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RATINGS: 838   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wollipam (18) - - NOV 6, 2014
In a glass from a bottle. Good aroma with nice floral pine smelll. Very good drinkable flavor but a little on the bitter side.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (711) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a slightly opaque orange/brass with a frothy looking head and medium sediment in the bottle. Aroma has nice notes of orange citrus, bread, caramel, pine, and resin. Taste is balanced. Citrus and pine mixed with resin, and them bready caramel, and a medium, resiny aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. A bit resiny in the mouth with a soft carbonation and dry finish. Overall a nice brew. Citrus and resin over top of a nice bready/caramel backbone.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkBarnes (382) - Waterville, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Nov. 3, 2014; 12 oz. bottle. First sight of this in the area. Cloudy, amber pour. Underwhelming aroma. Heady, sticky lacing. Piney IPA with strong malt backbone & impressive bitterness. A winner.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (507) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Descent IPA. Aroma is a little lacking but it has a good hoppy flavor. Overall really solid.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
rdsanfbeerman (12) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Great golden amber color, nice nose, lotsa pine and citrus with ginger saying I’m here on your tongue... here comes mouthy malt and some nice lacing. Very nice IPA... best fresh naturally.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
phikus (80) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Awesome pine citron aroma with spruce grapefruit orange rind and light biscuit malt flavors. Finishes on the bitter side of balanced. A total hop bomb for a single IPA. Drinks like a double. For me that is a good thing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMerritt (1842) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottled. Super hazy/chunky yellowed-brown with a giant, light tan head. Big pine cone aroma with sweet grapefruit and orange rind - generally heavy on the citrus fruits but with a definite spruce front end. Heavily bitter flavor, one that grows slightly in intensity through the flavor profile, will a little white malt backbone, but don’t kid yourself - this is hop centric, big time. A bit of white pepper in the finish, which ends just a touch watery (which, surprisingly, is a bit refreshing).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ramboraffe (723) - SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2014
355 ml bottle at world of beer, pensacola, FL. Clear amber with white head. Smell is hoppy floral and grass. Taste is hoppy floral with pine, citrus and grass and malty with brwad and caramel. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ADfan (616) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Beer has a hazy golden color with a medium head. Unique aroma of pine needles, citrus and hops. The taste has some floral notes with grapefruit and a touch of orange. Good finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elbernays (624) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle at home from Kings supermarket orlando. Spruce pine citrus nose. Full on caramel malts with strong bitter finish. Really good and balanced ipa


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