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RATINGS: 973   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pablo951 (559) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Had it in tap. Pours beautifully clear and copper with a thick head. The aroma is a mix of malt/citrus & hop, but weak. The taste is of a smooth hop malt IPA, I could use a little more punch for the effort.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nuffield (3941) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2015
I usually struggle to find the enjoyment in a lot of mainstream IPAs, or at least, I struggle find the enjoyment through all aspects and to the bottom of the bottle. But this one did it. Not at all bitter, just highly flavorful, with a delightfully balanced sweetness. Easy drinking. Highly compelling with the right food; in my case, a spicy squash and chickpea stew. Bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (6745) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2015
Many thanks to Chris for this can! Great intense floral nose. The beer starts extreme piney and hoppy. Intense viscous-floral. Tons of fresh hops on a malty-sweetish body. Moderate bitterness. Intense sweetish hoppy aftertaste - probably a bit too sweetish. Lots of floral piney hops. Intense viscous piney aftertaste. Great!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (228) - Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Pours golden almost amber. Aroma is mostly citrus, apple, other fruit, hay. Taste is pine, resin, earthy, barely a hint of malt. Medium mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (7210) - ITALY - SEP 19, 2015
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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours an amber colour with a small white head. Aroma is hops, fruits. Taste is same, some caramel, pine. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1818) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 15, 2015
Appearance: Golden orange, clear. Good amount of white head.
Aroma: Hops, some fruit.
Taste: Great hops and fruit, some lasting bitterness. Good balance.
Bought: Total Wine (Sterling), 355 ml, $1.99
Info: 15/9-2015, 91/300M, BB: 17/11-2015

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thechasm442 (511) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle to tulip. Appearance is cloudy burnt orange with a thick off white head that shrinks to nothing and leaves ok lacing. Aroma is pine resin, grapefruit, sweet citrus, and dry biscuit. Taste is big on citrus up front. Lots of grapefruit, pine, and orange dominate the beer. There is a bit of caramel in the back. Mouthfeel is creamy throughout most of the beer with a dry finish. Good ipa.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (379) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 29, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2015 Keg pour at Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival. Aroma is mix of yeast, corn chip, with citrusy/floral hops. Appearance is clear, golden pour, with nice sparkle and 1 finger width foamy white head with nice lacing. Taste is balance of moderately sweet and bitter with corn chip. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with creamy texture, average carbonation and long finish with mild bitterness. Overall, a lot to like with some complexity.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (525) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle. Amber color. Grapefruit, pine and a malty aroma and flavor. Well balanced and not too bitter.


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