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RATINGS: 987   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1711) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2016
Pours a cloudy amber colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, bready, spice, pine and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanscourt (1241) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Piney, resiny earth hop flavors that are very expressive through the can even on the nose. Good complexity, slightly sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quick3Beers (749) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Pours a hazy dark amber from a bottle, off-white head, a quick pour left some surprisingly large bubbles. Lots of lacing. Grapefruity/pine aroma, similar flavor with a nice underlying sweet maltiness. Well balanced simple IPA that gets it right.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (19711) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle in hotel room Orlando 2016.. Amber.. Big big pine... Bitter oily hop cone nose... Soft sweet toffee fruit... Long oily bitter pine... Oily bitter hop cones and light sweet toffee... Lacks any subtlety

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (4978) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2016
Tap at Draught 55 in New York. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, pine, resin, hops and malts. Strong flavours.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (1789) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber/peach with a small beige head. Heavy hops in the nose: pine, grapefruit, mango juice. Taste is very ripe mango, pine, soap, grapefruit peel. Nice malt blend at the end to throw in a bit of caramel. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (2226) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle. Hazy bright gold. Piney, grapefruity hops, with some cracker and malt backing for both flavor and aroma. Kinda old school, with dry bitter hoppiness in the finish. Balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OrthoDoc (112) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Not my type of IPA. Has very earthy and slightly floral smell very similar to Hoppyum IPA. Strong on the malts, mild on the hops, with decent bitterness and sweetness. Decent but won't buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cimbasso (618) - - JAN 30, 2016
Sampled from a bottle. Pours amber colour with a white head. Fruity, hoppy aromas, and a taste of mango, citrus and pine from American hops. Creamy mouthfeel. Very nice, fruity pale ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turboninja (425) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle@home, from Wine Spot, Cleveland, USA. Medium, bold, organic and complex aroma of slightly overaged mango and a hint of parfymic notes. Copper color with small/medium white head and medium hazy liquid. Medium, slightly bitter taste of overaged mango, pine, citrus and hops. Some malts can be recognized and a hint of earthy flavors. Balanced with medium taste spectrum and long hoppy aftertaste with sweet malts. Light/medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, clearly American style IPA but in very organic, earthy fashion. Good.


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