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RATINGS: 833   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.


WISEGUY572's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2012
Solid IPA. Nose of citrus and pine resin. Deep amber, small head. Taste of citrus and grapefruit and caramel and sweet malts; good balance between strong malts and strong bitter hops. Bitter finish. Mouth is almost cloying, not with sticky sweetness but with sticky resin.


2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (538) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Appearance: pours with a medium but very dense beige head, the beer is a slightly hazy average gold color with an orange hue to it Aroma: kind of faint under the dense head, cream, hints of grass Taste: strong malt backbone, malt is a caramel roasted flavor, similar to dales pale ale, bitter finish Palate: average carbonation, medium to heavy mouthfeel, slightly bitter aftertaste Overall: this is a strong beer, very strong malt backbone, I feel like the malt leads this beer and the hops are there to counter it, the bitterness is there buts fangs are taken our by the strong maltiness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jh773 (169) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2014
The best by date on the bottle listed 12/1/14. Pours ruddish gold, small head. Smell is biscuit, caramel, a little floral. Flavor is strong grapefruit and citrus peel with a big malt presence. Pretty tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
George999 (128) - Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Aroma is hoppy and floral, taste from bottle is hops a slight sweetness and a crisp finish with a little bitter

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bonesy2 (4) - Ocoee, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2014 does not count
I like it. It has IPA taste, but light. 82 IBU. 75 characters is stupid. Why can't I just give stars and be done fast like Netflix? I'm dinking beer for gosh sakes! There, 75, geez. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (586) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 2, 2014
Sampled from draught (at Draught 55). As advertised - an excellent hop forward ale that makes an enjoyable drink.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OlyIPA (4) - - DEC 1, 2014 does not count
I didn't get much in the front. Mildly bitter. No malt flavor, which is good. Bitter in the middle and mildly bitter at the finish. I am a floral or citrus IPA fan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tekstr1der (19) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Aroma: Citrusy, mouth-drool inducing olfactory perfection Appearance: Deep amber, with clingy lacing coating the glass Taste: Superbly balanced grapefruit citrus lets the hops be at the forefront without being overwhelming. Palate: So smooth, at an ideal ABV, this is session stuff for me. Overall: I canít find any fault with this brew and Iím let down every time I try other IPAs (frequently).

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tessic (906) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
This IPA poured a golden colour with minimal head. Scents include grass and citrus hops. First swig was powerful in the hop dept. light caramel and hay also there. Finish is quite bitter with hop flavour lingering.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (1250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle from FOBAB. Poured hazy golden with thinning beige head. Aroma is sweet malty citrus. Light carb med bod. Taste is also malty for an ipa.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Seannpc (36) - - NOV 15, 2014
Not much of an aroma on this but it is dense and orange in color. Very clean start and finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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