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RATINGS: 696   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2014
24/III/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: IV/23/14 (2014-310) Thanks to Skatje for the bottle!

Clear orange to amber beer, creamy off-white to yellow head, stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: very nice, lots of sweet exotic fruits, bit piny, mango. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: fruity, citrus, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, very bitter, bit medicinal, some caramel. Aftertaste: piny, bitter, citrus, some pineapples, resinous, passion fruits, very dry and bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowe1983 (1342) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2014
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of citrus and pine hops with some earthy notes. Flavor is strong of the citrus hops up front that leads to the floral hops and caramel malts. Decent bitter finish as well.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HellesBunny666 (75) - Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2014
Mmm good citrussy and grassy aromas, fresh. So refreshing and bright, floral, piney, honey. Smooth and silky.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lambicboy12 (12) - salt lake, Utah, USA - APR 5, 2014
1- Low pine aroma, faint toasty malt 2- Dark straw to light orange with a few rising bubbles. Small clingy white head and crystal clear. 3- Assertive bitterness with a big supporting hop flavor. Piney. A light toasty sweetness creeps in. 4- Medium body with a good dose of carbonation. A low level of astringency in the aftertaste. 5- A tasty beer. I would have liked a bigger hop aroma (not dry hopped)?.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
alawren2 (7) - Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2014 does not count
Hops good, grass, floral. Checking out new beers to me. Taste very good for the price.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Voodoo (254) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2014
Pours a dark gold with tight white head. Aroma is sweet grassy hop. Taste is a bit oily on the lips, grass citrus, slight grapefruit, medium bitterness. Taste lingers for a short time but the oiliness lingers a bit, which is not a positive.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ihatebeer86 (1) - - APR 3, 2014 does not count
One of my favoritve IPAs. So well balanced, hoppy and bitter, yet sweet at the end. Just a very WELL rounded IPA. Best in the can!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3210) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Aromas of light pine, some hops and a touch of bitterness. Flavors are the same light and a little stale on the hops. Maybe not a fresh bottle will have to revisit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Duhast500 (374) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Harpoon tulip glass. The color is a golden orange with a finger of foamy white head and some nice stringy lacing left on the glass. The smell is citrus flavor all the way with some of that nice hoppy aroma. The nose is full of the slightly dank hops with some slight green grass aroma. Grapefruit is here but also tangerine and a touch of lemon. The taste gets a tad bitter at first but then the citrus flavor comes and washes over the tongue pushing off the bitterness and letting some earthy, green grass flavor come in. There is tangerine in the flavor but not as pronounced as in the nose. There is a slight bready flavor in the background and there is also touch sweetness that last through the bitterness that comes back at the end. This beer has a pretty drinkable feel and is medium bodied to give it enough of a feeling like this beer has substance but is still pretty light for the ABV.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Turbopoop (1) - - MAR 29, 2014 does not count
Light aroma, great overall mouthfeel. Hops come hard and fast but don’t linger. Malt backbone smoothes out the finish but leaves it a bit sweet. Overall great brew.


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