramel - some bread, some tropical fruitiness with some grapefruit - light piney hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, caramel - light bread and some tropical fruitiness, some grapefruit - light piney hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, some caramel - light bread, some tropical fruitiness, some piney - grapefruit hoppyness. Bready and caramel sweetish IPA. For those with sweet tooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1014) - 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 (3044) - 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--it’s 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 (710) - 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 (879) - 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 (1617) - 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 (1519) - 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 (452) - 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 (854) - 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!


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